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Graeme Watson discussed the Basil Zempilas story on RTRFM

Graeme Watson discussed the Basil Zempilas story on RTRFM

Behind the Scenes OUTinPerth’s Managing Editor Graeme Watson appeared on RTRFM on 2nd November and discussed the website’s recent story on Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas. Since OUTinPerth broke the story about the new Lord Mayor’s comments about gender the story has been picked up by newspapers, websites and television stations around the country, as […]

Graeme Watson appears on 3CR talking about OUTinPerth’s coverage

Graeme Watson appears on 3CR talking about OUTinPerth’s coverage

OUTinPerth’s Managing editor Graeme Watson appeared on Melbourne radio station 3CR’s long running LGBTI program In Ya Face, discussing some of the exclusive stories OUTinPerth has recently published. In recent weeks OUTinPerth has revealed the cessation of funding to the Inclusive Education WA program, as well as claims from religious leader Margaret Court that she […]

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OUTinPerth nominated for WA Mental Health Award

OUTinPerth nominated for WA Mental Health Award

OUTinPerth has been nominated for the Mental Health News Media Award at the upcoming WA Mental Health Awards. Announced during WA’s Mental Health Week, the awards celebrated organisations and individuals who make a positive contribution to the field of mental health. OUTinPerth is nominated alongside radio station ABC Radio Perth. Local LGBTQIA+ community advocate Bella […]

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Removal of posts and images containing blackface performance

Removal of posts and images containing blackface performance

Several photos from 2012 and earlier, displayed on our site and hosted by OUTinPerth’s social media have been removed due to inappropriate and racist imagery. These images included blackface by community members, and transphobic comments. We’re publishing this statement to be transparent about this process, and believe our readership deserves to know why this action […]

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OUTinPerth during the COVID-19 pandemic

OUTinPerth during the COVID-19 pandemic

It’s difficult to find the words to describe the world we find ourselves in today, within just few weeks, life as we have known it has completely changed. For many of us we have found our livelihoods disappear, and many things about the future are uncertain. At OUTinPerth we’ve decided not to focus on the COVID-19 […]

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OUTinPerth ends the year with increased audiences across all platforms

OUTinPerth ends the year with increased audiences across all platforms

OUTinPerth is excited to report that we’ve ended the year with increased audiences across all digital platforms. In 2019 over 600,000 sessions were logged on the LGBTIQ+ focused news site, an increase of over 50,000 sessions on the previous year. Across the year there over 730,000 page views. Over the last decade the publication has […]

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There will be no news during the strike for climate action

There will be no news during the strike for climate action

Speirins Media and OUTinPerth will be showing our support for global action against climate change on Friday 20th September. We will be joining the students, community groups and supporters who are calling on governments around the world to take greater and immediate action on climate change. We will be joining the Arts and Cultural Workers […]

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OUTinPerth’s online audience continues to grow in digital era

OUTinPerth’s online audience continues to grow in digital era

At the beginning of 2019 OUTinPerth retired its longstanding print edition. After 17 years as a free street press magazine the publication moved to being a fully digital operation. The first quarter of 2019 has shown the website has enjoyed substantial audience growth with a 33% increase in sessions compared to the same period in […]

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OUTinPerth announces online-only future as print publication ends

Today we have made the difficult decision to cease printing the physical edition of OUTinPerth, and focus on being an online-only publication. The media landscape is rapidly changing, and like many titles we need to realign our business model to survive and thrive in the future. While the print edition of OUTinPerth is still widely […]

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Comment sought on development of a new photography policy

Comment sought on development of a new photography policy

Following the controversy surrounding Melbourne nightclub Poof Doof’s photo policy last week, many community members have asked what OUTinPerth’s photo policy is. Our guidelines for photographers were last updated in early 2016 and are available to be read here.  We have always encouraged our photographers to capture images of all members of the LGBTIQ+ communities, […]

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