The Victorian AIDS Council (VAC) is well established as a service that supports people living with HIV (PLHIV) and men who have sex with men (MSM). What many people don’t realise is that they also offer counselling for same-sex attracted women, covering a range of issues including relationships, work, health, family and addictions.
Research has shown that one issue many same-sex attracted women are concerned about is their reliance on alcohol. The culture of drinking as a social lubricant has created a problem in many communities, and it can be especially difficult amongst the LGBTI networks. Finding a social outlet that doesn’t involve alcohol can be hard, and drinking heavily in certain circles has become normal and accepted behaviour. This may be one large factor in the high statistics of same-sex attracted women who find they are drinking too much.
GLOBE catches up with Louise Karch, Director of BRANDfluence, GLOBE member and convener of the GLOBEpreneurs program to talk all things mentoring, leadership and branding.
Louise has brought a unique approach to branding to Australia from her native Canada. An approach that sees organisations and individuals set themselves apart from the throng to become recognisable among the thousands of marketing messages everyone receives each day as a way to generate business, networks and revenue.
BRANDfluence is all about discovering and nurturing your personal brand. Not just a logo, but a name, a story, a perception and much more. Louise specialises in helping people show why they are special and telling their story in a way that is real and gets results.
The Gay and Lesbian Organisation of Business and Enterprise (GLOBE) has announced another successful year.
Figures released at its Annual General Meeting held on 12 August 2014 showed that GLOBE delivered an operating profit of $24,631 and an increase in turnover by about 40%.
President of GLOBE David Micallef says the success has come from increased membership, more events, sponsorship and better financial management of events.
GLOBE presented five recipients each with a grant of $1000 last Thursday to support development of exciting projects in the GLBTI community.
Together with the Minister for Health, the Hon David Davis, GLOBE presented the grants to StartOutAustralia, the FTM Shed, PrideTV.com.au, Sarah Calati and the Melbourne Gay and Lesbian Chorus.