LOVElines Exhibition

You are invited to join us for the LOVElines Exhibition to admire and celebrate some of the beautiful art work created by our LGBTIQ+ community.

Meet the LOVElines models, chat with artist Guy James Whitworth, catch up and connect with friends.

Nibbles provided. Numbers are limited.


Afternoon Delight 2019

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 McKellen, Playing the Part, and selection of short films followed by a delicious afternoon tea, networking and access to local health information.


Location Session Address Point of Contact
Sydney Sun 14 Jul, 2pm-5pm Events Cinemas,505-525 George St Russ: 02 9206 2017 /
Newcastle Sun 28 Jul, 2pm-5pm Events Cinemas, Westfield Kotara Rooftop Cnr Northcott Dr & Park Ave. Jodi: 02 4962 7700 /
Sawtell Sat 3 Aug, 2pm-5pm Majestic Cinema, First Avenue Anabell: 0409 680 836 /
Wagga Wagga Sat 10 Aug, 12.30pm-4pm Wagga Wagga Art Gallery Morrow St & Baylis St Tyson: 0417 915 719 /
Lismore Sat 17 Aug, 2pm-5pm Birch Carroll & Coyle, Cnr Keen St & Zodac St Sioux: 02 6622 1555 /
Katoomba Sun 25 Aug, 2pm-5pm The Baroque Room Carrington Hotel, 15-47 Katoomba St Tyson: 0417 915 719 /

Cost: $5 Pay at the door. RSVP essential.

Afternoon Woof


Sunday 30 June, 3pm, The Beresford, Surry Hills

In celebration of the 2019 Sydney Pride Festival, Bingay and Beresford Sunday are teaming up to bring you a special Beresford Sunday Bingay. Join us on the afternoon of Sunday 30 June (3pm-6pm) as we cap off a fabulous Pride Month with a Sydney Pride Festival edition of Bingay. Let us warm up your Beresford Sunday with loads of Bingay fun, shenanigans and tomfoolery.

Date: Sunday 30 June
Time: 3.00pm – 6.00pm
Location: The Beresford (Upstairs), 354 Bourke St, Surry Hills
Tickets: $20 all games, all night with 100% proceeds supporting ACON
Book tickets on the Bingay website here

Thursday 11 July, 7pm, The Beresford, Surry Hills

The smash hit, award-winning stage spectacular, Muriel’s Wedding The Musical, makes its triumphant return to Sydney, playing at the Lyric Theatre from June to September. To celebrate its arrival, we’re hosting a fabulously camp and cheeky Bingay dedicated to all things Muriel Heslop. Join us on Thursday 11 July as we pay homage to Muriel’s Wedding The Musical. We have loads of prizes and goodies to giveaway, including tickets to Muriel’s Wedding The Musical!

Date: Thursday 11 July
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Location: The Beresford, 354 Bourke St, Surry Hills
Tickets: $20 all games, all night with 100% of proceeds supporting ACON
Book tickets on the Bingay website here


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.

For more information and bookings, visit the Bingay website here

Bondi Badlands Historical Violence Walking Tour

Delivered by Greg Callaghan, author of the true crime novel Bondi Badlands, the tour provides a detailed insight into the lives of four gay men who sadly went missing or lost their lives nearby Marks Park, Bondi.

Intended to raise awareness and contribute to community healing, the tour explores local and LGBTIQ history and sheds light on the circumstances that gave rise to the wave of violence during the 1980’s and 1990’s and pays respect to the many lives impacted.

This engaging and informative walking tour will take you around picturesque Mackenzies Headland, Bondi.


Walk 1: Saturday 18 May, 3pm,

Walk 2: Saturday 22 June, 3pm

Distance: 1.5kms approx. 90 minutes of easy walking with some steep steps*

Group size: max. 15 people

Cost: FREE (RSVP Essential)


LOVElines: Share some creative and social time with our older LGBTIQ communities

ACON’ s LOVE Project invites you to share some creative and social time with our older LGBTIQ communities 

Ever wanted to sketch that perfect portrait or discover some creative skills you never knew you had? Ready to make new friends? Now’s your chance!

Release your inner creativity at LOVElines, a fortnightly drawing group unlike any other! Hosted by the award winning artist Guy James Whitworth, special guest models and imaginative activities will help you break through those creative blocks and social barriers.

The LOVE Project supports the health and wellbeing of older LGBTIQ people. LOVElines brings together LGBTIQ people of all ages, gender identities, backgrounds and cultures for a fun, social, activities-based gathering. LOVElines will be a safe, respectful space where acceptance, compassion, creativity and intergenerational conversations will be thoroughly encouraged.

All materials will be supplied or bring your own if preferred.

All skills levels welcome. Don’t be shy!

Entry by donation. LOVElines is proudly supported by The Polly’s Club.

Location: ACON Café 414 Elizabeth Street Surry Hills

Time: 9.30 am to 12.00 pm every other Saturday morning:


  • 13 April
  • 27 April
  • 11 May
  • 25 May
  • 15 June
  • 22 June (includes exhibition and luncheon from 12.30 to 2pm)

To register your interest, please contact Russ


t: 02 9206 2017

LOVE Club Gathering

The LOVE Club Gathering is a community activity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people who are 55 plus, their supporters and friends. The Gathering aims is to create a safe, respectful and welcoming space to share regular social time and activities.

All sexualities, gender identities, cultures and backgrounds are welcome.
The LOVE Club is all about maintaining connections, making new ones and building ongoing support networks. Activities may include:

  • Sharing lived experiences and stories
  • Writing, arts or music
  • Supporting physical and emotional wellbeing
  • Field trips
  • Intergenerational conversations
  • Community speakers

This is a new community initiative and one that will evolve with time and community input.
Led by community, for community!
Donations welcome

When: Every fourth Thursday of the month starting Thursday 24 January.

Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm

Location: ACON Ground floor Café 414 Elizabeth Street Surry Hills

For enquiries contact
Russ Gluyas
T: (02) 9206 2017 | E: