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OUTinPerth statement on Facebook Australian news ban

OUTinPerth statement on Facebook Australian news ban

The team at OUTinPerth are shocked and dismayed to have been targeted by Facebook in their ban on news content. Australians awoke this morning to discover the social media behemoth had banned Australians from viewing any form of news information across the social media platform. OUTinPerth, the small news organisation that has served Western Australians […]

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Reader’s Question: What percentage of ‘On This Gay Day’ posts are celebratory?

Reader’s Question: What percentage of ‘On This Gay Day’ posts are celebratory?

OUTinPerth reader Nic asked what percentage of the ‘On This Gay Day’ posts were celebratory and how many were about mourning. We crunched some numbers and reviewed the content that’s been published since the segment was introduced one year ago today. We introduced the regular segment ‘On This Gay Day’ back on 1st January 2020. […]

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An apology: Sometimes we get things wrong and we should know better

Concern over reference to intersex people Recently we published an article from rights organisation just.equal that took measure of what the McGowan government has achieved in the area of LGBTIQA+ law reform over the last four years.  As we head toward the WA state election in 2021, we believe it’s essential to reflect on what […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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