Christmas in July

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Back by popular demand! Come join our fabulous host BarbieQ for an evening of games, entertainment, prizes and plenty of laughs. Venue: Connect Vic Park, 5 Mackie St Victoria Park.Date: Saturday the 23rd of July 2022.Time: 7.00pm.Tickets: $10. Buy now!

The National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Community of Practice Project

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The National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Community of Practice Project

Delivered by LGBTI aged care specialists GRAI, these training sessions will prompt a better understanding of the needs of LGBTI people, and equip managers to increase the LGBTI inclusivity in their organisation. Since 2014, GRAI has delivered our ‘Right to Belong’ LGBTI inclusivity training to the aged care sector, as part of the federally funded National LGBTI Ageing and Aged … Read More

GRAI June 2022 | E-NEWSLETTER #20

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What’s been happening in GRAI land! LETTER FROM THE CHAIR Dear Members, Community and Allies, I have several discrete thoughts to share in this month’s newsletter. The COVID bug has hit me hard, so apologies for it being more of a ‘list’. I wanted to reflect on a study for this month. This is an area that the GRAI Office … Read More

Campaign Against Moral Persecution Explored

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The rights of the LGBTQ+ community in Perth would not be where they are today without the instrumental campaigning of Campaign Against Moral Persecution, otherwise known as CAMP. Speaking with some of the original founders of CAMP – Brian Lindberg, Graham Douglas and Vivienne Cass – we explore CAMP’s enormous fight for equality and gay rights that began in Perth … Read More

Keeping Sane by Understanding Caring for Older Persons

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Keeping Sane by Understanding Caring for Older PersonsMental health Literacy for working with Older People: Develop awareness and learn how to lift mood and reduce decline.We will cover: depression, anxiety, delirium, psychosis and dementia plus when to get help About our presenter:Deb Reveley is the Principal Driver of Brain Ambulance, which delivers mental health education from lived experience. Southcare Hall,19 … Read More

LGBTI Elders Games Hub

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Board Games, conversation and afternoon tea. First Thursday of the month: Citiplace Community CentreUpper Level Walkway, City Railway Station Complex, Wellington Street, PerthTIME: 1-3pm* Third Thursday of the month: Southcare Hall19 Pether Rd, Manning, Time: 1-3pm* *(Starts in June, 2022) Contact Rowan at for more information.

GRAI Matters: April Newsletter

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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR Dear Members, Community and Allies, Welcome to April! It was wonderful to be invited to the Hollywood Tuesday Morning Show on the 29th of March to speak about GRAI and our hopes for our LGBTI Village Hub. For those of you who are free on a Tuesday morning, the Hollywood Morning Show (and spaces go quickly during these … Read More

Better Together: LGBTIQA+ Volunteering

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National Volunteer Week

INTERGENERATIONAL EVENT: Better Together: LGBTIQA+ Volunteering. For National Volunteer Week (16-22 May 2022), GRAI and Living Proud will be hosting a Better Together: LGBTIQA+ Volunteering Saturday 21st May 10am – 12.30pm Southcare Hall, 19 Pether Rd, Manning Speakers: Minister Hon Stephen Dawson MLCMinister for Emergency Services; Innovation and ICT; Medical Research; Volunteering Join in some easy volunteering activities and meet … Read More

GRAI on RTRFM All Things Queer: LGBTI and Dementia

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Kedy Kristal EO at GRAI talks with Harriet at RTRFW  about the work of GRAI  and the new LGBTI and Dementia: understanding changes in behaviour, that LGBTI Health Australia and Dementia Support Australia have recently published. Listen to the show here…

LGBTI Senior’s Consultation

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LGBTI Senior’s Consultation Have your say in West Australia’s Senior’s Strategy 2022-2032 The Strategy aims to: Support older Western Australians of all backgrounds throughout the state to achieve better life outcomes. Help guide whole-of-community efforts to support older Western Australians to live their best life as they age. Be implemented through two-year action plans that will connect, coordinate, and evaluate … Read More

GRAI Matters March 2022

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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR Dear Members, Community and Ally’s, Welcome to March, welcome to open borders. The next few months will be an interesting period. For most of the world, there is ‘COVID-fatigue’. However, due to 2 years of shut borders, the anticipation about what may happen now becomes real for WA. There is no algorithm that we can give you, other … Read More

GRAI Matters Newsletter Feb 2022

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February 2022 | E-NEWSLETTER #16 LETTER FROM THE CHAIR Dear Members, Community and Ally’s. Welcome to February,  I’m opening up this month with a bit of an advert. I’ve just finished reading the Jeremy Atherton Lin book “Gay Bar: Why We Went Out” and it brought out some of my own reflections of “going out” in a world before iPhones. In … Read More

Free Training Program Full Day March 29.

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Free Training

Just Announced! Training program: FULL DAY (9am-4pm)Tuesday 29 March. Book now on Eventbrite.Venue: Institute of Charted Accountants Level 11, 2 Mill Street, Perth.Enquiries: | 0484 639 886

GRAI Rules amended

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At the 2021 AGM the ‘Rules’ of GRAI were unanimously amended to include new Rule 2 – Objects of the Association, that better reflect the activities that GRAI is undertaking in assisting GLBTI seniors. You can download a copy of the new rules by clicking on the link above