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ACON works towards HIV (human immunodeficiency viruses) prevention,  support and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) health. Established in 1985. #ACON work to end  transmission among gay men and men who have sex with  men. They promote the lifelong health of LGBTI people and people with HIV. NSW is Australia’s most populous state, Therefore it has: The largest number of people living with HIV (around 12,000). Australia’s largest LGBTI community (estimated at 500,000). ACON head office is in Sydney. There are offices in key regional locations and we provide services throughout NSW. Therefore the NSW Ministry of Health primarily Funds ACON.

acon waverley council designs gay hate crime memorial bondi marks park tamarama

ACON has unveiled the final design for Sydney’s planned Bondi memorial for victims of historical gay and transgender hate crimes. Urban Art Projects’ (UAP) design titled “Rise” (pictured) has won out of the six shortlisted designs, unveiled earlier this year. The installation honours the victims and survivors targeted in the homophobic and transphobic violence in …

acon waverley council designs gay hate crime memorial bondi marks park tamarama

ACON and Waverley Council have released shortlisted designs for the planned memorial artwork for victims of historical gay hate crimes in Sydney. The permanent memorial, in Marks Park at Tamarama south of Bondi, will honour victims and survivors targeted in homophobic and transphobic attacks in NSW across decades. From the 1970s to 1990s, attackers targeted …

mardi gras fair day sunshine and rainbows

Sunshine and rainbows as far as the eye could see greeted revellers at Mardi Gras Fair Day in Sydney’s Victoria Park today. With 80,000 people expected at the event, attractions abounded for everyone. Acts like Ngaiire and Jamarz on Marz lit up the ANZ Main Stage. Ngaiire Jamarz on Marz Clover Moore Ever mindful of …

The biennial survey, conducted by ACON and the University of Sydney

Young LGBTIQ women in New South Wales are reporting experiencing high or very high levels of psychological distress, according to new research from the periodic Sydney Women and Sexual Health Survey (SWASH) released this week. The biennial survey, conducted by ACON and the University of Sydney, collected data from nearly 1300 participants in 2018, ranging …

ACON Mardi Gras

A dedicated LGBTIQ health centre set to be established in Sydney will be the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. On Friday it was announced the New South Wales government had committed to invest up to $3.5 million into the development, which will provide healthcare, support and referral services to LGBTIQ people in …

New South Wales LGBTIQ organisation ACON has called on Google to remove an “extremely damaging” app from its online store that promotes harmful “gay conversion” practices. Living Hope Ministries, the US-based Christian organisation behind the app, refers to gay and transgender people as “sexually broken” individuals and claims the “gay lifestyle is spiritually and physically …

NSW parliamentary inquiry into hate crimes against Australia’s LGBTIQ community change police and communities response to complaints and past injustices.

By Andy Kaladelfos, UNSW; Bianca Fileborn, UNSW; Lisa Featherstone, UQ; Shirleene Robinson, Macquarie University, and Yorick Smaal, Griffith University Lessons learnt from a NSW parliamentary inquiry into hate crimes against Australia’s LGBTIQ community could change the way police and communities respond to complaints, and acknowledge the continued impact of past injustices. The inquiry is the …

sydney marks park Tamarama Beach gay hate violence memorial acon

A Sydney council has approved and funded a permanent memorial artwork recognising the victims of gay hate violence in New South Wales. From the 1970s to 1990s, many gay men were assaulted, robbed and in some cases murdered along on a stretch of Sydney coast. Many crimes occurred along the coastal walk from Sydney’s Bondi …

Peter de Waal and Peter Bonsall Boone, known to friends as Peter and Bon

The groundbreaking work of one of Australia’s first political organisations for gay and lesbian people, CAMP Inc, will be recognised with a special award next month. The Honour Awards is an annual fundraising benefit held in Sydney which celebrates outstanding service and achievements in New South Wales’s LGBTIQ community. CAMP Inc, otherwise known as the …

Gay Sydney scott johnson murder

A review of 88 suspicious deaths in Sydney over three decades has found that 27 men were likely to have been the victims of gay hate crimes. Strike Force Parrabell was established in 2015 to review 88 deaths between 1976 and 2000 which researchers highlighted as having potential gay-hate bias motivation or connection with the …

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