WHO WE ARE
SPARK. is a social platform for same-sex attracted guys (trans inclusive) aged 18-26. We host a range of free peer-led workshops exploring issues such as identity, sexuality and sexual health. Peer-led means that the workshops are run by other young gay, bi and queer guys. We are particularly interested in HIV and sexual health, but we engage a broad range of topics that are important to our community! If you are keen to meet new people and learn a bit more about yourself then check us out!
SPARK. is an ACON initiative. ACON is Australia's largest LGBTI community health organisation. To find out more about ACON and the work we do, click here: www.acon.org.au
START MAKING SENSE
Meet other young guys and learn about identity, sexuality, coming out, family, friendships, relationships, the gay community and how to build social networks. We'll also teach you about HIV, sexual health and how to stay safe when hooking up!
Meet like minded guys and explore issues around sexuality, intimacy, relationships, sexual attitudes, communication, HIV and sexual health. Get tips and techniques about how to have a better, healthier sex life. You'll also get to hear from a panel of guys in the know.
GETTING IT ONLINE
Learn tips and techniques for setting up a safe and effective gay networking profile. Make new friends while discussing the advantages and disadvantages of using the internet/apps for finding mates, dates and sex. Discuss social values, online etiquette and sexual discrimination.
START MAKING SENSE - MIDDLE EASTERN & ARABIC BACKGROUND
This workshop is for guys aged 18-30 who are from an Arabic and/or Middle Eastern background. Explore being same-sex attracted, coming out, cultural identity, friendships, relationships, family, the gay community, building social networks, as well as HIV and sexual health.
START MAKING SENSE ONLINE - RURAL & REGIONAL
If you live in a rural or regional area, this workshop is an opportunity to meet other guys around NSW and learn more about identity, coming out, sexuality, friendships, relationships, family, HIV and sexual health. All you need is an internet connection and a webcam enabled laptop or phone!
START MAKING SENSE - MANDARIN
This workshop of for guys aged 18-30 who speak Mandarin. Explore being same-sex attracted, coming out, cultural identity, friendships, relationships, family, the gay community, building social networks, as well as HIV and sexual health. This workshop is delivered in Mandarin.