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Apr25

'Real men can be big softies': The CheckUp guide to keeping it up

POSTED ON // Monday, 25 April 2016 Written by // Nic Holas

'Real men can be big softies': The CheckUp guide to keeping it up

Erectile dysfunction is the stuff of Freudian nightmares and 75% of the world’s spam emails. 

Apr16

Putting a stop to victim-blaming and shaming

POSTED ON // Saturday, 16 April 2016 Written by // Tony Crandell

Putting a stop to victim-blaming and shaming

There are a number of key dates on the calendar that are important for members of LGBTIQ communities, for example International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in May, Wear it Purple Day in August and Transgender Day of Remembrance in November. Earlier this month, on April 3, another day of action was commemorated – International Day Against Victim-Blaming.

Apr15

Still living with ignorance and invisibility

POSTED ON // Friday, 15 April 2016 Written by // Jane Costello

Still living with ignorance and invisibility

As a heterosexual woman living with HIV for the past 21 years, I am acutely aware today that the experience of women with HIV is still mired in ignorance and invisibility. 

Apr12

How do you solve a problem like Tina?

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 12 April 2016 Written by // Nic Holas

How do you solve a problem like Tina?

Confronting and shocking, Chemsex holds an uncomfortable mirror of our community. Nic Holas contemplates on the reflection.

Apr12

The VAC launches a new start for HIV treatment

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 12 April 2016

The VAC launches a new start for HIV treatment

Colin Batrouney, VAC’s Director of Health Promotion, Policy and Communications, takes us through the benefits of beginning treatment as soon as you are diagnosed.

Apr08

Fundraising through friends: The magic of Aurora

POSTED ON // Friday, 08 April 2016 Written by // Colleen Windsor

Fundraising through friends: The magic of Aurora

When friends come together, magic can indeed happen. Colleen Windsor reflects on the splendour and significance of the Aurora Ball.

Apr05

Hero Condoms’ digital campaign of giving STIs their own Tinder profiles totally misses the mark

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 05 April 2016 Written by // Nic Holas

Hero Condoms’ digital campaign of giving STIs their own Tinder profiles totally misses the mark

Hero Condoms may have had the best intentions but their new digital marketing campaign of matching people with STIs on Tinder is stigmatising, misinformed and downright offensive, writes Nic Holas.

Apr01

Youth Week, Seniors Week, Smart ARTS: April in the City of Sydney

POSTED ON // Friday, 01 April 2016 Written by // Pip Ditzell

Youth Week, Seniors Week, Smart ARTS: April in the City of Sydney

 

Welcome to April! There are so many great activities happening across the City this month including Youth Week, Seniors Week and our Strata Skills 101 workshops which are always very popular.

Mar28

‘I honestly expected so much better from Malcolm Turnbull’

POSTED ON // Monday, 28 March 2016 Written by // Sam Butler

‘I honestly expected so much better from Malcolm Turnbull’

Turnbull is no longer playing a long game – he’s conceding defeat. By Sam Butler.

Mar18

Marriage equality: It’s time, indeed, for cooperation and leadership not squabbles and one-upmanship

POSTED ON // Friday, 18 March 2016 Written by // Rodney Croome

Marriage equality: It’s time, indeed, for cooperation and leadership not squabbles and one-upmanship

It is no longer enough for politicians simply to support marriage equality, they must be prepared to vote for it and they must work together to move it forward, writes Rodney Croome.