‘YES’ for the health and wellbeing of our rainbow community!

Cobaw Community Health’s WayOut program is hosting a colourful morning tea on Wednesday 15 November in recognition of the Australian Marriage Law postal survey outcome announcement.

There will be live music, free food, and LGBTIQ+ health and support information provided at the morning tea, as well as key speakers following the results announcement. All community members are welcome to attend the alcohol free event at the Royal George Hotel in Piper Street, Kyneton from 11:00am.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) estimates that 77 per cent of Australians have returned their surveys, as of 27 October, with the announcement of results by the ABS at 11:30am on 15 November.

Cobaw Community Health recently joined 22 other community health organisations in a statement in support of marriage equality.

“It is our hope that there will be a positive result in the marriage equality survey for the health and wellbeing of our local LGBTIQ+ community. Research has shown the lack of marriage equality to be specifically associated with poorer health and wellbeing outcomes among LGBTIQ people,” said Margaret McDonald, Cobaw CEO.

Cobaw Community Health provides access to a range of supports, as well as health promotion activities and safe spaces for community members to engage and celebrate. Cobaw’s WayOut program is funded by the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services to support the LGBTIQ+ community in the Macedon Ranges. The Victorian Government has provided one-off funding to support LGBTIQ+ community members to access support during this postal survey period. Community members who need counselling support or LGBTIQ+ specific information can contact Cobaw on 5421 1666.