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Sydney Mardi Gras 2021 to welcome 23,000 more spectators

Sydney Mardi Gras 2021 to welcome 23,000 more spectators

Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras has announced that thousands more people will be able to attend the 2021 parade, which is set to look very different due to COVID-19. The team announced in November that the 2021 parade will be held at the Sydney Cricket Ground due to health precautions, initially releasing 23,000 tickets […]

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The Shelter Seat is back highlighting support for homeless people

Guerilla artists highlighting the plight of homeless people in the Perth city centre have installed another Shelter Seat. The park bench that can be transformed into a sleeping shelter for homeless people first appeared in Perth back in October. On the outside it features comments made by Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas back in 2019, where […]

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ACON launch project to support LGBTQ+ people with disability

ACON launch project to support LGBTQ+ people with disability

New South Wales health promotion organisation ACON have announced a new project this December 3rd; International Day of People with Disability. ACON’s LGBTQ People with Disability Project is described as a dedicated unit to provide support, advocacy, skills-bulding and visibility to sexuality and gender diverse people with disabilities across Australia. The project is accompanied by […]

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Willie Rowe announces he’s moving on from Screenwest

Willie Rowe announces he’s moving on from Screenwest

Screenwest CEO Peter ‘Willie’ Rowe has announced he’ll be moving on from the state’s film development agency. He’ll be leaving in July next year after a replacement leader is found. Rowe joined the organisation as an interim CEO in 2018 when Seph McKenna suddenly left the role. He was later appointed permanently to the role […]

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Local organisations mark World AIDS Day in Yagan Square

Local organisations mark World AIDS Day in Yagan Square

December 1st is World AIDS Day, an opportunity to learn more about HIV/AIDS, stand against stigma and remember those we’ve lost. The WA AIDS Council (WAAC), Positive Organisation of Western Australia (POWA) and other community groups are marking the occasion all day in Yagan Square, kicking off proceedings this morning with a community breakfast and […]

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World AIDS Day 2020: Now more than ever

World AIDS Day 2020: Now more than ever

Tuesday 1st December is World AIDS Day, an occasion to raise awareness surrounding HIV/AIDS in 2020, and remember those we’ve lost due to AIDS-related complications. The date has been marked in 1988, and this year the theme is “Now More Than Ever”, tying in with the COVID-19 pandemic the world is facing together. This year, […]

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My Body/My Choice: Make space to talk about intersex human rights

My Body/My Choice: Make space to talk about intersex human rights

I’m a WA representative for Intersex Peer Support Australia (IPSA), a national intersex-led charity that provides peer support to people with intersex variations and our families. In my role, I get to meet many other people with intersex variations and parents, and we get to understand the difficulties and joys that Intersex people have to […]

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Why we need to talk about domestic violence and learn more

Why we need to talk about domestic violence and learn more

This story contains information about domestic violence  This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Silent Domestic Violence Memorial March. The march is held each year to commemorate and honour the lives of those who have died in the last year through family and domestic violence related incidents. In the last 12 months, 15 people […]

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Pride WA’s Bake Off attracts fabulous culinary creations

Pride WA’s Bake Off attracts fabulous culinary creations

The annual Baking Competition made a return to this year’s PrideFEST and a fabulous display of cakes, tarts, pies, biscuits, scrolls and babkas were delivered for judgement. The Sunday afternoon event had a massive turn out and judges had the enviable task of tasting 32 different creations. On hand to dig their forks into the […]

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Did you come out in the 1970s? The NSW State Library is looking for you

Did you come out in the 1970s? The NSW State Library is looking for you

The NSW State Library is looking for people who came out in the 1970s! Lifelong activist John Englart excitedly scribbled this note in his diary 47 years ago: ‘Monday 10th September 1973: This is GAY PRIDE WEEK, I have come out !!!’ John Englart, then a 17-year-old schoolboy from Sydney’s north-west, was among the many […]

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