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WA government will not remove transgender ‘forced divorce’ laws until 2019

WA government will not remove transgender ‘forced divorce’ laws until 2019

The McGowan government has admitted it will not manage to remove state based laws that require transgender people to seek a divorce before applying for gender recognition. Western Australia will join Tasmania in failing to remove discriminations against transgender people before federal government’s deadline of 9th December.¬†When the marriage laws were changed last year state […]

WA newspaper publishes shocking letter to the editor

WA newspaper publishes shocking letter to the editor

The Pride parade filled the street of Northbridge on Saturday night, but this weekend pride will be celebrated south of the city with Pride in Peel. Mandurah is celebrating pride by turning the lights on the Mandurah bridge rainbow colours and there’s a massive tropical themed party at Sunbakers Restaurant on Saturday night. To promote […]

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WA AIDS Council lights the city red for World AIDS Day on December 1st

WA AIDS Council lights the city red for World AIDS Day on December 1st

December 1 is World AIDS Day, and this year the WA AIDS Council are lighting the city red. Iconic Perth landmarks will turn their lights red in an effort to raise awareness of HIV, commemorate those who have passed away and to show support for people living with HIV in 2018. The WA AIDS Council […]

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Liberal MP Nick Goiran has some questions about Drag Story Time

Liberal MP Nick Goiran has some questions about Drag Story Time

Nick Goiran, the WA Liberal Shadow Minister for Child Protection, had some questions about Donna Kebab and Perri Oxide’s recent drag storytime event in Maylands. In parliament Goiran fired off a string of questions at the government about the recent event at Rabble Books and Games which he described as drag queens reading queer books […]

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Perth celebrates Pride with a massive street parade and parties

Perth celebrated pride with a massive street parade which attracted large crowds. Following the theme of ‘Together’ over a hundred floats and marching groups celebrated Western Australia’s LGBTIQ+ communities. It was the largest number of parade entrants that the event has seen in it’s three decade history with a collections of sporting groups, community groups, […]

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Massive turnout expect for largest ever Pride Parade

Massive turnout expect for largest ever Pride Parade

A record breaking crowds and number of floats is expected for tonight’s Pride Parade through the streets of Northbridge. The parade will be lead, as is the tradition, by the Dykes on Bikes and will get underway at 8pm this evening. Organisers have not confirmed the final number but over 100 different business, community organisations […]

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Amendments to the Gender Recognition Bill pass the lower house

Amendments to the Gender Recognition Bill pass the lower house

The legislation to amend Western Australia’s gender recognition act, and bring an end to forced divorces for transgender people, has finally passed in the Legislative Assembly. The law currently requires people who are apply to change their gender to be single. People who are married and wish to change their gender must first divorce their […]

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Trans Day of Remembrance memorial in Hyde Park

Trans Day of Remembrance memorial in Hyde Park

November 20th marks Trans Day of Remembrance, a day to remember the transgender and gender diverse people in our community who have lost their lives to violence. This year the Youth Pride Network will be hosting an event in Hyde Park to commemorate the solemn anniversary and celebrate the resilience of the trans community. YPN […]

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Equal Love say you can’t trust Scott Morrison to protect gay kids in school

Marriage equality advocacy group Equal Love held a rally in the Murray Street Mall yesterday to protest against laws which allow religious based schools to discriminate against LGBTIQ+ school students and teachers. Speaking to passing shoppers speakers from Equal Love said that last year’s postal survey on marriage equality had shown that Australia’s overwhelmingly supported […]

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The Court accidentally books comedian who makes jokes about trans people

The Court accidentally books comedian who makes jokes about trans people

The Court Hotel has cancelled an upcoming Fringe World appearance from Scottish comedian Leo Kearse after patrons highlighted his history of making jokes about transgender people. Kearse is as award winning Scottish comedian whose show Right Wing Comedian¬†was booked into The Court Hotel for the upcoming Fringe World Festival. He has previously been named Scottish […]

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