Western Sydney

We’re here to help LGBTI people and people with HIV in Western Sydney take control of their health by providing a range of local services and supporting a variety of local community groups.

Our Work in Western Sydney

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We run a range of events, workshops and projects for LGBTI people in Western Sydney.

Through our work, we provide a place where LGBTI people can meet each other and make new friends in a safe, social and friendly environment. Here they can share ideas with their peers and learn more about identity, coming out, sex and sexual health, healthy relationships and more.

 

 

Community Groups

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We partner with and support a range of LGBTI community and support groups in Western Sydney including:

  • Parramatta Queer Forum (PQF) is a local interagency group that seeks to provide events and spaces where LGBTI people can meet and stay  connected. Find Out More …
  • Queer Radio Sydney is a weekly program for the LGBTI community in Western Sydney – 89.3FM – Monday nights 10pm to midnight. Find Out More …
  • PFLAG  stands for Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. A non-profit voluntary organisation its members have a common goal of keeping families together. PFLAG is here to give help, support and information to families, friends of all gay people.  Find Out More …
  • The Western Suburbs Haven is a peer-run drop in centre for people with HIV in Blacktown, Western Sydney. Find Out More …
  • Blacktown Outdoors Group is a gay men’s bushwalking, social and outdoors group . Find Out More …
  • Three Sisters Social Group is a group that arranges social events in the Blue Mountains region and members and visitors of all orientation are welcome. Find Out More…

Support Groups

  • Open Door Penrith is a non-denominational religious group accepting all sexualities, genders and identifies and meets every Sunday at 6pm in a relaxed and informal and friendly setting. Find Out More …
  • Out West is a Parramatta youth group that meets every second Wednesday. Find Out More …

Online Support Services for the LGBTI community

  • PinkMountains is an online community information guide, and pink pages business directory for LGBTI people, their friends and supporters, living in or visiting the Blue Mountains in NSW, Australia. Find Out More …
  • Not So Straight is a website specifically built to help young people find information and support about sex and sexuality. A lot of people find it hard to talk to each other about sex or their sexuality, especially if people think you are different. Find Out More …

 

Social Groups

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  • Bush Lemons is a lesbian and same sex attracted bushwalking, social and outdoors group in the Blue Mountains. Find Out More …
  • Lemon Zest is a lesbian and same sex attracted women group in the Blue Mountains. Find Out More …
  •  Mates/dates Blue Mountains is a social group for gay men. Find Out More …
  • Southern Cross Outdoors Group is a popular fitness and exercise group. Find Out More …
  • Three Sisters Social group 3SSG organises a number of LGBTI events for the community in the Blue Mountains including the Queen’s Birthday Annual Costume Ball. Find Out More …
  • Heaven Social Dance is one of Western Sydney’s longest running LGBTIQ Social Dances and is held up to seven times a year at the NBC Sports Club in Parramatta. Find Out More …

If you have any questions about any of our activities, events or initiatives in Western Sydney please contactGavin Prendergast, ACON Partnership & Engagement Coordinator email:gprendergast@acon.org.au

PinkMountains

Pink Mountains Youth

Pink Mountains Youth will provide a relaxed and safe space for young LGBTQISSA+ people to be themselves, establish new friendships and peer support networks, and dissolve any sense of isolation that they may feel. The monthly get together’s will be a mixture of both social and education based activity.

The first together for Pink Mountains Youth will be as follows:

Tuesday 30 August

7pm – 9pm

Katoomba Youth Centre

31 Waratah St Katoomba

4782 6562

Young people who would like to attend can either just turn up on the night or let one of the volunteers know they wish to attend by sending an email to youth@pinkmountains.com.au

Western Sydney Pride 6-Aside Soccer Tournament

The inaugural Western Sydney Pride Tournament is coming to Western Sydney at the amazing Valentine Sports Park in Glenwood; the home of Football NSW on Saturday 2 December, 2017.

Brought to you by the team behind the annual Sydney Mardi Gras Tournament and Pride Football Australia Tournament, the tournament will feature two 6-aside competitions for men and women (trans and gender diverse people are welcome and highly encouraged to play in either competition).

You can enter individually, or as a part/whole team. Teams can have a maximum of 10 players (with 6 on the field at any one time) and there can only be 8 teams per comp so get in quick!

Individual registration fees are $10 + bf, or
Team registration fees are $50 + bf saving you up to $50.

There’s a cafe on site so you can grab a bite during the day or after you’ve exhausted yourself on the field.

For more information, visit the event Facebook page.