GRAI MATTERS – September 2010

September 27th, 2010

Welcome to the September issue of the GRAI Newsletter. It brings updates on GRAI business plus some national and international news and Pride events that may be of interest.

The August GRAI AGM saw the farewell to three long-standing Board members—Steve Singer, who has been the secretary for quite a few years; Damian Douglas-Meyer, who has particularly been involved with maintaining the website; and Virginia Hailes, one of our community representatives representing Alzheimer’s WA, all finished their time on the Board. I thank them for all their hard work. Joining the Board is Deb Sinclair-Lane who works in aged care. At the Board’s first meeting following the AGM the following positions were confirmed: Chair – Jude Comfort, Treasurer/Membership Officer – Stuart Pekin, Secretary – Malcolm Fialho and Brett Tizard.

Recently the Pride WA Glammy Awards were held. These recognise contributions to Perth’s GLBTQI community and were presented at the Pride WA “MASKerade” Ball held at Novotel Langley Hotel on Saturday 28th August 2010. I was recognised by being awarded the Outstanding Contribution by an Individual or Couple award. I thank all those who supported my nomination.

We have also been busy with more requests to discuss the research project “We don’t have of those people here”. Recent presentations include to the Alzheimer’s Association conference “Many Voices”, and the 2010 Rural GBLT Health & Wellbeing Forum in Victoria.

Jude Comfort, Chair


  1. GRAI Pride event
  2. More PRIDE offerings
  3. Empowering older Australian women
  4. Noelene Brown guest speaker
  5. Global GLBTI survey
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