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Youth Pride Network launching in Perth

Youth Pride Network launching in Perth

Do you have a passion for getting loud about issues that are important to you? A new advocacy group called the Youth Pride Network is launching in Perth to give LGBTQIA+ young people the opportunity to come together to shape a better Western Australia. The network, auspiced by the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia […]

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U=U: Bruce Richman and Nic Holas to hold HIV forum at Loton Park

U=U: Bruce Richman and Nic Holas to hold HIV forum at Loton Park

Two community leaders in HIV education and advocacy will be appearing at Loton Park Tennis Club this March for a conversation on U=U (Undetectable equals Untransmissible). The forum is an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about U=U, the fact that people living with HIV on treatment with an undetectable viral load cannot sexually […]

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Tina’s Bedroom: A conversation about Chemsex

Tina’s Bedroom: A conversation about Chemsex

The following material may trigger and/or elicit cravings if you have or had an issue with substance use. Men who have sex with men (MSM) are often identified for being at high risk of engaging in substance usage; whether driven by stigma, low self-esteem, mental health issues or other factors. Particularly in Australia, where methamphetamine […]

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Trans woman CJ Palmer sentenced to six years in a male prison

Trans woman CJ Palmer sentenced to six years in a male prison

Perth woman CJ Palmer has been sentenced to serve six years, with a non-parole period of four years, after being found guilty of committing Grievous Bodily Harm for transmitting HIV. Palmer will be returned to a male prison, despite being a transgender woman. Palmer has to date served 321 days in custody in a male […]

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CJ Palmer to be sentenced as concerns raised about criminalisation of HIV

CJ Palmer to be sentenced as concerns raised about criminalisation of HIV

Perth woman CJ Palmer will be sentenced for committing Grievous Bodily Harm in Perth’s District Court this afternoon. The 40 year old woman, who is transgender and was a sex worker, was found guilty last month of causing Grievous Bodily Harm because she failed to inform a sex partner of her HIV status. During the […]

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Healthway grants to provide support for LGBTIQ mental health

Healthway grants to provide support for LGBTIQ mental health

Heathway will provide over $140,000 in new grants that will be of benefit to Western Australia’s LGBTIQ population. The new grants will support research and programs that aim to prevent suicide and the onset of anxiety and depression. Health Minister Roger Cook said the grants were an example of effective targeted spending that would make […]

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Advocates call for case studies of discrimination in private schools

Advocates for WA’s LGBTI community have called for more people to come forward and provide case studies of discrimination within private and religious schools. Under Western Australian law, LGBTI teachers and staff can be sacked, students can be expelled and enrolments from same-sex families denied. Recent high profile cases of discrimination include the removal of […]

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Bears Perth apologise for sharing anti-Islam post

Bears Perth apologise for sharing anti-Islam post

Members of Bears Perth Inc were alarmed on Australia Day when the local social group shared an anti-Islam post on it’s Facebook group. Alongside promotion for the Bear’s regular Den Nights was a call for the banning of mosques, burkas, halal food and sharia law. The post was shared from a Facebook group, Gay Guide […]

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Who should be added to the International Women’s Day ‘Hall of Fame’?

Who should be added to the International Women’s Day ‘Hall of Fame’?

International Women’s Day as a global event began in 1997, and ever since March 8th has marked the achievements of women around the globe. While the United Nation’s locked the date in place in the late ’70s, the origins of International Women’s Day can be traced back to the work Clara Zetkin in 1910. Zetkin, […]

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Transgender people will be considered in WA law reform

Transgender people will be considered in WA law reform

Confusion has followed an announcement from Western Australian Attorney General John Quigley that stated the government would look into sections of Western Australian law that require people to get divorced before being recognised as having changed gender. People who are transgender and want to be formally recognised as either male or female were left bewildered […]

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