Articles tagged with: ACON

Mar10

ACON receives $450,000 funding boost to combat drug and alcohol use in LGBTI community

POSTED ON // Friday, 10 March 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

ACON receives $450,000 funding boost to combat drug and alcohol use in LGBTI community

Central and Eastern Sydney PHN (CESPHN) has awarded ACON $450,000 in funding to assist the organisation in developing a better response to the problem use of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) among the areas LGBTIQ community.

Feb28

Pride and passion on display: 19 floats to watch at the Mardi Gras Parade

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 28 February 2017 Written by // Reg Domingo

Pride and passion on display: 19 floats to watch at the Mardi Gras Parade

With 186 floats and over 12,000 marchers, 2017 is the biggest, brightest and boldest processions yet – and SX got a sneak peek at some of this year's colourful entries.

Feb23

NSW data paints a picture of Asian gay men and HIV

POSTED ON // Thursday, 23 February 2017 Written by // Andrew Shaw

NSW data paints a picture of Asian gay men and HIV

A new discussion paper shows rates of condomless anal sex and HIV testing among Asian gay men in NSW are now on a par with the general gay population. 

Feb22

Celebration, visibility and inclusion: Welcome to Breastiville

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 22 February 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Celebration, visibility and inclusion: Welcome to Breastiville

A community event and party in Sydney’s inner west, part of the Mardi Gras Festival, will celebrate women and promote breast health.

Feb18

See you at Mardi Gras Fair Day!

POSTED ON // Saturday, 18 February 2017 Written by // Reg Domingo

See you at Mardi Gras Fair Day!

Thousands of revellers will be out in force this Sunday for Mardi Gras Fair Day, taking place at a brand new location at Camperdown Memorial Rest Park.

Feb15

Long-time Bingay volunteer Naomi Palmer needs our help. Can you chip in?

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Long-time Bingay volunteer Naomi Palmer needs our help. Can you chip in?

For more than 16 years, Naomi Palmer has been giving up her time to front the popular fundraiser Bingay. She has rolled the barrel since the early 2000s, volunteering diligently and consistently – year in, year out – in support of the LGBTI community. In the time Naomi has been involved with Bingay, it is estimated the event has raised more than a million dollars for ACON.

Feb14

Fair Play releases useful resource addressing realities of drug law in NSW in time for Mardi Gras

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 14 February 2017 Written by // Reg Domingo

Fair Play releases useful resource addressing realities of drug law in NSW in time for Mardi Gras

A resource debunking the myths of drug law in NSW will be widely distributed this Mardi Gras season to better inform revellers of their rights and responsibilities. 

Feb13

New ACON campaign shows there's now more to safe sex than just condoms

POSTED ON // Monday, 13 February 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

New ACON campaign shows there's now more to safe sex than just condoms

A new campaign by ACON highlights there is more than one approach gay men and men who have sex with men can adopt to prevent HIV.

Feb08

Dykes on Bikes Bike and Tattoo show hailed a success

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 08 February 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Dykes on Bikes Bike and Tattoo show hailed a success

100s of bike aficionados turned up to the Bald Faced Stag in Petersham last weekend for a day of fun and frivolity with the Dykes on Bikes.

Jan30

Doggywood gets new leash of life at Mardi Gras Fair Day

POSTED ON // Monday, 30 January 2017 Written by // Reg Domingo

Doggywood gets new leash of life at Mardi Gras Fair Day

Doggywood, the beloved dog program at Mardi Gras Fair Day, is getting a fabulous revamp this year with ACON now taking the lead.