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Help with a survey into the abuse of older Western Australians

Help with a survey into the abuse of older Western Australians

The WA Department of Communities and the UWA SAGE Lab are conducting research to explore what people working in communities throughout Western Australia know about the abuse of older people (elder abuse). Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre are also partners to this research project. A key part of this research is a survey now available […]

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Researchers seek trans young adults to reflect on stories of school support

Researchers seek trans young adults to reflect on stories of school support

Researchers from the University of New England are keen to hear from members of the trans young-adult community about their gender transition experiences from school, in an effort to highlight the positive aspects of being trans and to inspire school communities to better support the psychological wellbeing of trans and gender diverse students. Researchers Dean […]

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Transgender health discussion panel rescheduled for Thursday

Transgender health discussion panel rescheduled for Thursday

Transgender health will be the topic at this week’s Disrupted Thursday event. This presentation was rescheduled due to the recent Covid-19 lockdown. In partnership with TransFolk of WA and and the Centre for Stories, this conversation at the State Library of Western Australia will take a look at the way trans and gender diverse people, […]

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Out & Proud Expo is bringing together local LGBTQIA+ businesses

Perth Gay Social Club is hosting the first ever Out & Proud Expo this July. The event aims to bring together local LGBTQIA+ owned and supportive businesses to share their work and their stories, and provide opportunities for networking all in one location. Hosted by Big Brother alum Angela Clancy, the expo will take over the DoubleTree […]

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One attendees observations of the Better Together conference

One attendees observations of the Better Together conference

“Better Together – Australia’s 4th National LGBTIQ+ Conference was held in Adelaide from 17 – 19th June, OUTinPerth contributor Colin Longworth attended and shares his observations on the wide and varied discussions that went down. By way of introduction “The Equality Project is a national LGBTIQ+ charity bringing together LGBTIQ+ people and allies to promote a better, […]

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Young Australians are experiencing greater levels of loneliness

Young Australians are experiencing greater levels of loneliness

Insights from the headspace National Youth Mental Health Survey released today show more than one in two young people (54%) feel a sense of loneliness, an increase from 2018 (49%). headspace Youth Mental Health Foundation today revealed the growing increase in the proportion of young people who feel they lack companionship and feel isolated. headspace […]

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Transgender health will be the topic at this week’s ‘Disrupted’ session

Transgender health will be the topic at this week’s ‘Disrupted’ session

Transgender health will be the topic at this week’s Disrupted Tuesday event. In partnership with TransFolk of WA and and the Centre for Stories, this conversation at the State Library of Western Australia will take a look at the way trans and gender diverse people, and the people that support them, navigate the health and […]

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New initiative hopes to raise awareness about bowel cancer

New initiative hopes to raise awareness about bowel cancer

A new initiative in New South Wales is hoping to increase awareness about bowel cancer among LGBTIQA+ communities. Community figures are fronting a new bowel cancer screening awareness campaign targeting people of diverse sexualities and genders developed by NSW’s leading LGBTQ+ health organisation, ACON, in partnership with the Cancer Institute NSW. Launched during Bowel Cancer […]

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Put your hand up and become a volunteer in your community

Put your hand up and become a volunteer in your community

Volunteering is a great way to be part of your local community, meet new people, and give something back. Research has shown that volunteering can also be good for your mental health and wellbeing too! A 2016 report from pwc and Volunteering Australia looked into the benefits of volunteering in Australia and found that 93% of […]

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Australian advocates call for action as UK lifts blood ban for gay/bi men

Australian advocates call for action as UK lifts blood ban for gay/bi men

Equality advocates have called on the Australian Lifeblood Service to follow the lead of its UK counterpart by lifting its blanket ban on donation by sexually active gay & bi men and shifting to individual risk assessment for all donors. The calls come as the UK moves from banning blood donation for men who have […]

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