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2016 International Candlelight Memorial Day Australia – we remember our friends In the 1980s and early 1990s, many young Australian's died due to AIDS-related illness. Memorial services for their families and friends were common. Since the arrival of life-saving treatments, people living with HIV can now experience a long life. As a result, memorial services have slowly been reduced as life expectancies have increased.
Stigma and discrimination undermine more than just HIV prevention and treatments Australia's known the world over as the lucky country and our unrestricted access to financial services such as life insurance is something that most Australians simply take for granted.
The Story of Patricia Kennedy OAM A Grandmothers Fight to do What's Right - Battling HIV Stigma in Australia Hear how Patricia Kennedy, an Australian Scottish born Grandmother, remembers the 1980's and the arrival of HIV & AIDS to Australia A shocking and yet compelling interview for people who want to know the truth about a dark time in Australia's brief history, so we can learn how not to repeat the…
Proud to be part of the Honour Awards A heartfelt thank you to all our clients, friends and supporters
A big step closer to making the impossible, possible People living with HIV in Australia can now get full life insurance.

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Drew Browne (he/him)

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  • Single

    Age is no indicator of relationship status or financial responsibility.

    • You can be young and starting out or older and established; and both enjoying living the single life.
    • You might be single, single again, sometimes single, single with kids, single with pets or perhaps something a little more complicated.

    When it comes to being single in the LGBTQI+ community, there's really no such thing as average.

    And it's your single life, so live it your way.

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  • Partnered

    Sharing life and love with someone can be twice as exciting.

    • You might be partnered, partnered with pets, officially de facto, officially married (yay!), splitting expenses but sharing life, or joining incomes and combining financial lives too.
    • You might be together but living apart, working towards a future with kids, thinking about fostering, adopting, IVF or surrogacy; or perhaps something a little more complicated.

    When it comes to being partnered in the LGBTQI+ community, there's really no such thing as average.

    There's no right or wrong way to live a purposeful life, just what works for you both.

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  • Parenting

    For today's LGBTQI+ families, there are no accidental families.

    • You might be parenting and single with kids, parenting solo with kids, parenting and partnered with kids, (yours, theirs and ours), dual parents with kids, co-parents, foster parents, adoptive parents, or even adoptive parents of kids with additional needs (just beautiful!).
    • You might be a lesbian co-parenting couple or super involved 'Guncles' or Aunties. You might not even identify with the broader LGBTQI+ community but find yourself a parent in a same-sex relationship, or perhaps something a little more complicated.

    When it comes to parenting in the LGBTQI+ community, there's really no such thing as average.

    However you're doing it, Love makes a family.

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