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Queensland AIDS Council to change name after community feedback

2020 is fast approaching and with a new decade, comes new challenges, and new opportunities to again tackle some of the challenges that have remained with us from the past. QuAC has been actively working to create change for our communities for over 30 years, and we are ready to step in to the next …

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Byron Bay guys bare all for 2020 Manscapes calendar

Another crop of Byron Bay men have bared all for the new Manscapes calendar by northern New South Wales artist John Bortolin. The calendar blends regional Australian landscapes and male nude photography, to raise money for men’s mental health. Bortolin says the calendar is a tribute to some of my friends who have lost their …

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‘Still much to achieve’: QuAC’s Peter Black on LGBTIQ equality

On the day of the Brisbane Pride Festival Rally and March, the Queensland AIDS Council’s President Peter Black speaks on where we are at and how far we have to go. This morning I had the privilege to talk about the future of the Queensland AIDS Council and the LGBTI Brotherboy and Sistergirl communities of …

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Australians urged to donate to LGBTIQ groups on ‘giveOUTday’ today

Australians are being encouraged to make a donation to a local LGBTIQ group through today’s “giveOUTday” initiative launched by giving circle The Channel. Inspired by the success of the US project of the same name, the project aims to build the capacity for LGBTIQ+ communities to resource their own social change, increase awareness of health …

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You’re invited to our free Brisbane screening of new drama ‘1985’

The Queensland AIDS Council and QN Magazine are hosting a free community screening of new drama film 1985 later this month, and you’re invited. Shot on black-and-white Super 16mm film, writer-director Yen Tan’s 1985 takes a unique look at a pivotal moment in American history through the prism of empathy, love and family. In the …

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QuAC Calls For Local Artists To Submit Works For Suicide Prevention Campaign

Feeling creative? In need of a creative outlet that will support an amazing suicide prevention campaign for the community? Do you want to use creativity to encourage conversations which will reduce suicide and self-harm in our LGBTI, Sistergirl and Brotherboy communities? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions then the Queensland …

Queensland AIDS Council Appoints Rebecca Reynolds As New CEO

The Queensland AIDS Council has announced the appointment of Rebecca Reynolds as their new Chief Executive Officer. Reynolds (pictured, second from left) was appointed Interim Executive Director of QuAC in August, and joined the organisation from the National LGBTI Health Alliance, the peak body in Australia for organisations and individuals working to improve health outcomes …

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QuAC Holding Candlelight Vigils To Mark World AIDS Day This Weekend

World AIDS Day is a significant event for the LGBTI community. It’s a time to remember the people who lost their lives to the pandemic as well as a time to celebrate the lives of people living with HIV. In Brisbane, the Queensland AIDS Council hosts a Candlelight Vigil on December 1. In Cairns, a …

How To Have Your Say On The Future Of The Queensland AIDS Council

The team at the Queensland AIDS Council have embarked on a tour of Queensland to consult with the LGBTIQ community about the future of the organisation. QuAC is working on formulating the organisation’s 2018–2021 Strategic Plan, and they recently held community consultation workshops in Cairns and Brisbane. QNews Magazine attended QuAC’s Brisbane workshop on Monday …

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Queensland Government Announces HIV Prevention Funding For QuAC

The Queensland AIDS Council will receive $870,000 in state government funding in a bid to get more Queenslanders at risk of HIV to take up prevention medication PrEP. PrEP, which stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a once-daily pill that has been found to dramatically reduce the risk of HIV transmission in HIV-negative people, in conjunction …

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