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2017’s Pridefest will be a month of celebration beginning in October

2017’s Pridefest will be a month of celebration beginning in October




Pride WA have just posted the dates for the 2017 Pridefest to their website. The new committee of management have asked people to lock in Friday 27th October to Saturday 25th of November for a four week long celebration of queer culture. No information has been released yet regarding the date for the Pride Parade in […]

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Bermudan court rules in favour of marriage equality

Bermudan court rules in favour of marriage equality




Bermuda’s Supreme Court has ruled in favour of marriage equality and gay couples will now be allowed to tie the knot. In a landmark case, Judge Charles Etta-Simmons ruled that Winston Godwin and fiancé Greg DeRoche had to be allowed to marry under the country’s Human Rights Act. “On the facts, the applicants were discriminated […]

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LGBTI people encouraged to contribute to national aged care plan

LGBTI people encouraged to contribute to national aged care plan




The federal government is reviewing the national strategies that support the aged care needs of people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) communities and people across both sectors are being encouraged to put their views. Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt, said that public consultation is a […]

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National LGBTI Health Alliance seeks new board members

National LGBTI Health Alliance seeks new board members




Would you like to help improve the lives of LGBTI+ people across Australia? The National LGBTI Health Alliance is conducting a formal Board recruitment process and seeking energetic, enthusiastic and committed applicants. The National LGBTI Health Alliance is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and […]

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Did the ACNC remove the details of the ACL board out of safety fears?




The Australian Christian Lobby claims its board members are under attack from members of the LGBT community who are endangering their safety in the “battle for marriage and freedom”. In a media release this week Lyle Shelton, the Managing Director of the political lobby group, said an article in The Australian showed that marriage equality activists […]

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Mark Latham labeled a bully for questioning school boys sexuality

Mark Latham labeled a bully for questioning school boys sexuality




Sky News presenter Mark Latham has been labeled a bully by current Labor leader Bill Shorten. Latham, who was leader of the Labor party from 2003 to 2005, is under fire after he questioned the sexuality of a schoolboy on live TV. Alongside Ross Cameron and Rowan Dean, the retired MP hosts Outsiders, a new right […]

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Former CDP candidate says “LGBTI AIDS” patients should pay for treatment




Reverend Dr David Kim believes that LGBTI patients being treated for AIDS-related illness should pay for their own treatment at public hospitals. Rev Dr Kim, who ran for Fred Nile’s Christian Democratic Party in the recent ACT elections, commented on Facebook that he believes “The LGBTI patients of AIDS should not be freely treated at […]

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Dean Smith describes the postal plebiscite idea as “junk mail”

Dean Smith describes the postal plebiscite idea as “junk mail”




Western Australian senator Dean Smith has labeled the idea to hold a postal plebiscite as ‘junk mail”. The senator has previously spoken out against the plebiscite policy and called for a free vote in parliament. Speaking to The Australian Senator Smith dismissed the idea of a postal version of a plebiscite. “The postal plebiscite idea is […]

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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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Sinodinos hopeful marriage equality can be settled

Sinodinos hopeful marriage equality can be settled




Arthur Sinodinos, the Minister for Industry, Science and Innovation, says he is hopefully that the issue of marriage equality can be “settled” during the current term of government. Speaking to the National Press Club earlier today, the Liberal MP said while the government currently remains committed to holding a plebiscite, he would like to see […]

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