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Intersex Awareness Day: New guides on how to be an intersex ally

Intersex Awareness Day: New guides on how to be an intersex ally

October 26th is Intersex Awareness Day, a day to learn about the human rights issues faced by intersex people, and promote genuine inclusion for people with intersex variations. Intersex Human Rights Australia (IHRA), Intersex Peer Support Australia (IPSA) and partners have revealed a range of new resources, aimed at changing current practices and promoting genuine […]

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New website provides LGBTI community pathway to mental health support

A new website hopes to provide easy pathways to mental health helplines for people in need. Live For Tomorrow, a new local charity has launched technology which is set to help news companies and social media platforms more effectively connect users in crisis with mental health support services. The charity is set to offer the […]

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In NSW this year’s Red Ribbon Appeal will be online

In NSW this year’s Red Ribbon Appeal will be online

In New South Wales, the annual Red Ribbon Appeal is going virtual, providing people across NSW with innovative and exciting new ways to get involved with the iconic fundraising campaign. This year, participants can visit the Virtual Red Ribbon Wall and pin a virtual red ribbon, host a red-themed virtual fundraiser or set a virtual […]

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Brendan Pang shares his secrets in PrideFEST dumpling masterclass

Brendan Pang shares his secrets in PrideFEST dumpling masterclass

MasterChef fan favourite and dumpling wunderkind Brendan Pang is bringing a special masterclass to PrideFEST this year. You may have caught a glimpse of his skills on two seasons of MasterChef – after his initial run in 2018 and return for 2020’s All Stars season – or visited his Bumplings kitchen in Fremantle, but fans will […]

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Bi The Book: Definitions & bisexuality in 2020

Bi The Book: Definitions & bisexuality in 2020

Asked about her bisexuality, Duc Dau is unhesitating: “My heart is gay, but my vagina is less discriminatory.” It’s a quote from the bisexual writer Anna Pulley, and Duc often draws on a range of literature to illustrate her points – from Pulley to Sappho to Walt Whitman. Together with her Bi+ Community Perth group […]

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Communities affected by blood-borne virus more likely to opt out of digital health

Communities affected by blood-borne virus more likely to opt out of digital health

  Communities affected by blood-borne viruses and STIs are more likely to opt out of digital health services, according to a new national study. Research from UNSW suggests people who have experienced stigma and discrimination in health care settings are more likely to distrust digital health services. The study, Understanding trust in digital health among […]

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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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International AIDS Society announces new conference for 2021

International AIDS Society announces new conference for 2021

In July the International AIDS Society (IAS) hosted an online virtual conference focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic, and now they’ve scheduled a follow up event to continue the discussion about the latest in prevention related science, policy and practice. The IAS COVID-19 Conference: Prevention will take place virtually on Tuesday, 2nd February 2021, and will include […]

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World Mental Health Day puts a spotlight on conversion therapy

World Mental Health Day puts a spotlight on conversion therapy

Stephen Fry has spoken out against gay conversion therapy on World Mental Health Day saying more countries need to take a stance against the practice. “There are many mental health issues faced especially by young people as they struggle to come to terms with their sexual identity, to be out to friends and family. And […]

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‘All Things Queer’ celebrates International Lesbian Day on RTRFM

‘All Things Queer’ celebrates International Lesbian Day on RTRFM

October 8th is International Lesbian Day, a day to celebrate lesbian culture, promote lesbian visibility and show solidary with everyone who identifies with the L in LGBTQIA+. Yesterday, the team at RTRFM’s All Things Queer program celebrated early, with hosts Bella Broadway and our co-editor Leigh Andrew Hill. As Bella said on the program, we’re not exactly […]

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