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China rolls out new strategy to increase HIV education in schools

China rolls out new strategy to increase HIV education in schools

China has announced a new education strategy to improve awareness of HIV with a new education based program hoping to reach 90% of students. Under the three-year plan, made by the National Health Commission and nine other government departments, high schools are asked to give students a total of 10 hours of HIV prevention education […]

Whether it’s he, her, them, ze, or judy, getting pronouns right isn’t so hard

Whether it’s he, her, them, ze, or judy, getting pronouns right isn’t so hard

OPINION Today is International Pronouns Day, yes there really is a day set aside to acknowledge that not everyone identifies by the simple categories of ‘he’ and ‘she’. When people want to make fun of the LGBTI community the go-to-gag is to add as many letters on to the acronym as possible, including TLC, BLT […]

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Perth’s Islander community is looking for participants for their Pride float

Perth’s Islander community is looking for participants for their Pride float

Perth’s Islander community is looking for people who would like to join their Pride float in 2019. The group’s float will embrace this year’s Pride theme of Reflect: Heroes, Community, Identity and Love. It’s that time of year again! The most exhilarating street parade of the year, the Perth Pride Parade! This y To be part […]

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City of Vincent to host community Pride Breakfast with Narelda Jacobs

City of Vincent to host community Pride Breakfast with Narelda Jacobs

City of Vincent are celebrating Pride and the LGBTIQ+ community with a special breakfast this December. The team invite the community to join them for a friendly wind-down at North Perth Town Hall after PrideFEST wraps up at the end of November. The event will be MC’d by broadcaster Narelda Jacobs, and community organisations are […]

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Head down to Loton Park’s Open Day and sign up for the season

Head down to Loton Park’s Open Day and sign up for the season

Loton Park Tennis Club will open it’s doors for its annual Open Day on Saturday, its a chance for people to find out more about Perth’s LGBTIQ+ focussed tennis club and all it has to offer. The club’s newly elected Vice President Ren Adams told OUTinPerth that the grass courts were in excellent condition for […]

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Aunty Lauren’s Trans Almanac: Phantom boobage in the Drs office

Aunty Lauren’s Trans Almanac: Phantom boobage in the Drs office

The first few months of transition, for me, was a simultaneously affirming and uncomfortable time in discovering new boundaries. There were certain behaviours of others and situations I just didn’t feel okay with anymore, even before I started taking estrogen and my body began changing. Once I accepted my gender identity didn’t match up with […]

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Rejoice, and celebrate International Lesbian Day today!

Rejoice, and celebrate International Lesbian Day today!

Today, October 8th is International Lesbian Day, an opportunity to highlight the achievements of queer women, and the challenges this section of our community still face. There’s no clear record of when International Lesbian Day was established, but there is evidence of it occurring as early as 1980 and it originated in Australia and New […]

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New film project from the YMCA looks at youth mental health

New film project from the YMCA looks at youth mental health

A new film project from the YMCA explores youth mental health, a series of short films will appear on public screens around the city this week. To support awareness for Mental Health Week, YMCA Change Agent Martin Johnson approached Youth Focus as part of a local project to give young people a platform to speak […]

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Get your quiz team together and test your knowledge of ‘The L Word’

Get your quiz team together and test your knowledge of ‘The L Word’

The L Word will be back on our TV screens again soon when the new series of the show hits streaming service Stan. The L Word Quiz Night will be taking over The Local Hotel at 282 South Terrace in South Fremantle on Friday 22nd November 2019. The night gets underway at 7pm and tables are […]

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HIV grants available to community groups from Gilead

HIV grants available to community groups from Gilead

Pharmaceutical company Gilead is offering grants to community groups who work within the HIV sector. The grants program has no set amounts of funding available with the company open to looking at all sorts of proposals from not for profit groups. The deadline for applications is October 11th.  The grants aim to improve the quality […]

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