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Understanding sex, Sexuality and Gender

LGBTIQA+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and asexual. The plus is used to show that it is also inclusive of the full diversity of genders, sexualities and bodies, including people who identify as pansexual, gender diverse, agender, gender fl uid, non-binary, as well as people who are questioning their gender and/or sexuality.

While one term cannot capture the diversity of identities, sexualities, relationships, bodies and experiences, it can be helpful to bring these diverse groups together under one label when highlighting their shared experiences of stigma, discrimination and marginalisation, and promoting safe, inclusive services. Whenever possible, it is always best to be as specific as possible and to use a persons preferred terminology.



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Annual Report 2023

November 06, 2023

2023 has been another exceptional year. In fact, it marks our 40th year in operation. Initially established in 1983 as the ACT AIDS Action Committee, our organisation was formed by a group of gay men living in Canberra to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic...

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