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Perth drag community asks people to “Support The Court”

Perth drag community asks people to “Support The Court”

“If people think the venue does not support the community, let me give you some examples of the venue supporting the community.” Feminem said addressing people who were concerned about safety and security at The Court Hotel. The local drag star shared her thoughts on the controversy surrounding The Court Hotel in a Facebook video […]

Calls to update restrictions on gay men donating blood

There are renewed calls for the rules surrounding blood donations to be updated. A young Tasmanian gay man has written to the leaders of all three political parties calling for a new blood donation policy after he discovered he is barred from giving blood. Ben Dudman says the policy is outdated, limits the supply of […]

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The Court Hotel defiantly stakes its rainbow colours

The Court Hotel defiantly stakes its rainbow colours

The Court Hotel has responded to community concerns that the venue was no longer a welcoming environment for LGBTIQ+ people by painting a bold new rainbow across the front of the pub. Earlier this week a Change.org petition called on the venue’s management to address growing concerns about safety and homophobia within the venue – […]

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Nick Gorian delivers epic filibuster speech on surrogacy

Nick Gorian delivers epic filibuster speech on surrogacy

The debate over the surrogacy bill in the Legislative Council seems to have become stuck in a groove as Liberal MLC Nick Goiran delivers an epic filibuster speech on the bill. Debate on the bill began last week with Goiran kicking things off as the Liberals lead speaker. After an adjournment he picked up his […]

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People, music, fashion – What makes a queer bar queer?

People, music, fashion – What makes a queer bar queer?

OPINION When your favourite gay venue has recently been renovated and is now one of the nicest looking spaces in town, it has the best DJs, amazing lighting, reliable security and friendly bar staff – it’s no surprise that it becomes the venue that everyone wants to hang out in. But what happens when the […]

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Calls for The Court Hotel to remove rainbow signage

Calls for The Court Hotel to remove rainbow signage

Members of the local LGBTIQ+ community have voiced their frustration about safety at The Court Hotel with an online petition calling on the venue to take action gaining hundreds of signatories within a few hours of it being launched. The petition at Change.org calls on the long standing queer venue to take action over concerns […]

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Liberal MP Nick Goiran accuses the government of hiding surrogacy report

Liberal MP Nick Goiran accuses the government of hiding surrogacy report

Liberal MP Nick Goiran has accused the government of hiding a report it commissioned into surrogacy and reproductive technology. In early 2018 the McGowan government commissioned Associate Professor Sonia Allen from Deakin University to conduct a review of the state’s laws surrounding in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and surrogacy. Professor Allen had previously completed a similar […]

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TransFolk of WA welcome changes to gender recognition laws

TransFolk of WA welcome changes to gender recognition laws

TransFolk of WA have welcomed the passage of legislation which will remove the final barrier of inequality in relation to marriage laws. The community association provides a voice for transgender people in Western Australia alongside vital services and peer support. This week the Western Australian government removed the requirement for people seeking official gender change […]

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Senator Fierravanti-Wells says call to protect LGBTI students was a furphy

Senator Fierravanti-Wells says call to protect LGBTI students was a furphy

At the end of the first week of parliament for 2019 Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells delivered a speech welcoming the government’s decision to refer the legislation to protect LGBTI students from being expelled from schools to the Law Reform Commission. Senator Fierravanti-Wells says the idea that students could be discriminated against in any way “is a furphy”, […]

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Senator Jacinta Collins resigns from parliament

Senator Jacinta Collins resigns from parliament

Labor Senator Jacinta Collins has announced she’ll tender her resignation from parliament on Friday. The senator had previously announced she would not contest the next federal election. Senator Collins used her final speech in parliament to declare that her faction of the Labor party was still powerful and there is place for people who hold […]

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