Detention is student night at Unity, Sydney Junction Hotel (Beaumont St, Hamilton). This is on every Wednesday from 9pm, $5 entry.

Lesbians and other same-sex attracted women can get along to The Gateway Hotel every Sunday, 6pm, for pool competition with LLINC.

Thursday nights at the Gateway Hotel is Roast and Trivia. The cash jackpot is up to $1,000 with prizes and raffles to be won. It all kicks off from 7pm!

Harder Louder Longer @ Unity (Sydney Junction Hotel) in on Friday, July 27. It’s the Olympics opening night and do you know what that means? A reason to dress up in sporting attire (optional) and party all night long! There are prizes and giveaways thanks to Teamm8, Teamm8 Boys, Podium dancers, amazing DJs.

Haus of Knowles @ Unity (Sydney Junction Hotel) is on Friday, August 3 and DIVA Award winner Miss Natasha Knowles is coming along! This is a show you will not want to miss. Natasha is fierce, fiery and sexy as hell and the girl can dance.

It’s festival planning time in the Hunter and Mid North Coast with the Rainbow Festival in Newcastle October 20-28, and Coast Out in Coffs Harbour October 26–28.

Both festivals are looking for volunteers, so if you have some spare time and want to help these fantastic GLBT events happen in your region then get in touch. You can contact Rainbow Visions [email protected], and Coast Out volunteer registration form can be downloaded from www.coastout.com.au

PFLAG is a peer support group for Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. There is a PFLAG group in Newcastle, and the Central Coast. Contact PFLAG Newcastle: [email protected]@gmail.com, contact PFLAG Central Coast: [email protected]

For more information about groups, services, organisations or community events taking place in the Hunter, New England, or Central Coast contact ACON on (02) 4927 6808 or email [email protected]

By Lisa Ronneberg, Community Health Promotion Officer at ACON’s Hunter office.

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