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WAAC: A new identity for the WA AIDS Council

WAAC is the new name for the WA AIDS Council after the organisation undertook a collaborative brand update to coincide with its 35th anniversary. The organisation has also launched a new three year strategic plan to go hand-in-hand with its reimagined logo and identity, which seeks to continue to optimise the sexual health and wellbeing […]

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GRAI announce plans for Australia’s first LGBTI+ Village Hub

GRAI announce plans for Australia’s first LGBTI+ Village Hub

GRAI (GLBTI Rights in Ageing Inc) have announced they have been approved for three years of funding to establish an LGBTI+ Village Hub – the first of its kind in Australia. Covid-19 has amplified disconnection and loneliness among LGBTI+ elders, who research shows are already more affected than most by social isolation. LGBTI+ seniors are […]

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Uniting Church WA call for legislation against LGBTQ+ conversion practices

Uniting Church WA call for legislation against LGBTQ+ conversion practices

The Uniting Church of Western Australia have released a statement calling on the McGowan Government to introduce legislation to protect LGBTQ+ people from conversion ideology. The church is urging the state government to work with Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Change Efforts (SOGICE) Survivors and people to faith to create legislation that would outlaw attempts […]

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Living Proud WA announce Making Queer Spaces Accessible project

Living Proud WA announce Making Queer Spaces Accessible project

Living Proud WA have announced a new project, focusing on making LGBTQIA+ events, venues and spaces accessible for all. The Making Queer Spaces Accessible project aims to work with LGBTQIA+ spaces and event-runners to provide practical assistance, financial support and advice, as well as promoting accessible events to LGBTQIA+ and disability communities with a focus […]

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WA’s Equal Opportunity Act review an opportunity to protect LGBTQ+ students

WA’s Equal Opportunity Act review an opportunity to protect LGBTQ+ students

The Western Australian Law Reform Commission has finally released its Discussion Paper which reviews the state’s Equal Opportunity Act (1984). WA Attorney General John Quigley has announced that the government will commence a review of the state’s Equal Opportunity laws back in 2018, including those which allow schools to expel students and fire teachers who […]

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Perth’s Pride Parade moves to new home at Gloucester Park

Perth’s Pride Parade moves to new home at Gloucester Park

After taking a break in 2020 due to Covid-19, Perth’s Pride Parade is moving to a new home in 2021, and will take place in Gloucester Park. In a move similar to that used by Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, who moved their event from it’s traditional home of Oxford Street to the Sydney […]

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Perth church to screen conversion practice film ‘In His Image’

Perth church to screen conversion practice film ‘In His Image’

The Nollamarra Church of Christ in Perth is hosting a screening of the anti-transgender film In His Image, alongside a presentation from speakers James Parker and Tess Hackett. The event is being hosted by Family Voice Australia’s State Director Daryl Budge and the pastor of the church, Michael Munns. Parker is the founder of True […]

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ACL says claims from local LGBTQIA+ advocate are untrue

ACL says claims from local LGBTQIA+ advocate are untrue

  The WA State Director of the Australian Christian Lobby Peter Abetz has labelled claims made by local LGBTIQA+ rights advocate Paul van Lieshout Hunt as false and defamatory. The former Pride WA President, and current co-chair of the City of Perth’s LGBTIQA+ Inclusion Advisory Group, released a media statement following peaceful protests outside the Australian […]

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Calls for Mental Health Minister to tackle conversion practices

Calls for Mental Health Minister to tackle conversion practices

LGBTIQA+ rights organisation just.equal says Western Australia’s Mental Health Minister Stephen Dawson has provided a response to their concerns about conversion and suppression practices, but advocates say his answer is “vague”. The Minister has responded to a letter from just.equal sent in May, which asked for greater detail about what the McGowan government was doing […]

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Men accused of rape allegedly ‘faked being gay’ to lure woman

Men accused of rape allegedly ‘faked being gay’ to lure woman

Warning: This article contains mentions of sexual assault A Western Australian court has heard that two men allegedly pretended to be a gay couple before luring a woman to a public toilet in Scarborough, where they are accused of raping her. Alberto Nicoletti, 29, appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court this week, facing 10 charges […]

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