The Foam Party is back at the Gateway Hotel on Thursday, April 5. There’ll be bubbles, games, prizes, DJ Tigerlily and much more. Tickets are $20. http://facebook.com/thegatewayhotelclubg
Linking Lesbians In Newcastle (LLINC) Sunday afternoon pool has returned to the Gateway Hotel, every Sunday from 6pm. For more info, please email [email protected]

Planning is underway in the Hunter for this year’s International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) on May 17. Events include a film festival, art exhibition, dance, poster blitz, bake sale, and comedy night.

If you would like to get involved or have planned an IDAHO event, please contact Lisa at ACON on 02 4927 6808.

Out Tonight, the Newcastle Gay and Lesbian choir, is keen for more members. You don’t have to have any singing experience, and you don’t even need to audition! For more info, contact Catherine at [email protected]

Newcastle PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians And Gays) meeting is on Saturday, April 7, 1.30pm at ACON Hunter. For more information, contact Michelle at [email protected]

The change of season is a good reminder to get a sexual health check. The clinic at ACON Hunter is on every Tuesday 3.30–6.30pm. The clinic is free and confidential, and no appointment is necessary. ACON, 129 Maitland Rd, Islington.

If you’re a young person on the Central Coast, you can access the Sexual Health Clinic at the Regional Youth Support Services (RYSS), Gosford Tuesday, March 27, 2–5pm.

GenQ (social support group for LGBT or questioning young people on the Central Coast) meets in Gosford every Tuesday from 2-5pm at RYSS, and in Wyong on the first Wednesday of the month at the San Remo Neighbourhood Centre.

GenQ and ACON Hunter will be at San Remo on the Central Coast on Sunday, April 15 for the GOATS Festival as part of this year’s Youth Week. Come along and get some info, get your picture taken, say hi and hang out with other young LGBT people.

info: For more about groups, services, organisations or community events in the Hunter, New England, MNC 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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