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Join Michael, Cal, Rachel and Jacinta on Well, Well, Well each week to get all the latest on mental health, HIV & sexual health, and the overall health and wellbeing of our LGBTI communities on JOY 94.9 and on podcast. A service for our LGBTIQA+ community proudly supported by JOY and Thorne Harbour Health.
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In light of National Volunteer Week, we speak with Volunteer Coordinators Daniel and Boudie about the LGBTIQ+ Organisation Volunteer Event (LOVE). We also hear from James in Melbourne and Kellie and Edgar in Adelaide about their experience volunteering for Thorne Harbour Health and SAMESH. Check out our other JOY Podcasts for more on LGBTIQ+ health & wellbeing. If there’s something you’d like us to explore on the show, send through ideas or questions at wellwellwell@joy.org.au Find out more about LGBTIQ+ services and events in Victoria at Thorne Harbour Health and in South Australia at SAMESH.
Transfemme

Transfemme

2024-05-1830:49

Starlady joins us to discuss Transfemme's updated resources to support healthier relationships between trans women and men. The new resources can be found on the Zoe Belle Gender Collective and Transfemme websites. Check out our other JOY Podcasts for more on LGBTIQ+ health & wellbeing. If there’s something you’d like us to explore on the show, send through ideas or questions at wellwellwell@joy.org.au Find out more about LGBTIQ+ services and events in Victoria at Thorne Harbour Health and in South Australia at SAMESH.
Living Positive Victoria’s AIDS Candlelight Memorial aims to raise HIV awareness and provides space to remember friends and family lost to AIDS, along with people today living with HIV. Positive Speakers Bureau Coordinator David O'Keeffe from Living Positive Victoria joins us to discuss. Jack and Cal also talk about Thorne Harbour Health's exit from Twitter/X in light of IDAHOBIT. Check out our other JOY Podcasts for more on LGBTIQ+ health & wellbeing. If there’s something you’d like us to explore on the show, send through ideas or questions at wellwellwell@joy.org.au Find out more about LGBTIQ+ services and events in Victoria at Thorne Harbour Health and in South Australia at SAMESH.
Flu season is here and we're keeping you well this winter. Michael is joined by PRONTO and Equinox Practice Nurse Arlo MacDonald about keeping well during the cooler months. Whether it's time for a COVID booster update, getting your regular seasonal flu vaccine, or preventing Mpox - we've got you covered. Arlo shares what vaccines are available, recent Mpox cases in our community, and some tips for harm reduction tools when mingling this flu season.   Helpful links Immunisation for the flu on the Better Health Channel Stay Well This Winter hub, with cold, flu and COVID information The Australian Immunisation Handbook providing clinical guidelines for healthcare professionals and others about using vaccines safely and effectively. Down an' Dirty - with guides in sex and pleasure, and adventurous or kinky practices (NSFW) with info on sex and  Mpox and COVID Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) on the Better Health Channel   * This episode originally aired Thursday, May 9 2024 on JOY * Check out our other JOY Podcasts for more on LGBTIQ+ health & wellbeing. If there’s something you’d like us to explore on the show, send through ideas or questions at wellwellwell@joy.org.au Find out more about LGBTIQ+ services and events in Victoria at Thorne Harbour Health and in South Australia at SAMESH. This week's podcast photo is by CDC on Unsplash This episode was recorded on the lands of the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung peoples. We pay our respects to their elders, past, present and emerging, and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.
HIV impacts people regardless of race, sexuality, or gender. With ¼ of people in Australia with at least one parent born overseas, or from other countries themselves - our communities are diverse. In Victoria, HIV impacts the lives of people from all cultures, and so providing information and services tailored to individual cultural and linguistic needs is vital.  Michael talks to Jimmy Yu-Hsiang Chen, Networks Project Officer at NAPWHA - the national association for PLHIV. Jimmy previously led  ‘Community Conversations’ aimed to better understand the experiences and needs of Asian men living with HIV who were born overseas in East or South-East Asia Jimmy joins us now to discuss PANA—The Positive Asian Network Australia for all people with an Asian background who are living with HIV in Australia.  HIV Resources Positive Asian Network Australia (PANA) Positive Latinx Australian Network (PLAN) Free HIV medication for people without Medicare Free HIV self test kits Mpox Recently, Victoria has seen a couple of new cases of Mpox appear in community. Mpox (formerly known as Monkeypox) is a viral infection. It can result in symptoms like fever, headache, muscle aches, low energy, and swollen lymph nodes (similar to COVID or the flu) before progressing to a skin rash or lesions. A vaccination program began in 2022, with many in our community at risk for Mpox taking up vaccination to get protected. If you have have only had one shot, are looking to get your first, or want to learn more about Mpox - head to thorneharbour.org/mpox * This episode originally aired Thursday, May 2 2024 on JOY * Check out our other JOY Podcasts for more on LGBTIQ+ health & wellbeing. If there’s something you’d like us to explore on the show, send through ideas or questions at wellwellwell@joy.org.au Find out more about LGBTIQ+ services and events in Victoria at Thorne Harbour Health and in South Australia at SAMESH. This episode was recorded on the lands of the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung peoples. We pay our respects to their elders, past, present and emerging, and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.
HIV impacts people regardless of race, sexuality, or gender. With ¼ of people in Australia with at least one parent born overseas, or from other countries themselves - our communities are diverse. In Victoria, HIV impacts the lives of people from all cultures, and so providing information and services tailored to individual cultural and linguistic needs is vital.  Michael talks to Jen Johnson, Program Manager at Living Positive Victoria about supporting our communities living with HIV who speak a language other than English through various multilingual resources and projects.    Thank you so much to Beau Newham, the project lead on Translating the Facts for bringing these resources to life for our community. Resources Translating the Facts available in Arabic, Burmese, Simplified Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese  Planet Positive GOES NORTH for Winter, LPV's social event at the Thornbury Bowls Club for people living with HIV, their families, and friends 2024 International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, May 19 at the Library at the Dock * This episode originally aired Thursday, May 2 2024 on JOY * Check out our other JOY Podcasts for more on LGBTIQ+ health & wellbeing. If there’s something you’d like us to explore on the show, send through ideas or questions at wellwellwell@joy.org.au Find out more about LGBTIQ+ services and events in Victoria at Thorne Harbour Health and in South Australia at SAMESH. This episode was recorded on the lands of the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung peoples. We pay our respects to their elders, past, present and emerging, and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.
Continuing our Lesbian Visibility Week celebration - Rachel connects with Thorne Harbour Health's Peer Education and Outreach Health Educator, Rhian Graco-Ilves about supporting community and the long history of the Outreach program. Rachel and Rhian reflect on a panel Thorne Harbour Health ran during Lesbian Visibility Week, and how we can raise the profile of and meaningful engagement for lesbians and same-sex attracted women. Lesbian Visibility Week culminates with Lesbian Visibility Day, which is held on April 26.   Scope and Sphere are peer workshops at Thorne Harbour Health for lesbian, bi, queer and sexually-diverse women (including trans participants) Find out more about Women's Health at Thorne Harbour at thorneharbour.org/services/womens-health Check out Thorne Harbour Health and ACON's joint LGBTIQ+ Women's Health Conference  Thorne Harbour Health offers  services for LGBTIQ+ women who are looking for affordable counselling in a safe environment where they can be open about their gender, sex, sexuality and a whole range of issues impacting them. Drink Limits is a free eight week therapeutic group looking at alcohol and anxiety for lesbian, bisexual and queer women (cis and trans) and anyone female identifying. ReThink The Drink is a project that seeks to inspire alcohol culture change among LGBTIQ women   Additionally, mark your calendars for an exciting event! Thorne Harbour Health presents the Countdown to Eurovision Trivia Night on Friday, May 3rd, at the Collingwood Town Hall. Kick off the Eurovision 2024 festivities with us! For more information and to reserve your table, visit thorneharbour.org/events. Check out our other JOY Podcasts for more on LGBTIQ+ health & wellbeing. If there’s something you’d like us to explore on the show, send through ideas or questions at wellwellwell@joy.org.au Find out more about LGBTIQ+ services and events in Victoria at Thorne Harbour Health and in South Australia at SAMESH. * This episode originally aired Thursday, April 18 2024 on JOY * This episode was recorded on the lands of the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung peoples. We pay our respects to their elders, past, present and emerging, and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.
To celebrate Lesbian Visibility Week - Rachel catches up with President of Dykes on Bikes Melbourne, T-Rex, to chat about this protective and supportive staple in our community. T-Rex shares some of the history of the club, what it means to support the visibility and identity of lesbian and of all same-sex attracted women. Lesbian Visibility Week culminates with Lesbian Visibility Day, which is held on April 26. Check out what Dykes on Bikes Melbourne will be up to including their upcoming regional Horsham and Maryborough rides on their website dykesonbikesmelbourne.org.au and find them on Facebook and Instagram   Find out more about  Women's Health at Thorne Harbour at thorneharbour.org/services/womens-health Scope and Sphere are peer workshops at Thorne Harbour Health for lesbian, bi, queer and sexually-diverse women (including trans participants) Check out Thorne Harbour Health and ACON's joint LGBTIQ+ Women's Health Conference  Thorne Harbour Health offers  services for LGBTIQ+ women who are looking for affordable counselling in a safe environment where they can be open about their gender, sex, sexuality and a whole range of issues impacting them. Drink Limits is a free eight week therapeutic group looking at alcohol and anxiety for lesbian, bisexual and queer women (cis and trans) and anyone female identifying. ReThink The Drink, a project that seeks to inspire alcohol culture change among LGBTIQ women Additionally, mark your calendars for an exciting event! Thorne Harbour Health presents the Countdown to Eurovision Trivia Night on Friday, May 3rd, at the Collingwood Town Hall. Kick off the Eurovision 2024 festivities with us! For more information and to reserve your table, visit thorneharbour.org/events. Check out our other JOY Podcasts for more on LGBTIQ+ health & wellbeing. If there’s something you’d like us to explore on the show, send through ideas or questions at wellwellwell@joy.org.au Find out more about LGBTIQ+ services and events in Victoria at Thorne Harbour Health and in South Australia at SAMESH. * This episode originally aired Thursday, April 25 2024 on JOY * This episode was recorded on the lands of the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung peoples. We pay our respects to their elders, past, present and emerging, and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.
LGBTQ+ people and the people who love, support and affirm us are discriminated against by religious educational institutions and faith-based service providers across the country, every day. Ghassan Kassisieh, Legal Director at Equality Australia joins us to discuss the new report Dismissed, Denied and Demeaned: A national report on LGBTQ+ discrimination in faith-based schools and organisations. We explore religious carveouts that enable faith based institutions to discriminate against LGBTIQ+ people, instances of affirming practices, and how we protect our community from harm. You can read the full report here: https://equalityaustralia.org.au/resources/dismissed-denied-and-demeaned-a-national-report-on-lgbtq-discrimination-in-faith-based-schools-and-organisations/ Find our more about Equality Australia at equalityaustralia.org.au  Want to hear more from Ghassan? We last spoke about the Religious Discrimination Bill during it's formation in 2020, and later for an update in 2021 as well as discussing our priorities for the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQA+ people during the Victorian State Elections Additionally, mark your calendars for an exciting event! Thorne Harbour Health presents the Countdown to Eurovision Trivia Night on Friday, May 3rd, at the Collingwood Town Hall. Kick off the Eurovision 2024 festivities with us! For more information and to reserve your table, visit thorneharbour.org/events. Check out our other JOY Podcasts for more on LGBTIQ+ health & wellbeing. If there’s something you’d like us to explore on the show, send through ideas or questions at wellwellwell@joy.org.au Find out more about LGBTIQ+ services and events in Victoria at Thorne Harbour Health and in South Australia at SAMESH. * This episode originally aired Thursday, April 18 2024 on JOY * This episode was recorded on the lands of the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung peoples. We pay our respects to their elders, past, present and emerging, and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.
Nathan Despott is a co-founder of Brave Network, a support and advocacy group for survivors of conversion practices, and SOGICE Survivors, a group that advocates for effective legislation to end conversion practices across Australia. Nathan shares with us some of the negative health impacts on LGBTIQA+ people caused by conversion practices, and his work in developing ethical guidelines for supporting survivors of harmful conversion practices. Additionally, mark your calendars for an exciting event! Thorne Harbour Health presents the Countdown to Eurovision Trivia Night on Friday, May 3rd, at the Collingwood Town Hall. Kick off the Eurovision 2024 festivities with us! For more information and to reserve your table, visit thorneharbour.org/events. Check out our other JOY Podcasts for more on LGBTIQ+ health & wellbeing. If there’s something you’d like us to explore on the show, send through ideas or questions at wellwellwell@joy.org.au Find out more about LGBTIQ+ services and events in Victoria at Thorne Harbour Health and in South Australia at SAMESH. * This episode originally aired Thursday, April 18 2024 on JOY * This episode was recorded on the lands of the Yalukit Willam clan of the Boonwurrung peoples. We pay our respects to their elders, past, present and emerging, and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.
Michael sits down with Amy Middleton, founder and publisher of Archer Magazine, to celebrate their Pride Award win for Outstanding Contribution to Media. Together, they reflect on the magazine's remarkable journey over the past decade, focusing on its mission to amplify marginalized or underrepresented voices within the LGTBTIQA+ community. Amy shares insights on parenthood, the evolving landscape of queer media, and the magazine's new home at Drummond Street. Later, we delve into the upcoming Resistance issue, exploring the significance of resisting against entrenched systems that exclude people, especially queer people. Lastly, Join us as we delve into Amy's reflections and insights on Archer Magazine's journey and its ongoing commitment to uplifting queer voices. Additionally, mark your calendars for an exciting event! Thorne Harbour Health presents the Countdown to Eurovision Trivia Night on Friday, May 3rd, at the Collingwood Town Hall. Kick off the Eurovision 2024 festivities with us! For more information and to reserve your table, visit thorneharbour.org/events. Check out our other JOY Podcasts for more on LGBTIQ+ health & wellbeing. If there’s something you’d like us to explore on the show, send through ideas or questions at wellwellwell@joy.org.au Find out more about LGBTIQ+ services and events in Victoria at Thorne Harbour Health and in South Australia at SAMESH. * This episode originally aired Thursday, April 11 2024 on JOY * This episode was recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri and Woi Wurrung peoples. We pay our respects to their elders, past, present and emerging, and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.
Rainbow Realities

Rainbow Realities

2024-04-1127:50

In this episode, we delve into the findings of the latest report, Rainbow Realities, which consolidates past research while shedding light on new insights into the experiences of the LGBTQA+ community in Australia regarding alcohol and drugs, family violence, sexual health, and more. Joining us is Natalie Amos, Research Fellow at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS), who will explore fresh analyses from surveys such as Private Lives, Writing Themselves In, and SWASH. Explore the comprehensive analysis in the report, Rainbow Realities: In-depth examinations of large-scale LGBTQA+ health and wellbeing data in Australia. Additionally, mark your calendars for an exciting event! Thorne Harbour Health presents the Countdown to Eurovision Trivia Night on Friday, May 3rd, at the Collingwood Town Hall. Kick off the Eurovision 2024 festivities with us! For more information and to reserve your table, visit thorneharbour.org/events.   Check out our other JOY Podcasts for more on LGBTIQ+ health & wellbeing. If there’s something you’d like us to explore on the show, send through ideas or questions at wellwellwell@joy.org.au Find out more about LGBTIQ+ services and events in Victoria at Thorne Harbour Health and in South Australia at SAMESH. * This episode originally aired Thursday, April 11 2024 on JOY * This episode was recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri and Woi Wurrung peoples. We pay our respects to their elders, past, present and emerging, and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.
Emen8 Project Lead Chris Williams joins us to discuss some of the recent blog posts to be published on the site, including how to introduce your same-sex partner to your parents. He also talks with Jack and Rachel about content available in multiple languages as well as a recent social media campaign promoting the use of PrEP on-demand. Check out our other JOY Podcasts for more on LGBTIQ+ health & wellbeing. If there’s something you’d like us to explore on the show, send through ideas or questions at wellwellwell@joy.org.au Find out more about LGBTIQ+ services and events in Victoria at Thorne Harbour Health and in South Australia at SAMESH.
The Sextech Project

The Sextech Project

2024-04-0427:19

The Digital Sexual Health or Sextech research project is focused on better understanding how LGBTQ+ people think about sextech, and how it can advance LGBTQ+ people’s sexual health by supporting safety, pleasure and wellbeing. Professor Kath Albury from Swinburne University of Technology joins Jack to discuss the project and some of the preliminary findings. Check out our other JOY Podcasts for more on LGBTIQ+ health & wellbeing. If there’s something you’d like us to explore on the show, send through ideas or questions at wellwellwell@joy.org.au Find out more about LGBTIQ+ services and events in Victoria at Thorne Harbour Health and in South Australia at SAMESH.
Jack and Rachel speak with academic, researcher and author Noah Roseman about his book Transgender Australia - A History Since 1910. Drawing on over a hundred oral history interviews and previously unexamined documents and media reports, it highlights how trans people have tried to live authentically while navigating a society that often treated them like outcasts. It is the first book to chart the history of gender diverse Australians, exploring both progress and ongoing battles.  See the book Transgender Australia - A History Since 1910 Victoria's Transgender History  - Transgender Victoria (TGV) 2021 report   Check out our other JOY Podcasts for more on LGBTIQ+ health & wellbeing.  If there’s something you’d like us to explore on the show, send through ideas or questions at wellwellwell@joy.org.au  Find out more about LGBTIQ+ services and events in Victoria at Thorne Harbour Health and in South Australia at SAMESH.
On this Trans Day of Visibility, we speak with trans advocate Tamsin Anspach from the South Australian Rainbow Advocacy Alliance, Youth Affairs Council of South Australia and Thorne Harbour Health Board Member, about her role as a leader within our trans and gender diverse communities, the South Australian government’s proposed human rights act, the future of trans health and the importance of trans visibility.   www.saraa.org.au thorneharbour.org www.yacsa.com.au   Check out our other JOY Podcasts for more on LGBTIQ+ health & wellbeing. If there’s something you’d like us to explore on the show, send through ideas or questions at wellwellwell@joy.org.au Find out more about LGBTIQ+ services and events in Victoria at Thorne Harbour Health and in South Australia at SAMESH.
This week started with the sad news that longstanding activist and Founding President of the Victorian AIDS Council (now Thorne Harbour Health) Phil Carswell OAM died peacefully at his home in Brisbane. Phil leaves behind a remarkable legacy of advocating for the health, wellbeing, and the rights of our LGBTIQA+ communities. In particular, Phil played a vital leadership role in Australia's role in responding to HIV and AIDS. Joining Cal Hawk in the studio for this episode is Dr Adam Carr. Both Adam and Phil were a part of the Community Living Legends series last year as Thorne Harbour Health (formerly the Victorian AIDS Council) celebrated 40 years. Adam speaks to his 50-year friendship with Phil and reflects on Phil's legacy as we listen to clips of Phil's speech at the Ruby Red Ball in July of 2023 as well as part of his interview on JOY. Click here to hear Phil's full interview as part of the Community Living Legends series.  Click here to listen and watch Phil's speech at Thorne Harbour Health's Ruby Red Ball.
Toby Bolton and Emma Dook join us to discuss the community housing project for LGBTIQ+ folk in Melbourne, The Harbour. We also hear from them about housing insecurity and homelessness broadly in Victoria today, and Thorne Harbour's Housing Plus program. Check out our other JOY Podcasts for more on LGBTIQ+ health & wellbeing. If there’s something you’d like us to explore on the show, send through ideas or questions at wellwellwell@joy.org.au Find out more about LGBTIQ+ services and events in Victoria at Thorne Harbour Health and in South Australia at SAMESH.
Rachel and Jacinta speak with two researchers from the University of Wollongong, Associate Research Fellow Kate Manlik and Associate Professor Catherine Mac Phail, about the latest research project about HIV risk for women, prevention requirements, and use of PrEP. While the very limited research on this topic is all about heterosexual women – Kate and Catherine are working hard to change that! We chat about the significant issues around PrEP access for women who are at risk of HIV and what the future may hold. If you would like to take part in the study see details in the flyer below and access the survey here Check out our other JOY Podcasts for more on LGBTIQ+ health & wellbeing. If there’s something you’d like us to explore on the show, send through ideas or questions at wellwellwell@joy.org.au Find out more about LGBTIQ+ services and events in Victoria at Thorne Harbour Health and in South Australia at SAMESH. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:11 — 40.1MB) | Embed Subscribe or Follow Us: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon Music | Android | iHeartRadio | Stitcher | Blubrry | Podchaser | Email | Deezer | RSS
Jacinta and Rachel speak to the inspiring Julie Peters. Even in her 70s, Julie Peters is naïve enough to believe the world can be a better place and has her life trying to make it happen; as a doctoral researcher in public health and anthropology of gender, a teacher, sessional academic, cabaret performer, writer, parliamentary candidate, practical environmentalist and media professional. A strong focus of her work over three decades has been to demythologise and promote social justice and equity for trans and gender diverse individuals with the public, health professionals and across intersectional academic discourses. Julie takes us on her incredible journey from childhood to transitioning in the seventies to her words of wisdom for young trans people.   Check out our other JOY Podcasts for more on LGBTIQ+ health & wellbeing. If there’s something you’d like us to explore on the show, send through ideas or questions at wellwellwell@joy.org.au Find out more about LGBTIQ+ services and events in Victoria at Thorne Harbour Health and in South Australia at SAMESH. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:11 — 40.1MB) | Embed Subscribe or Follow Us: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon Music | Android | iHeartRadio | Stitcher | Blubrry | Podchaser | Email | Deezer | RSS
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