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Have your say on the WA LGBTI Health Strategy

Have your say on the WA LGBTI Health Strategy

LGBTI+ Western Australians are being asked to inform the development of the state’s first LGBTI Health Strategy. Living Proud have begun hosting a number of consultations with the local community, with a focus on people with disabilities and chronic health issues; bisexual, lesbian, gay and other same gender attracted people; trans and gender diverse people, LGBTI […]

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Pride WA reveal new committee and PrideFEST dates

Pride WA reveal new committee and PrideFEST dates

A new committee has been elected at Pride WA and the team has quickly gotten to work organising the annual PrideFEST. Michael Della Maddalena, Leslie Fisher, Matthew Marino, Hugh O’Keffe, Anja Ravine and Andrew Skinner are the new faces on the committee. Pride WA is now led by Jeremy Wray who served as Vice President […]

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Nick Bertke, aka Pogo, offers a new apology for his anti-gay video

Nick Bertke, aka Pogo, offers a new apology for his anti-gay video

Perth based electronic musician and YouTube star Nick Bertke has offered a new apology for his anti-gay video that celebrated the deaths of LGBTI people at the Pulse Nightclub in Florida. In his latest apology the musician, who performs under the name Pogo, said he had been “a total idiot”. “I’m deeply sorry to the […]

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Nick Bertke apologises for offensive video and shares he is bi-curious

Nick Bertke apologises for offensive video and shares he is bi-curious

Perth musician Nick Bertke has apologised for his vile homophobic video, declaring that he himself is “bicurious” and suffers from bipolar disorder and Asperger’s syndrome. Fans of the musician, who works under the name Pogo, were shocked when a video emerged of Berke declaring that homosexual people were “an abomination” and praising the Pulse massacre […]

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Nick Bertke, aka Pogo, posts vile homophobic video

Nick Bertke, aka Pogo, posts vile homophobic video

Perth based electronic musician Nick Bertke, aka Pogo, has posted a video to Facebook outlining his hatred of gay people. Betke has amassed more than 110 million views on YouTube with his compositions that sample sounds from film and television programs, but his latest video has very different content. As a teenager when he first […]

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Northbridge’s Universal Bar gets ready to celebrate 25 years

Northbridge’s Universal Bar gets ready to celebrate 25 years

Northbridge’s Universal Bar is one of the entertainment district’s long standing venues, Saturday nights wouldn’t be the same without the sound of a funk band permeating down William Street. Next month, Universal Bar will celebrate 25 years in the business, commemorating their silver anniversary with a very special party on 23rd June. Featuring live music […]

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WA AIDS Council temporarily closes offices due to storm damage

WA AIDS Council temporarily closes offices due to storm damage

The WA AIDS Council have announced they’ve had to temporarily close their Murray Street offices after the building was affected by significant storm damage over the weekend. WAAC have announced that needle and syringe exchange facilities will not be available from this site. The van service will continue to operate as usual. Unscheduled counselling services […]

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Tony Briffa to deliver the 2018 Isabelle Lake Memorial Lecture

Tony Briffa to deliver the 2018 Isabelle Lake Memorial Lecture

Tony Briffa, one of the most prominent intersex Australians will deliver the 2018 Isabelle Lake Memorial Lecture on May 17th The lecture will take place at the University of Western Australia’s Ross Lecture Theatre on International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. The annual lecture is named after transgender rights advocate Isabelle Lake who passed […]

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International AIDS Candlelight Memorial on Sunday May 20

International AIDS Candlelight Memorial on Sunday May 20

Sunday 20th May, Perth will participate in the 35th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial to reflect on the impacts of the HIV epidemic on the WA community. The global event aims to mobilise local communities to raise social consciousness about HIV and AIDS. The very first vigil was held in 1983 in San Francisco as a […]

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New support initiatives for transgender people launched

New support initiatives for transgender people launched

Transfolk of WA have launched two new initiatives to support transgender people in Perth. Firstly Social Space, is a new casual hangout for transgender people. The monthly event will be held in Leederville and the first event will be on Sunday 20th May. The event is open to transgender and gender diverse people and is […]

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