Portrait of Heather Morgan

Heather Morgan

Heather Morgan retired in 2017 as team leader at The Positive Living Centre, part of the Victorian Aids Council, where she worked since 2008. In 1991, she was a founding member of Switchboard – a confidential telephone counselling service for Melbourne's queer community. Following this, she joined Aidsline, where she worked for 14 years.

Heather is thrilled to be recognized as an LGBTI elder by the organisers of The Coming Back Out Ball in 2017. In her retirement, Heather looks forward to officiating the occasional wedding in her new role as an Authorised Celebrant (once marriage equality is finally recognised in Australia) – but mostly looks forward to playing poker to supplement her income. She is better known as ‘Diamond Lil’ by the professional card sharks.