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Olympic pole vaulter Shawn Barber comes out




Olympic Pole Vaulter Shawn Barber has declared he’s out and proud. The athlete posted the declaration to his Facebook account thanking his friends and family for their support. “Gay and proud! Thank you to my parents for being such a great support. I continue to grow as a person and have a great support group. […]

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Catherine Ehrhardt on why local government should support marriage equality




Bayswater Councillor Catherine Ehrhardt has put forward a motion calling on the city to formally voice it’s support for marriage equality. Speaking to OUTinPerth, Cr Ehrhardt explained why she believes it’s important to make a clear statement at a local government level. Cr Ehrhardt said she’d been considering putting forward the motion since she was first elected […]

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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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Kremlin says there is no reliable information about Chechen killings

Kremlin says there is no reliable information about Chechen killings




A spokesperson from Russian President Vladimir Putin has told journalists there is no reliable information about the reported detention and murder of gay men in The Chechen Republic. Reports were first published in Russian media at the beginning of the month. The initial reports suggest that more than 100 men have been rounded up and […]

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Foreign Minister Julie Bishop raises concern over gay arrests in Chechnya




Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has raised concern over the report that 100 men in The Chechen Republic have been detained because of their sexuality. Reports were first published in Russian media at the beginning of the month. The initial reports suggest that more than 100 men have been rounded up and held at several […]

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Italian bar criticised for making gay version of The Last Supper

Italian bar criticised for making gay version of The Last Supper




A bar in Salerno Italy has been asked to cancel it’s weekly gay night after people took offence at it’s promotional poster for their weekly night DiverCity. The advert depicted a gay version of The Last Supper. Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper show Jesus eating with his disciples, the alternative version used in the […]

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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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Popular gay news websites ‘samesame’ and ‘Gay News Network’ disappear

Popular gay news websites ‘samesame’ and ‘Gay News Network’ disappear




Readers of popular gay news websites samesame.com.au and Gay News Network have been asking what’s happened to two of their favourite sources of information after both sites went off-line last week. When readers head to the pages, a message says the site’s accounts have been suspended. The home page for publisher Evo Media displays a similar message. The […]

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Activists are helping gay men flee from Russia’s Chechen region

Activists are helping gay men flee from Russia’s Chechen region




Gay men in the Russian region of The Chechen Republic are fleeing as authorities reportedly round up people who are gay, or perceived to be gay. Men are allegedly being held in an detention facility in the town of Argun, 20kn from Grozy, the capital of the Chechen Republic.  The facilities has been described in […]

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Photos: Drag & Drop at The Hyde Park Hotel




Drag Queens took over the Hyde Park Hotel last week for the first installment of Drag & Drop, a new night of drag realness. Scarlet Adams, Katya Kokov and Veronica Jean Jones brought their Priscilla, Queen of the Desert show to the much loved North Perth pub.  

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