Now in its second year, the LGBTQIA+ & Allies Prom is an opportunity for young people to experience a formal style event and express their identity in a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment.
In 2017 we welcomed the following organisations on board as partners:
AIDS Action Council is a public benevolent institution assisting people impacted by HIV and AIDS. The Council provides a variety of services and education programs, and works to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS to reduce stigma and educate on the importance of prevention, treatment and testing. AIDS Action Council has been working in the ACT community since 1983, advocating on behalf of the community of people affected by HIV and AIDS. The Council campaigns and undertakes programs to reduce the incidence of HIV and AIDS, fosters a supportive community, and offers mental health services, social support services, legal advocacy, assistance obtaining medical treatment, general advice, and financial and other emergency assistance.
The Office for LGBTIQ Affairs coordinates and supports strategic government projects and policy to promote Canberra as the most LGBTIQ friendly city in Australia.
Canberra Gay and Lesbian Tennis Club, also known as Pink Tennis, is a social group for LGBTQIA+ Canberrans who enjoy playing tennis in a supportive and friendly environment. The group meets on Monday’s to play tennis and all player levels are welcome. The evening’s focus is on the social aspect rather than the athletic aspect, and after playing a few rounds, the group goes out for dinner. The Tennis Club creates a relaxed and casual space for people who enjoy playing tennis, where a bunch of people can get together to play tennis and make friends.
Mental Health Week is an annual event celebrated in Australia and over 100 countries in an effort to raise community awareness and understanding of mental illness, reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with people living with mental illness, and promote positive mental health and wellbeing. This year, Mental Health Week will run from Sunday 8 October to Saturday14 October. The week provides an opportunity for the community to learn about mental health services in their local area. It also showcases positive examples of people living with mental health and illness issues.
A Gender Agenda (AGA) is a unique community organisation actively engaged in increasing public awareness and understanding of sex and gender diversity issues. In addition to training and education, AGA provide advocacy and support services, information and resources and are actively engaged in human rights and law reform. AGA is a vibrant community of sex and gender diverse individuals, their families, friends and allies. AGA hold regular community gatherings and some events that are open to the broader public.