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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. The last two years have offered unique opportunities to reach further virtually and connect across the country.

We are delighted to welcome HCF Australia as our newest gold partner – including the creation of The HCF Australia Scholarship which will be awarded annually from 2023 to young LGBTIQ+ scholars.

Each event is a special forum for discussion and learning – discussions ranging from how to actively support each other and create a culture of inclusion – to the importance of mentorship and visibility for young people as they begin their career journeys. Thank you to all our partners for your efforts today. Thanks for including our scholars – Principal Partner CBA, Gold partners Maddocks, UN-ltd, and HCF, Bronze partner Dominos Give for Good and our friends at KPMG.

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Rhian on Studio 10 – Wear It Purple Day 2022

The Pinnacle Foundation scholar Rhian Mordaunt appeared on Channel 10’s Studio 10 with Sarah Harris…

Scholar Welcome 2022

The Pinnacle Foundation family has welcomed incoming scholarship recipients and their mentors in five states…

James Holland

James Holland

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Dylan Lloyd

Dylan Lloyd

I want to share with you some of the ways in which Pinnacle has empowered…

Brenda Appleton

Trans Day of Visibility

Trans Day of Visibility is an annual international celebration of transgender pride and awareness, recognising…

Jennifer Westacott AO, Patron of The Pinnacle Foundation

Jennifer Westacott AO shares her thoughts about the importance of the Pinnacle program.

Bronte Charles

Bronte Charles

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My worlds are clashing by Rhian Mordaunt

Pinnacle Foundation scholar, Rhian Mordaunt, recently penned this beautifully written and powerful piece for the…

Jacinta Clark

Jacinta Clark was welcomed into the Pinnacle family in 2018 as one of our scholars….

Anu Francis

Anu Francis

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Hannah Worsley

Hannah Worsley

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Midsumma Parade and Melbourne Pride

The Pinnacle Foundation’s Victorian committee joined this year’s Midsumma Festival Pride March. With a marching…

A message from the Governor of Victoria (Patron-in-Chief of The Pinnacle Foundation): Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

On behalf of the people of Victoria, I extend my sincere condolences to His Majesty…

Murray Gatt

Murray Gatt

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The Honourable Justice Thomas Bradley

The Honourable Justice Thomas Bradley shares with us why he decided to become a Pinnacle…

Caiti Galwey

We have just welcomed our new scholars for 2022 and we are so inspired by…

Caitlyn Georgeson

Caitlyn Georgeson

Caitlyn took part in The Pinnacle Foundation’s Scholarship program during 2014-2017 while undertaking a Bachelor…

Brisbane Pride Festival 2022

This year, the Pinnacle Foundation again participated in Brisbane Pride March. Our Queensland committee was…

Hayden Moon

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Out For Australia 30 Under 30 Award

Congratulations!   We at The Pinnacle Foundation would like to congratulate everyone who has been awarded…

MEDIA RELEASE

Developments at The Pinnacle Foundation Established in 2007, The Pinnacle Foundation is a national charity…

The extraordinary joy of being considered ordinary

South Australian committee member, Simon Royal, wrote a gorgeous article for Indaily, featuring Pinnacle scholar…

Her Excellency the Hon Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria

Pinnacle Foundation Patron-in-Chief, Her Excellency the Hon Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, hosted a…

young men at the beach

Article posted in the Star Observer (August 17, 2020)

Philip Comans graduated in the 1970s when tertiary degrees were free for students in Australia….

MEDIA RELEASE

Launch of Project Pronoun Only two chief executive officers of Australia’s top 100 ASX-listed companies…

Picnic For Pinnacle 2022

Pinnacle co-founders Sean Linkson OAM and Philip Comans hosted their 2022 Picnic for Pinnacle in…

Sujin Jang

Sujin Jang

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“The art of changing lives”

A gift made possible by two of South Australia’s most significant arts figures is changing…

Odette Maher

Every year we receive inspiring and outstanding applications from young LGBTIQ+ Australians all around the…

Louise Fisher and Peter Maher

Louise and Peter have been involved with The Pinnacle Foundation and have generously sponsored the…

Laura Cripps

August 2019

Laura Cripps What was it like for you to be part of The Pinnacle Foundation…

Alan Joyce AC, Patron of The Pinnacle Foundation

Alan Joyce AC shares his thoughts about the value and impact of the Pinnacle program.

Picnic For Pinnacle

Things are in full swing with Picnic for Pinnacle. Picnics are being hosted by supporters…

A Country Practice – Dr Jacinta Clark

PREGNANT women in the Limestone Coast will be delivered easier access to specialist care, thanks…

Cameron Tirendi

BHP | Principal Program Delivery | Global Co-Lead Jasper, LGBTIQ+ ally network | Mental Health…

Penny Wilson

Penny Wilson is one of our valued regular donors and has supported The Pinnacle Foundation…

Georg Tamm

Georg Tamm

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Dr Glen Lo

Dr Glen Lo

What inspired you to become a mentor at The Pinnacle Foundation? My inspiration is to…

young men at the beach

Scott Aldred and Zac Hayes

Each year at The Pinnacle Foundation we introduce new scholars into our Pinnacle Scholarship Program….

Brisbane Pride Festival March 2021

After the uncertainty of the last eighteen months, The Pinnacle Foundation’s Queensland committee seized the…

The History of The Pinnacle Foundation

The Pinnacle Foundation’s journey began serendipitously back in October 2005 when Sean Linkson OAM, filling…

Mardi Gras 2022

If you’re anything like us, reliving the amazing Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Pride…

Brayden’s Story

Brayden cannot remember exactly what he put in the note to his mum. It was,…

Benjamin Law

‘Yield!’: Former High Court judge Michael Kirby’s surprising relationship secret

By Benjamin Law (article appearing in Good Weekend ) Each week, Benjamin Law asks public figures to…

Hayden Moon

Hayden Moon

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Oliver McGrath

Oliver McGrath

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Andy Tran

In 2019, The Pinnacle Foundation welcomed Andy Tran as one of our scholars. During his…

Alastair Lawrie

Alastair Lawrie has been a valued mentor at The Pinnacle Foundation for the past three…

Gabin Soosaipillai

We have just welcomed our new scholars for 2022 and we are so inspired by…

Rhian Mordaunt

Rhian Mordaunt

Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle…

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Ben Bjarnesen

What inspired you to become involved with The Pinnacle Foundation? Growing up I didn’t have…

Nathan Li

Nathan joined the Pinnacle family in 2012 as one of our scholars and his journey…

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…

Picnic For Pinnacle – SA

All across the country, people are getting together in pubs, breweries, restaurants, wineries and at…

David Edwards Photo

David Edwards

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Lewis McFarlane

Lewis McFarlane

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Nathan Cappelluti Photo

Nathan Cappelluti

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Lorraine Hall

Lorraine Hall

Lorraine Hall has been a valued mentor at the Pinnacle Foundation for nearly four years,…

Scholar Welcome 2021 – ACT

As we start to emerge, in a COVID-safe way, our scholars, mentors, Committee and Board…

Mardi Gras 2021

The Pinnacle Foundation participated in our first ever #SydneyMardiGras and what an amazing night it…

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Renae Papalexiou

Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle…

Isabella Kotasek

Isabella (Izzy) Kotasek

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Arthur Forrest

Arthur Forrest

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Lili Murtagh

Lili Murtagh

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Nic Steepe

Nic Steepe

Nic’s journey with The Pinnacle Foundation has come full circle – he began as a…

Angel St. James

Angel St James

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Connor Allen

Connor Allen

Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle…