LBQ Women’s Health Conference 2017

The LBQ Women’s Health Conference focuses on the health and wellbeing needs of all LBQ women within Australian communities. The event offers attendees a wide range of opportunities to discuss, engage with and explore these health needs as well as profile new and emerging research, innovative programs and services being delivered to address these needs in our communities.

The conference will be held on 13 & 14 July 2017 at the Teachers Federation Conference Centre, Surry Hills, Sydney.

For more information and to register, visit the conference website.


July Bingay

Make a Memory and Defy Gravity this July with Bingay: The Musical!

Join our Dreamgirls, the Wicked-ly wonderful hostess Charisma Belle and her Phantom barrel-babe Naomi Palmer for a night full of kinky boots and cats, witches and mormons, hairspray and sparkles.

Don’t Cry For Me Argentina or be Les Miserables if you miss out on tickets. So book them today!

When: Thursday 13 July, 7pm – 10pm
Where: The Shift, 85 Oxford St. Darlinghurst
Tickets: $20 All games, all night!
Bookings: Purchase tickets to Bingay:The Musical!


About Bingay


Bingay is gay bingo which means there’s classic disco tunes, weird rules and penalties, outrageous antics, hilarious repartee, deliciously lewd bingo calls, and prizes that range from the silly and camp to great theatre tickets and restaurant vouchers.

Bingay hostess Charisma Belle oversees the madcap proceedings and Bingay’s long time barrel babe Naomi Palmer spins the balls and sings up a storm.

Bingay takes over the upstairs bar of The Shift in Darlinghurst on the second Thursday of every month, with each monthly event having a fabulously flamboyant theme.

Bingay’s balls first dropped in 1999, making it one of Sydney’s longest running LGBTI community events + it raises money for our HIV and LGBTI health services.

So whether you’re a regular or a novice, or a local or visitor to Sydney, if you’re up for a wonderfully camp mid-week entertainment experience, then you can’t go wrong with Bingay. Retro disco bingo in Darlo – what’s not to love!

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LGBTI Inclusive Practice Training

ACON, with the support of Coordinare – South Eastern PHN, is providing free and essential one day training, delivered across South Eastern NSW for workers who support clients experiencing issues with alcohol and/or other drugs (AOD).

Strengthen your understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people and communities to deliver more inclusive, informed and appropriate care.

Refreshments will be included.

Locations: Training sessions will be held in Bega, Bowral, Goulburn, Moruya, Nowra, Queanbeyan and Wollongong from May 2017 – June 2018. Registration will commence as dates and venues are confirmed.

Click here for more information, to register or express interest,
OR contact John  |  0437 651 752 |


When: Tuesday 25 July, 9:15am – 5pm
Where: The Killard Centre, 103 Crawford St, Queanbeyan
RSVP: Click here

MORUYA – Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Workers
When: Thursday 24 August, 9:15am – 5pm
Where: Lower Ground Conference Room, Moruya Hospital, 2-10 River Street, Moruya NSW
RSVP: Click here

MORUYA – Community Sector Workers + AOD Workers
When: Friday 25 August, 9:15am – 5pm
Where: Lower Ground Conference Room, Moruya Hospital, 2-10 River Street, Moruya NSW
RSVP: Click here


HIV Retreat for Regional / Rural Gay Men With HIV

Health Retreat For Regional/Rural Gay Men With HIV

Every year we invite participants from regional/rural NSW and South East Queensland to come to our relaxed bush venue underneath the magnificent Wollumbin with other guys living with HIV in rural NSW.

We’ve been hosting our retreat for guys living with HIV since 1994. The retreat is open to gay men with HIV and their partners.

We expect that gay men of all ages and history of HIV will attend from regional NSW and from SE Queensland. In previous retreats all our participants have contributed to making it a great retreat experience.

A residential extended weekend retreat for gay men living with HIV and their partners who are residents of regional/rural NSW or SE QLD. A formal workshop programme is provided on health issues relevant to living with HIV (this year on growing the strengths, skills and resilience you have achieved during your journey with HIV, and how this can support your peers). We also offer yoga classes, canoeing, bushwalking, ball games, and swimming. All meals and shared bunkhouse style accommodation are provided. An Information Pack providing full details is available from

When: 23 – 27 June 2017 (Extended long weekend), Closing date: 19 June 2017
Where: Midginbil Hill Outdoor Education Centre, via Uki in the Tweed Valley inland from Murwillumbah
Registration Fees: $120 unwaged, $200 waged
RSVP: Click here

For more information contact |  02 6622 1555  |  Freecall 1800 633 637

Wellness Weekends

ACON’s LOVE Project is delivering Wellness Weekends for People 50+ living with HIV.

Keeping fit and active, building emotional strength, eating well, future planning, improving our social connections and strengthening the support networks we share are just some of the topics we will explore.

We invite lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people 50+ to join us for this community weekend. You will focus on improving how to self-manage healthy ageing and sharing your experience of living longer with HIV.

Share what works for you, explore personal strengths, get fitness ideas while enjoying some gentle breathing & stretching, make new friends and eat fabulous food!

When: Saturday 22 July, 9.30am – 4pm & Sunday 23 July, 11am – 4.30pm
Where: ACON, 414 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills

To register or for more information please contact:

Russ Gluyas   |   02 9206 2017  |
Lionel Rabie  |   02 9206 2086  |



We would greatly appreciate you completing a short survey (as fully and honestly as possible). It asks a few basic questions about you and about your interest in, and availability to attend a weekend. It asks you to nominate topics which you’d like to know more about and give additional feedback on the design of the weekend.

Your feedback will also help us to further develop programs for older people living with HIV.

For more information please contact:  Russ Gluyas (LOVE Project)  |   02 9206 2017  |


Supported by ViiV Healthcare.