VAC Newsletter - Winter 2017
12 Jul 2017
The Winter 2017 edition of the VAC newsletter includes: the RuPaul-inspired VACstravaganza fundraiser, National Volunteer Week, the expansion of the PrEPX trial into South Australia, and much more.
3 Aug 2017
Joint Statement Opposing the Miscellaneous Amendment Bill 2017
“LGBTI communities are disproportionately impacted by drug use. The criminalisation of personal possession and use of drugs is counterproductive, adds to stigma and discrimination within these populations, and doesn’t recognise that substance abuse is a health problem that no amount of law enforcement can fix.” - VAC CEO Simon Ruth
29 Jun 2017
PLC Newsletter - Winter 2017
Read the Victorian AIDS Council's Positive Living Centre (PLC) newsletter for Winter 2017.
19 Jun 2017
VAC launches Protocol for the Initiation of Hormone Therapy for Trans and Gender Diverse Patients
The Victorian AIDS Council (VAC) is proud to release our Protocol for the Initiation of Hormone Therapy for Trans and Gender Diverse Patients, based on the informed consent model.
Created by VAC for Equinox, the guide was designed and developed with rigorous community consultation to remove uneccesary barriers in accessing hormone therapies. This is the first publicly released clinical guidelines that were developed with and for the TGD community.
Download the guide in the link below.
17 May 2017
VAC responds to persecution of gay men in Chechnya in open letter to Julie Bishop
Following yesterday's "Pink Wolves" vigil in Federation Square, where over 500 members of the LGBTI community gathered to stand in solidarity with gay and bisexual men in Chechnya, VAC CEO Simon Ruth has issued an open letter to Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, calling on the Australian Government to take action.
The release of the letter appropriately falls on 17 May marking IDAHOBIT - the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia.
The letter can be read here or downloaded via the link below.
For media enquiries regarding the open letter, please contact: Caleb HawkCommunications Coordinatorcommunications@vac.org.au(03) 9865 67000409 829 463
14 Mar 2017
VAC's Trans and Gender Diverse Advisory Group seeks expressions of interest
VAC would like to invite expressions of interest from trans and gender diverse community members who would like to join the VAC Trans & Gender Diverse Advisory Group.
21 Feb 2017
VAC launches trans and gender diverse AOD reference guide
VAC is proud to launch a reference guide for Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Service Providers supporting the Trans and Gender Diverse (TGD) Community.
20 Feb 2017
Dirk Caber and Jesse Jackman, back by popular demand
Dirk Caber and Jesse Jackman are coming back to Australia!
9 Feb 2017
VAC supports a trial of a medically supervised injection centre in Victoria
VAC supports the trial of a medically supervised injection centre in Victoria.
5 Jan 2017
VAC Newsletter — Summer 2016/17
Read the Victorian AIDS Council Newsletter for Summer 2016/17.
5 Jan 2017
PLC Newsletter — Summer 2016/17
Read the Victorian AIDS Council's Positive Living Centre (PLC) Newsletter for Summer 2016/17.
22 Dec 2016
Call for peer facilitators for Re-Wired 2.0
Are you interested in becoming a trained peer facilitator for Re-Wired 2.0, a support group for gay, bi and queer men wanting to change their meth use?
20 Dec 2016
24th Annual Keith Harbour Address
This is a transcript of the address delivered by Associate Professor Edwina Wright at the 2016 Victorian AIDS Council Annual General Meeting, held on Sunday, 20 November 2016.
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