Events

LOVE Project, Trans Health Equity and Trans Pride Australia Event

ACON’s LOVE Project, and Trans Health Equity team, and Trans Pride Australia invite you to join us for an afternoon of storytelling and exploring the experiences of older Trans and Gender Diverse people.

This event will focus on the experiences of trans people 55 plus but is open to all trans people, partners, friends and allies.  Some of the issues we will unpack include social isolation, connection to community, ageing well in aged care, legal rights, mental health, building supportive networks and how people can be better trans allies.

Location: Glebe Town Hall 160 St Johns Road Glebe 2037

Date: Wednesday 6 April 2022

Time: 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Contact: Russ Gluyas e: rgluyas@acon.org.au

or

Register here

Online Sessions

Don’t let isolation leave you disconnected! ACON’s here to help to support you during lockdown.

Click here to find out about our projects that are running online sessions to help you get connected and stay connected!

Bingay | ACON Fundraiser

 

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 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 LGBTQ community events + it raises money for our HIV and LGBTQ 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

Afternoon Delight

Afternoon delight is a movie matinee, afternoon tea and fun social gathering for the older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community, friends and allies.Enjoy the feature film Swan Song with Udo Kier and Jennifer Coolidge, and the short films Eyes Down and For the Record: Autumn Elegy. This will be followed by delicious treats, drag celebrities, networking and access to local health information. Come celebrate with the older LGBTQ community.

Presented by ACON’s LOVE Project and funded by NSW Seniors Festival and the City of Sydney, in association with Queer Screen.

Cost: FREE or gold coin donation

Sunday 3 April, 2pm – 5.00pm Event Cinemas, 505-525 George Street Sydney

Register here or contact Russ ph: 02 9206 2017 e: rgluyas@acon.org.au

Silver Sessions: Workshops for Women Aged 55+

SILVER SESSIONS ARE BACK FOR 2022!

Silver Sessions are a series of free workshops for LGBTQ women aged 55+, presented by ACON and City of Sydney. Each workshop has a different focus and will be a fun, social and engaging way to meet people and access information.

Silver Sessions are a chance to come together. Each Silver Session covers different things like a dance class, healthy relationships, a printmaking workshop, women’s health & healthy ageing, and yoga & meditation. This year we’re excited to offer Silver Sessions both in the afternoon and in the evening – there’s no excuses, see you there!

Evening Silver Sessions:
Wednesday 30 March
Wednesday 13 April
Wednesday 27 April
Wednesday 11 May
Time: 6pm – 8:30pm
Afternoon Silver Sessions:
Wednesday 6 April
Wednesday 20 April
Wednesday 4 May
Wednesday 18 May
Time: 2pm – 4:30pm

 
Program
Session 1: Weaving & Mental Health
Session 2: Discussion Group
Session 3: Art Workshop
Session 4: Can We activity plus a discussion about ACON services

Cost: Free

Register your interest here or for more information call Anna Barker on 9206 2188.