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Advocates & experts dispel misinformation on trans healthcare

Advocates & experts dispel misinformation on trans healthcare

LGBTQIA+ advocates and medical professionals are standing up for trans lives and healthcare after misinformation shared by the Prime Minister this morning. Representatives from advocacy group Transcend Australia, the Australian Professional Association for Trans Health (AusPATH) and Equality Australia are setting out to set the record straight. This morning, Scott Morrison said he is standing […]

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Study seeks LGBTQIA+ youth to share experience with video games

Study seeks LGBTQIA+ youth to share experience with video games

A new study from Canada’s University of Toronto is looking to hear from LGBTQIA+ young people on their experiences in the myriad realms of video games. The International Partnership for Queer Youth Resilience is a collective of researchers from Canada, the USA, UK, Mexico and Australia that explores the relationship between LGBTQIA+ young people, technology […]

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Queer & Accessible project to hold post-PrideFEST consultations

Queer & Accessible project to hold post-PrideFEST consultations

Living Proud’s Queer & Accessible project are holding a new round of consultations, seeking community feedback on accessibility at last year’s PrideFEST celebrations. The Queer & Accessible project was launched ahead of Pride WA’s PrideFEST 2021, aiming to work with LGBTQIA+ spaces and event-runners to provide practical assistance, financial support and advice, as well as […]

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Blood-borne viruses on the rise in Western Australia

Blood-borne viruses on the rise in Western Australia

The Western Australian Department of Health has launched an eight-week regional advertising campaign to raise awareness of blood-borne viruses, following almost 1000 cases of hepatitis C having been reported in 12 months. Communicable Disease Control Director Dr Paul Armstrong said that this was a timely reminder for people to get tested. “Blood-borne viruses – such […]

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Pride WA have a great opportunity to learn First Aid

Pride WA have a great opportunity to learn First Aid

Pride WA have a great opportunity for people to learn essential First Aid skills. Acquiring essential First Aid skills is not just great for your self-esteem, you might save a life one day in the event of an emergency. Pride WA has joined forces with St John’s to offer a First Aid Essentials course on Saturday 7th May […]

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Victoria to consult on alternative sexual assault reporting options

Victoria to consult on alternative sexual assault reporting options

Warning: This article contains mentions of sexual assault This week Victoria’s upper house passed a motion which will see the state government begin consultation on an alternative, online sexual assault reporting option. The motion moved by Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party MLC Stuart Grimley noted the Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC) report – Improving The Justice System […]

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Screening Saves Lives: Alyce Schotte on getting a bowel cancer test

Screening Saves Lives: Alyce Schotte on getting a bowel cancer test

Alyce Schotte talks to OUTinPerth about why she’s signed up to be one of the faces of a new campaign that encourages LGBTIQA+ people to engage with cancer screening programs. The Screening Saves Lives campaign from North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS) encourages people to get tested for bowel, cervical and breast cancer. Research has shown […]

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Nurses call for equality in trans & gender diverse healthcare

Nurses call for equality in trans & gender diverse healthcare

On Transgender Day of Visibility, The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is calling for the immediate address of health gaps experienced by trans and gender diverse Australians. The ACN released a statement today celebrating the achievements, presence and community of trans and gender diverse folks, identifying urgent issues in healthcare. “Today, I would like to acknowledge […]

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AFAO welcomes Budget commitment to National HIV Strategy

AFAO welcomes Budget commitment to National HIV Strategy

The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) has welcomed a commitment to continue funding Australian’s National HIV Strategy. The Morrison Government has tonight announced continued funding to implement Australia’s National HIV Strategy. The Budget papers reveal a further $8.6 million will be allocated to combat blood-borne viruses and sexually transmitted infections, including $5 million to […]

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New peer service launches for people who practice sexualised drug use

New peer service launches for people who practice sexualised drug use

NSW’s leading LGBTQ health organisation, ACON, has launched a new information and support service for people engaged in sexualised drug use, often termed ‘chemsex’ or ‘party and play’. Devised and led by peers with lived experiences of sexualised drug use, M3THOD is a free and confidential service for gay and bisexual men (cis and trans), […]

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