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May is ‘Radio Love Month’ at community station RTRFM 92.1

May is ‘Radio Love Month’ at community station RTRFM 92.1

Local community radio station RTRFM is calling on its listeners and supporters to donate throughout May and show their love for the station during Radio Love Month. RTRFM is a not-for-profit independent radio station which is funded by a community of listeners through subscriptions and donations. Radio Love Month is described as a chance for […]

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Joleen Mataele brings her experience to Isabelle Lake Memorial Lecture

Joleen Mataele brings her experience to Isabelle Lake Memorial Lecture

The Isabelle Lake Memorial Lecture is held in Perth each year on May 17th, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHoBIT). Named for a young transgender activist who passed away seven years ago after a battle with leukaemia, the lecture aims to raise public awareness on issues relating to the trans and […]

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Out for Australia: Unleashing the power of mentoring for LGBTIQ+ women

Out for Australia: Unleashing the power of mentoring for LGBTIQ+ women

Out for Australia are hosting an event next month, focused on LGBTIQ+ women and femmes in the workplace. Teaming up with Pride in Diversity’s Sapphire program for LBTIQ women and Clayton Utz, the event invites queer women and non-binary folks to come along and join a discussion about the power of mentoring. The event will […]

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Latest Dictionary update includes transgender phrases

Latest Dictionary update includes transgender phrases

The Merriam Webster Dictionary has announced a stack of new words its formally recognising have entered the English language, among them are several words relating to the transgender community. ‘Top-surgery’ and ‘bottom-surgery’ are now officially in the dictionary, along with “gender nonconforming.” There among 640 words added to the latest edition of the dictionary. Gender […]

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Connections Nightclub owner Peter Robinson has passed away

Connections Nightclub owner Peter Robinson has passed away

Peter Robinson, one of the owners of Connections Nightclub, has passed away. The venue made the announcement on its Facebook page earlier today. Born in 1951, Robinson had been involved in the club for over 40 years, he began as an employee in 1978. Since retiring several years ago he had not been prominent in […]

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Australia’s LGBTIQ+ tourism industry on show in NYC

Australia’s LGBTIQ+ tourism industry on show in NYC

Australia will be promoted as a travel destination for LGBTIQ+ tourists when Gay & Lesbian Tourism Australia (GALTA) head to New York this week to promote the best the country has on offer. Some 700 delegates from some 50 countries have registered to attend the International Gay & Lesbian Tourism Assn (IGLTA) 36Th Annual Global […]

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Today is giveOUTday: National day of giving to LGBTIQ+ communities

Today is giveOUTday: National day of giving to LGBTIQ+ communities

LGBTIQ+ fundraising initiative and giving circle The Channel are today hosting giveOUTday, a day encouraging donations to Australian LGBTIQ+ communities. Inspired by a project of the same name in the USA, the project aims to build the capacity for LGBTIQ+ communities to resource their own social change, increase awareness of health and social issues faced […]

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Youth Pride Network seeks new committee members

Youth Pride Network seeks new committee members

If you’re a young LGBTQIA+ person in Western Australia, and want to advocate for greater support and celebration of the community, then consider applying for Youth Pride Network. The peer-led LGBTQIA+ youth advocacy body is currently seeking several motivated young people, who will join the organisation as voluntary committee members. A role at Youth Pride […]

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WA AIDS Council seeks HIV positive community member for board

WA AIDS Council seeks HIV positive community member for board

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST The WA AIDS Council is welcoming Expressions of Interest from a HIV Positive community member for appointment to a representative role on the Board of Management. The position is for the individual to represent the broad WAAC HIV community in accordance with organisational strategy and the MIPA principles (Meaningful Involvement of PLHIV […]

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Questioning or recently come out? Researchers want to hear from you

Questioning or recently come out? Researchers want to hear from you

Have you recently come out and shared your sexuality with other people for the first time? Are you keeping your sexuality to yourself at this point, or questioning your sexuality? Researchers at the University of the Sunshine Coast are looking into the experiences of people who are over 25 but not have not come out, […]

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