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Perth youths plead guilty to gay bashing assaults

Perth youths plead guilty to gay bashing assaults

A 20 year old Perth man, James Joseph Katchan, has pleaded guilty to five violent assaults where gay men were targeted through the dating app Grindr. The West Australian has reported that Katchan appeared in court, while another man, Cody Parkinson who was accused of being involved in the attacks, also made an appearance. Katchan appeared […]

PrideFEAST to discuss why businesses should embrace LGBTI employees

PrideFEAST to discuss why businesses should embrace LGBTI employees

PrideFEAST on Thursday morning will discuss how employers can benefit from being supportive of LGBTI employees. Many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people still worry that their sexuality at work will have negative consequences. What can businesses do to support LGBT employees? On Thursday morning a business forum will meet over breakfast and discuss the […]

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Renewed calls for WA to update anti-discrimination laws

Renewed calls for WA to update anti-discrimination laws

Advocates for Western Australia’s LGBT community have launched a campaign to repeal the last piece of anti-homosexual legislation under State law. They are calling on the McGowan Government to close a loophole in the State’s Equal Opportunity Act which allows private schools to sack LGBTI teachers, expel LGBTI students and refuse to enrol children from […]

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Marriage equality advocates say there’s no need for protections

Marriage equality advocates say there’s no need for protections

Equality advocates have launched a campaign against any new legal discrimination against same-sex and other couples if the Marriage Act is amended to allow same-sex couples to marry. The campaign includes a webform to allow equality supporters to email MPs, a survey of the LGBTI community to determine its views on further discrimination in the […]

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Who topped the leader board on the Freedom App?

Who topped the leader board on the Freedom App?

One of the most intriguing tools rolled out during the marriage postal survey has been the Coalition for Marriage’s Freedom Team App. The phone app allows supporters of the ‘No’ campaign to watch videos instructing them how to engage with people and argue against marriage equality, and has a location based service that can direct […]

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Don’t Call Me Homophobe, so what are you then?

Don’t Call Me Homophobe, so what are you then?

OPINION In October, a local newspaper published an article that highlighted a local LGBTI+ advocate and Labor staffer calling a Federal MP a homophobe at a local fundraiser. The Mandurah Mail wrote a reasonably extensive article that focused on Rainbow Labor WA’s President using the phrase ‘homophobe’ to describe the Liberal Member for Canning, Andrew […]

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Mark McGowan delivers historical apology to LGBTI people

Mark McGowan delivers historical apology to LGBTI people

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has delivered a historical apology to LGBTI people. The Premier, on behalf of the government, apologised for past convictions for homosexuality, not only to those who fell foul of the laws, but those whose lives the threat of prosecution cast a shadow over. With members of all sides of politics […]

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Rainbow Rights welcome legislation to remove historical convictions

Rainbow Rights welcome legislation to remove historical convictions

Rainbow Rights WA (RRWA) has commended the Western Australian Government on fulfilling the commitment made during the 2017 State election to offer an Apology to the LGBTI community for the wrongs of the past whereby good people became convicted criminals based on who they loved. Rainbow Rights WA Chair, Jonathon Mann said the apology that […]

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GRAI welcome Premier’s apology for historical convictions

GRAI welcome Premier’s apology for historical convictions

GRAI (GLBTI Rights in Ageing Inc) say they warmly welcome the WA government’s introduction of legislation to remove historical gay convictions. Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan will make a formal apology today to people who were charged over their sexuality prior to the decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1990. The government will then introduce legislation that […]

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Mark McGowan ready to apologise for historical gay convictions

Mark McGowan ready to apologise for historical gay convictions

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan will formally apologise to Western Australian men who were convicted under laws from when homosexuality was illegal in the state. The government will introduce legislation this week to allow people convicted under the former laws to have their record wiped clean. While homosexuality was decriminalized in 1990, and prosecutions for […]

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