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Willie Rowe announces he’s moving on from Screenwest

Willie Rowe announces he’s moving on from Screenwest

Screenwest CEO Peter ‘Willie’ Rowe has announced he’ll be moving on from the state’s film development agency. He’ll be leaving in July next year after a replacement leader is found. Rowe joined the organisation as an interim CEO in 2018 when Seph McKenna suddenly left the role. He was later appointed permanently to the role […]

Why we need to talk about domestic violence and learn more

Why we need to talk about domestic violence and learn more

This story contains information about domestic violence  This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Silent Domestic Violence Memorial March. The march is held each year to commemorate and honour the lives of those who have died in the last year through family and domestic violence related incidents. In the last 12 months, 15 people […]

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Pride WA’s Bake Off attracts fabulous culinary creations

Pride WA’s Bake Off attracts fabulous culinary creations

The annual Baking Competition made a return to this year’s PrideFEST and a fabulous display of cakes, tarts, pies, biscuits, scrolls and babkas were delivered for judgement. The Sunday afternoon event had a massive turn out and judges had the enviable task of tasting 32 different creations. On hand to dig their forks into the […]

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Did you come out in the 1970s? The NSW State Library is looking for you

Did you come out in the 1970s? The NSW State Library is looking for you

The NSW State Library is looking for people who came out in the 1970s! Lifelong activist John Englart excitedly scribbled this note in his diary 47 years ago: ‘Monday 10th September 1973: This is GAY PRIDE WEEK, I have come out !!!’ John Englart, then a 17-year-old schoolboy from Sydney’s north-west, was among the many […]

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ANZ Mardi Gras community grants support local organisations

ANZ Mardi Gras community grants support local organisations

A range of LGBTQI+ community projects across Australia will receive grants of up to $10,000 each as part of the third annual ANZ and Sydney Mardi Gras Community Grants program. The 11 not-for-profit organisations and individuals will use the funding for a wide range of community projects, including education and training, community development and creation, […]

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Political rivals come together for Pride in Parliament

Political rivals come together for Pride in Parliament

Political differences were set aside at Parliament House on Tuesday night as Western Australian politicians joined forces to welcome members of LGBTIQ+ community groups to Pride in Parliament. The annual event was hosted by Liberal member and Shadow Attorney General Michael Mischin, The Greens Alison Xamon, the Minister for the Environment, Labor’s Stephen Dawson and […]

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Perth LGBTI Professionals finds a new home at Market Grounds

Perth LGBTI Professionals finds a new home at Market Grounds

Popular networking event LGBTI Professionals drinks has been off the agenda for most of 2020 but it’ll be back in December with a brand new home. On Wednesday 2nd December the event will take up residence at Market Grounds in the city. Organisers are encouraging people to register for the event in advance, and there […]

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Gay penguins Sphen and Magic have adopted a new baby

Gay penguins Sphen and Magic have adopted a new baby

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium has welcomed new Gentoo Penguin chicks, and among the new arrivals is a chick hatched from an egg cared for by the aquariums resident queer couple Sphen and Magic. The babies privately hatched in the aquarium’s Sub-Antarctic Zone over the last month with the oldest arriving mid-October while the youngest’s birth certificate currently […]

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Join Art Gallery of WA’s long table discussion for PrideFEST

Join Art Gallery of WA’s long table discussion for PrideFEST

Gay and Lesbian Archive of Western Australia (GALAWA) has been assiting the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA); to locate items for display accompanying the current exhibition by David McDiarmid. Current Volunteer Co-Convenor of GALAWA Guy Gomeze, has assisted Acting AGWA Curator International Art Dunja Rmandić, to locate archival material documenting the struggles, stories and […]

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DECOLONISE Pride with Boorloo Justice & friends at Barbes

DECOLONISE Pride with Boorloo Justice & friends at Barbes

First Nations and POC led grassroots advocacy group Boorloo Justice are celebrating PrideFEST on Whadjuk Noongar boodja with their inaugural DECOLONISE event. DECOLONISE brings an all queer, all POC lineup of performers to Barbes, paying tribute to the Bla(c)k and POC leaders who forged the modern LGBTQIA+ rights movement. In the theme of liberation, community […]

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