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Protecting yourself and your family from marriage equality hate

Protecting yourself and your family from marriage equality hate




What should you do if the commentary of the marriage equality debate and the postal survey become overwhelming. Psychologist Colin Longworth suggests some practical things you can do do. When I thought I saw Marriage Equality opponent Margaret Court on the Yahoo news page, (admittedly I was mistaken) I thought to myself “Here we go!”. […]

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Health organisations call on politicians to support marriage equality

Health organisations call on politicians to support marriage equality




Thirty six leading national health organisations have called on the Federal Government to put an end to marriage discrimination and legislate for marriage equality. Tiernan Brady, Executive Director, The Equality Campaign welcomed the statement, saying the focus of the marriage equality debate should be people. “It’s easy in the middle of all the politics to forget what […]

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American pediatrician’s claims about transgender people disputed

American pediatrician’s claims about transgender people disputed




An article published by the president of American College of Pediatricians has been rebuked by another body of medical experts who challenge it’s validity. The article titled I’m a Pediatrician. How Transgender Ideology Has Infiltrated My Field and Produced Large-Scale Child Abuse was authored by Dr Michelle Cretella. Cretella is the president of the American College of Pediatricians, a […]

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Are you a same sex attracted person of faith?

Are you a same sex attracted person of faith?




Are you a same-sex attracted person of faith? A research project at Edith Cowan University is seeking participants for a study that is looking into the well-being of same-sex attracted people of faith, to obtain information regarding any possible association between religion/spirituality, self-esteem, and resilience in adolescents. Researcher Mel Jame is seeking participants over the […]

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Are you interested in heading to The Gay Games in Paris?

Are you interested in heading to The Gay Games in Paris?




Are you a sports loving person would like to compete at the Gay Games in Paris? People interested in forming a committee to form a Perth contingent to attend the games are invited to a meeting at The Court Hotel on Sunday afternoon from 2pm. The gathering has been organised by Team Perth, the community […]

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Funding for aged care project Silver Rainbows renewed

Funding for aged care project Silver Rainbows renewed




The National LGBTI Health Alliance has announced that the Silver Rainbow National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Project has received a renewal of its funding from the Department of Health under the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund. This renewed funding means that Silver Rainbow can continue its work providing national coordination and support activities […]

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New Research: Gay men using HIV self-testing follow up results

New Research: Gay men using HIV self-testing follow up results




A new study in the USA has found that gay men who use self-administered rapid HIV tests follow up positive results with confirmatory testing. When self administered testing was introduced one of the main concerns was people would not take the next step in the treatment process. Encouraging people who are at risk of acquiring […]

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The Accidental Queer Peer: How to take care while taking care

The Accidental Queer Peer: How to take care while taking care




The idea of including Lived Experience/Peer Perspectives (LEPP) in formal mental health care supports has grown in popularity in recent times. The benefits for the person being supported include reduced isolation, a developed sense of empowerment and the chance to create real connections with people who may have had experiences similar to their own. There […]

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Stay up to date with PrEP: Register your interest

Stay up to date with PrEP: Register your interest




The WA AIDS Council (WAAC) have established a new mailing list to keep you informed on the upcoming changes to PrEP access on the west coast. With our state’s first PrEP trial expected to begin in the second half of this year, WAAC are offering a new service to ensure those who are interested in accessing PrEP […]

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Major breakthrough: Britain reports huge fall in HIV rates

Major breakthrough: Britain reports huge fall in HIV rates




New data in the United Kingdom shows that they number of new diagnoses of HIV among gay and bisexual men has dropped dramatically. Britain’s public health experts say a 32% drop in new diagnoses is the most significant downturn in the figures since the AIDS crisis began. Targeting those at greatest risk and encouraging regular testing, the […]

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