Events

Afternoon Delight 2018

Celebrating 10 years, Afternoon Delight is a movie matinee and relaxed social afternoon for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex seniors and their friends.

Enjoy the feature film Political Animals, and selection of short films followed by a delicious afternoon tea, networking and access to local health information.

Cost is FREE or a gold coin donation.


Wagga Wagga
When: Saturday 7 April, 12.30pm – 4.00pm
Where: Museum of the Riverina Morrow Street & Baylis Street
Presented by ACON in association with Queer Screen and supported by NSW Seniors Festival.
Call: Tyson 0417 915 719 or Emailtarapali@acon.org.au

Newcastle
When: Sunday 8 April, 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Where: Tower Cinemas, 183 – 185 King Street
Presented by ACON in association with Queer Screen.
Call: Lisa 02 4962 7700 or Email: hunter@acon.org.au

Lismore
When: Sunday 15 April, 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Where: Birch Carroll & Coyle Crn Keen & Zodac Street
Presented by ACON in association with Queer Screen and supported by NSW Seniors Festival.
Call: Sioux 02 6622 1555 or Email: northernrivers@acon.org.au

Katoomba
When: Saturday 21 April, 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Where: Carrington Hotel,15 – 47 Katoomba Street
Presented by ACON in association with Queer Screen.
Call: Tyson 0417 915 719 or Emailtarapali@acon.org.au

Sydney
When: Sunday 22 April, 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Where: Event Cinemas, 505 – 525 George St, Sydney
Presented by ACON in association with Queer Screen and supported by Uniting & Reliant Healthcare.
Call: Manjusha 02 9206 2107 Email: mmerrymaker@acon.org.au

Shellharbour
When: Sunday 29 April, 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Where: The Roo Theatre Company Cnr Addison & Wentworth Street
Presented by ACON in association with Queer Screen and supported by Uniting.
Call: John 0437 651 752 or Emailjcasey@acon.org.au

Sawtell
When: Saturday 5 May, 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Where: Majestic Cinema First Avenue
Presented by ACON in association with Queer Screen.
Call: Anabell 0409 680 836 or Emailathoener@acon.org.au

Please complete the registration form below!



Australian LGBTI Inclusion Awards

The Australian LGBTI Inclusion Awards is an event celebrating and awarding Australia’s top organisations for LGBTI Inclusion based on the results of the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in addition to leaders, individuals and networks that have made a significant impact on LGBTI inclusion within their workplaces.

This year’s luncheon will be hosted by Australian icon Christine Anu, and powerhouse vocalist Greg Gould who will entertain you over a two course meal overlooking the sights of Darling Harbour in the ballroom of The Hyatt Regency in Sydney.

Click here for more information and to book tickets

Bingay

Bingay Eurovision Warm-Up Party – May 2018

Join us this May for our second annual Eurovision warm-up party! 

The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest takes place in Lisbon, Portugal and will be screened on SBS from 11-13 May, so come and greet its much-anticipated arrival at Bingay on Thursday 10 May.

From the glittery and divine to the kitsch and tacky, we’re celebrating the world’s biggest and campest television event by paying homage to everything that makes it fabulous, camp and glorious. Think outrageous outfits, international flags and of course iconic tunes.

Come as your favourite artist, don your best continental costume and dance to your cherished Eurovision track – our warm-up party will get you into the spirit of Eurovision week.

There are loads of prizes, surprises and giveaways, not to mention a whole heap of fun from our much-loved Bingay volunteers.

Bingay … “DOUZE POINTS!”

$20 all games, all night with all proceeds to ACON.

BOOK EARLY FOR THE BEST SEATS

When: Thursday 10 May, 7pm – 10pm
Where: Upstairs Beresford  |  354 Bourke St, Surry Hills 2010
Tickets: $20 All games, all night!

Book here

 

About Bingay

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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 Beresford 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!

Proudly sponsored by

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LGBTI Inclusion and HIV 101 Workshops for Service Workers

Would you like to increase your capacity to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, gain an understanding of HIV, and be more inclusive in your practice?

We’re offering a FREE half day LGBTI inclusion and HIV 101 workshop specifically for staff and volunteers who work in CALD and Refugee Services.

Workshop is free. Light refreshments will be provided.

Workshop Dates & Times

  • Thursday 22 March, 9:30am – 1:30pm
  • Thursday 29 March, 9:30am – 1:30pm
  • Thursday 26 April, 9:30am – 1:30pm

Where: Northern Settlement Services  |  8 Chaucer Street, Hamilton, NSW
RSVP: Contact ACON Hunter  |  02 4962 7700  |  hunter@acon.org.au
Please include your name, contact and preferred session

*CALD – Culturally And Linguistically Diverse

Mental Health First AID – Open Evening & Courses

 

ACON is pleased to be hosting a series of FREE MHFA courses during March and April 2018.

There are no prerequisites for this course which is open to all members of the LGBTI communities.

If you would like to participate in one of our MHFA courses, please register as there are limited spaces for each session.

Please note, you will need to attend all the days for each session.

Dates & Times

  • SESSSION 1 (evening course)
    15, 22 March, 5 & 12 April
    6pm – 9pm
  • SESSION 2
    7 – 8 April
    9am – 4pm
  • SESSION 3
    28 – 29 April
    9am – 4pm

Where: ACON Level 3  |  414 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills
Register: 
Email your name, contact and preferred session to nbath@acon.org.au

Rainbow Buzz: LGBTI Inclusive Practice Training

ACON, with the support of Central & Eastern Sydney PHN, South Western Sydney PHN, North Sydney PHN and Coordinare – South Eastern PHN, is providing free and essential one day training, 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, Blacktown, Bowral, Campbelltown, Goulburn, Moruya, Nowra, Queanbeyan, Sydney and Wollongong. Training programs will run till June 2018. Registration will commence as dates and venues are confirmed.

 

Click below for specific training locations, dates and times.

 

 

Silver Rainbow LGBTI Aged Care Awareness Training

This free, essential, and relevant one day training for all workers in the aged care sector will help promote a better understanding of the needs of the LGBTI people and provide staff with more confidence to deliver an inclusive, best practice service.

This national initiative is being presented at a venue near you.

For more information about dates & venues, or to register for a workshop, click here.

SocialisAsians – Game Night

The next SocialisAsians event is a Game Night!

Bring your own board games or play the ones which we have. We will play some classic games like Taboo, Balderdash, Sequence and some new ones like Exploding Kittens and Secret Hitler.

Invite your partner, friends or anyone who is interested in board games. SocialisAsians events are always open and inclusive of sexuality, gender, age (18+) and etc.

There will be snacks/soft drinks. Feel free to bring your own food/dinner.

When: 6.00pm – 9.00pm, 3rd May 2018

Where: ACON Sydney Office, 414 Elizabeth St Surry Hills NSW 2010

Cost: Free

RSVP here