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Geraldton church hosts ‘Real Lives’ discussion from ‘ex-gay’ organisation

Geraldton church hosts ‘Real Lives’ discussion from ‘ex-gay’ organisation

Geraldton’s Anglican Cathedral is the latest Western Australian church to host the ‘Real Lives‘ presentation delivered by the Australian Christian Lobby and ‘ex-gay’ organisation True Identity. The presentation, which as been accused of promoting conversion practices, has been delivered in many churches across Western Australia in recent months. The presentation argues that religious based counselling […]

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Protests planned at ECU over former MP Barry House’s latest comments

Protests planned at ECU over former MP Barry House’s latest comments

Busselton Pride Alliance (BPA) has announced they will hold protest rallies across all three Edith Cowan University campuses during Orientation Week in July. Organisers say ECU students and members of the LGBTIQ+ community across WA will gather to denounce the university’s recent decision to give an honorary doctorate to former MP Barry House. They claim […]

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Musical theatre producers make huge donations to community groups

Musical theatre producers make huge donations to community groups

Western Australia has enjoyed a succession of brilliantly produced musicals in recent months with productions of We Will Rock You, The Boy From Oz and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – The Musical drawing crowds to the Crown Theatre. On the closing night of Priscilla, the production companies behind the string of successful musicals announced they were making significant […]

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Campaign Against Moral Persecution remembered in WA Parliament

Campaign Against Moral Persecution remembered in WA Parliament

Maylands MP Lisa Baker stood in parliament this week to highlight the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the WA branch of the Campaign Against Moral Persecution (CAMP). Speaking to the parliament Baker highlighted this groundbreaking group who fought for gay rights in the 1970s. “Set up in May 1971 to focus on advocacy for […]

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LGBTQIA+ rights advocates disappointed with ECU response

LGBTQIA+ rights advocates disappointed with ECU response

LGBTQIA+ rights advocates have expressed their disappointment with Edith Cowan University (ECU) after the educational organisation said it would allow an honorary degree presented to former politician Barry House to remain in place. Busselton Pride Alliance (BPA) have expressed their dismay at ECU after the university announced on Tuesday that despite community opposition, it would […]

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Peter Abetz defends the Australian Christian Lobby’s ‘Real Lives’ program

Peter Abetz defends the Australian Christian Lobby’s ‘Real Lives’ program

Warning: This article contains mentions of conversion practices, sexual assault The Australian Christian Lobby’s State Director Peter Abetz has defended the ‘Real Lives’ program that it conducts in association with ‘ex-gay’ organisation True Identity. Speaking to Liam Bartlett on 6PR’s Mornings program Abetz said it was unfair to describe the program as promoting conversion practices. […]

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Pole Dancing or Conversion: when heaven becomes hell, & hell, heaven

Pole Dancing or Conversion: when heaven becomes hell, & hell, heaven

OPINION: David Kernohan LGBTIQ+ culture has some of its strongest moments when it takes an aspect of the dominant culture, highlights, exaggerates, and parodies it. Over the past few months OUTinPerth has been making us aware of an increasing number of conservative and fundamentalist groups and churches being involved in advocating what many of us would […]

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Calls for Premier Mark McGowan to act on conversion practices

Calls for Premier Mark McGowan to act on conversion practices

National lobby group, just.equal, have again called on the McGowan Government to act on LGBTIQ+ conversion practices in the wake of evidence from Albany that a local church is promoting it. just.equal spokesperson, Brian Greig, said the state government could no longer avoid this issue or continue with its claim that national regulation of counsellors […]

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Protestors take on Albany Church over ‘Real Lives’ event

Protestors take on Albany Church over ‘Real Lives’ event

Albany residents have protested an event being held by the town’s Baptist Church that has been labeled as promotion of conversion therapy. Attempts to change or alter the sexuality or gender identity have been condemned by LGBTQIA+ advocates and health professionals, and survivors are leading an international movement against such practices with the SOGICE Survivor Statement. The […]

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Breaking The Silence: Focus on WA’s First Nations LGBTQIA+ community

Breaking The Silence: Focus on WA’s First Nations LGBTQIA+ community

A new research project focusing on the lives of Western Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQIA+ community is set to launch next month. The Breaking The Silence project is led by Pro Vice Chancellor Equity and Indigenous and Head of Kurongkurl Katitjin at Edith Cowan University and queer Noongar man, Professor Braden Hill. This […]

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