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Liberal MP condemns Indonesia’s treatment of gay men

Liberal MP condemns Indonesia’s treatment of gay men




Liberal MP Trent Zimmerman has called the caning of two gay men in Indonesia “cruel and sickening” following the public punishment in Aceh this week. The two men were arrested after vigilantes broke into their residence, and claimed the pair were having gay sex which is against Aceh’s laws. Zimmerman said Australia should not stand […]

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UK Police welcome first gender-fluid officer

UK Police welcome first gender-fluid officer




A new initiative from Britain’s Metropolitan Police has encouraged the country’s first gender-fluid officer to reveal their identity in the workplace. Callum/Abi, who has been an officer for 13 years, revealed their fluidity after receiving an email encouraging staff to “Bring Your Whole Self To Work.” “The first time I walked into a Met building […]

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South Korean soldier given jail time for sex with his partner

South Korean soldier given jail time for sex with his partner




An army captain in South Korea has been handed a suspended prison term in a ruling from a military court for having sex with his male partner. South Korean conscription laws ensure the nation’s men are made to serve approximately two years in the military, due to their proximity and long-standing conflict with neighbour North […]

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ANZ, Bankwest, UWA and more win at Australian LGBTI Inclusion Awards

ANZ, Bankwest, UWA and more win at Australian LGBTI Inclusion Awards




ANZ has been awarded 2017 Employer of the Year at the Australian LGBTI Inclusion Awards, a special event held in Sydney by the AIDS Council of New South Wales’ (ACON) national not-for-profit program, Pride in Diversity. The top award takes prime position on an annual list of Australia’s best employers as assessed by the Australian Workplace Equality […]

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Pride & Politics: PICYS youth and Senator Louise Pratt talk LGBTIQ issues

Pride & Politics: PICYS youth and Senator Louise Pratt talk LGBTIQ issues




The 17th of May marked a massive milestone in the LGBTI movement with it being International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. One of Perth’s LGBTI friendly youth mental health organisations, Perth Inner City Youth Services (PICYS), coincided with the world of politics by convening a meeting with Labor Senator and LGBTI activist, Louise Pratt, […]

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Writer Liz Newell explores grief, family and brown bread in Toast

Writer Liz Newell explores grief, family and brown bread in Toast




Currently on stage at The Blue Room Theatre, Toast is a story that tackles the harsh realities and home truths we all face sooner or later in each of our own lives. Starring Anna Lindstedt, Samantha Maclean, Amy Mathews and Alison van Reeken, the play takes audiences into the lives of three very different daughters and how […]

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Advocates welcome Lib MP support for free vote on marriage equality

Advocates welcome Lib MP support for free vote on marriage equality




Marriage equality activists have welcomed support from Liberal MP Trent Zimmerman for a free vote on marriage equality, warning the Government they will be “held to account” if there is no progress before the next federal election. Mr Zimmerman, an openly gay government MP, has reaffirmed his previously stated support for a free vote in […]

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Greens call for LGBTIQ asylum seekers on Manus to be brought to Australia

Greens call for LGBTIQ asylum seekers on Manus to be brought to Australia




The Greens have called on the federal government to allow LGBTIQ asylum seekers on Manus Island to be settled in Australia following news the detention centre will close in October this year. The party questioned immigration officials in senate estimates this week, highlighting the risks faced by queer asylum seekers on Manus Island. Greens spokesperson […]

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Cannes Film Festival jury protest gay/bi persecution in Chechnya

Cannes Film Festival jury protest gay/bi persecution in Chechnya




Members of the jury at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival have taken a visible stand against reports of violence towards gay and bi men in Chechnya. The jury of six arrived at the annual event, bearing signs adorned with pink triangles and slogans like ‘No More’ and ‘Silence = Death’ on the red carpet. The […]

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Queer coming out tale First Girl I Loved premieres Wednesday

Queer coming out tale First Girl I Loved premieres Wednesday




After being celebrated at Sundance International Film Festival with a NEXT Audience Award, teen coming out drama First Girl I Loved is premiering for Perth audiences tomorrow night. The feature from director Kerem Sanga stars Dylan Gelula (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Xanthippe) as a teenage misfit who would rather hang with her best pal Cliff than try […]

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