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HIV/AIDS Legal Centre among the nominees for the Human Rights Awards

HIV/AIDS Legal Centre among the nominees for the Human Rights Awards

The team at the New South Wales HIV/AIDS Legal Centre are among the nominees for the 2022 Human Rights Awards. The organisation is a not-for-profit, specialist community legal centre, and the only one of its kind in Australia. They provide free and comprehensive legal assistance to people HIV or Hepatitis related matters. The team have been nominated […]

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Youth Educating Peers (YEP) Project to launch accessible new website

Youth Educating Peers (YEP) Project to launch accessible new website

The Youth Educating Peers (YEP) Project is a peer-based sexual health project, providing youth lead sexual health education for young people; and professional development and consultation services for the youth and sexual health sectors. YEP operates under the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia (YACWA), in partnership with WAAC and supported by funding from the […]

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Out for Australia to celebrate 30 Under 30 winners at The Court

Out for Australia to celebrate 30 Under 30 winners at The Court

LGBTQIA+ professional support organisation Out for Australia recently announced the winners of their latest 30 Under 30 awards. These awards celebrate young LGBTQIA+ leaders across the country, making real change for our communities and standing as role models and advocates in their workplaces. Perth-based winners included Perth Rams’ Bart Dekker and Youth Pride Network co-founder […]

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‘Heartstopper’ actor Kit Connor forced to come out as bisexual

‘Heartstopper’ actor Kit Connor forced to come out as bisexual

Kit Connor, the actor who plays Nick Nelson on Netflix’s hit TV show Heartstopper, has shared that he is bisexual. The 18-year-old actor says he felt forced to reveal his sexuality after pressure from fans. A few months ago Connor announced he was taking a break from social media after fans accused him of ‘queer-baiting’. […]

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October 26 is Intersex Awareness Day

October 26 is Intersex Awareness Day

Today, October 26, is Intersex Awareness Day. “All human bodies are different, and intersex variations are a natural part of human diversity,” Tony Briffa, IHRA Vice-Chair and IPSA President commented on the importance of the day of recognition. Intersex Human Rights Australia (IHRA), Intersex Peer Support Australia (IPSA) are two of leading organisations supporting and […]

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Virgin launch special Pride flights to get people to WorldPride 2023

Virgin launch special Pride flights to get people to WorldPride 2023

Virgin Australia have announced that their special Pride flights will return for WorldPride 2023 and for the first time there will be Pride flights from Perth to Sydney. In 2023 Adelaide and Perth based travelers will be able to experience the queerest trip to Sydney, and for the first time there will also be an […]

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ACON launches 2022 red ribbon appeal for World AIDS Day

ACON launches 2022 red ribbon appeal for World AIDS Day

In the lead up to World AIDS Day, communities across NSW are encouraged to get involved with the Red Ribbon Appeal to raise funds and awareness for initiatives that help prevent new HIV transmissions, eliminate HIV stigma, and support people living with HIV. Organised by ACON, NSW’s leading HIV health organisation, the Red Ribbon Appeal […]

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Screening Saves Lives: Geri and Stephanie share their stories

Local couple Geri Garland and Stephanie Mutch talk to OUTinPerth about why they signed up to be part of a campaign that encourages LGBTIQA+ people to engage with cancer screening programs. The Screening Saves Lives campaign from North Metropolitan Health encourages people to get tested for bowel, cervical and breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer […]

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October 8 is International Lesbian Day!

October 8 is International Lesbian Day!

October 8 is International Lesbian Day! The day marks an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of lesbians, and celebrate the culture, diversity and history of those who align with the L in LGBTQIA+. The origins of International Lesbian Day are not entirely clear, it may have begun in 1980 when a Lesbian Day March was […]

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Haneen Zreika opts out of AFLW Pride Round for a second year

Haneen Zreika opts out of AFLW Pride Round for a second year

Greater Western Sydney forward Haneen Zreika has announced she’ll skip next week’s Pride round in the Australian Football League Women’s competition. The player missed the same round last year citing her Muslim faith as the reason for not being able to show support for the LGBTIQA+ community by wearing a special uniform featuring a rainbow […]

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