July 2020 Newsletter

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eNewsletter - July 2020

 International Non-binary people day 2020

International Non-Binary People’s Day

July 14th is International Non-Binary People's Day! Join the celebration by downloading free social media and print designs. Non-binary people have been around in all societies for a very long time. Someone with a gender identity other than man or woman might identify as non-binary. There is a diverse range of non-binary gender identities including bigender, gender fluid and genderqueer.

Sport has a historic alignment to the gender binary (male and female), however, this doesn’t mean those who identify as Non-Binary should be excluded from participating in sport and recreation. For this year’s International Non-Binary People’s day, Pride in Sport is hosting a free public online event to explore current restrictions faced by non-binary people, and initiatives and case studies that sports can adopt to make their activities and competitions more inclusive for all people.

LGBT Aged Care Inclusive Practice Webinar

Upcoming LGBTQ Aged Care Inclusive Practice Webinar!

How good is it to attend a training that hosts up to 30 of your colleagues and still comply with social distancing advice? Providing education and training to staff at every level of the organisation, including the governing body, which includes a specific understanding of the different lived experiences within and amongst L, G, B, T peoples is a foundation step within the current Aged Care Quality Standard Action Plan to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and gender diverse elders.

Through this 6-hour training, you will take our LGBTI Awareness eLearning as the pre-requisite of the live webinars, and then attend 2 webinars, each for 2.5 hours. Certificate of attendance will be provided for those who complete their learning pathway. Interested? Click on the link below and book your seats.

Upcoming Training Groups:

  • Thursday, 30th of July (Part 1 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM) and (Part 2 from 2 PM to 4:30 PM)  (AEST)
  • Tuesday, 22nd of September (Part 1 from 2 PM to 4:30 PM) and Thursday, 24th of September (Part 2 from 2 PM to 4:30 PM) (AEST)

LGBTI Suicide Prevention for GPs

Free LGBTI Suicide Prevention Training for GPs in NSW!

This RACGP CPD activity aims to strengthen understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people and communities and increase your capacity in suicide prevention. It has three parts:

  • LGBTI Introduction Online Modules
  • LGBTI Suicide Prevention Online Module
  • Online Case Studies

You will gain 7 CPD points through the following learning outcomes:

  • Communicate appropriately with LGBTI people based on an understanding of the differences between sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, and gender expression.
  • Recognise LGBTI mental health and suicide disparities when consulting with LGBTI people.
  • Identify and manage suicide risk factors when consulting with LGBTI persons.
  • Develop and implement practice plans to meet the unique needs of LGBTI people.
  • Respond to distress and suicidality using tools to effectively assess suicide risk and recommend a culturally appropriate/inclusive referral pathway.

If you are interested to enrol in this training, use the link below for registration.



The LOVE Project (Living Visibly Older and Engaged) is an ACON initiative aimed at creating better conversations and improved social engagement with older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people including those living with HIV. By understanding people’s needs and preferences the LOVE Project aims to facilitate greater social connection and improved social inclusion and provide appropriate health information.

Our LOVE Club Gathering events have gone online in response to COVID-19 restrictions. Many older people may be experiencing greater isolation in their homes or residential aged care services due to COVID-19 restrictions, and the online LOVE Club aims to improve social connections. Register your interest online now!

The online gatherings are planned to take place every Thursday from 12:55 PM to 2:30 PM (AEST) and you can join from your computer or mobile device!

AWEI & HWEI Results 2020

2020 Australian LGBTQ Inclusion Awards Announcement 

The 2020 Australian LGBTQ Inclusion Awards is Australia’s leading annual celebration of LGBTQ workplace inclusion. It is hosted by ACON’s Pride Inclusion Programs, the national not-for-profit LGBTQ inclusion support program for employers, sporting organisations and service providers. Usually held in May, this year’s event is being held on 19 October 2020 at the Hyatt Regency in Sydney.

The awards are based on the results of the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) – which is now in its tenth year –and the second Health + Wellbeing Equality Index (HWEI). The AWEI and HWEI are rigorous and evidence-based benchmarking tools that annually assesses workplaces in the progress and impact of LGBTQ inclusion initiatives.

At a preliminary awards announcement for the 2020 Australian LGBTQ Inclusion Awards that was held online, RMIT was named ‘Employer of the Year’ – for the second year in a row – while Dentons was announced ‘Small Employer of the Year’. Advance Diversity Services, which provide support services to culturally and linguistically diverse communities, was named ‘Service Provider of the Year’.

LGBTI Inclusive Practice Webinar

Upcoming LGBTQ Inclusive Practice Webinar

Do you want to improve your knowledge, skills and confidence when working with people with a diverse gender and/or sexuality allowing person-centred care? This training is great for any health and wellbeing service provider looking to increase their knowledge, skills and confidence in working with and providing inclusive service to LGBTQ people.

It is all possible by taking this online training! This is a blended approach to learning with self-paced eLearning followed by a webinar facilitated by a qualified ACON facilitator, all to help you expand your understanding of LGBTQ people and communities through discussion with like-minded professionals, video testimonials, and engaging collaborative learning activities.

You can join our public training group or book a private session for your organisation.

Upcoming Session:

2 Parts:

Part 1- Thursday, 20 August 2020, 2:00PM – 4:30PM

Part 2- Thursday, 27 August 2020, 2:00PM – 4:30PM

TransHub Insta TakeOver

TransHub Instagram TakeOver by TGD community members 

The Trans Health Equity team at ACON have been handing the reigns of the TransHub Instagram account over to First Nations trans people and trans people of colour. We’ve heard from Estelle, Hayden and Gane with Skye and Vicki taking over in mid-July. We will continue using our platform to elevate voices we should all be listening harder to. If you’d like to do a take-over and you are trans and First Nations and/or a person of colour, reach out at transhub@acon.org.au.  All take-overs are supported and paid for their time.

Check out the incredible videos and resources shared at TransHub Instagram!

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Pride Training: Tailoring Training for You and Your Team

We can create custom training solutions for your organisation. Needing to train 100, 1000, or 10,000? Want to have it be partially online and partially in-person or webinar? Not a problem.  We can help create custom scalable and fully implementable training programs for everyone you work with. We are also an RACGP accredited activity provider.  Fill out this form to get the conversation started.

Upcoming Training


Date and Time (AEST)

Webinar – LGBTQ Aged Care Inclusive Practice Webinar


Thursday, 30 July 2020

  • Part 1, 10:00AM – 12:30PM
  • Part 2, 2:00PM – 4:30PM

Webinar – LGBTQ Inclusive Practice Webinar


Thursday, 20 August 2020

  • Part 1, 2:00PM – 4:30PM

Thursday, 27 August 2020

  • Part 2, 2:00PM – 4:30PM

Webinar – LGBTQ Aged Care Inclusive Practice Webinar


Tuesday, 22 September 2020

  • Part 1, 2:00PM – 4:30PM

Thursday, 24 September 2020

  • Part 2, 2:00PM – 4:30PM

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