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Court dispute leads to two separate funerals for local trans teenager

Court dispute leads to two separate funerals for local trans teenager

Warning: This article contains mentions of suicide, dead names. A local transgender teenager has been laid to rest with two separate funerals, following a court dispute between his parents. The West Australian has reported on the case of the two parents, in which the father does not accept his son’s trans identity, arguing against the […]

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The Court lists 20 actions for improvement but patrons remain concerned

The Court lists 20 actions for improvement but patrons remain concerned

The Court Hotel has listed 20 actions it’s undertaking to address concerns about safety and culture at the popular venue, but the response from patrons has been mixed, with many saying they’re still unhappy. The most recent wave of complaints about both The Court Hotel and Connections Nightclub was sparked by images of drag performer […]

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Craig Silvey to deliver the 2021 Isabelle Lake Memorial Lecture

Craig Silvey to deliver the 2021 Isabelle Lake Memorial Lecture

Author Craig Silvey will deliver the 2021 Isabelle Lake Memorial Lecture. Silvey’s most recent book Honeybee, which is picking up awards and critical praise, focuses on a transgender character. Silvey will speak about his novel Honeybee and the real life events that inspired it in a lecture that also examines the ethics of representation, the importance of visibility and […]

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Gosnells attack confirmed as involving gay dating app Scruff

Gosnells attack confirmed as involving gay dating app Scruff

Last week Perth police arrested a 26-year old man in relation to violent assaults in Gosnells. Whether the assaults were directly related to the LGBTIQ+ community was not clear as the police described the assaults as using a “messaging app”. When approached by OUTinPerth police denied the incidents involved Grindr, but said it was policy […]

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Police arrest 26-year-old man in relation to Gosnells bashings

Police arrest 26-year-old man in relation to Gosnells bashings

Update: 03-04-21 20:45 Police have charged a 26-year-old man in relation to the bashing offences. Tyler Dean Borinelli appeared in Northbridge’s Magistrate’s Court today charged with two counts of intent to cause grievous bodily harm, as reported in The West Australian. His arrest follows reports of two men being lured to a Gosnells building site […]

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Perth’s Council House to be lit up for Trans Day of Visibility

Perth’s Council House to be lit up for Trans Day of Visibility

The City of Perth is showing it’s support for Transgender Day of Visibility, and to visually show support, the trans and gender diverse flag will fly outside of Council House and tonight the building will be lit up in the colours of the flag – blue, white and pink. CEO of the City of Perth […]

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LGBTIQ+ rights on the agenda for Tasmanian election

LGBTIQ+ rights on the agenda for Tasmanian election

LGBTIQ+ equality advocates will seek commitments to key law reforms and funding initiatives from the three Tasmanian political parties ahead of the May 1st state election. Premier Peter Gutwein will be hoping to secure a third term for the Liberals, while Labor leader Rebecca White will be hoping to turn her party’s fortunes and win […]

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Cottesloe MP David Honey set to be the new Liberal leader

Cottesloe MP David Honey set to be the new Liberal leader

Cottesloe MP David Honey is set to be installed as the new leader of the WA Liberals after Libby Mettam declared she did not want the job. Honey is expected to be formerly selected as the new leader by his colleagues on Tuesday morning. Former leader Zak Kirkup lost his seat at the wipeout state […]

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Hannah Conda vows to be a better BIPOC ally in the future

Hannah Conda vows to be a better BIPOC ally in the future

Former Perth drag star Hannah Conda has offered an apology for her previous comments and performances that have appropriated from other cultures. In an Instagram video the performer said she was incredibly sorry for some of her past performances. “With the changing landscape of our community and world at large, it is important that I […]

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Venues issue fresh apologies for cultural appropriation and blackface

Venues issue fresh apologies for cultural appropriation and blackface

Perth’s LGBTI venues have issued a fresh wave of apologies for performances that included blackface and cultural appropriation in the past. Both The Court Hotel and Connections Nightclub issued apologies for past performances in 2020, but following local drag star Scarlett Adams being selected for the upcoming series of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under the issue […]

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