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ACL angry at Queensland police for taking part in IDAHoBiT Day

ACL angry at Queensland police for taking part in IDAHoBiT Day




The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) has complained about Queensland Police supporting International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHoBiT). Wendy Francis, the ACL’s Queensland Director, has said it is inappropriate for police to be seen wearing a rainbow coloured lanyard. Francis said the rainbow lanyard is an endorsement of marriage equality, and “re-shaping” society’s understanding […]

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Freedom Centre art project explores gender diversity and trans identities

Freedom Centre art project explores gender diversity and trans identities




The Freedom Centre’s Trans Art Exhibition is a collection of artworks depicting the gender journey of trans and gender diverse young people. “The Freedom Centre’s Trans Art project provides a vital opportunity for young people to creatively explore and express their gender identity through art while in a safe peer space,” said Freedom Centre Coordinator […]

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2017’s Pridefest will be a month of celebration beginning in October

2017’s Pridefest will be a month of celebration beginning in October




Pride WA have just posted the dates for the 2017 Pridefest to their website. The new committee of management have asked people to lock in Friday 27th October to Saturday 25th of November for a four week long celebration of queer culture. No information has been released yet regarding the date for the Pride Parade in […]

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Bermudan court rules in favour of marriage equality

Bermudan court rules in favour of marriage equality




Bermuda’s Supreme Court has ruled in favour of marriage equality and gay couples will now be allowed to tie the knot. In a landmark case, Judge Charles Etta-Simmons ruled that Winston Godwin and fiancé Greg DeRoche had to be allowed to marry under the country’s Human Rights Act. “On the facts, the applicants were discriminated […]

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Indonesian police arrest men for holding a ‘gay party’

Indonesian police arrest men for holding a ‘gay party’




Police in the Indonesia city Surabaya announced they arrested fourteen men who were taking part in a ‘gay party’ last week. Officers busted in on a party being held in two hotel rooms in Indonesia’s second largest city. Fourteen men were reportedly detained by police and eight have been named as suspects who may face […]

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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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Women’s experiences of HIV sought for new theatrical work




Theatre maker Gavin Roach has been behind some much loved theatrical shows in recent years. Most recently the appeared at The Blue Room during Fringe World with Measure of Man. His previous success include Confessions of a Grindr Addict and I Can’t Say the F Word. Now Gavin and collaborator Dirk Hoult are working on a new creative endevour We Were […]

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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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Trans contestant says he is “not wild” about being outed on Survivor

Trans contestant says he is “not wild” about being outed on Survivor




A contestant on the latest season of reality series Survivor was revealed to be transgender by a fellow contestant in front of thousands of viewers on US television last week. Zeke Smith was singled out as a trans man by a teammate during a ‘Tribal Council’ elimination round on the programs 34th season Game Changers. Fellow contestant […]

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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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