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Lush feature gay couple in Australian and New Zealand campaign

Lush feature gay couple in Australian and New Zealand campaign




This Valentine’s Day, in the spirit of love and acceptance, LUSH is sharing the love story between Darren, from LUSH in Newmarket and his partner Joel, across all 42 stores in Australia and New Zealand. The couple will feature in the handmade cosmetic company’s advertisements that will be rolled out across the country. Last week […]

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New research highlights concerns of older LGBT people

New research highlights concerns of older LGBT people




Older gay men’s concerns regarding ageing and aged-care settings are driven by their class and sexuality, according to new research from Swinburne University of Technology. There has been a growing focus both locally and internationally into how LGBTIQ people are treated in aged care. Plans for the first LGBT specific retirement home were launched in […]

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Loton Park’s Tennis Championships a success

Loton Park’s Tennis Championships a success




The inaugural edition of the GLTA Perth Lawn Tennis Championships were held earlier this month at Loton Park Tennis Club. A total of 72 players were in action throughout the weekend, and traveled from across the country and as far as Europe, Asia and the USA to take part in the grass court tournament. In […]

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Wear your brightest for Loton Park’s White Party

Wear your brightest for Loton Park’s White Party




Get out your crispiest whites and head on down to Loton Park Tennis Club this Saturday for the White Party! Perth’s premier LGBTIQ+ sporting club will be celebrating the year’s first tennis tourney with a big party at the recently renovated clubhouse. Loton Park favourite DJ Rob dB will be on the decks as LPTC […]

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Clinical trials for inject-able PrEP treatment start

Clinical trials for inject-able PrEP treatment start




Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) treatment has made a major difference to the number of people contracting HIV in developed countries. Currently people can take a daily pill, usually the brand medication Truvada, and protect themselves from acquiring the virus. The medication has been shown to have a 99% effectiveness rate in stopping the virus from being […]

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A Conversation About HIV: Stigma, Sex and Education

A Conversation About HIV: Stigma, Sex and Education




“In the last 10 years, we’ve known we’re not dying. Does the community know we’re not dying?” As World AIDS Day was marked around the world for another year, the LGBTI and wider communities are called to look at the great strides and great losses the world has seen with regards to HIV and AIDS. […]

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Why hasn’t there been a PrEP trial in Western Australia?

Why hasn’t there been a PrEP trial in Western Australia?




On World AIDS Day, Askanka Gunasekera, Chair of the WA AIDS Council, congratulated on South Australia on their recent announcement that they would hold a trial into PrEP treatment. “This leaves Western Australia as the only major jurisdiction in Australia that has not made such arrangements. A proposal has been with the Minister for Health, […]

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Loton Park celebrates its centenary




Loton Park Tennis Club marked their centenary and celebrated the completion of their recent renovations with an afternoon tea that reflected on the club’s long history. Premier Colin Barnett attended the event alongside local politicians Eleni Evangel MLA and Michael Sutherland MLA, and the Mayor of Vincent John Carey. Barnett said Perth was lucky to […]

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HIV is still here: Start the conversation

HIV is still here: Start the conversation




Talking about relationships and sex can be difficult for some in the wider community. Many people feel embarrassed, shamed or nervous talking about sex, and may not be used to using the type of language needed to talk openly. For the queer community, talking about sex seems to come more easily. Gay men – compared […]

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People with higher educational outcomes better at adhering to HIV treatment

People with higher educational outcomes better at adhering to HIV treatment




People with HIV who have lower educational attainment have poorer outcomes after starting combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) a new study has shown. The results come from a large European cohort collaboration published in the online edition of AIDS. The study found that rates of mortality and AIDS decreased with increasing education level. The study also […]

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