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Out for Australia announce Blake Connell as their new CEO

Out for Australia announce Blake Connell as their new CEO

Out for Australia has announced Blake Connell is their new CEO. The board chose Blake following a competitive process culminating in the appointment late in 2019. The organisation aims to help young LGBTI professionals through the early years of their career via supportive mentorships. Connell will take on the CEO role effective immediately, while continuing […]

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Dive into summer with Spank Pool Party this Saturday

Dive into summer with Spank Pool Party this Saturday

Jump into 2020 with a splash at the first ever Spank Pool Party launching at Indian Ocean Hotel this weekend. The new LGBTIQ+ event brings a new offering to the local queer calendar, taking over the pools and dance floors of the Indian Ocean Hotel. “Tantalising cocktails, lounges, your local LGBT+ dance and house DJs… […]

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LGBTI rights advocate Rodney Croome awarded honorary doctorate

LGBTI rights advocate Rodney Croome awarded honorary doctorate

Long-time LGBTIQ equality advocate, Rodney Croome, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Tasmania in recognition of his work. The doctorate was conferred by the Chancellor of the University, Michael Field, at a ceremony in Hobart yesterday. Croome has spent his life advocating for LGBTI rights and is a founding member of […]

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Long live the king! Justin Sider chats about his Queen of the Court win

Long live the king! Justin Sider chats about his Queen of the Court win

This year’s Queen of the Court competition made history, crowning a drag king for the very first time. Justin Cider has taken the inaugural title of King of the Court on their first swing at the local drag competition – wowing patrons over the four week battle royale. Harriet Kenny caught up with Justin for […]

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Roller Derby will have a special Pride exhibition game in January

Roller Derby will have a special Pride exhibition game in January

Roller Derby will present a special exhibition game to celebrate Pride in January 2020. Roller Derby was one of the sports to be included in the Pride Sports Festival, but sadly it was cancelled when organisers of the multi-sport celebration realised they did not have the capacity to stage the 2019 event. Now Roller Derby […]

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Grants available to connect asylum seekers and LGBTI community

Grants available to connect asylum seekers and LGBTI community

The Pride Foundation Australia and the Sidney Myer Fund are offering grants to the value of $20,000 for projects that focus on supporting LGBTQIA+ refugees and people seeking asylum. Projects that are collaborations between refugee and asylum seeker agencies and LGBTQIA+ groups are encouraged to apply. The projects should aim to assist LGBTQIA+ people who are refugees […]

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WA government launches new plan to tackle homelessness

WA government launches new plan to tackle homelessness

The Western Australian government announced this week that it will develop two ‘Common Ground’ facilities to house and support people who are sleeping rough or experiencing chronic homelessness. The government said the proven approach of a ‘Common Ground’ model of supportive housing offers a mix of permanent, affordable housing that is linked with dedicated, tailored […]

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Hobart to hold discussion forum on religious freedom laws

Hobart to hold discussion forum on religious freedom laws

A Q&A-style forum will be held on Tuesday at the University of Tasmania to highlight the negative impact of the Federal Government’s proposed religious discrimination and freedom legislation on the human rights of Tasmanians, including the impact of the proposed override of the Tasmanian Anti-Discriminatin Act. The forum will hear from a diverse range of […]

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PFLAG Perth celebrate 30 years of supporting the LGBTIQ+ community

PFLAG Perth celebrate 30 years of supporting the LGBTIQ+ community

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)’s Perth chapter are today celebrating 30 years since their first meeting in 1989. The organisation has provided support for relatives and loved ones of LGBTIQ+ people over three decades, with volunteers giving their time to help people understand how they can stand by the side of their […]

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Bankwest renew their support for Pride WA and take part in the parade

Bankwest renew their support for Pride WA and take part in the parade

Bankwest has reaffirmed its support for the LGBTIQ+ community by renewing for the second year a sponsorship deal with Pride WA, the state’s largest LGBTIQ+ community group and the organiser of the annual Perth Pride Parade. Bankwest Executive General Manager Sinead Taylor said the sponsorship is a reflection of the passion Bankwest colleagues and leaders […]

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