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M Clinic to introduce fee for some appointments from October 2018

M Clinic to introduce fee for some appointments from October 2018

From the 29th October 2018, M Clinic will be introducing a fee of $15 for some appointments. The fee will be waived for clients that meet the criteria for low income, including healthcare card holders, students, pensioners and people with an income of less than $30,000 per year. Why is M Clinic introducing a fee? […]

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What do you do when your workplace is making you sick

What do you do when your workplace is making you sick

Victoria* was working as a sales representative for a manufacturing company for only two weeks before the bullying started. At first, her trainer, Jenny*, made snide remarks like “Hanging out by yourself again this weekend, hey?” and “Oh, you’re eating that for lunch!” While she initially dismissed Jenny’s nastiness and thought it would soon pass, […]

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LGBTIQ+ women’s and femme health and wellbeing

LGBTIQ+ women’s and femme health and wellbeing

Recently I was discussing with a friend “discrete spaces” (for single sexual and gender identities) and whether the need for these exists in the way that it used to. Given what we know about sex, sexuality and gender being on a spectrum and that people can move along this throughout their lifetime, is it not […]

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The WA AIDS Council is open for business again

The WA AIDS Council is open for business again

Recent storm damage saw the WA AIDS Council having to temporarily close the doors of its Murray Street office. Now following some rapid repair work the doors are open again and all the services of organisation are available again. The team at the WA AIDS Council provide a myriad of different services for the LGBTI […]

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WA Wanderers head to Bells Rapids for their next walk

WA Wanderers head to Bells Rapids for their next walk

The WA Wanderers Men’s Bush-walking Group’s next outing is on Sunday 17th June and it’s a walk to Bells Rapids on the Swan River. The group meet at 8:30am at the Guildford train station car park, on the James Street side, opposite Ethel Street. Bring your own picnic lunch, snacks, drinking water, warm clothes and […]

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Local researchers look into ‘Lesbian Bed Death’

Local researchers look into ‘Lesbian Bed Death’

Lesbian Bed Death: a concept in which lesbian couples in committed relationships have less sex than any other type of couple, and generally experience less sexual intimacy the longer the relationship lasts. It was back in 1983 that researchers Pepper Scwartz and Philip Blumstei published a report that concluded that lesbians have less sex in committed relationships than […]

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M Clinic raising funds to support free testing and treatment

M Clinic raising funds to support free testing and treatment

M Clinic are seeking donations to contribute to the anticipated treatment costs for the upcoming financial year, launching a campaign on Chuffed.org The program of the WA AIDS Council provides a sexual health testing service for men who have sex with men, as well as Rapid HIV Testing, a Drug and Alcohol Clinic and administer […]

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Are lesbians and bisexual women at greater risk of developing Diabetes?

Are lesbians and bisexual women at greater risk of developing Diabetes?

A new study has found that lesbians and bisexual women are more likely to develop Type II Diabetes than heterosexual women. Scientists from San Diego State University’s Graduate School of Public Health in California have reported that lesbian and bisexual women were 27% more likely to develop the condition following a new 24-year study. While […]

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Conchita the Fierce: HIV Disclosure and Discrimination

Conchita the Fierce: HIV Disclosure and Discrimination

Last month Conchita Wurst came out as HIV positive via social media. Conchita is the stage name for the Austrian singer and performance artist Thomas Neuwirth, who won the Eurovision song contest in 2014 as Conchita for her song Rise Like a Phoenix. In her statement, Conchita wrote, “I have been HIV-positive for several years. […]

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Giving group The Channel support disability and sexuality project

Giving group The Channel support disability and sexuality project

Community giving program The Channel has selected a program that aims to help people with disabilities breakdown barriers relating to sexuality as its project to fund in 2018. New South Wales based Northcott Innovation‘s Velvet Expressions seeks to tackle one of societies last remaining taboos – disability and sexuality. Velvet Expressions aims to give a voice […]

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