The GRAI Board 2021

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GRAI Board 2021

GRAI welcomes four new members to the Board for two-year terms; Lukas Krzyowski, Stacie Mei Laccohee-Duffield, Denise Mercer and Angelique Stone. David Gibson continues his two-year term and Michela Berry was elected for a one-year term Photo from left to right : Lukas Krzyowski, David Gibson, Denise Mercer, Michael Berry, Angelique Stone, Stacie Mei Laccohee-Duffield.

CAMP WA 50th Anniversary

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CAMP Group Shot

GRAI celebrated CAMP WA’s 50 year anniversary in great style, paying our deep respect to those brave activists who in the 1970s spoke out, lobbied, educated and protested for the rights of GLBTI people. CAMP WA laid the foundation for services like Living Proud and WAAC and along with political action CAMP provided safe places and events for GLBTI people to socialise … Read More


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GRAI has produced a colourful new poster featuring photographs of WA LGBTI older people, which can be displayed by organisations to signal their commitment to LGBTI inclusivity in their workplaces and service delivery. The poster is primarily targeted at aged care organisations whose staff who have attended the GRAI Right to Belong workshops, but can equally be used by health … Read More

GRAI announces resignation of long term GRAI Board member June Lowe

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After more than thirteen years of helping improve the lives of older LGBTI people, GRAI Board member June Lowe, has announced her resignation. GRAI Chair Michael Berry, thanked June for her time with the organisation including her past service as Chair. “Many of us who are involved on the Board today are here because June recruited us. Her commitment to … Read More

Queer BookClub March Review – Less

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Copy of the book Less

What can be said on a book about a white, middle aged, cisgender, blond haired, blue eyed, past his prime twink? Well in the Queer BookClub quite a lot actually! Firstly, there was a lot of discussion about if Andrew Greer’s book was worthy of a Pulitzer prize. Sadly, none of the Pulitzer committee were present to comment but I … Read More

A Bigger Boot Scooting Barn Dance in 2021 thanks to ANZ Mardi Gras grant

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GRAI – GLBT Rights in Aging Inc and Vic Park Pride are excited that one of Western Australia’s most exciting LGBTIQ+ events – Perth Barn Dance, will be back bigger and better thanks to a $7500 grant from the ANZ & Sydney Mardi Gras Community Grants. GRAI Deputy Chair and Perth Barn Dance organiser, Adrian Tilby said that the grant … Read More

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 Photo Gallery

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Photo credits Leece Johnson GRAI would like to thank all of the members and friends that made our 2020 AGM such a wonderful success. It was a record turnout and can only lead to even bigger and better things next year. Special thanks to the GRAI board for all their hard work and our very special guest Manuao TeAotonga from … Read More

Coming Out Of Covid Gallery

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Aunty Vanessa

Acorn Photo and GRAI’s heart and soul person June Lowe recently paid visits to some of our most loved members of the community for a glamorous photoshoot and interview opportunity. The original plan was to hold a real exhibition once the pandemic had settled down, but with things still being a bit uncertain we thought best to hold the exhibition … Read More


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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. Report 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.