Mardi Gras mayhem has subsided for another year. Even here in the Northern Rivers we get caught up, with locals travelling to the Big Smoke to participate in the parade (what a blast that is -” do it at least once in your lifetime!) and to rove at the parties.
ACON Rovers look out for partygoers who may be experiencing difficulties due to alcohol or drug use. Rovers act as the eyes and ears of first aid and provide a friendly face for people to ask party-related questions.
Roving is a unique opportunity to -˜serve’ your community while having fun. Rovers are comprehensively trained and if you are interested in volunteering for this program in the Northern Rivers contact Sioux on 6622 1555.
Over the next month in Northern Rivers there is something to tempt all members of our community.
Genesis is a workshop program offered through collaboration between ACON and Positive Life NSW that is designed for gay men who have been diagnosed with HIV within the last two years, or those who wish to move forward after their diagnosis (however long that may be). We hope to host this workshop in May so if you are interested contact Neil on 6622 1555.
For BGF clients, Coffs Harbour outreach is due to take place 29 and 30 April. Ring BGF for an appointment on 1800 651 011
A regular meeting of same-sex attracted women is held at ACON in Lismore every second Wednesday of the month from 5.30pm. Women meet to discuss health, relationships and participate in social activities. Ring Amber on 6622 1555 for details.
We are also seeking expressions of interest in starting a monthly book club for GLBT community members and queer-friendly folk who like to read. Ring Sioux on 6622 1555 to register.
For party animals, on Saturday 11 April from 8pm Tropical Fruits will host another spectacular party ICON, at the Lismore Italo Club. For information ring Tropical Fruits on 6622 6440.
info: For information about Northern Rivers groups, services, organisations or community events contact Sioux Harrison at ACON on 6622 1555 or [email protected]
Sioux Harrison is Administration and Volunteer Officer for ACON Northern Rivers.