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Perth couple to become first same sex divorce in Australia

Perth couple to become first same sex divorce in Australia

The amendments to the Marriage Act last week meant that those across the country woke up on Saturday with their international same-sex marriages finally recognised. For one Perth woman the announcement sparked an entirely different celebration: finally able to be divorced. The woman was married to her long time partner in Europe in 2015, but […]

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Perth’s LGBTI hockey team The Python’s get international attention

Perth’s LGBTI hockey team The Python’s get international attention

The fundraising calendar created by Perth’s LGBTI Hockey team The Pythons has got a whole lot of international attention. The calendar which features members of the local team and professional hockey players posing on hockey fields and some of Perth’s most scenic beaches has caught the eye of British magazine Gay Times and popular US website Queerty. […]

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Richmond Wellbeing embrace diversity and show their Pride

Richmond Wellbeing embrace diversity and show their Pride

For Richmond Wellbeing taking part in Perth’s annual Pride Parade was part of a larger movement to embrace diversity across their organisation. This year was the third year the health organisation has taken part in the parade, the group say they’ve recognised the need to embrace diversity in response to the overwhelming evidence concerning the […]

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Trans advocates seek info on discrimination in homelessness support

Trans advocates seek info on discrimination in homelessness support

Local trans and gender diverse advocates are seeking participants for a survey which identifies discrimination in the homelessness sector due to religious exemptions. Perth’s Kai Schweizer is circulating a survey to gather information to determine what steps need to be taken to improve housing support for trans and gender diverse people in need. If you […]

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Help the team from ‘It’s Not Just Me’ get to Mardi Gras

Help the team from ‘It’s Not Just Me’ get to Mardi Gras

It was a huge honour for OUTinPerth to sponsor the screenings of locally made documentary It’s Not Just Me at this year’s Revelation International Film Festival. Director Jonathan Messer and two of the stars of the film Simon and David appeared on the cover of OUTinPerth earlier this year. Now the documentary has been accepted into […]

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The Pinnacle Foundation march in the Pride Parade for the first time

There’s a long list of organisations and companies taking part in the Pride Parade for the first time. Among those making their debut is The Pinnacle Foundation, an organisation that provides scholarships to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex and Queer students who are marginalised or disadvantaged. While the Pinnacle Foundation enjoys a high profile on the […]

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Events company says it did not make the decision to ban refugee group

Events company says it did not make the decision to ban refugee group

ESP, the events company contracted to deliver the Pride Festival have distanced themselves from today’s controversy surrounding the decision to ban an refugee rights advocacy group from the Pride Parade. This morning it came to light that the Refugee Action Network’s ‘Rainbows for Refugees’ entry in the parade had been rejected at the last minute. […]

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Pride WA reverse decision banning refugee group from parade

Pride WA reverse decision banning refugee group from parade

Pride WA have reversed their decision to ban advocacy group Refugee Rights Action Network from presenting their Rainbows for Refugees entry in tonight’s Pride Parade. A spokeperson told OUTinPerth that the organisation had considered the issue and reversed its decision. Pride WA was hit with an onslaught of criticism this morning after they confirmed that […]

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Refugee advocacy group banned from Pride Parade

Refugee advocacy group banned from Pride Parade

Update 25-11-17 11:49 : A spokesman for Pride WA has told OUTinPerth they have reversed their decision banning Rainbows for Refugees from participating in the Pride Parade. Update 25-11-17 13:34: Events company ESP have clarified that the decision to ban the Refuge Rights Action Network’s entry ‘Rainbows for Refugees’ from the Pride Parade was made […]

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Mark McGowan to be first WA Premier to march in Pride Parade

Mark McGowan to be first WA Premier to march in Pride Parade

Premier Mark McGowan will take the title of first WA Premier to march in the Pride Parade when he takes to the streets this year. McGowan also joined in the celebrations as Opposition Leader, marching with Rainbow Labor WA last year. The Premier says he is honoured to walk in unity with the LGBTIQ community. […]

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