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With perfect timing for the summer drinking season an
award-winning New Zealand winemaker has named its
new summer rosé to honour the antipodean gay community.
"Pansy" was launched at Stonewall last month by South African-
New Zealand winemaker Erica Crawford (pictured) who
dedicated the wine to the gay and lesbian food and beverage
community in Auckland who supported her wine label during its
"It's appropriate to recognise that support with a bold wine
we're putting proudly into the market acknowledging a dynamic
and inspirational community," said Erica. Australia is the first
export market for the prize-winning drop, acknowledging the
8% increase in local consumption of table wines last year.
Once again Sydney's GLBT community will join to
celebrate the spirit of Christmas at the Sydney Town Hall.
Now in its 10th year The Metropolitan Community Church
Gay and Lesbian Christmas Eve Service has become a focal
point for many in the community at a difficult or joyous time of
year, depending on your situation.
This year's guest speaker will be Justice Michael Kirby who
will be joined by a variety artists. There will be carols and
communion and all are welcome to attend without exception.
Sydney Town Hall, December 24 8pm. Free, but seats may be
reser ved at a coast of $10. Call (02) 9569 5122.
Lesbians wanting to know the ins and outs of parenting and
pregnancy should attend the Lesbian Super Saturday at
Leichhardt Women's Community Health Centre on December 4,
2--6pm. "The afternoon will provide lesbians with information on
pre-conception health care, how to conceive, legal issues and
parenting as a lesbian," co-facilitator Chris Wilkinson said.
The day which is open to lesbians who are either planning
a family, or who may already be parents "will give women the
opportunity to meet other lesbians in similar situations, and to
get the latest information and advice from health and legal
professionals," Ms Wilkinson said. $20 per person covers
handouts, speakers and afternoon tea. For bookings or more
information, contact Leichhardt Women's Community Health
Centre (02) 9560 3011.
KILLARA WOMEN'S REFUGE Killara Women and Children's
Refuge is a crisis service for women and children escaping
domestic violence. They are the only crisis accommodation
service for families based in the Eastern suburbs of Sydney.
Due to limited funding, the refuge is seeking donations to help
provide for the growing number of families seeking services. If
you would like to make a donation please call Caroline on
(02) 9398 9057 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CLUB LEZZE The Lesbian Community Information and
Support Centre (LCISC) is a non-profit project aimed at
empowering Melbourne's lesbian community and culture.
It presents its fundraiser dance on New Year's Eve at the
Old Colonial Inn, Fitzroy, 8.30pm--late. For inquiries visit
RSPCA The RSPCA has warned pet owners to
avoid indulging pets with rich or fatty foods over the
Christmas break. Pieces of meats such as ham and pork
can spark serious health problems in animals, while
chocolate can have tragic repercussions. Owners are
also reminded to take holiday precautions for their
pets including bringing up to date all vaccinations, ensuring
that pets have identification clearly displayed, and
that food, clean water, and shade are close at paw.
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