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Mark McGowan to be first WA Premier to march in Pride Parade

Mark McGowan to be first WA Premier to march in Pride Parade

Premier Mark McGowan will take the title of first WA Premier to march in the Pride Parade when he takes to the streets this year. McGowan also joined in the celebrations as Opposition Leader, marching with Rainbow Labor WA last year. The Premier says he is honoured to walk in unity with the LGBTIQ community. […]

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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 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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Hastie calls for more robust protections after being labelled a ‘homophobe’

Hastie calls for more robust protections after being labelled a ‘homophobe’

The President of Rainbow Labor WA has been criticised for calling Liberal MP Andrew Hastie a “homophobe”. The conservative MP has criticised the comments that were made at a marriage equality event, and said they are example of why greater protections will be needed for freedom of speech if the ‘Yes’ campaign are successful in […]

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Rishworth dismisses concerns about gender dysphoria in the ADF

Rishworth dismisses concerns about gender dysphoria in the ADF

Labor’s veteran’s affairs spokesperson Amanda Rishworth has dismissed concerns about the Australian Defence Forces proving medical care to transgender personnel. Liberal MP Andrew Hastie has launched a campaign against the Australian Defence Forces providing funding to personnel who experience gender dysphoria. The Western Australian MP has called on the ADF to tighten up its recruitment […]

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Milo Yiannopoulos banned from WA government owned venues

Milo Yiannopoulos banned from WA government owned venues

The Western Australian government has banned Milo Yiannopoulos from government venues with the Premier saying the outspoken conservative speaker was not welcome in the state. Speaking to Nine News, Premier Mark McGowan said people didn’t need to hear the British commentators views. “Anyone who defends paedophiles and associates with Nazis, I don’t think is a […]

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Never you fear, John Carey’s holding a massive Halloween party!

It’s on again: Halloween Warehouse Part Part 2 – Good vs Evil, an 18+ monster bash. Last year John Carey’s Halloween party sold out with 300 people attending. While in 2016 Carey appeared as Edward Scissorhands in promotional shots for the party, this year he’s channeling David Hasselhoff and slipping on the lifeguard’s uniform. We’re […]

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Labor give their support to Dean Smith’s marriage bill

Labor give their support to Dean Smith’s marriage bill

Labor will encourage the government to accept Dean Smith’s private members bill for marriage equality, should the marriage postal survey return a ‘yes’ result. The government has promised MPs will be allowed a conscience vote on the issue of marriage equality should the $120 million dollar postal survey exercise indicate that the Australian people support […]

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Huge turnout for Yes! Festival in Perth

Huge turnout for Yes! Festival in Perth

Thousands of people met in Russell Square in Northbridge on Saturday to show their support for changing the marriage laws. Equal Love WA’s Yes! Festival saw presentations from community groups, performances from local artists and passionate speeches from marriage equality advocates. Labor Senator Louise Pratt told the crowd that it was essential that people encouraged […]

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Mark McGowan: It’s time, vote yes for marriage equality

Mark McGowan: It’s time, vote yes for marriage equality

Premier Mark McGowan entered the auditorium at the WA Labor conference in late August to thunderous applause from the party faithful. At the state election in February McGowan lead the party to a resounding victory, delivering a landslide result that obliterated the longstanding Barnett Liberal government, and this was the party’s moment to celebrate that […]

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