Out ‘N Hastings, Port Macquarie’s LGBT social group is holding a fishing and cruising day on November 10 between midday-4pm and will be meeting at Jordan’s Boat Hire in McInerhney Close, Port Macquarie. It is only $10 per person for boat hire and you’ll need to bring along your own food and drinks.

The team at Out ‘N Hastings are also co-presenting a Christmas party to end all Christmas parties with Coastal Castaways. The event will be at the Function Hall near Breckenridge on December 8. The party is going to be huge so prepare your party gear or shine your leather and mark it in your diaries. The night will run from 7pm-4am with camping available nearby. Tickets will be only $25 dollars on presale or $30 at the door. Watch the website www.outnhastings.org.au for more information on this massive event.

On the first Saturday of every month, a group from Out ‘N Hastings get together for a barbecue in Dunbogan across the road from the Jubilee Hall. This is a family friendly event and happens on the banks of the beautiful Camden Haven River in a great setting. BYO BBQ food and drinks from midday. Call Dianne for more details – you’ll find them on the Out N Hastings website above.

You definitely don’t want to miss CoastOut 2012. The many events take place from Friday, October 26-Sunday, October 28. CoastOut was awarded ‘Community event of the Year’ 2012 and is the Coffs Coast’s Annual Gay, Lesbian and friends Festival. To secure a place to stay, now is the time to head to the website at www.coastout.com.au, check out the events and then arrange your accommodation as this town fills fast at that time of the year.

If you are out and about at any of these amazing festivals or events it is paramount to play and stay safe. Gonorrhea rates are skyrocketing at the moment. Testing for STI’s regularly and using condoms is still the best way to have great sex and happy memories.

For more information about groups, services, organisations or community events taking place on the Mid North Coast, contact ACON Port Macquarie on (02) 6584 0943 or email [email protected] , ACON Coffs Harbour on (02) 6651 6017 or email [email protected]

Glenn Ferrero works for ACON in the Hunter and Port Macquarie.


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