Looking forward to a little Afternoon Delight

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Enjoy an afternoon of movie entertainment, refreshments and social contact to support the mental health of Australian LGBTI. 

Afternoon Delight is a movie matinee and relaxed social afternoon for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex seniors and their friends.

Watch the feature film McKellen: Playing the Part, and selection of short films followed by a delicious afternoon tea, networking and access to local health information.

ACON’s LOVE Project, Afternoon Delight, aims to reduce social isolation, increase community networking and provide access to LGBTI specific healthy ageing information and inclusive local health services.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018, Afternoon Delight is a cultural highlight in NSW’s LGBTI social calendar.

Dates and locations:

Admission: $5

RSVP is essential. Click here to RSVP

Location Session Address
Sydney Sun 14 Jul, 2pm-5pm Events Cinemas,505-525 George St
Newcastle Sun 28 Jul, 2pm-5pm Events Cinemas, Westfield Kotara Rooftop Cnr Northcott Dr & Park Ave.
Sawtell Sat 3 Aug,
2pm-5pm
Majestic Cinema, First Avenue
Wagga Wagga Sat 10 Aug, 12.30pm-4pm Wagga Wagga Art Gallery Morrow St & Baylis St
Lismore Sat 17 Aug, 2pm-5pm Birch Carroll & Coyle, Cnr Keen St & Zodac St
Katoomba Sun 25 Aug, 2pm-5pm The Baroque Room Carrington Hotel, 15-47 Katoomba St

Why Afternoon Delight is so important

The mental health of Australian LGBTI people is worse than the national average, with higher rates of depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicide. These mental health disparities are linked by many to experiences of homophobic and transphobic abuse and discourses.

Depression and social isolation are mutually enforcing, and social isolation emerged as a significant issue for LOVE Project participants. In general, LGBTI seniors experience higher rates of loneliness and social isolation than their non-LGBTI counterparts.

Afternoon Delight encourages people to engage with their local LGBTI community and support interactions with each other by providing a fun social outing for LGBTI seniors and their friends. This enables people who may feel socially isolated to create community connections and get to meet other LGBTI people in their local area.

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About ACON & Love Project

ACON is NSW’s leading health promotion organisation specialising in HIV prevention, HIV support and LGBTI health. Established in 1985, its mission is to enhance the health and wellbeing of people in LGBTI communities.

Afternoon Delight is presented by ACON’s Living Older Visibly and Engaged
(LOVE) Project. The LOVE Project aims to empower LGBTI seniors to lead healthy, active and more social lives.

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