Brayden’s Story

Brayden cannot remember exactly what he put in the note to his mum. It was, he says, done in a state of high emotion – he had something important to say and needed to say it quickly. Once Brayden finished writing, he left the note where his mum would find it when she got home.…

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A Country Practice – Dr Jacinta Clark

PREGNANT women in the Limestone Coast will be delivered easier access to specialist care, thanks to a new initiative bringing young doctors to the country for on the job training. It’s seen 28 year old Dr Jacinta Clark start work at Mount Gambier Hospital this week, as an obstetric and gynaecology  service registrar. “The title…

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IDAHOBIT 2022

Today is #IDAHOBIT, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia & Discrimination Against Intersex People. It’s a day to celebrate all that makes the LGBTIQ+ community unique. This year we are grateful to be able to celebrate and learn with our partners and supporters around the country who are hosting events to mark the day.…

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Scholar Welcome 2022

The Pinnacle Foundation family has welcomed incoming scholarship recipients and their mentors in five states and the ACT. The events were filled with joy, celebration and laughter. Congratulations to our incoming and returning scholars. Thank you to our incoming and returning mentors. Thank you to the many volunteers, donors and partners who through their sustained…

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Louise Fisher and Peter Maher

Louise and Peter have been involved with The Pinnacle Foundation and have generously sponsored the Darryl Wild Scholarship since 2012. They have seen the first-hand impact that education, representation, support, and acceptance has on the lives of young LGBTIQ+ Australians. Louise and Peter decided to fund the Darryl Wild Scholarship in honour of their late…

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Nathan Li

Nathan joined the Pinnacle family in 2012 as one of our scholars and his journey has come full circle with him now taking on the role as one of our valued mentors. Nathan has had a successful career since graduating from Sydney University Law School. He is in his second year of Barrister practice, having…

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Caiti Galwey

We have just welcomed our new scholars for 2022 and we are so inspired by the passion, resilience and determination of our new scholars. The young people who have been granted a Pinnacle scholarship in 2022 show the diversity and intersectionality that represents the LGBTIQ+ community in Australia. Our incoming scholars, who have so generously…

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Mardi Gras 2022

If you’re anything like us, reliving the amazing Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Pride March is high on our list of things to do today and now you can see it from our perspective! Thank you to our NSW Chair, Liam Buckley, for coordinating our contingent, to Google, for their grant to support us,…

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Gabin Soosaipillai

We have just welcomed our new scholars for 2022 and we are so inspired by the passion, resilience and determination of our new scholars. The young people who have been granted a Pinnacle scholarship in 2022 show the diversity and intersectionality that represents the LGBTIQ+ community in Australia. Our incoming scholars, who have so generously…

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Picnic For Pinnacle 2022

Pinnacle co-founders Sean Linkson OAM and Philip Comans hosted their 2022 Picnic for Pinnacle in the most magnificent coastal setting. As well as reuniting with dear friends, they raised thousands of dollars to support the Pinnacle program which helps to educate and support young LGBTIQ+ Australians to realise their full potential and overcome challenges arising…

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