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U=U: Bruce Richman and Nic Holas to hold HIV forum at Loton Park

U=U: Bruce Richman and Nic Holas to hold HIV forum at Loton Park

Two community leaders in HIV education and advocacy will be appearing at Loton Park Tennis Club this March for a conversation on U=U (Undetectable equals Untransmissible). The forum is an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about U=U, the fact that people living with HIV on treatment with an undetectable viral load cannot sexually […]

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OUTinPerth’s Leigh Andrew Hill nominated for Out for Australia Award

OUTinPerth’s Leigh Andrew Hill nominated for Out for Australia Award

Out for Australia has announced the nominees for their 2018 Australian Role Model Awards, and OUTinPerth’s Leigh Andrew Hill is among the finalists. The awards recognise inspiring people who have each had a positive impact in the LGBTIQ community, Leigh has been nominated in the Young Professionals category. Leigh first joined OUTinPerth as part of […]

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School shooter spoke about his hatred of minorities

Nikolas Cruz, the Florida gunman who shot 17 students and teachers in a killing rampage, has previously spoken about his hatred for minorities including gays, people of colour and Jewish people. On Wednesday the 19 year old shot and killed seventeen people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. A further fifteen people were […]

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PFLAG questions if religious freedom review has the right expertise

PFLAG questions if religious freedom review has the right expertise

Concern that the government’s review into religious freedom may be used to wind back long established anti-discrimination laws is growing, but little is known about what occurs inside the review panel’s secret consultation sessions. The Turnbull government’s review in religious freedom visited Perth earlier this week holding closed-door sessions that are not being recorded. PFLAG […]

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Trans woman CJ Palmer sentenced to six years in a male prison

Trans woman CJ Palmer sentenced to six years in a male prison

Perth woman CJ Palmer has been sentenced to serve six years, with a non-parole period of four years, after being found guilty of committing Grievous Bodily Harm for transmitting HIV. Palmer will be returned to a male prison, despite being a transgender woman. Palmer has to date served 321 days in custody in a male […]

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CJ Palmer to be sentenced as concerns raised about criminalisation of HIV

CJ Palmer to be sentenced as concerns raised about criminalisation of HIV

Perth woman CJ Palmer will be sentenced for committing Grievous Bodily Harm in Perth’s District Court this afternoon. The 40 year old woman, who is transgender and was a sex worker, was found guilty last month of causing Grievous Bodily Harm because she failed to inform a sex partner of her HIV status. During the […]

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Midsumma arrestee promises to return with a megaphone

Midsumma arrestee promises to return with a megaphone

Melbourne LGBTI rights activist Tony Pitman hasn’t been put off by his recent arrest at the Midsumma Festival. Pitman was arrested, and later released without charge when he booed at the Liberal Party’s contingent in the Midsumma parade. Victorian Police said he was asked to leave the area due to threatening behaviour, but the LGBTI […]

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Hannah Mouncey will play state women’s AFLW this year

Hannah Mouncey will play state women’s AFLW this year

Footballer Hannah Mouncey has been given the green light to play in the AFL’s women’s league at state and territory level after being blocked by a subcommittee late last year. Mouncey has released a lengthy statement welcoming the AFL’s decision, but made a point of not thanking the organisation for doing something “open to every […]

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Healthway grants to provide support for LGBTIQ mental health

Healthway grants to provide support for LGBTIQ mental health

Heathway will provide over $140,000 in new grants that will be of benefit to Western Australia’s LGBTIQ population. The new grants will support research and programs that aim to prevent suicide and the onset of anxiety and depression. Health Minister Roger Cook said the grants were an example of effective targeted spending that would make […]

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Advocates call for case studies of discrimination in private schools

Advocates for WA’s LGBTI community have called for more people to come forward and provide case studies of discrimination within private and religious schools. Under Western Australian law, LGBTI teachers and staff can be sacked, students can be expelled and enrolments from same-sex families denied. Recent high profile cases of discrimination include the removal of […]

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