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Germany apologises for gay discrimination in the armed forces

Germany apologises for gay discrimination in the armed forces

Germany has formally apologised for decades of discrimination against gay people in their armed forces. The country changed it’s policy against gay people serving in 2000. A study commissioned the defence ministry found that there was systematic discrimination in the Bundeswehr – the military of West Germany and since 1990 of reunited Germany from 1955 […]

Lynn MacLaren puts her hand up for a return to politics

Lynn MacLaren puts her hand up for a return to politics

Former State MLC Lynn MacLaren has confirmed she will be standing for pre-selection to replace retiring federal senator Rachael Siewert. Senator Siewert recently announced she’ll be retiring at the next election, having served in the parliament since 2004. MacLaren served several terms in the Western Australian parliament, she first joined the parliament in February 2005 when […]

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Pink teams up with Keith Urban for ‘One Too Many’

Pink teams up with Keith Urban for ‘One Too Many’

Keith Urban and Pink have released a duet and it’s an instant sing-a-long. One Too Many has made a big impact within just a few days of it’s release, with the two singers delivering a virtual duet at the American Country Music awards. It’s not the first time Pink has ventured into the world of folky country […]

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US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead at 87

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead at 87

US Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg has lost her long battle with pancreatic cancer and died aged 87. The court announced her passing. “Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died this evening surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, D.C., due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer,” Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said. […]

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Andy Murray says it’s time to get Margaret Court’s name off stadium

Andy Murray says it’s time to get Margaret Court’s name off stadium

British tennis champion Andy Murray is the latest of a growing list of professional players saying it’s time Margaret Court’s name was taken off Melbourne’s stadium. Margaret Court Arena is named after the Australian tennis champion in honour of her record breaking career in the 1960’s and 70’s. In recent years however Court has become […]

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Russian neo-Nazi Maxim Martsinkevich dies in prison

Russian neo-Nazi Maxim Martsinkevich dies in prison

A Russian neo-Nazi who spurred attacks on young gay men back in 2013 has died in prison. Maxim Martsinkevich, who was known as Tesak, which means cleaver or machete, reportedly took his own life. Martsinkevich was serving a 10 year sentence in a hard labour camp for “inciting and fomenting cases of extremism”. His conviction was […]

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Madonna set to write and direct film of her own life story

Madonna set to write and direct film of her own life story

For weeks now Madonna has been hinting that she’s working on a biopic about her own life. On her Instagram page she’s been handing out with screenwriter Diablo Cody, and sharing photos of old journals, cassettes of early demo recordings, and photographs of friends from her early days in New York in the late 1970s. […]

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TV miniseries ‘Des’ highlights how homophobia let a killer continue

TV miniseries ‘Des’ highlights how homophobia let a killer continue

David Tennant is undoubtedly one of Britain’s great actors and in recent years he’s moved away from playing heroic characters and embraced some darker roles. Tennant built his career on larger than life characters including the Doctor in Doctor Who, and an enthusiastic turn as Casanova. He starred as a hard working detective in both […]

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Protecting transgender employees is not on Porter’s agenda

Protecting transgender employees is not on Porter’s agenda

Federal Minister for Industrial Relations, Christian Porter, says the government has no plan to add workplace protections for transgender, intersex and gender diverse people. Porter responded to an enquiry from just.equal about the inadequacies of workplace laws to protect trans, intersex and gender diverse employees. The Minister’s office said no change to existing law is […]

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Head down to Pride WA’s Hello Neighbour and meet new people

Head down to Pride WA’s Hello Neighbour and meet new people

Pride WA’s next social gathering will be on Wednesday 16 September at the Charles Hotel North Perth. Come and meet new and old friends. The event kicks off at 6:00pm and runs through to 8:00pm. The Charles Hotel is located at 509 Charles Street in North Perth. Get tickets via Eventbrite. Love OUTinPerth Campaign Help […]

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