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Get Involved in World AIDS Day

Get Involved in World AIDS Day

December first is World AIDS day, an occasion to reflect on three decades of working to stem the effects of HIV and AIDS. There are a number of ways organisations and individuals can get involved in World AIDS Day. This year, the WA AIDS Council decided to mark the day in a new way. The […]

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Community Gathers To Pay Tribute to MH17 Researchers

Community Gathers To Pay Tribute to MH17 Researchers

Members of the local community will gather tonight at the WA AIDS Memorial to pay tribute to the people lost in the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. The airliner was shot down over Ukraine early yesterday evening. Amongst it’s victims were 108 delegates heading to the Melbourne conference which will start this weekend. All […]

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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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The Final Club West

The Final Club West

Club West, the fun filled night which raises money for LGBT charities, is calling it a day after 24 years. We sat down with founder producer, matriarch and part time go-go dancer, Terry Larder and asked why it was all coming to an end? For Terry the end of Club West also corresponds with looking […]

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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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