State Of Play Forum: HIV in NSW

A lot has changed in HIV prevention, testing and treatment over the last three years.

  •  Why are new HIV notifications are at the lowest number since 1985?
  • What is the future of PrEP in NSW?
  • Why are we sure that poz guys with a supressed viral load don’t pass on HIV?

 Join ACON at the Colombian Hotel as we host a report back to community with the latest news in the ever changing in world of gay men’s sexual. We have a range of community voices on hand to answer your questions and provide you with the most up to date information to keep yourself informed.


When: Thursday 12 October, 6pm for a 6:30pm start
Where: The Colombian, 117/125 Oxford St, Darlinghurst 2010
RSVP: By 10/10/17 click here to RSVP
More info:  |  02 9206 2064


Hats Off! to 20 Fabulous Years

ACON, in association with Oz Showbiz Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (OSCEFA), presents HATS OFF! HO20!

On Monday 20 November Hats Off! turns 20! So it’s time to celebrate this fabulous milestone, or
in other words, it’s time to take our Hats Off to Hats Off!.

To celebrate this milestone Hats Off! will be performed on the stage of the Sydney Lyric Theatre on
the set of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical on Monday 20 November.

The original producers Margi de Ferranti and James Lee team up with Hats Off! legend
and superstar Trevor Ashley as Director and together they will present a night of sheer
fabulousness. A cavalcade of Hats Off! alumni and others will grace the stage with some memorable
numbers from the past 20 years performing showstopper tunes.

The star-studded line-up includes Trevor Ashley, Rachael Beck, Mitchell Butel, Michael
Cormick, Tim Draxl, Nancye Hayes, Shauna Jensen, Lara Mulcahy, Shaun Rennie, Geraldine
Turner, Queenie van de Zandt and many more amazing artists still to follow.

Since it’s humble beginnings at the Footbridge theatre in 1997, Hats Off! has grown into one of
Sydney’s LGBTQI premiere events. After the Footbridge got too small Hats Off! moved to the
showroom at Star City, then Sydney Theatre, and finally to the Seymour Centre where it has been
a popular part of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival for many years.

This year Hats Off! is back at The Star at the Lyric Theatre on the set of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. Hats Off! would be nothing without the generous stars that have donated their time to help mitigate the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS.

WHERE: Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star
WHEN: Monday 20 November
TIME: 7.30pm
PRICES: from $69.00


ConversAsians is a support group for gay men from Asian backgrounds. It happens on every second month at ACON. ConversAsians provides a safe space for Asian gay men to meet new people, share stories and discuss our issues. We aim to develop healthy and engaged Asian Gay Men communities.

ConversAsians will be taking place again in July, September and November.

For further information, please contact: | 02 9206 2080 | 0419 714 213

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September ConversAsians

ConversAsians is back in September to discuss the connection between our sexuality and religion, as Asian gay men.

This is a space for us to listen, share and explore our journeys with peers.

Our panel includes gay Asian men from Atheist, Catholic, Christian, Hindu & Muslim backgrounds sharing their stories.

When: Wednesday 20 September, 6.30pm
Where: ACON, 414 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills 2010
RSVP:  |  02 9206 2080  |  0419 714 213


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: Thursday 12 October, 9:15am – 5pm
Where: Nowra Library Meeting Room, 10 Berry Street, Nowra

RSVP: Click here

When: Thursday 16 November, 9:15am – 5pm
Where: South East Regional Hospital, 4 Virginia Dr, Bega

RSVP: Click here

Parramatta Pride Picnic Registration

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