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Well, Well, Well

27 Jul 2023

Chris Gill – Community Living Legend

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Chris Gill – Community Living Legend

Chris Gill was a founding member of the Victorian AIDS Action Committee back in 1983. As the organisation became the Victorian AIDS Council, Chris went on the worked in a number of volunteer and paid roles until the mid 1990s, including as foundation Manager of the People Living With AIDS Program and as Campaigns and Community Relations Officer in the Education Program. Chris also served as editor or the Melbourne Star Observer for 3 years from 1988 and was a Co–Convenor of the Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby (now the Pride Lobby).  In the early 2000s, he helped set up the philanthropic Gay and Lesbian Foundation of Australia (now the Pride Foundation).

This episode is part of the Community Living Legends series, reflecting on a legacy of community-driven action to improve our health and wellbeing as Thorne Harbour Health celebrates its 40th Anniversary.

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.

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