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Dr Quentin Van Meter praises UWA decision to allow him to speak

Dr Quentin Van Meter praises UWA decision to allow him to speak

Visiting US doctor Quentin Van Meter has praised UWA’s decision to allow him to speak on campus despite considerable community opposition. Speaking to WA Today Dr Van Meter said the University had made the right choice. “I know what universities are like in the US and when a contrary opinion has the opportunity to be […]

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WA govt move to end forced divorce for trans & gender diverse people

WA govt move to end forced divorce for trans & gender diverse people

The Western Australian Government have announced they will put an end to a legal anomaly that forces transgender and gender diverse people to divorce before having their gender officially affirmed. Legislation was introduced yesterday that will remove the requirement for a person to be single in order to be eligible for a gender recognition certificate, […]

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Curtin’s Human Rights Centre says UWA made the wrong choice

Curtin’s Human Rights Centre says UWA made the wrong choice

Curtin University’s  Centre for Human Rights Education has spoken out against the University of Western Australia’s (UWA) decision to provide space for a presentation from the Australian Family Association and visiting US doctor Quentin Van Meter. Dr Van Peter is the President of the American College of Pediatricians, a small group who represent doctors whose […]

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Thomas Drake-Brockman: Actions speak louder than flags

Thomas Drake-Brockman: Actions speak louder than flags

OPINION The University of Western Australia (UWA) — where I am studying to become a doctor — will this Friday permit Quentin Van Meter of the American College of Pediatricians to speak on campus as part of a national tour with the Australian Family Association. This is the same University where I have been taught […]

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UWA responds to community concerns about anti-transgender event

UWA responds to community concerns about anti-transgender event

The University of Western Australia has responded to community concerns about the Australian Family Association hosting a talk from a US doctor who heads a well known anti-LGBTI group. The Australian Family Association is currently hosting a tour of Dr Quentin Van Meter and he is scheduled to give a talk at the University of […]

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Anti-transgender doctor Quentin Van Meter to appear at UWA

Anti-transgender doctor Quentin Van Meter to appear at UWA

The President of the dubious American College of Pediatricians is set to appear at the University of Western Australia (UWA) on Friday. Dr Quentin Van Meter is touring Australia as a guest of the Australian Families Association speaking about his belief that transgender people are mentally ill, and that the worldwide push to recognise transgender […]

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Liberal leader Mike Nahan will fund regional education by cutting Safe Schools

Liberal leader Mike Nahan will fund regional education by cutting Safe Schools

Liberal leader Dr Mike Nahan has announced he’ll keep regional residential colleges open by killing off the Safe Schools program that aims to create more inclusive school environments for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students. At the Liberal party’s state conference Dr Nahan said he’d keep Moora Residential College, Landsdale College and toehr facilities open […]

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Safe Schools anti-bullying program rebrands as Inclusive Education WA

The Safe Schools anti-bullying resource for schools has been renamed following criticism from conservative groups after its initial launch, election campaigns and throughout last year’s Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey. Inclusive Education WA will provide the same support and resources to any school, school staff member, family or student who is seeking information on how […]

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Together: Pride WA reveal 2018 PrideFEST theme

Pride WA have announced the theme of the 2018 celebrations, and are calling for applications for those who wish to host an event at this year’s festival. In 2018, ‘Together’ will be the over-arching message of the month-long celebrations, culminating in the fabulous annual parade on Saturday November 24th. Each year, the festival’s theme serves […]

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Four youths charged over Grindr assault and related robberies

Four youths charged over Grindr assault and related robberies

Four youths have been charged over the alleged assault on a gay man last week in Doubleview’s Bennett Park. Police have revealed that alongside the assault report by OUTinPerth there were two other incidents allegedly involving the group. Detectives have charged four youths as a result of their investigation into the three robbery incidents in […]

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