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Meet the new National President of Australian Democrats

Meet the new National President of Australian Democrats




Adelaide high school teacher and out lesbian, Elisa Resce, has been elected National President of the Australian Democrats. The 32-year-old joined the Democrats in 2013, following the party’s failed bid to return any members of parliament amid internal factional woes. The Democrats had been influential members of the Australian Senate from 1977 until losing their […]

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Bryan Stewart takes over as Freedom Centre Coordinator

Bryan Stewart takes over as Freedom Centre Coordinator




Bryan Stewart has been appointed as the new coordinator of the Freedom Centre. Stewart told OUTinPerth that he was excited to be taking over the role from his long time mentor Dani Wright-Toussaint. With a background in Psychology and education Stewart first became involved with the LGBTI+ youth centre back in 2008, before becoming a […]

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Sigur Ros reveal their special marriage equality T-shirt

Sigur Ros reveal their special marriage equality T-shirt




Icelandic band Sigur Ros have revealed the special promotional t-shirt they’ll be selling on their upcoming Australian tour to aid marriage equality. The band were inspired to create the new design after Perth based religious leader Margaret Court made a series of controversial comments about marriage equality and transgender children. The comments lead to a […]

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Predominantly Catholic nation Malta legalises same-sex marriage

Predominantly Catholic nation Malta legalises same-sex marriage




Malta is the latest country to embrace marriage equality, following in the footsteps of Germany, Taiwan and 22 other nations. Europe’s smallest country changed its laws so that marriage ceremonies will no longer pronounce ‘you are now husband and wife’, instead they will declare ‘you are now spouses’. Birth certificates will also now declare parents […]

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New poll shows growing support for the plebiscite- but it’s still a bad idea

New poll shows growing support for the plebiscite- but it’s still a bad idea




OPINION A new poll published in today’s The Australian shows that a growing number of Australians want a plebiscite on the issue of marriage equality. In what the newspaper describes as “a blow” to Liberal MPs who want the issue to be dealt with via the parliament, the latest poll shows that 46% of people surveyed […]

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Joko Widodo “Indonesia is still a tolerant nation”

Joko Widodo “Indonesia is still a tolerant nation”




Indonesian President  Joko Widodo has argued that the country is still a tolerant nation that embraces pluralism despite growing concerns about religious freedoms and crackdowns on the LGBTI community. In a new interview the Indonesian President said the country still embraced a moderate form of Islam. “Pluralism has always been a part of Indonesia’s DNA,” Joko […]

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Indonesian religious leader calls for Starbucks boycott

Indonesian religious leader calls for Starbucks boycott




An Indonesian religious leader has called for a boycott of coffee purveyor Starbucks because the organisation supports LGBT rights. A group in neighbouring country Malaysia has responded to the call, and demanded that the Malaysian government also take action to stop the company operating. Anwar Abbas, the leader of Muhammadiyah, a group in Indonesia that […]

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Australians are watching pornography at increasingly younger ages

Australians are watching pornography at increasingly younger ages




A new study has revealed that Australian teenagers are watching pornography at increasingly younger ages, and LGBT+ teens are looking for porn earlier than their peers. The ABC has highlighted a new study from Dr Megan Lim at The Burnet Institute who has found that all young men in her study had seen pornography and […]

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Liberal members launch new Pride group to highlight LGBTI+ issues




Rainbow politics have shown deep divides with the Liberal party over the last week, but the growing number of people within the party calling for action on LGBTI rights. Amid the controversy over comments made by Minister Christopher Pyne, a new group called Liberal Pride has surfaced to highlight LGBTI political issues within the party. […]

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Mark Latham: All gays work in the mainstream media

Mark Latham: All gays work in the mainstream media




Mark Latham has made international headlines with his latest outburst. The former Labor leader, who recently joined the Liberal Democrats, thinks all gay people work in the mainstream media. Latham responded to yesterday’s release of data from the census with the outrageous claim. The census showed a significant increase in the number of couples in […]

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