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Greens WA call on state government to address religious exemptions

Greens WA call on state government to address religious exemptions

The Greens spokesperson for Sexuality and Gender Identity Alison Xamon is urging the WA government to act on the immediate issue of religious exemptions. The MLC is also calling for the McGowan Labor government to commit to a comprehensive response to addressing discrimination in Western Australia, following the release of the Equal Opportunity Commission’s Annual […]

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Call for submissions in review of WA’s legal gender recognition process

Call for submissions in review of WA’s legal gender recognition process

Local LGBTI+ advocates are calling for submissions to support changes to existing Western Australian processes that allow legal recognition of one’s sex, gender or intersex status. The call comes following a discussion paper from WA Law Reform Commission investigating current state laws and processes regarding recognition of one’s sex, gender or intersex status, as well […]

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WA government will review ‘outdated’ equal opportunity laws

WA government will review ‘outdated’ equal opportunity laws

Western Australian Attorney General John Quigley has announced that the government will commence a review of the state’s Equal Opportunity laws, including those which allow schools to expel students and fire teachers who are gay, bisexual and transgender. Quigley noted that a Law Reform Commission that looked into the laws in 2007 was now incredibly […]

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Bill to allow surrogacy for gay couples and single men progresses

Bill to allow surrogacy for gay couples and single men progresses

The Western Australian Legislative Assembly has passed a bill tonight that will make it possible for single men and gay couples to access altruistic surrogacy. The bill, introduced by Health Minister Roger Cook will amend current surrogacy laws which only allows for single women, lesbian couples and heterosexual couples to seek surrogate arrangements. The changes […]

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Dykes on Bikes celebrate International Lesbian Day

Dykes on Bikes celebrate International Lesbian Day

Perth’s Dykes on Bikes marked International Lesbian Day with a ride through the streets of Fremantle before posing in front of the city’s iconic Rainbow Container sculpture. Along for the ride was the Mayor of Fremantle Dr Brad Pettitt. Later the riders lined their bikes up in front of the Fly By Night Club where […]

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Uniting Care West receives grant to fight homelessness

Uniting Care West receives grant to fight homelessness

Local support group UnitingCare West has secured a $36,600 Social Investment Grant from Community Sector Banking to help people find a sustainable path out of homelessness. The funds will support homeless people to gain the skills and experience for employment in the hospitality industry through the ‘Care for a Cup’ program – a mobile coffee […]

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This year’s Pride Parade route announced

Pride WA have revealed the route for this year’s Pride Parade with only a slight change from last year. The parade will commence on Francis Streets and travel across to Lake Street, before heading along James Street and turning into Williams Street. The parade will conclude on the Horseshoe Bridge where participants will be able […]

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Pridefest 2018 launches theme of ‘Together’

Pridefest 2018 launches theme of ‘Together’

Pride WA have launched the 2018 PrideFEST outlining new events and changes to the annual festival. The 2018 festival will embrace the theme ‘Together’. Speaking at a VIP Launch function at the State Theatre Centre on Monday night, Pride WA President Jeremy Wray shared his excitement about the upcoming festival saying he was confidence it […]

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Academics and advocates meet for the 2018 Ally Conference

Academics and advocates meet for the 2018 Ally Conference

The 2018 Ally Conference is taking place at Curtin University this week under the theme of ‘Activating Human Rights: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status – Leading the Change. The event will see a wide range of respected researchers, advocates, academics and prominent speakers coming together to look at a wide range of issues […]

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Figures show Perth hospital is helping more transgender youth

Figures show Perth hospital is helping more transgender youth

Perth Now has shared that Perth Children’s Hospital is successfully helping more children and teenagers who experience gender dysphoria. In 2017-18 the service has received 121 referrals for children aged under 18, and currently a total of 207 patients use the service. Over the last few years the clinic has seen an increase in the […]

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