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Amnesty WA urge govt to continue funding Inclusive Education WA

Amnesty WA urge govt to continue funding Inclusive Education WA

Amnesty International LGBTQIA+ Action Group in Perth have written to WA MPs, urging for the continuation of the Inclusive Education WA (IEWA) program. Earlier this month, OUTinPerth reported that funding for IEWA, WA’s rebranded version of the Safe Schools program, was due to come to an end on October 31st 2020. WA Education Minister Sue Ellery […]

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Election win: Basil Zempilas is the new Lord Mayor of Perth

Election win: Basil Zempilas is the new Lord Mayor of Perth

Basil Zempilas is the new Lord Mayor of Perth following a closely fought election on Saturday. The TV and radio personality was named the winner of the local government election after he beat competitor Di Bain by just a few hundred votes. Zempilas will give up his job hosting breakfast radio on 6PR, but will […]

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TransFolk of WA announce Pay It Forward Binder Program

TransFolk of WA announce Pay It Forward Binder Program

TransFolk of WA have announced a new program to support trans, gender diverse and non-binary people ahead of GiveOUT Day this Friday. The Pay It Forward Binder Program aims to support those who need essential binders, but may not be able to afford them or look to unsafe practices. “Many trans masculine, gender diverse and […]

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Removal of Inclusive Education program will increase burden on parents

Removal of Inclusive Education program will increase burden on parents

Brooke Bennett is the parent of an eleven-year-old transgender child. Brooke runs a support group for parents. In this opinion piece she shares her thoughts on the McGowan Government’s decision to discontinue funding for the Inclusive Education WA program.  I’m most disappointed to see Inclusive Education lose its funding. It was a valuable resource for […]

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WA Education Minister has no plans to re-fund Inclusive Education WA

WA Education Minister has no plans to re-fund Inclusive Education WA

WA’s Minister for Education and Training, Sue Ellery MLC, has no plans to renew funding for local LGBTQIA+ support program Inclusive Education WA. The Education Department confirmed last week that Western Australia’s rebranded version of the Safe Schools program will no longer be funded after October 31st 2020. “While it is a valuable resource, few […]

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Margaret Court says “devil” comments were said by “somebody else”

Margaret Court says “devil” comments were said by “somebody else”

Religious leader Margaret Court has accused the media of making up comments where she associated transgender people with the devil. Speaking at during an online broadcast from her Victory Life Church in Perth this morning Reverend Court commented on the recent decision of Lotterywest to reject an application for funding from her group saying she […]

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Lotterywest criticised after it declined to fund Margaret Court

Lotterywest criticised after it declined to fund Margaret Court

Lotterywest has been criticised for a decision not to provide funding to Margaret Court’s Victory Life church. Lotterywest has confirmed that they board unanimously decided not to fund an application from Court’s Victory Life church who had been hoping to buy a new freezer truck to meet growing demand for their charity services.  The funding […]

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Perth Ola driver kicks gay couple out of car for touching

Perth Ola driver kicks gay couple out of car for touching

Ride-share company Ola has offered a public apology after one of their drivers kicked a gay couple in Perth out of the car for “breaking his rules”. Their offence? One half of the couple rested his hand on his partner’s leg, while the other rested his head on his boyfriend’s shoulder. When Anthony Price and […]

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Binary phone poll hits local LGBTIQ+ community members

Binary phone poll hits local LGBTIQ+ community members

Western Australians have reported receiving an automated phone poll from anti-transgender organisation Binary, and just as has occurred in other states questions have been raised around the polls’ questions, which have been described as leading and out of context. Brendon Entrekin is one of the people who received the poll on Monday night, he was […]

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Busselton Pride reveal new name & fabulous fundraising events

Busselton Pride Community Group have announced they have a new name, adapting as the organisation has grown to become an incorporated association. Now known as Busselton Mardi Gras Inc, the group was established in 2017 to increase visibility and celebrate the region’s LGBTQIA+ community with an annual parade and events. “Following on from the success […]

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