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Health Minister will look at legislation around “gay conversion therapy”

Health Minister will look at legislation around “gay conversion therapy”

Health Minister Roger Cook has told Triple J’s Hack program that he will review Western Australia’s laws to see if there is a need for legislation to protect people from so-called ‘gay conversion therapy’. Gay conversion therapy, or reparative therapy, is courses or counselling methodologies that claim they can alter a person’s sexuality, usually involving a desire […]

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Sign in Perth claims marriage equality will lead to incest and bestiality

Sign in Perth claims marriage equality will lead to incest and bestiality

Many members of the LGBTI community have been snapping selfies as they put their forms for the government’s marriage survey in the post box, but for one OUTinPerth reader the trip to the post office exposed them to claims that allowing same-sex marriage would lead to bestiality and incest. A vehicle parked in the Perth […]

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Get out the vote! WA rallies for YES vote in Wellington Square

Get out the vote! WA rallies for YES vote in Wellington Square

Hundreds of people showed out to say YES to marriage equality in Perth’s Wellington Square today as Australia begins to vote on whether or not LGBTI+ people should be allowed to marry. Organiser Emma Gibbens warmed up the crowd with a magnetic positivity as supporters laid out their blankets, brandished their signs and twirled their […]

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Senator Dean Smith encourages WA to attend Sunday’s marriage rally

Senator Dean Smith encourages WA to attend Sunday’s marriage rally

Senator for Western Australia Dean Smith has strongly encouraged Western Australians who support same-sex marriage to attend a rally being held on Sunday at Wellington Square.   Senator Smith said that with ballots being mailed out from this week across Australia, it was important now, more than ever, to reach out to family and friends […]

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Pride WA reveal new parade route and the return of Fair Day

Pride WA reveal new parade route and the return of Fair Day

Pride WA have shared some exciting new information with the team at All Things Queer on RTRFM 92.1 this week. Speaking with hosts Hen, Robin and Tom, Pride WA President Andrew Barker shared that the parade route will be following an all new path this year – for the first time in approximately two decades. […]

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Mark McGowan confirms marriage related mental health funding will remain

Mark McGowan confirms marriage related mental health funding will remain

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has confirmed that emergency funding given to assist the LGBTI community through the marriage survey period will remain regardless of the outcome of the High Court challenge. The McGowan government recently announced that both the WA AIDS Council and Living Proud would both receive a one-off grant of an additional […]

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Rockingham says YES to marriage equality with weekend rally

Rockingham says YES to marriage equality with weekend rally

Resident of Rockingham made the most of the weekend sun, turning out on the foreshore to show their support for marriage equality and a YES vote in the government’s postal survey. Following the success of Fremantle’s rally the weekend before, the south-western area came together to hear stories from the local supporters; including speakers from […]

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Homemade YES sign vandalised, but Perth family is undeterred

A Perth mother hasn’t let vandals who attacked her flag supporting marriage equality with graffiti have the last word. After the government announced that it would address Australia’s drawn out debate on marriage equality via a nation-wide postal survey, Julia Burch hung a rainbow flag with a giant YES on the front gate of her […]

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Positive Signs: Bayswater home owner shows support for marriage equality

Positive Signs: Bayswater home owner shows support for marriage equality

Members of the LGBTI community, their friends and families have had their spirits lifted by one home owner in Bayswater. The owners of this house, that is located on busy Guilford Road, repainted their front wall to declare support for the YES campaign for marriage equality. The new artwork appeared over the weekend and is […]

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WA Greens: Govt funding of LGBTI+ mental health is inadequate

The Greens have criticised the McGowan’s government’s recently announced commitment to increase funding to LGBTI+ mental health services in WA as “inadequate and half-hearted.” The government have allocated $30,000 to each Living Proud WA and the WA AIDS Council to assist WA’s LGBTI+ community with mental health needs ahead of the postal survey on marriage […]

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