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ACT Together - LGBTIQA+ and Fostering Kids in the ACT

We talk to "Act Together", a wonderful child fostering organization here in Canberra and foster carers themselves about their experiences. If you have ever thought about fostering, Check It Out!


August 18, 2021 12:30 PM

World AIDS Day 2020 - Hope Is Vital

This World AIDS Day, we spoke to two inspirational women about their relationship with HIV. Manu Bhat is a HIV positive woman living in India, and Dr Niveditha Manokaran is a Sexual Health, Reproductive Health and HIV clinician living in Sydney. We spoke about their relationship with Dr Suniti Solomon, a late HIV specialist who began matchmaking her HIV+ patients who struggled to find love and marriage.

December 01, 2020 2:25 PM

Karl Schmid - HIV Through a Different Lens

Media personality and producer, Karl Schmid talks about coming out as HIV positive in the spotlight. How this affected his life, his career, his relationships and his view of the future. In a world where HIV is no longer a death sentence, what can the media do about steering the conversation in the right direction?

November 25, 2019 2:24 PM

Talking Intersex with Cody Smith

Cody Smith is the only Intersex Project worker in Australia. In this episode, Cody talks about Intersex people, squishy bits, the "i" in the LGBTIQ acronym, what Intersex people are fighting for and what we can do to support them

October 25, 2019 2:23 PM

ASHM conference 2018 - Hello, old friend

We asked guests of ASHM, 2018 about their relationship with HIV.

September 25, 2019 2:22 PM

Wayne Herbert - LGBTIQ, Disability And The Right To Be Fabulous

Wayne Herbert talks about growing up in Grafton, his quest to be crowned Jacaranda Queen, his book, his work and the human need to be valued and included.

August 25, 2019 2:21 PM

HIV And Aged Care - Do you have a plan?

With over 20 years experience in the HIV sector, Associate professor Limin Mao talks about the stark reality around people living with HIV and aged care. There's a lot we can do to help ourselves and others in preparation.

July 25, 2019 2:19 PM

Darryl O'Donnell - HIV, an Australian portrait

Darryl O'Donnell, CEO of AFAO (Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations)paints an intriguing picture of Australia's HIV landscape. How far we've come, what we still need to do and what we all can be proud of.

May 25, 2019 2:17 PM

Peter Hyndal - Transgender Day of Remembrance 2018

Peter Hyndal, co-founder of A Gender Agenda (AGA), reflects on TDOR - Transgender Day of Remembrance 2018 with Deputy Executive Director, Joel Radcliffe. The conversations TDOR generates and the need to look beyond our borders in order to gain perspective on issues facing trans people globally.

April 25, 2019 2:16 PM

Trans & Gender Diverse at School

Young people talk about their experiences of being trans and gender diverse at school. The challenges, the highs and the lows and some of the things schools can do to assist TGD kids.
School's hard enough, right?

March 25, 2019 2:14 PM

Fiona Patten - Sex, drugs & radical common sense

From grad school fashion designer, to sex worker advocate, former Meridian Board Member Fiona Patten rolls up her sleeves and talks about demystifying sex, humanising people who use drugs and challenging common misconceptions around unspoken human experiences.

February 25, 2019 2:12 PM

Gay Community Periodic Survey 2017 - Martin Holt talks Canberra

UNSW Professor Martin Holt visits Canberra to share the results of the Gay Community Periodic Survey. Who's doing what with who, are we playing it safe and how can we improve the sexual health of Canberra's Gay and Bisexual men?

January 25, 2019 2:10 PM

Genevieve Jacobs Interview. John Mackay - The power of one

Former legendary ABC radio presenter Genevieve Jacobs interviews Meridian patron, John Mackay. John talks about losing two brothers to AIDS, the strength of family and the power of giving.

December 25, 2018 2:07 PM

Carol - Ann Allen - Loving Bravely

Melbourne psychologist, Carol-Ann Allen talks about the mess in good relationships, the business of freedom and the texture of communication.

October 25, 2018 2:05 PM

HIV - A woman's story

Activist, peer navigator, NAPWHA board member and wonder woman, Sarah Feagan speaks candidly about her journey with HIV from diagnosis to dreaming up her future.

September 25, 2018 2:03 PM

HIV & Ageing - We're still here

Bill Patterson from NAPWHA talks about living with HIV and growing older. How we can prepare, what we can expect and the work that still needs to be done to ensure a healthy and happy twilight.

August 25, 2018 2:02 PM

Short, Sharp & Shiny - Injecting drug use in prisons

“The cost of Hepatitis treatment for one individual over their lifetime is $66,000. The cost of a sterile needle and syringe is about 10 cents”

Executive Officer of Hepatitis ACT, John Didlick discusses NSPs, harm minimisation in correctional facilities, the lunatic fringe and solutions to an age-old problem.

July 25, 2018 1:55 PM

Gender Identity and the Law : Fantastic news for transgender young people

After a landmark court case late in 2017, there is one less giant hoop for a young person to begin access hormone treatment here in Australia.

June 25, 2018 1:52 PM

Women Who Have Sex With Women - The low-down on the go-down

Women speak candidly about sex, sexuality, stereotypes and their experiences with doctors and GPs

May 25, 2018 1:49 PM

ASHM Conference 2017 - What's going on with HIV?

HIV is under control, right? How relevant is this conference today?

April 25, 2018 1:38 PM

Mighty Hepatitis - The Gloves Are Off

Why we should care about Hepatitis? Let's talk about the silent epidemic and the staggering number of people fighting hepatitis that don’t even know it.

March 27, 2018 4:46 PM

Gender Diversity And The Law - The struggle to officially be who you are

Gender diversity, human rights and the fight for Identity recognition.

February 01, 2018 4:50 PM

Be PrEPared!

We talk about the little blue pill slowing HIV transmission in its tracks, what it is, what it does and how to get it.

January 01, 2018 4:34 PM

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