GRAI Annual Report 2020

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GRAI Annual Report 2020

GRAI is pleased to release our beautiful new annual report for 2019/20. And what a year it was, read all about it right here. “As we reflect on 2019-2020, it seems quite surreal when we compare our present world to our lives just one year ago. However, I want to put aside much commentary on COVID-19: while it has changed … Read More

Talking Generations Games

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Talking Gens

Talking Generations Games – building a strong LGBTI intergenerational community that is inclusive and fabulous! The fifth in GRAI’s popular Talking Generations series, the T-Gen Games will continue our tradition of providing space for rich, all-ages conversations – this year while playing games in the park! Starting with morning tea, we’ll form intergenerational teams for a circuit of games, like croquet, … Read More

GRAI AGM 2020

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AGM 2020

You are warmly invited to join us at our upcoming AGM. This is an opportunity to celebrate GRAI’s achievements of 2019-2020, and for us to thank you for your support throughout the year.We love to add a little something special to our AGM’s following the formalities. This year we’re delighted to present a vignette performance by the fabulous Manuao Te Aotonga. Manuao recently … Read More

Southcare & GRAI: Celebrating 5 Years!

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Southcare 5th Anniversary

GRAI recently held a very special anniversary function in celebration of our 5th anniversary at Southcare. Our CEO Michael Berry presented CEO Nicky Howe with a lovely commemorative plaque to mark the occasion. We look forward to many more anniversaries in the future! Find out more about Southcare and the aged care services they provide…

Social Connectivity Report

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Social Connectivity

A peer-led program for social connection and healthy ageing in the LGBTI+ Perth community A GRAI Initiative compiled by Jude Comfort Consultancy Background There have been considerable advances in the recognition and rights of the LGBTI+1 community in Western countries including Australia. There are still challenges that face the community which manifest as higher rates of mental health issues, social … Read More

Equality Australia | Religious Freedoms Bill 2019

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Equality Australia

The Religious Discrimination Bill is intended to protect people of faith against discrimination, however, it also privileges faith-based organisations over individuals with other or no beliefs and removes existing protections when discriminatory comments are made and a whole lot more.

Living Well In Covid Times Newsletter #2

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GRAI Newsletter

LIVING WELL IN COVID TIMES28 April 2020 by June Lowe Dear friends For several weeks now, GRAI and Prime Timers volunteers have been phoning around our friends, elders in the LGBTI community. We have learned we are a philosophical bunch, generally optimistic, and hopeful that our crisis-heightened social awareness and neighbourliness will continue post-lockdown. Many of you have reported an … Read More

GRAI Covid-19 Response

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GRAI

The GRAI mission is to be responsive and inclusive whilst promoting and supporting quality life for older people of diverse sexualities and gender identities This information is to provide LGBTI elders with some useful resources to help with day to day challenges in the coming weeks due to COVID-19.  Central Patient COVID-19 Triage Hotline –1800 020 080  The national 24/7 … Read More

Mandurah Women’s Dance Party

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mandurah-dance

Saturday 7 March 2020 – 7.30pm to 1am at the Sunbreakers Restaurant, MANDURAH! Harking back to the Women’s Dances in WA in the 70s and 80s…. GRAI (GLBTI Rights in Ageing Inc.) and MeetnMuse Mandurah, are holding a Women’s Dance Party in Mandurah.  This event welcomes all women, especially celebrating women of diverse sexuality and gender identity, and also honours … Read More

Before Stonewall

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Before Stonewall

This forum combines an INFO SESSION on Navigating Aged Care, followed by refreshments, before our special Australian premiere screening of BEFORE STONEWALL! 5.00pm – Presentation and Q&A: Navigating Aged Care – Connecting with services and support. Specialist Advocate Navigator, Justine Martyr. 5.30pm – Light refreshments and opportunity to socialise and/or talk further with the Specialist Navigator. 6.00pm – Film: Before Stonewall: the making of a gay … Read More

Becoming Colleen

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Becoming Colleen

Becoming Colleen: Finding the shoe that fits, a transgender story. A story of transitioning at 82 and a love beyond gender. This moving Australian documentary traces the life of Colleen: through beautifully portrayed memories, a touching story emerges of the need to find creative ways to negotiate life when ‘the shoe just doesn’t fit’. ‘Becoming Colleen’ is essential viewing for health- … Read More

Chair, June Lowe on ABC Radio 15th Feb 2018

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ABC News Audio

Coming out Later in Life People who keep secrets do so because they can often cause shame. Secrets have destroyed friendships, brought down governments and unravelled marriages.   In 1990 the WA parliament decriminalised homosexuality and late last year the government formally apologised to the 300 people who were convicted under that law. While a majority of you voted in favour … Read More

The Proud Awards 2017 Nomination

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GRAI Proud Awards 2017

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon from Pexels We are extremely honoured to be nominated for the Outstanding Community Contribution at the upcoming Proud Awards. The Proud Awards is a Perth based LGBT Entertainment and Community Awards night, and during the evening 13 awards will be presented across a range of different categories.  Half of the cateorgies will be voted for by the public, whilst the other half … Read More

Diabetes Care & Education for the LGBT Community

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Diabetes LGBT

Photo by PhotoMIX Company from Pexels Providing Culturally Sensitive Diabetes Care and Education for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community.  by Theresa L. Garnero, APRN, BC-ADM, MSN, CDE “Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community have unique health disparities and worse health outcomes than their heterosexual counterparts, which has clinical relevance in the delivery of diabetes care and … Read More

GRAI and Carlotta – Queen of Comedy

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Carlotta AGM event

GRAI Legacy Article Don’t forget to ask June Lowe how this one played out 😉 GRAI is pleased to bring Carlotta, one of Australia’s favourite acts, to Perth for one big night of stories, laughs and good times! Thursday, July 28 at UWA Tickets: $30/$45/$150