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Perth man sentenced to six and half years jail over gay bashings

Perth man sentenced to six and half years jail over gay bashings

The Perth District Court has sentenced a 26-year-old man to six and half years imprisonment over his role in two violent assaults that occurred in Gosnells earlier this year. On Friday the court heard that Tyler Dean Borinelli had lured gay men to construction site via the dating app Scruff. Both men were attacked by […]

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Pride bandana stolen from the Big Blue sculpture

Pride bandana stolen from the Big Blue sculpture

The City of Vincent had been showing their support for Pride by adding a pride rainbow bandana to one of the area’s most iconic sculptures, but the giant bandana has been stolen. The Big Blue is a striking sculpture of a head that is situated in Beatty Park where it is seen by thousands of […]

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Jacqueline McGowan-Jones appointed Commissioner for Children and Young People

Jacqueline McGowan-Jones appointed Commissioner for Children and Young People

Western Australia’s Attorney General John Quigley has announced the appointment of Jacqueline McGowan-Jones to the office of Commissioner for Children and Young People. McGowan-Jones takes over from Mr Colin Pettit, who was appointed to the role in 2015. The new commissioner is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Thirrili Ltd, an indigenous led and controlled […]

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Broome woman Tamara Lorimer charged over partner’s death

Broome woman Tamara Lorimer charged over partner’s death

A Broome woman has been charged with manslaughter over her partner’s death. Tamara Lorimer appeared in Broome Magistrate’s Court this afternoon charged with manslaughter, in relation to the death of her partner Doreen-Joan Lindsay. It was alleged that after an afternoon of heavy drinking Lorimer got in her car and accidentally reversed over Lindsay. The […]

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The Court Hotel clarifies stabbing incident did not happen outside venue

The Court Hotel clarifies stabbing incident did not happen outside venue

The Court Hotel has issued a statement clarifying media reports that suggested a violent stabbing incident had occurred outside the venue early on Thursday morning. The venue posted to social media saying they were aware of the serious incident, but clarified that it had occurred further down James Street, despite some media reports stating it […]

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On This Gay Day: How The West Australian described us in 1989

Why The West apology is 32 years late OPINION: Brian Greig In 1989, the West Australian government tried to decriminalise homosexuality. It had been 100 years since Oscar Wilde had been jailed under similar laws in the UK, but the imported anti-sodomy statutes from colonial times lived on here. All consenting sex between males was […]

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City of Perth adopts LGBTIQA+ inclusion plan, hailed as a world first

City of Perth adopts LGBTIQA+ inclusion plan, hailed as a world first

The City of Perth has officially adopted the LGBTQIA+ plan, which was released in a draft version early this year. The plan is dedicated to improving the experience and wellbeing of the LGBTQIA+ community in the city. The three-year plan will focus on the City of Perth’s role as a service provider, partner and facilitator […]

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Conrad Liveris is the chair of WAAC, as the organisation enters a new era

Conrad Liveris is the chair of WAAC, as the organisation enters a new era

Conrad Liveris is the new chair of WAAC, replacing Asanka Gunesekera who has stepped down after many years leading the health organisation. Recently rebranded as just WAAC, the former WA AIDS Council is ready to take on it’s next set of challenges with a fresh strategic plan and a new leadership team taking up the […]

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Pride WA call on business to show real support for LGBTQIA+ communities

Pride WA call on business to show real support for LGBTQIA+ communities

Pride WA have published an open letter to the WA Business Community calling on them to show real support for LGBTIQA+ people and communities. The letter calls on businesses to move beyond token gestures and focus on making a genuine culture shift within their organisations. Delivered on the 19th anniversary of the last round of […]

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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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