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Announcing QConnect

Be part of an exciting new on-line site for community building between LGBTI generations: an innovative venture to foster age-transcending friendships.

A special time in history

The LGBTI community has never in the past had a visible, accessible ‘older generation’ to turn to for a sense of history, mentorship, and a different perspective on life as an LGBTI person. We believe that intergenerational connections enrich us all and build a true, multi-dimensional community, with opportunities to share companionship, knowledge, skills and interests.

Aged Care for Transsexuals

GRAI Matters October 2014


  • Right To Belong heads to Albany
  • Trans Ageing
  • Roundtable Reports
  • Catherine Barrett visits (twice)
  • City of Vincent Documentary

Too Old to Remember: song of stories of LGBT older people

Commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation for their event, A Better Life, this song is composed out of the stories of older LGBT people. It is sung by members of Out Aloud Choir, Sheffield, written by Sally Goldsmith and arranged and directed by Val Regan. Photos by Jo Hanley and Anton Want.

GRAI Matters June 2014


  • Who is TED?
  • The Apple Tree
  • GRAI Out and About
  • Training in full swing
  • CDC - What does it mean for you?
  • New Board Members

Media Release: GRAI to deliver LGBTI sensitivity training to aged care service providers in WA

April 11th, 2014 

Aged care providers in WA will soon have the opportunity to receive free one-day training to help them develop inclusive services that are safe and welcoming for LGBTI older adults.

This week, GRAI finalised an agreement with the National LGBTI Health Alliance to deliver LGBTI sensitivity training to the aged care sector in WA. The training will suit residential facilities, retirement villages, community care providers and services engaging with older members of the community.

LAUNCH of GRAI’s new training project

You are warmly invited to celebrate the LAUNCH of GRAI’s new training project:

RIGHT TO BELONG: LGBTI* People & Aged Care

Tuesday 6 May 2014
5.30 -7.30pm (6pm start)
Hotel Northbridge
210 Lake St, Northbridge

Guest Speaker
Dr Gavi Ansara Phd

GRAI Matters March 2014


  • GRAI Launches Aged Care Training
  • Perth’s Gay Icons - Nana Neil
  • Fun at Fairday
  • 55Upitty
  • Val’s Cafe
  • Lastest News
  • How to Age
  • Tell your story
  • Prime Timers
  • GRAI Supermodels

GRAI Matters December 2013

Inside this issue:

  1. Letter from the Chair
  2. LGBTI Inclusivity Training in Aged Care
  3. 2013 AGM and Round-up
  4. Pride Parade | Future directions
  5. Tea, wine, curb dementia
  6. Sex Discrimination Act
  7. Stockholm LGBT retirement home
  8. Rethinking age in the context of care
  9. Ensuring The Gateway is pink-friendly
  10. Intergenerational opportunities
  11.  Care needs of gay men aged 60+
  12. Time to value longevity
  13.  Jude Comfort, a big thank you
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