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City of Vincent drops its Relationship Register

City of Vincent drops its Relationship Register

The City of Vincent Council has announced it is to discontinuing it’s Relationship Declaration Register. The council says in the wake of changes to the nation’s marriage laws it’s register is no longer needed. “In 2012 we established Western Australia’s first Relationship Declaration Register enabling couples, regardless of sexual orientation, an opportunity to formally recognise […]

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What’s next? The long road ahead for trans rights in WA

What’s next? The long road ahead for trans rights in WA

The LGBTQIA+ community is asking: what’s coming now that we’ve won marriage equality? Among other things, expect proper trans rights and protections to be put in place. Finally. Despite how desperately Turnbull wanted to claim marriage equality as his (and the Liberals’) win, it was ours. The LGBTQIA+ community braved the queerphobic storm and made it […]

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Minister responds to concerns over LGBTIQ+ health strategy timeline

Minister responds to concerns over LGBTIQ+ health strategy timeline

Health Minister Roger Cook has responded to concerns raised by members of the LGBTIQ+ community regarding the speed at which the state’s LGBTIQ Health Strategy is being developed. Last week several leading health organisations and prominent community groups shared their concern that the Western Australian Health Department had set a timeline for the development of […]

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Community groups worried about health strategy haste

Community groups worried about health strategy haste

The McGowan government has announced it will be developing a specific health strategy focussing on LGBTIQ+ communities but concern has been raised by community groups regarding the pace at which the strategy will be put together. Thirteen prominent representatives from community organisation have written a joint letter to Health Minister Roger Cook after it was […]

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Millions of dollars of funding available to community groups

Millions of dollars of funding available to community groups

Four million dollars worth of funding is available to community groups via the state government’s Criminal Property Confiscation grants program. The program allows local governments and non-profit community groups to apply for up to $200,000, seized under the State’s tough proceeds of crime laws, to fund projects which prevent or reduce drug-related crime and drug […]

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PrEP price drop to $25/month for personal importation

PrEP price drop to $25/month for personal importation

While on Wednesday the 21st of March, it was announced that PrEP would be available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme as of the 1st of April, 2018, the price is still potentially a barrier for many people. At the same time, there have been two large price drops in the personal importation of PrEP. The […]

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Improving homelessness support services for transgender people

A new project is tackling the issue of homelessness has just begun in the City of Vincent. The Trans Homelessness project is a joint initiative of Perth Inner City Youth Service, TransFolk of WA, and ConnectGroups. Funded by the City of Vincent, the project aims to develop referral pathways for homeless trans people in WA […]

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Rainbow KINection: WA’s first queer indigenous radio show

Rainbow KINection: WA’s first queer indigenous radio show

Perth’s first LGBTQIA+ radio program with an indigenous perspective has hit the airwaves and the team are eager to share your stories. Launching in August last year, Rainbow KINection broadcast their very first show on Noongar Radio 100.9FM and have continued to bring queer news to your radio every Thursday afternoon. We caught up with […]

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Man accused of failing to inform sexual partners of his HIV status

Man accused of failing to inform sexual partners of his HIV status

A Western Australian man is facing court over charges that he failed to inform his sexual partners of his HIV status. Robert John Harms, who is 28 years old, is charged with two counts of causing aggravated grievous bodily harm to men who were his sexual partners. Harms appeared in the Magistrate’s Court on 7th […]

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Fourteen amazing women added to WA’s Hall of Fame

Fourteen amazing women added to WA’s Hall of Fame

Fourteen amazing women have been honoured today with their names being added to the state’s Women’s Hall of Fame.  This year’s honourees come from a wide variety of backgrounds and includes many women who have contributed to regional and rural Western Australia. The recipients were nominated in a range of categories including Community, Business, Health, […]

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