ACON celebrates seniors' week with Afternoon Delight
ACON will host a series of movie matinees and tea parties for LGBTI seniors and their friends this weekend to celebrate Seniors' Week.
The sessions, dubbed Afternoon Delight are being held in conjunction with Queer Screen and will take place at five locations throughout the state (Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong, Eltham and Albury).
These free events will include a screening of feature film Any Day Now, a selection of LGBTI-themed short films and a delectable high tea served by a bevy of matinee guy-dolls.
ACON CEO Nicolas Parkhill says the event acknowledges and celebrates the diversity of NSW’s LGBTI seniors.
“Over 100,000 people in NSW over the age of 55 identify as LGBTI and they play a vital and valued role in our community. We’re delighted to be partnering with Queer Screen and Seniors Week NSW to provide this wonderful opportunity for the more mature members of our community to get together and have a good time," Parkhill said
“It’s great that the organisers are continuing to recognise the LGBTI community in this year’s Senior’s Week celebrations and we look forward to working more closely with a range of government and community organisations to help provide more opportunities for older LGBTI people in NSW. However, Afternoon Delight is not just for LGBTI people. Anyone is welcome to come along and join in the fun – old, young, gay or straight, we don’t discriminate.”
Image: Alan Cummings in Any Day Now
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