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How has homophobia changed over the decades?

How has homophobia changed over the decades?

This year International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia embraces the theme of ‘Alliances for Solidarity’ OUTinPerth Managing Editor Graeme Watson spoke at an IDAHOBIT Day event at the Australian Taxation Office, here is a summary of what he said at the event this morning.   One of the first times I encountered homophobia […]

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Are lesbians and bisexual women at greater risk of developing Diabetes?

Are lesbians and bisexual women at greater risk of developing Diabetes?

A new study has found that lesbians and bisexual women are more likely to develop Type II Diabetes than heterosexual women. Scientists from San Diego State University’s Graduate School of Public Health in California have reported that lesbian and bisexual women were 27% more likely to develop the condition following a new 24-year study. While […]

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IDAHOBIT: Beyond Marriage Equality – Towards Freedom

May 17th each year marks International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia: IDAHOBIT (Encompassing all LGBTIQ+ bodies, genders, relationships, sexualities, attractions, identities and experiences). Originally known as the International Day Against Homophobia, IDAHOBIT was established to commemorate the decision to remove homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organisation in 1990. […]

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Conchita the Fierce: HIV Disclosure and Discrimination

Conchita the Fierce: HIV Disclosure and Discrimination

Last month Conchita Wurst came out as HIV positive via social media. Conchita is the stage name for the Austrian singer and performance artist Thomas Neuwirth, who won the Eurovision song contest in 2014 as Conchita for her song Rise Like a Phoenix. In her statement, Conchita wrote, “I have been HIV-positive for several years. […]

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IDAHOBIT Day: Neami National invite you to afternoon tea

IDAHOBIT Day: Neami National invite you to afternoon tea

May 17th is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT Day), marking an opportunity to stand with the LGBTIQ+ community and against discrimination around the world. Mental health support organisation Neami National are hosting a special afternoon tea this year to share history, raise awareness and network with Perth’s local queer community. Members […]

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WA AIDS Council reimagine STYLEAID and look to the future

For 20 years, the WA AIDS Council brought glamorous magic to Perth with their annual STYLEAID fashion fundraiser. Now, WAAC are reimagining the iconic event for 2018 and beyond. Over two decades, STYLEAID has raised more than $2 million to help with vital education and support programs for people living with, and affected by, HIV. […]

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Giving group The Channel support disability and sexuality project

Giving group The Channel support disability and sexuality project

Community giving program The Channel has selected a program that aims to help people with disabilities breakdown barriers relating to sexuality as its project to fund in 2018. New South Wales based Northcott Innovation‘s Velvet Expressions seeks to tackle one of societies last remaining taboos – disability and sexuality. Velvet Expressions aims to give a voice […]

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The new edition of ‘Elska’ magazine captures the men of Perth

The latest edition of Elska magazine has just been released and features stories photographs and stories of a whole bunch of local Perth guys. The bi-monthly magazine travels to a different city each issue and captures the gay men who live there. Earlier this year photographer Liam Campbell spent some time here in Perth. The […]

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Mt Hawthorn Streets & Lanes Festival springs to life

Mt Hawthorn Streets & Lanes Festival springs to life

The much loved Mt Hawthorn Streets and Lanes Festival is back this Sunday with an all-ages celebration in the Town Centre. As many as 70,000 people are expected to his the streets of Mt Hawthorn for tasty eats, tunes, performers and art, as well as one-off outdoor restaurants, cafes, pop-up bars, family entertainment and heaps […]

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Is it worth queuing for an hour for ramen?

Is it worth queuing for an hour for ramen?

Sometimes you go through phases of being obsessed with a particular food. This can lead you to a quest to find the perfect Caesar’s Salad or see you visit every Mexican restaurant in town. Currently my partner is quite obsessed with ramen. So we headed off to check out Perth’s latest ramen offering Keisuke Tonkotsu […]

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