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  This week Cal and Michael dial in with Phil Carswell, the inaugural President of the Victorian AIDS Council (now Thorne Harbour Health) to discuss the very first AIDS Candlelight Memorial – and the importance of understanding and remembering our HIV history. We take a moment to reflect on Patti LaBelle’s Oh, People. 

The memorial will connect us digitally on Sunday 17th May 5-6pm. Head to Living Positive Victoria‘s website for more details

Later, we connect t with two Thorne Harbour Health volunteers, Alberto and Andrew in the lead up to National Volunteers Week next week. They share with us how they are staying actively engaged in their volunteer roles during COVID, and what motivates them to volunteer with Thorne Harbour.

Before we sign off we discuss some changes (and possible hurdles) to PrEP access and look forward to getting physical again as restrictions start to ease in Victoria.

Volunteer with Thorne Harbour Health 

The AIDS Candlelight Memorial

Rainbow Connections at Thorne Harbour Health 

Queer Fiction in Strange Times – LGBTI Women’s writing workshop: Sunday May 17

Conquering COVID: Starting May 19


This show originally aired Thursday 14th May 2020.

Grab this and other podcasts from the Well, Well, Well team on iTunes | Spotify | or your favourite podcast platform – or head to joy.org.au/wellwellwell

Head to www.thorneharbour.org for more information about Thorne Harbour’s LGBTI health and well-being services


About the author: Michael


Michael is a Health Educator at Thorne Harbour Health (formerly the Victorian AIDS Council), working in the Sexually Adventurous Men (SAM) Project and it's Down an' Dirty campaign.

- Michael is a producer, co-host and podcast editor for Well, Well, Well @ 8pm Thursday nights on JOY discussing sex, health, and well-being in our LGBTI communities.

- Michael is a producer, co-host and podcast editor for Hide and Seek @ 9pm Wednesday nights on JOY discussing gay men's sex!

Michael is also a PrEP advocate with PAN [PrEPaccessNOW], and enjoys a well made negroni.


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