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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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Federal Senate calls on WA government to drop anti-protest laws

Federal Senate calls on WA government to drop anti-protest laws




The federal senate has backed a motion calling for the WA government to abandon it’s proposed anti-protest laws. The Criminal Code Amendment (Prevention of Lawful Activity Bill) is designed to stop protesters locking themselves to equipment and property and is targeted at environmental activists, but concern has been raised over the vague wording of the bill […]

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Protesters voice concern over new laws




Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of parliament house earlier this week to voice their opposition to the Barnett government’s proposed anti-protest laws. Labor leader Mark McGowan addressed the crowd and said sometimes governments don’t like what people are protesting about but the right to protest was fundamental to Australian values. Lynn MacLaren, The Greens […]

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Perth Marches After Decade Anniversary of Marriage Equality Ban

Perth Marches After Decade Anniversary of Marriage Equality Ban




On August 16th, marriage equality supporters gathered in the Murray Street Mall three days after the amendment to the Marriage Act banning same sex marriage in Australia had its tenth anniversary. A number of activists spoke at the rally including Equal Love’s Sam Cavallaro, who introduced a number of activists including Farida Iqbal and UWA […]

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