Rainbow Families events are an opportunity for families with LGBTIQ identifying parents and/ or children to come together as families to connect and celebrate their family’s uniqueness in a safe, supportive, and non-judgemental environment. Events provide a great opportunity for families to form new friendships, or catch up for fun activities with existing friends. Each event reflects the Council's values of Respect, Inclusiveness, Partnership and Empowerment, and have lasting positive impacts on our overall community.
The ACT and NSW have both seen an increase in multi-drug-resistant shigellosis cases acquired through male-to-male sexual contact which are resistant to all recommended oral antibiotics.
Shigellosis is an infection caused by a bacterium called Shigella.
Feedback is now open for the ACT Charter of Rights For Victims of Crime. The ACT Government is seeking feedback on three key issues as part of its consultation of a Charter of Rights for Victims of Crime. You’re invited to provide your views to help ensure the Charter meets the needs of the ACT community, criminal justice agencies and the organisations that support victims of crime.
As we enter the new financial year, it is a great time to reflect on the ongoing contribution of members and supporters of the AIDS Action Council. A MASSIVE thank you to all those who contributed to the Council’s End of Financial Year Drive for the Trevor Daley Fund, you can read more about the Fund below.
It is now that time of year where we renew our memberships. Membership of the Council is vital in continuing the vital work of the Council supporting our communities and ending discrimination, marginalisation and stigma for those living with and impacted by HIV/AIDS.
We hosted the Rainbow Families Winter Ball on Saturday 16 June at Corroboree Park in Ainslie following our inaugural Rainbow Families Dance Party last October. Our Rainbow Families events provide a fun, safe and inclusive environment for LGBTIQ families to get together, make new connections and nurture existing ones.
Most of us do not spend our waking hours catching up on legislation passed by the United States Congress or, for that matter, the United States Senate. They legislate for the United States and generally have little or no impact on our daily lives. For some people that changed with the passage of the FOSTA Act (Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act) in the US Congress and the SESTA Act (Stop Enabling Sex Trafficking Act) in the US Senate. Together they are referred to as SESTA-FOSTA and, once signed into law by President Trump on 11 April 2018 they made a big difference to how the internet worked, particularly for sex workers.
The AIDS Action Council is partnering with Green Cross Pharmacy Australia to improve access to PrEP for our communities. Through our relationship with Green Cross Pharmacy, the AIDS Action Council is able to assist you in accessing PrEP for free. How to apply for a free PrEP coupon:
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