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New Name for Gay and Lesbian Community Services

New Name for Gay and Lesbian Community Services

Gay and Lesbian Community Services have announced a name change and will now be known as Living Proud: LGBTI Community Services of WA. Announcing the new name Chairperson Phil Hampton said the change reflects the current community and the work the organisation undertakes. “The new name and constitutional changes aim to reflect the contemporary organisation […]

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WA Politician Stephen Dawson To Wed in Canberra

WA Politician Stephen Dawson To Wed in Canberra

Stephen Dawson, Labor’s MLC for the Mining and Pastoral region is set to marry his long time partner Dennis Liddelow in Canberra this weekend. Dawson and Liddelow will be among the first same sex couples to marry in Australia under the territory’s ground breaking law. Liddelow and Dawson were previously had a civil union in Ireland. “But […]

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PM Launches Alannah MacTiernan Campaign

Tonight Prime Minister Kevin Rudd made an appearance at Alannah MacTiernan’s official campaign launch, which took place at Mt Lawley Bowling Club. Alannah MacTiernan is running for the seat of Perth against Liberal candidate Darryl Moore – who last week caused controversy over an e-mail dispute with a constituent whilst discussing same-sex marriage. Senator Louise […]

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Positive Advocate – Is the WA HIV Community Stepping Up?

Positive Advocate – Is the WA HIV Community Stepping Up?

For the first time this year, people living with HIV (PLHIV) had the opportunity to meet and discuss their current priority and concerns with their two newly elected W.A. National Association of People With HIV Australia (NAPWHA) representatives, Diane Lloyd and Ash Jones Almost all fifteen attendees of the first WA PLHIV Community Forum for […]

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Exercise Your Right for Support

Exercise Your Right for Support

Sitting with four volunteers and employees of a youth based support group will always make you feel a mix bag of inspired, and bloody useless for not helping out yourself. Speaking to these four young members of the Freedom Centre community, you can’t help but admire their sense of energy and responsibility surrounding their support […]

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Positive Advocate: Is Cure Talk Helpful?

Positive Advocate: Is Cure Talk Helpful?

With ongoing reports of research that could potentially cure HIV/AIDS, what is the impact of ‘cure talk’ on prevention efforts? Most people whole heartedly embrace and applaud the research efforts that are being undertaken to cure HIV/AIDS by scientists all around the world. Most recently the media picked up on the good work being conducted […]

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Make A Resolution That Could Save A Life

Make A Resolution That Could Save A Life

Last year I crossed a somewhat unconventional item off my bucket list – completing an Apply First Aid course (formerly called Senior First Aid). I not only learnt valuable practical skills, like recognising the signs of a heart attack, delivering CPR and bandaging broken limbs, but also became more confident in my ability to assist […]

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UnitingCare West Celebrates Diversity

UnitingCare West Celebrates Diversity

Bunbury Senior High school in collaboration with UnitingCare West True Colours Program held a yarn bombing event at the school on Thursday October 18th to celebrate Pridefest. Student Services Manager Kelly Anderson and True Colours Team Leader Sharon Waters yarn bombed the student services office and front of the school with assistance from students. The […]

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Goodbye To Living With AIDS?

Goodbye To Living With AIDS?

The National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS (NAPWA) at its Annual General meeting in November endorsed a name change. From now on it will be known as National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA). To glance initially at the new name, the dropping of ‘AIDS’ and ‘living’ might appear cosmetic and insubstantial. However, […]

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The Sound Of All Things Queer

The Sound Of All Things Queer

Each week five volunteers get behind the microphone at RTRFM to present the weekly LGBTIQ show All Things Queer. OUTinPerth joined them in the studio to find out more about what goes on behing the scenes. Why do you present All Things Queer? Timbee: I do this show because I just enjoy the idea of […]

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