Youth Week, April 1 – 10, is an annual event that celebrates young people.

ACON Hunter will have a stall on Saturday, April 9, 11am–3pm at the Indigenous Youth Week event at Newcastle Foreshore. There will be live performances by The Last Kinection and the Stiff Gins, and lots to give away for young people aged 12 – 25. This is a free event.

GLBT people under 25 years old on the Central Coast looking for social groups can access GENQ Gosford on the second and fourth Thursday of the month (ph: 02 4323 2374), or GENQ Wyong on the first Wednesday of the month (ph: 02 4390 7888).

Young GLBT people in Newcastle can contact Jenny on 02 4962 2188 at the Newcastle Youth Service if they’d like to get FUNQ GLBT social support group restarted.

Young GLBT people elsewhere in the Hunter can contact Lisa at ACON Hunter if they’d like to help organise events, groups or activities for young GLBT people locally. Ph: 02 4927 6808, [email protected]

Check out the Armidale PCYC for a GLBT-friendly youth space in Armidale. They have a great range of services available — recording studio, garden project, café, aerosol art, build your own bike, and more. For more info, visit

Queer Cinema is on the last Wednesday of the month, 7.30pm, the Armidale Club. The Kids Are All Right screens on Wednesday, April 27. For more info, visit

The Tamworth Men’s Dinner will be held Saturday, April 30. There will be accommodation for those wishing to stay overnight. Bookings are essential. For more info, contact 0427 592 739.

ACON Hunter’s After Hours Counselling service begins on Tuesday, April 15. Call 02 4927 6808 to make an appointment. Appointments can be online, on the phone, or face to face.

info: For more about groups, services, organisations or community events in the Hunter, New England, Central Coast contact ACON on 02 4927 6808 or email [email protected]

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

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