ACON Port Macquarie will be holding its annual Winter Soup night on August 30. This year we are going to have the new Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officer (GLLO), Ruth Edwards attending. She is looking forward to seeing you all at the ACON office in Port Macquarie – Shop 3/146 Gordon Street from 6pm. For catering purposes please RSVP to 6584 0943.

Out ‘N Hastings, Port Macquarie’s GLBT social group is looking for suggestions on what they can do in the Port Macquarie Region. They have a survey up here and are looking for input from the community they serve.  Check out the website at

It is time to start planning for CoastOut 2012. The festival take place from Friday, October 26 to Sunday, October 28. Named Community Event of the Year 2012, CoastOut is the Coffs Coast’s annual gay, lesbian and friends premier event.

To secure a place to stay, now is the time to head to the website at, check out the events and then arrange your accommodation as this town fills fast at that time of the year.

POS (Positive Outcomes Symposium) is a group for PWH (People with HIV) and their supporters. The  group meets every two months on the mid north coast. The meetings are informal but do have an educative side. If you would like to attend call Glenn at the Port Macquarie office of ACON to register your interest and get further details.

For more information about groups, services, organisations or community events taking place on the mid north coast, contact; ACON Port Macquarie on 6584 0943 or email [email protected]   ACON Coffs Harbour 6651 6017 or email [email protected]

Glenn Ferrero is the Community Health Promotion Officer at ACON’s Port Macquarie Outreach office.

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