Over the past three weeks ACON and Men’s Health Services have travelled from Newcastle to Taree and Tamworth to run ‘My Bedroom Rules’, a sex trivia night for gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM).

We would like to thank all the men who came to these successful evenings. Stay tuned for a report of the consultations and further activities for gay men and MSM.

Disco divas — drag out your disco threads or formal wear. On Saturday, July 17 Newcastle City Hall will be transformed into the dazzling Studio 54 for the Rainbow Visions annual ball. The night will be hosted by queen of disco Denise Gold, with live music by ’70s disco band the Frocks.

Tickets are on sale now from ACON. They’re selling fast so get in quick because you do not want to miss this!

There will be a picnic in June for GLBT parents, co-parents, grandparents, or people planning on becoming parents. Children are welcome. While this will be a great social event and opportunity to meet other parents, the picnic will also facilitate discussion about establishing a GLBT parenting group in the region. For more information, contact Lisa at ACON on 4927 6808 or Lronneberg@acon.org.au

Karumah has started a food co-op. Each fortnight you can get a shopping bag full of vegetables for just $10. The more people in it, the more vegie options can be bought. If you’re interested in being involved, call Robert on 4940 8393.

Did you know ACON has: a free counselling service for people with substance use issues; free counselling for GLBT people with co-occurring substance use and mental health conditions; computers with internet access you can use Monday to Thursday, 9am-5pm; free confidential sexual health checks on Thursday afternoons; a library and a space to use for community groups.

Come along and see what else we do at 129 Maitland Rd, Islington.

info: For more about the Hunter, New England, MNC or Central Coast, contact ACON on 4927 6808 or hunter@acon.org.au.

Lisa Ronneberg is the Community Health Promotion Officer at ACON’s Hunter Office.

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