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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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Tasmanian police praised for LGBTI focussed recruitment video

Tasmanian police praised for LGBTI focussed recruitment video

LGBTI equality advocates have praised Tasmania Police following the release of a new LGBTI recruitment video. On Friday Tasmania Police released a video featuring the story of a Tasmanian police officer who also happens to be in a same-sex relationship and is raising children with her partner. Equality Tasmania spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said it was inspiring […]

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Thorne Harbour Health celebrates local heroes at AGM

Thorne Harbour Health celebrates local heroes at AGM

On Sunday 17 November 2019 Thorne Harbour Health’s annual general meeting focussed on diversity and inclusivity. The organisation, formerly the Victorian AIDS Council, featured a keynote speech and awards for volunteers and people in the local community who make a difference to the lives of people living with HIV. As part of the proceedings, the […]

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Rebekah Robertson shares her journey with ABC’s ‘Conversations’

Rebekah Robertson shares her journey with ABC’s ‘Conversations’

ABC’s acclaimed radio show Conversations has chatted to mother and author Rebekah Robertson. In the chat with Sarah Kanowski, Robertson shares what it was like discovering she was expecting twins during her pregnancy and how her two children have grown up to have very different lives. One of her children was drawn to playing with trucks […]

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Connections posters donated to State Library collection

Connections posters donated to State Library collection

The State Library’s latest acquisition over 200 posters spanning the 44 years of entertainment at Connections Nightclub. The posters have all been dated and annotated and will go into the library’s permanent collection providing a unique and interesting historical record of LGBTIQ+ culture in Western Australia. Many different graphic designers and photographers have worked on […]

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