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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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Church of England leaders move to welcome transgender members

Church of England leaders move to welcome transgender members




The Church of England’s ruling body has voted to ‘welcome and affirm’ transgender parishioners at a meeting in York last weekend. The General Synod, the Anglican faith’s governing body, overwhelmingly passed the motion, with 284 votes for and 78 against. The motion outlined that trans people should be made to feel welcome in their local […]

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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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Daily Telegraph: Young people should blame themselves for being gay




Young people should ‘blame themselves’ for being gay according to a Sydney newspaper. The article has quickly been condemned by readers across social media. The Daily Telegraph has published a story about the health of young Australians alongside an info-graphic that lists the reasons for declining health rates. With a headline that reads “Fat Chance […]

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LCD Soundsystem’s Gavin Russom comes out as transgender

LCD Soundsystem’s Gavin Russom comes out as transgender




Musician Gavin Russom has revealed she identifies as transgender in an interview with Grindr’s online magazine, Into. The 43-year-old synth player told the publication she could not imagine pretending to be someone she is not any longer. “This is my fifth decade being alive and in each of those decades, there’s been a time where I’ve […]

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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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Malcolm Turnbull says plebiscite is still the party’s policy

Malcolm Turnbull says plebiscite is still the party’s policy




Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has told reporters that a non-binding plebiscite is still the Liberal party’s policy when it comes to the issue of marriage equality. “Our policy is clear and we have no plans to change it.” The Prime Minister declared this morning. Turnbull said the reason marriage equality had not progressed in Australia […]

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Istanbul’s Pride march is banned just one day before the event

Istanbul’s Pride march is banned just one day before the event




Istanbul’s Pride celebrations have been cancelled for the third year in a row. The city’s governor cancelled the celebrations which were due to take place in the city on Sunday, citing security concerns after threats from an ultra-nationalist group. The ultra-nationalist Alperen Hearths group had threatened to stop the march if authorities did not cancel it. […]

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Advocates call for repeal of transgender forced divorce laws

Advocates call for repeal of transgender forced divorce laws




Equality advocates have urged Australia’s state governments to repeal laws forcing married transgender partners to divorce if they want their birth certificate to reflect their gender identity. The call comes in the wake of a landmark UN decision upholding the right of a transgender Australian to remain married under federal law and have her NSW […]

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