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Many pathways to creating a family, or helping others create theirs

Many pathways to creating a family, or helping others create theirs

“A lot of gay men think they can’t be sperm donors.” said Belinda Wooffitt the Donor Coordinator at Fertility North. “Because they can’t be blood donors, they think they also can’t be sperm donors, but they can.” Helping people who want to have children by becoming a sperm donor is something that many men from […]

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Hundreds turn out for hockey competition The Pride Cup

The inaugural Pride Hockey Cup last week saw hundreds of spectators supporting The Pythons, WA’s LGBTI Hockey Team. The players split into several teams, The Pythons, The Anacondas and the Cobras to battle it out for a $29 plastic cup and serious bragging rights. With a performance from the fabulous Barbie Q, Alexas Armsstrong and […]

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Red Ribbon pop-up stall highlights World AIDS Day

Red Ribbon pop-up stall highlights World AIDS Day

Staff and volunteers from the WA AIDS Council were out in force in central Perth this morning highlighting that it’s World AIDS Day. City commuters were encouraged to buy a red ribbon to mark awareness about HIV, while a stand in Forrest Place provided the latest information about HIV. in the lead up to World […]

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Meet the David Kernohan, the new boss at the WA AIDS Council

Meet the David Kernohan, the new boss at the WA AIDS Council

David Kernohan has joined the WA AIDS Council as its new Chief Executive. Kernohan has held senior executive roles in the not-for-profit sector in Western Australia for over 20 years, most recently as CEO of the Mental Health Law Centre (WA). The new head honcho caught up with OUTinPerth and shared his hopes for the […]

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Befriending elders: Help create a new community project

Befriending elders: Help create a new community project

Community organisations GRAI and Prime Timers are joining together for a new project. SOUL is a proposal for a social outreach project aiming to provide a range of services to support older members of the LGBTI community. The two groups have worked together and developed an outline for a befriending and social outreach project called […]

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HIV Positive result on PrEP even stranger than initially thought

HIV Positive result on PrEP even stranger than initially thought

PreExposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is gaining momentum as a preventative treatment for HIV. In Australia, where the risk of the infection is highest with anal penetrative sex, the treatment is an extremely important new option in HIV prevention. However results of a medical investigation into a man in Amsterdam has revealed a peculiar case in which […]

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Western Australians share their journey for World AIDS Day

Western Australians share their journey for World AIDS Day

Despite living happy and healthy lives, the stigma of HIV continues. HIV positive people often need to hide their status from friends, family and workplaces, for fear of discrimination. HIV Positive West Australians have combined with the Western Australian AIDS Council to combat the stigma surrounding the virus, in the lead up to World AIDS Day […]

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Sign up for a free safeTALK suicide prevention workshop this December

Sign up for a free safeTALK suicide prevention workshop this December

You have probably done a first aid course before, right? Have you ever done a suicide first aid course? Are you trans* or gender diverse- or a friend, family member or loved one of someone who is Transgender and Gender Diverse? Do you want to learn some skills to better support your friends, colleagues, clients […]

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PrEPIT WA: PrEP trial now available in Western Australia

PrEPIT WA: PrEP trial now available in Western Australia

The state government have launched Western Australia’s first pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) trial this week. The trial, entitled PrEPIT WA, will enable up to 2,000 people at risk of HIV to obtain PrEP free of charge from four local clinics; The M Clinic, GP on Beaufort, Royal Perth Hospital Sexual Health Clinic and Fremantle Hospital’s South […]

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The Freedom Centre are having an open night

The Freedom Centre are having an open night

The Freedom Centre is having an open day, and you’re invited to come down and see what goes on at the long running LGBTIQ+ youth centre. The centre is opening its doors to parents, professionals and anyone else who would like to come down and see what Freedom Centre is all about. The centre’s aim […]

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