A website for high school students has removed its link to an ACON resource that has information about sexual health and cruising.
The Federal Government’s Student Wellbeing Hub had a link to ACON’s site which featured workshops on various aspects of LGBT sex and sexual health.
Following an article in The Australian newspaper this week, Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham ordered a review of the site and the link was removed.
ACON’s CEO Nicholas Parkhill says he was unaware of the link.
“The programs listed in The Australian are directed at people over the age of 18,” he said in a statement.
“All potential workshop participants undergo an intake and assessment process to determine their suitability to ensure that what we do is age-appropriate. We also work in the broader community to provide resources to support our HIV prevention efforts, such as working with gay venues to ensure condoms and safe sex information is readily available.
“Many younger gay men experience some difficulties around coming out, their identity and how that process can impact their relationships, family and friends. We have seen thousands of men go through these education programs and develop skills, resilience and networks that are invaluable to them leading healthier lives.”