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CJ Palmer to be sentenced as concerns raised about criminalisation of HIV

CJ Palmer to be sentenced as concerns raised about criminalisation of HIV

Perth woman CJ Palmer will be sentenced for committing Grievous Bodily Harm in Perth’s District Court this afternoon. The 40 year old woman, who is transgender and was a sex worker, was found guilty last month of causing Grievous Bodily Harm because she failed to inform a sex partner of her HIV status. During the […]

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Healthway grants to provide support for LGBTIQ mental health

Healthway grants to provide support for LGBTIQ mental health

Heathway will provide over $140,000 in new grants that will be of benefit to Western Australia’s LGBTIQ population. The new grants will support research and programs that aim to prevent suicide and the onset of anxiety and depression. Health Minister Roger Cook said the grants were an example of effective targeted spending that would make […]

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Advocates call for case studies of discrimination in private schools

Advocates for WA’s LGBTI community have called for more people to come forward and provide case studies of discrimination within private and religious schools. Under Western Australian law, LGBTI teachers and staff can be sacked, students can be expelled and enrolments from same-sex families denied. Recent high profile cases of discrimination include the removal of […]

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Bears Perth apologise for sharing anti-Islam post

Bears Perth apologise for sharing anti-Islam post

Members of Bears Perth Inc were alarmed on Australia Day when the local social group shared an anti-Islam post on it’s Facebook group. Alongside promotion for the Bear’s regular Den Nights was a call for the banning of mosques, burkas, halal food and sharia law. The post was shared from a Facebook group, Gay Guide […]

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Who should be added to the International Women’s Day ‘Hall of Fame’?

Who should be added to the International Women’s Day ‘Hall of Fame’?

International Women’s Day as a global event began in 1997, and ever since March 8th has marked the achievements of women around the globe. While the United Nation’s locked the date in place in the late ’70s, the origins of International Women’s Day can be traced back to the work Clara Zetkin in 1910. Zetkin, […]

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Transgender people will be considered in WA law reform

Transgender people will be considered in WA law reform

Confusion has followed an announcement from Western Australian Attorney General John Quigley that stated the government would look into sections of Western Australian law that require people to get divorced before being recognised as having changed gender. People who are transgender and want to be formally recognised as either male or female were left bewildered […]

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Wheels McCoy heads to the Roller Derby World Cup

For the very first time, Perth has a skater representing Team Australia at the Roller Derby World Cup in Manchester, UK. ‘Wheels McCoy’ aka Clare Molloy is a member of Perth Roller Derby and has been playing derby for almost 10 years. The Mt Lawley resident is the only skater from WA to be selected […]

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Government flags law changes for intersex but not transgender people

The Western Australian government has announced it will push for changes to gender recognition laws for intersex people and those who do not identify as male or female, but transgender people who want to be identified as a gender different to their birth have been left in limbo. Attorney General John Quigley has announced a […]

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Woman found guilty of grievous bodily harm over HIV transmission

Woman found guilty of grievous bodily harm over HIV transmission

A woman has been found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm to a sex partner, after a jury determined she had not adequately informed a man of her HIV status before they had unprotected sex. CJ Palmer, who is a sex worker, and is also transgender, was found guilty in the Perth District Court earlier […]

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Australian Christian Lobby’s Peter Abetz voices opposition to surrogacy

Australian Christian Lobby’s Peter Abetz voices opposition to surrogacy

The Australian Christian Lobby has voiced it’s opposition to the Western Australian government’s review of the laws surrounding reproductive technology. The ACL’s new State Director Peter Abetz outlined the Christian lobby organisation is opposed to all surrogacy, as well as the creation of children via sperm and egg donation. “The Australian Christian Lobby does not […]

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