When Anne Hamilton bought a new car in the late 1990s, she had no idea issues with the radio would lead to a life-changing event.
When John Hannaford became a Mardi Gras volunteer nine years ago, he didn’t expect the positive impact it would have on both his life and his career. Mardi Gras has honoured him with the coveted Volunteer of the Year award in 2015, and he is Star Observer’s latest community hero. Shannon Power reports.
When it comes to Australia’s HIV community, it is essentially a gay man’s world. For this month’s segment on unsung community champions Matthew Wade spoke to Christabel Millar, who has advocated to increase the visibility of and tackle the stigma around women living with HIV.
This month the Star Observer’s regular spotlight on community champions falls on Rowland Thomson and Crusader Hillis, whose Hares and Hyenas store has become an icon for Melbourne’s LGBTI community. Matthew Wade reports.