Brisbane Pride Festival 2022

This year, the Pinnacle Foundation again participated in Brisbane Pride March. Our Queensland committee was joined by some of our local scholars, mentors, and partners to help celebrate the joy of Pride and marching with our community. Thankfully the Brisbane spring weather held out, enabling us to have a great day celebrating our LGBTIQ+ community…

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Coming out as gay to my parents: Brayden’s story – SBS

Brayden wrote a note to his mum, walked away and started to cry Noongar man Brayden Cockroft faced a challenge coming out as gay before he was ready to but says it shouldn’t have to be so hard for others in Australia. A special scholarship program is hoping to support young LGBTIQ+ people who have…

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Rhian on Studio 10 – Wear It Purple Day 2022

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The Pinnacle Foundation scholar Rhian Mordaunt appeared on Channel 10’s Studio 10 with Sarah Harris and Tristan McManus on Wear It Purple Day. Rhian had an open and honest discussion on the barriers and challenges arising from his identity. We mark Wear It Purple Day by wearing purple in support of all members of the…

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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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