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OUTinPerth wins WA Mental Health Award for news media

OUTinPerth wins WA Mental Health Award for news media

OUTinPerth was recognised for our contribution to supporting mental health in Western Australia at the 2020 Mental Health Awards. Co-editors Leigh Andrew Hill and Graeme Watson were presented with the WA Mental Health News Media Award for outstanding news reporting, contributing to mental health in WA. The awards were held at a glamorous ceremony at […]

Lyle Shelton says fear drove people to vote for marriage equality

Lyle Shelton says fear drove people to vote for marriage equality

Lyle Shelton, the former head of the Australian Christian Lobby, who headed the failed ‘No’ campaign against marriage equality, says the majority of people who voted for marriage equality were driven by fear. Since losing the postal survey, and stepping down from his role at the ACL, Shelton launched a failed political career running for […]

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Pride WA’s Bake Off attracts fabulous culinary creations

Pride WA’s Bake Off attracts fabulous culinary creations

The annual Baking Competition made a return to this year’s PrideFEST and a fabulous display of cakes, tarts, pies, biscuits, scrolls and babkas were delivered for judgement. The Sunday afternoon event had a massive turn out and judges had the enviable task of tasting 32 different creations. On hand to dig their forks into the […]

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Did you come out in the 1970s? The NSW State Library is looking for you

Did you come out in the 1970s? The NSW State Library is looking for you

The NSW State Library is looking for people who came out in the 1970s! Lifelong activist John Englart excitedly scribbled this note in his diary 47 years ago: ‘Monday 10th September 1973: This is GAY PRIDE WEEK, I have come out !!!’ John Englart, then a 17-year-old schoolboy from Sydney’s north-west, was among the many […]

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ANZ Mardi Gras community grants support local organisations

ANZ Mardi Gras community grants support local organisations

A range of LGBTQI+ community projects across Australia will receive grants of up to $10,000 each as part of the third annual ANZ and Sydney Mardi Gras Community Grants program. The 11 not-for-profit organisations and individuals will use the funding for a wide range of community projects, including education and training, community development and creation, […]

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just.equal reviews McGowan Government on LGBTI+ policy

just.equal reviews McGowan Government on LGBTI+ policy

OPINION: Brian Greig from just.equal looks over the McGowan Government’s contributions to the LGBTIQ+ communities during their first term in government.  The state Labor Government is coming to the end of its first term with an election due next March. It’s time to review its performance and lay out what we should expect if it […]

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Political rivals come together for Pride in Parliament

Political rivals come together for Pride in Parliament

Political differences were set aside at Parliament House on Tuesday night as Western Australian politicians joined forces to welcome members of LGBTIQ+ community groups to Pride in Parliament. The annual event was hosted by Liberal member and Shadow Attorney General Michael Mischin, The Greens Alison Xamon, the Minister for the Environment, Labor’s Stephen Dawson and […]

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Perth LGBTI Professionals finds a new home at Market Grounds

Perth LGBTI Professionals finds a new home at Market Grounds

Popular networking event LGBTI Professionals drinks has been off the agenda for most of 2020 but it’ll be back in December with a brand new home. On Wednesday 2nd December the event will take up residence at Market Grounds in the city. Organisers are encouraging people to register for the event in advance, and there […]

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On This Gay Day: It’s 29 years since Freddie Mercury died

Freddie Mercury passed away in 1991, just a day after announcing he was living with HIV Queen singer Freddie Mercury passed away on this day in 1991. The music superstar died almost three decades ago but has been a constant fixture in popular culture since his passing. Mercry achieved international fame in the 1970’s and […]

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Gay penguins Sphen and Magic have adopted a new baby

Gay penguins Sphen and Magic have adopted a new baby

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium has welcomed new Gentoo Penguin chicks, and among the new arrivals is a chick hatched from an egg cared for by the aquariums resident queer couple Sphen and Magic. The babies privately hatched in the aquarium’s Sub-Antarctic Zone over the last month with the oldest arriving mid-October while the youngest’s birth certificate currently […]

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