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Can you ask for a new marriage survey form if you’ve changed your mind?

Can you ask for a new marriage survey form if you’ve changed your mind?

A radio station in Tasmania has reported that you can request a second form for the Marriage Postal Survey if you’ve had second thoughts and would like to change your mind. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has denied this is possible, despite initially telling the radio station that is was an option. Listener Timbo from […]

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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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LGBTI advocates disappointed with Premier Mark McGowan

LGBTI advocates disappointed with Premier Mark McGowan

Community advocates are not impressed with Premier Mark McGowan’s response to their request for the WA government to introduce anti-vilification laws to protect LGBTI people. They say they are deeply disappointed by the Premier’s response to an issue they raised with him relating to hate speech. Earlier this month the advocates wrote to the Premier […]

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Hi Visibility, Bi Visibility: This week is all about the B in LGBTI+

Hi Visibility, Bi Visibility: This week is all about the B in LGBTI+

On Saturday 23 September, Bi Visibility Day will be celebrated all over the world. First observed in 1999, it is an international call for the bisexual+ community, their friends, and supporters to recognise and celebrate bisexual+ history, community, and culture. Is a dedicated day still necessary? We asked the Perth Bisexual+ Community, and they answered […]

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Government rushes to introduce laws to govern campaign materials

As the debate over whether Australia will allow same-sex couples the right to wed, the simple act of opening the letter box has become a confronting proposition for LGBTI people and their families. Will there be a new round of pamphlets challenging the legitimacy of our relationships? A suggestion that we’re not suitable parents? An […]

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Health Minister Greg Hunt orders “urgent review” of EMEN8 website

Health Minister Greg Hunt orders “urgent review” of EMEN8 website

A joint initiative of the Victorian AIDS Council and AIDS Council of New South Wales (ACON) is facing review by the federal government after a report from The Australian. The EMEN8 website, established earlier this year, is a sexual health promotion and awareness resource aimed at men who have sex with men (MSM). The Australian have […]

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Tyler The Creator confirms bisexuality in new interview

Tyler The Creator confirms bisexuality in new interview

Rapper Tyler The Creator has joined fellow musicians Aaron Carter and Lil Peep as being attracted to both men and women in a recent interview with Noisey. The Odd Future member had been rumoured to have come out on his latest album, Scum Fuck Flower Boy, where he raps the lyrics “I’ve been kissing white boys since […]

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High school students call for marriage equality

High school students call for marriage equality

Equal Love held a rally for marriage equality in the centre of Perth for the third weekend in a row, as the long three month campaign ahead of the government’s postal survey gets underway. High school student Oscar Kaspi-Crutchett spoke to the crowd about his passion for seeing the nation’s marriage laws changed. While they […]

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Victoria will provide $1 million to support LGBTI community

Victoria will provide $1 million to support LGBTI community

Victoria’s Andrews Labor government will provide an additional $500,000 towards supporting the mental health of LGBTIQ+ Victorians during the postal survey over marriage equality. The commitment comes on top of $500,000 that was previously announced, bringing the Victorian government’s total support to $1 million dollars. Equality Minister Martin Foley made the announcement this morning. “None […]

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Lyle Shelton says most gay couples don’t want to get married

Lyle Shelton says most gay couples don’t want to get married

Lyle Shelton, the Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby says gay couples don’t to get married and the entire marriage equality debate is about ulterior motives. Shelton, one of the leading voices of the NO campaign, was a appearing on Sky News when he made the claim. “I don’t think this debate has even […]

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