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Pride WA announce provisional date for PrideFEST 2020 event

Pride WA announce provisional date for PrideFEST 2020 event

Pride WA’s latest members update outlines the organisation’s plans for community engagement, introduces the team’s latest Management Committee member and announces a tentative date for an as-yet-unknown PrideFEST event. In an email to Pride WA members, new Pride WA President Curtis Ward began by thanking those who attended the organisation’s Town Hall Meeting on 11th […]

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Calls for McGowan to step up for LGBTIQ+ students and teachers

Calls for McGowan to step up for LGBTIQ+ students and teachers

Local LGBTIQ+ advocates are calling on the state government to take action on LGBTIQ+ discrimination in schools, as the federal government’s Religious Discrimination Bill lies in wait. A 36-year-old provision in WA’s Equal Opportunity Act allows for faith-based schools to refuse enrolment, expel students and fire staff on the basis of sexuality or gender identity. […]

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WA government announces new funding for Aboriginal suicide prevention

WA government announces new funding for Aboriginal suicide prevention

The McGowan Government has announced they will inject nearly $10 million towards developing and implementing a region-by-region approach to Aboriginal suicide prevention in Western Australia. The regional plans will prioritise Aboriginal-led and locally endorsed initiatives that accommodate a culturally informed social and emotional wellbeing approach to suicide prevention. This includes the principles: nothing for Aboriginal […]

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Will Joe Francis replace Mathias Cormann in federal parliament?

Will Joe Francis replace Mathias Cormann in federal parliament?

Former Liberal state member Joe Francis is reportedly eyeing up a return to politics and is sounding out colleagues to see if he has their support to replace Western Australian senator Mathias Cormann. Cormann announced he would resign as Finance Minister and retire from politics at the end of the year bringing the curtain down […]

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Connections Nightclub announces reconciliation plan in development

Connections Nightclub announces reconciliation plan in development

Connections Nightclub have announced that they will be implementing a Reconciliation Action Plan. The decision follows an apology from the venue several weeks ago that addressed the use of blackface in a performance from 2012. “Connections Nightclub has strived to be inclusive on every level and fought to lead the way for diversity in our […]

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Check-in Tuesday is a chance to chat to the OUTinPerth team

Check-in Tuesday is a chance to chat to the OUTinPerth team

Every Tuesday night the OUTinPerth team take to Instagram and broadcast a live discussion about the latest news, events, community discussions and dilemmas. Check-in Tuesdays began as a initiative during the COVID-19 lock down period, but are continuing every week as a way for the editors of OUTinPerth to hear regularly from community members about […]

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Pride WA take to the world stage to celebrate Global Pride

Pride WA take to the world stage to celebrate Global Pride

LGBTIQ+ communities from around the globe are coming together this weekend to celebrate Global Pride with a massive online event. Global Pride was launched by a coalition of over 1,500 international Pride organisations and networks, and this year’s marathon 24-hour celebrations are shaping up to be something spectacular. Hosted by Todrick Hall, the event features […]

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MP Aaron Stonehouse says there is no need to outlaw sexual choking

MP Aaron Stonehouse says there is no need to outlaw sexual choking

Content Warning: domestic violence, choking, sexual activity Liberal Democrat MLC Aaron Stonehouse says the WA government needs to get out of people’s bedrooms and stop trying to make choking sex play illegal. “Today I went through the business paper of legislation before the Parliament and I discovered that the Attorney-General wants to make erotic asphyxiation […]

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Living Proud & WA AIDS Council team up for new youth counselling service

Living Proud & WA AIDS Council team up for new youth counselling service

Local LGBTIQ+ support organisations Living Proud and the WA AIDS Council (WAAC) have joined forces on a new LGBTIQA+ youth counselling service, available free of charge. Created in response to COVID-19, the two not-for-profit groups have created the service for young people between the ages of 14 and 26 who are seeking support with issues […]

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