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Looking back, remembering Australia’s first Mardi Gras march

Looking back, remembering Australia’s first Mardi Gras march




The first march took place on this day, Saturday 24 June in 1978, and it was met with unexpected police violence. What is known known as the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, began its life as Sydney’s contribution to the international Gay Solidarity Celebrations, an event that had grown up as a result of […]

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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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Protesters swarm to One Nation event at Paddington Ale House

Protesters swarm to One Nation event at Paddington Ale House




The Paddington Ale House in Mount Hawthorn has been surrounded by angry protesters demonstrating against Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party. Around 50 protesters chanted slogans and waved placards in a face off with a contingent of police officers. The angry crowd shouted that the party represented racist and homophobic views. Hanson, who has been visiting […]

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The OUTinPerth archive reveals people, parties and protests




The opening weekend of PrideFEST 2016 has seen a series of events take place across the state ranging from social events, to rainbow ice-skating and community forums. OUTinPerth has presented a photo exhibition titled People, Parties and Protests which reveals 21 images from the publications extensive digital archive. The photos on display in the OUTinPerth office […]

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Rally for Marriage Equality in Perth on Saturday

Rally for Marriage Equality in Perth on Saturday




Equal Love WA is holding a rally for marriage equality in central Perth on Saturday October 15th. The rally which is scheduled to take place in the Murray Street Mall at 1pm on Saturday afternoon will call on the government to allow allow a free vote on the issue and schedule a vote on the […]

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Extreme right wing protesters make hilarious sign error

Extreme right wing protesters make hilarious sign error




Last week saw a protest in Canberra against the Safe Schools Coalition anti-bullying program. Protesters from the far right group ‘Party for Freedom’ held signs reading “Straight Lives Matter” and “Hey Marxist Leave Our Kids Alone”. One placard featured an image of a rainbow noose and the wording “Pedophile Scum, Off Our Streets”, while another […]

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Church leaders marry gay couple in North Carolina as act of rebellion

Church leaders marry gay couple in North Carolina as act of rebellion




♦ United Methodist Church prepare to debate same-sex marriage ♦ North Carolina UMC leaders rail against discriminatory policy A pastor and a bishop held a secret wedding for a gay couple in North Carolina over the weekend as an act of “civil disobedience.” Pastor Val Rosenquist and Bishop Melvin Talbert officiated the marriage of long-time parishioner Jim Wilborne […]

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Bernardi office protesters to be summoned to court

Bernardi office protesters to be summoned to court




Protesters who allegedly trashed the office of South Australian senator Cory Bernardi will be summoned to appear in an Adelaide Court. South Australian police have identified twelve people who have been reported for disorderly behaviour. Three of these people face an additional charge of damage to property. Police will allege the group entered the MP’s […]

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Safe Schools review cost at least $26,000

Safe Schools review cost at least $26,000




It has been revealed that the recent review of the Safe Schools anti-bullying program launched by the Turnbull government cost taxpayers in excess of $26,000. Buzzfeed News published the value of the contract with University of Western Australia professor Bill Louden, who worked on the review for 13 days. The $26,000 paid to Professor Louden […]

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New South Wales apologises to original Mardi Gras protesters

New South Wales apologises to original Mardi Gras protesters




The State Parliament of New South Wales have issued an official apology to the 53 protesters who were arrested at the very first Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras in 1978. Colloquially known as ‘The 78ers’, the group were marching to protest laws against homosexuality and sodomy which sadly resulted in physical abuse and arrest […]

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