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29 Apr 2019

PLC Newsletter - Autumn 2019

The PLC newsletter is back! This autumn edition includes a catch up on activities since the last issue as well as highlighting a range of services and resources out there to support the health and wellbeing of people living with HIV.

17 Apr 2019

Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System

Thorne Harbour Health and Rainbow Health Victoria are encouraging Victoria’s LGBTI communities to take action and have their voice heard during the Royal Commission into Mental Health.

11 Apr 2019

Autumn 2019 Newsletter

The cooler weather is rolling in and reminding us that the summer festival season is over, but we're keeping busy with an array of activities across the organisation. Check out the latest edition of the newsletter to see what we've been up to. Whether it's supporting the health of women in our LGBTIQ communities or introducing a diverse range of fresh faces to our health promotion campaigns, there's a lot on at the moment. Plus, don't forget to check out the community calendar on the back page for upcoming events.

19 Mar 2019

Victorian LGBTIQA+ Disability Survey

Are you LGBTIQA+? Do you have a disability? The LGBTIQA+ Disability Collective is launching a self-advocacy alliance, and they want to know what is important to other LGBTIQA+ individuals living with a disability.

28 Feb 2019

Power to Prevent: Urgent Actions Needed to Stop Sexual Harassment at Work

Thorne Harbour Health has joined with a diverse group of more then 100 organisations, unions, researchers, peak bodies, health professionals and lawyers who have come together to say we need to do more to stop sexual harassment in workplaces. Our organisations and research efforts see the effects of sexual harassment on people around Australia every day and how our systems are not working to respond to the issues.

27 Feb 2019

Looking after your mental health

Taking care of your mental health is important. We all know that, but often we don’t seek support. This could be because we don’t know where to go or how to access support. Plus, we want to use a service that’s LGBTIQ friendly.

15 Feb 2019

Two Winners for Film Competition

The votes have been counted, and it's a tie! Two filmmakers, Sam McGowan & Millie Hayes, were announced as winners for the Keep the Vibe Alive film competition at this week's 2019 Melbourne Queer Film Festival Program Launch.

14 Feb 2019

LGBTIQA+ Carer Support Group

Our friends at Queerspace, City of Melbourne, and Carers Victoria are hosting a free group for carers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, asexual and other diverse sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTIQA+).

29 Jan 2019

Beat Safety

As the summer months get warmer, we’re heading outside. For some, the great outdoors is a great place to search for trade. However, members of the community are reporting incidents of homophobic violence at some Melbourne beats.

25 Jan 2019

2019 Hypothetical - Loose Talk in Public Places

On Tuesday 22 January, we hosted our fifth annual Hypothetical as part of Midsumma Festival. Performed live at Federation Square, this year's Hypothetical "Loose Lips in Public Places" saw our first all-queer panel navigate a fictional story line as it explored a range of contemporary social issues impacting our LGBTI and PLHIV communities.

24 Jan 2019

HIV Futures 9

HIV Futures is a survey about the health and wellbeing of PLHIV. They want to hear from PLHIV all over Australia. HIV Futures is an important project. It provides information to help governments, clinical services and community groups plan programs and policy.

17 Jan 2019

The Ban on 'Amyl'

Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) recently postponed its decision on whether or not to change the law around alkyl nitrites (the active ingredient in 'amyl' or 'poppers'). Currently, the TGA is conducting public consultations into the proposed amendments that could see amyl recategorised as a 'prohibited substance'.

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