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Equal Opportunity Commissioner supports gender neutral uniforms

Equal Opportunity Commissioner supports gender neutral uniforms




WA’s Acting Equal Opportunity Commissioner has shown his support for gender neutral school uniforms. Dr John Byrne said gender neutral dress options were a part of modern society. Gender neutral school uniform options not only allow male and female students to comfortably engage in the same physical activities, they often reflect acceptable dress codes in […]

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LGBTI advocate and reality star Jordan Bruno abused, attacked in Perth

LGBTI advocate and reality star Jordan Bruno abused, attacked in Perth




My Kitchen Rules alum and local LGBTI advocate Jordan Bruno has recounted a violent attack on himself while driving through Perth last night, posting about the experience on Facebook. “Last night I was driving home when I got cut off by another car on Ocean Reef road. Four drugged white men ran from the vehicle […]

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Trans community celebrates as transwoman released from male prison

Trans community celebrates as transwoman released from male prison




After two unsuccessful appeals, transgender woman CJ Palmer has been granted bail by District Court Chief Judge Kevin Sleight. Palmer, age 38, has been incarcerated in a men’s corrective facility since February of this year, spending much of this time in solitary confinement. Robin, transwoman and assistant director of TransFolk of WA, spoke of the […]

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HIV advocates call on the WA AIDS Council to be more inclusive




Advocates are calling on the WA AIDS Council to engage in meaningful involvement of people living with HIV and recommend that the organisation needs to do more to raise widespread community awareness about the condition. Paul Baines and Ryan Oliver, who are the WA representatives at the National Association of People Living with HIV Australia, […]

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Labor’s fundraiser for progressive candidates pokes fun at Peter Abetz

Labor’s fundraiser for progressive candidates pokes fun at Peter Abetz




As the state election draws closer the Labor Party appear to have Southern River MLA Peter Abetz in their sights. Their latest fundraiser looks like it will poke quite a bit of fun at the politician who has outspoken views on marriage equality, the Safe Schools Coalition, and works hard to protect primary school running […]

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ACL call on WA government to remove Safe Schools program

ACL call on WA government to remove Safe Schools program




The Australian Christian Lobby are calling on the Western Australian government to ditch the Safe Schools anti-bullying program in light of reports of resistance from some parents. The Border Mail reported this week that one parent of a student at Halls Head College had “sparked a clash” between politicians over the anti-bullying initiative. The parent was […]

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Police Minister Liza Harvey stands by blood test law




Police Minister Liza Harvey says the government stands by it’s mandatory blood test laws for offenders who spit at police officers. On Friday leading HIV experts criticized the 2014 law brought in by the Barnett Government saying it had no basis in scientific fact. Currently an offender who spits at a police officer can be […]

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Peter Abetz campaigns across Perth for marriage reality

Peter Abetz campaigns across Perth for marriage reality




Southern River MLA Peter Abetz is giving a series of talks around the city under the banner ‘Marriage Reality’. The outspoken Liberal MP is delivering a series of free public forums for Family Voice Australia arguing against allowing same sex couples to wed and calling for the removal of the anti-bullying Safe Schools program from […]

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By Our Side: Playgroups with Pride’s Joanne Boyling




When I think of the term Straight Ally, the first person I think of is Joanne Boyling. When we first met I thought she was lesbian. She tells me her friends tease her about that. When I spoke to her for this article she suggested she needed a T-shirt with ‘I Like Cock’ printed on […]

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WA Police will march in uniform for the first time at Pride 2016

WA Police will march in uniform for the first time at Pride 2016




WA Police will march in uniform at the Pride Parade on Saturday night. It’s the first time Western Australian officers have been given permission to wear their uniforms in the parade. Officer from the WA Police force have taken part in the parade in previous years, but until now have had to appear in plain […]

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