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Radio show ‘All Things Queer’ moves to new timeslot




   RTRFM’s All Things Queer program is moving to a new time slot. From April 5th the program will be aired at 11am on Wednesdays. The program’s new Hump Day home comes as the station kicks off it’s 40th borthday celebrations on April 1st. Perth’s only dedicated queer talks-based radio show isn’t afraid to get political and […]

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Marriage equality advocates call on PM to rule out postal plebiscite




Marriage equality advocates are encouraging people to write to the Prime Minister and their local MP to argue against the proposal to hold a postal plebiscite on the issue. The idea for a non-compulsory mail based plebiscite has been put forward by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton. National spokesperson for Parents and Fiends of Lesbians and […]

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Japanese civil service employees warned not to harass gay colleagues

Japanese civil service employees warned not to harass gay colleagues




Gay rights in Japan are far behind those of many Western countries but a new policy implemented in the nation’s civil service shows some progress. Employees of the National Personnel Authority (NPA) were instructed earlier this year to be aware of their behaviour towards LGBT colleagues. The new policy highlights that discriminatory speech against gay […]

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Psychotherapist who coined the word ‘homophobia’ dies

Psychotherapist who coined the word ‘homophobia’ dies




Dr George Weinberg, the psychotherapist who first coined the word ‘homophobia’ died this week aged 87. Weinberg’s wife Diane Rowe confirmed the news to the New York Times. Weinberg first came up with the phrase for people who have an irrational fear or resentment of homosexual people in 1965. Dr Weinberg first suggested the existence […]

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The Greens’ Lynn MacLaren loses seat as final votes counted

The Greens’ Lynn MacLaren loses seat as final votes counted




Two weeks after the state election, the final results are known with The Greens’ Lynn MacLaren losing her spot in the Legislative Council. The final line up for the South Metro region is three spots to the Labor party with Kate Doust, Sue Ellery and Pierre Yang. The Liberal’s Nick Goiran and Simon O’Brien have […]

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Taiwanese court hears case for marriage equality

Taiwanese court hears case for marriage equality




A court is Taiwan has begun hearing a case that may potentially paved the way for marriage equality in the progressive Asian nation. The case has been brought by a gay activist and municipal authorities from Taipei, who have requested the court provided clarification within the area of marriage and how it should related to […]

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Westboro Baptist Church says their ban from UK caused Westminster attack

Westboro Baptist Church says their ban from UK caused Westminster attack




The Westboro Baptist Church have blamed the recent terror attack in London on the organisations ban from the United Kingdom. The horrific attack in the heart of London earlier this week claimed the lives of four people and saw 20 more injured after a man drove a car into a crowded area and stabbed a […]

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Pride WA announces new committee of management




Pride WA, the Premier LGBTIQ Arts and Culture Organisation in Western Australia, has announced a number of new members to its committee of management. Following several long-serving committee members standing down at the end of their terms, six new faces have joined the management team. Jeremy Wray, Tania Giorgetta, Roscoe Holyoake, Frances Burgess, Michael Della Maddelena, […]

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Rodney Croome: Postal plebiscite is “inherently rigged”

Rodney Croome: Postal plebiscite is “inherently rigged”




just.equal spokesperson and veteran marriage equality advocate Rodney Croome has condemned the government’s proposed postal plebiscite plan for marriage equality as “inherently rigged.” Writing for Samesame.com.au, Croome says the non-compulsory plebiscite lacks parliamentary oversight. “There will be no parliamentary oversight of the question, the campaigns for and against the proposition, or the voting procedure,” he […]

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Hong Kong LGBTI group outlines Gay 2017 plan ahead of election

Hong Kong LGBTI group outlines Gay 2017 plan ahead of election




An LGBTI rights group in Hong Kong is calling for the government to support a variety of legislative amendments and protections ahead of the Chief Executive election. As a Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong is led by a Chief Executive elected by a committee of 1,200 members. This Election Committee is a combination […]

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