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Alcoa announce multi-year sponsorship of Pride WA

Alcoa announce multi-year sponsorship of Pride WA

Alcoa have announced they’ve signed on to support Pride WA in a three year sponsorship deal. Alcoa’s Pinjarra refinery manager Mark Hodgson told the Community Newspapers Group that partnering with Pride WA and participating in events like the annual parade showed the company’s ongoing commitment to supporting the right for people to be their authentic […]

State government team up with Jordan Bruno for Mental Health Week

State government team up with Jordan Bruno for Mental Health Week

Mental Health Minister Roger Cook and Western Australian LGBTQI+ activist Jordan Bruno are encouraging everyone to put their mental health first as WA celebrates Mental Health Week. Jordan, who shot to fame as a semi-finalist on My Kitchen Rules, has come on board as an ambassador for Mental Health Week, which runs through to October […]

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Rapture Nightclub accuses patron of faking concerns about drink spiking

Rapture Nightclub accuses patron of faking concerns about drink spiking

Rapture Nightclub in Northbridge is facing a social media storm after a patron shared an unsatisfactory response they got from the club’s management when they raised concern about alleged drink spiking at the venue. The patron shared that they’d sent several messages to the club’s Facebook page without getting a response, but when the venue did […]

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OPINION: The Religious Discrimination Bill and its impact

OPINION: The Religious Discrimination Bill and its impact

OPINION: David Kernohan, CEO of the WA AIDS Council The Religious Discrimination Bill is causing disquiet and unease amongst members of WA’s LGBTIQ community.  And even though the Bill is not, as yet, enacted as an Act of Parliament, there is considerable concern about its possible impact. The concern is amplified when public figures can […]

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HIV experts concerned about police use of HIV spitting laws

HIV experts concerned about police use of HIV spitting laws

HIV experts have raised concern about the frequency Western Australian police are using mandatory disease testing laws. A new report from the National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA) has discovered how often Western Australian police has used the laws which were introduced in 2015. In just three and half year 387 applications were […]

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Are WA’s mandatory disease testing laws being overused?

Are WA’s mandatory disease testing laws being overused?

 A new report has highlighted the use of mandatory testing for HIV by Western Australian Police.  In 2015 the laws were changed allowing police to order a mandatory blood test for people who were accused of spitting at police or passing on other bodily fluids. At the time of the laws introduction experts highlighted that it […]

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Thousands take to the streets of Perth over climate change

Massive crowds converged in Forrest Place on Friday for Perth’s student led climate change strike. While the event was organised and run by teenagers it found widespread support from businesses, union and adults as well. An estimated crowd of over 10,000 people filled the city centre armed with placards and banners, individual groups showing support […]

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Testing for sexually transmitted infections encouraged

Testing for sexually transmitted infections encouraged

Western Australians are being encouraged to get tested for sexually transmitted infections as rates have suddenly increased in the latest health survey. The latest quarterly report on the rate of STI’s in Western Australia includes 11,608 cases of chlamydia in the period from April 2018 to March 2019, 3668 diagnosis of gonorrhoea, 479 cases of […]

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The Australian’s transgender coverage labeled transphobic

The Australian’s transgender coverage labeled transphobic

AusPATH, the medical body for transgender health care in Australia, has labeled The Australian newspaper’s recent coverage of transgender health issues as a “clear transphobic agenda”. The organisation says it is clear that journalists at the national newspaper “cherry pick” people purporting to experts in the field, and present a biased view of health research. “The reason […]

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GRAI’s June Lowe joins The Proud Awards Hall of Fame

GRAI’s June Lowe joins The Proud Awards Hall of Fame

GRAI Chair and veteran local LGBTIQ+ advocate June Lowe will join The Proud Awards Hall of Fame at this year’s ceremony. The award celebrates those who have had a tangible impact on Perth’s LGBTIQ+ community over the years, and June undeniably fits the bill. Currently serving as the Chair of GRAI (GLBTI Rights in Ageing) […]

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