Welcome to Breastville
By Isabella Cornell
It shouldn’t take too much effort to get our community to talk about breasts.
We know that lesbian, bisexual, queer and other same-sex attracted women, as well as trans women and men, intersex people, and gender diverse people of all sexualities tend to have lower screening rates for cancer.
Despite their higher risk of breast cancer, LBQ women and trans individuals are rarely the focus of traditional breast awareness campaigns.
Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women in Australia and about 43 people will be diagnosed every day in Australia. Anyone with breast tissue can get breast cancer.
That’s why, ACON has created this amazing Breast Cancer awareness event for LBQ Women in conjunction with their #TalkTouchTest campaign, Cancer Institute of NSW and Breastscreen NSW. It is taking place on Feb 25 at Marrickville Town Hall and is a free community event – with free mammograms for anyone over 50.
This event is supported by Inner West Council through a Community Grant 2016.