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Australia marks five years on from marriage equality decision

Australia marks five years on from marriage equality decision

Five years ago today, Perth’s LGBTIQA+ community, friends and family gathered in the Northbridge Piazza to hear the results of the marriage postal survey. The polls suggested that the results would fall in favour of changing Australia’s marriage laws, but people couldn’t be certain until the results were read out. Due to the time difference […]

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On This Gay Day: How The West Australian described us in 1989

Why The West apology is 32 years late OPINION: Brian Greig In 1989, the West Australian government tried to decriminalise homosexuality. It had been 100 years since Oscar Wilde had been jailed under similar laws in the UK, but the imported anti-sodomy statutes from colonial times lived on here. All consenting sex between males was […]

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Perth’s Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas applauded at PrideFEST opening

Perth’s Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas applauded at PrideFEST opening

Perth’s Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas was given a resounding round of applause at the opening of Perth’s PrideFEST on Friday evening. Taking to the stage at the Northbridge Piazza the Lord Mayor acknowledged that there would be few people in the audience who would be unaware of his controversial comments from just over two years […]

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Liam Gobbert is the new Deputy Lord Mayor of Perth

Liam Gobbert is the new Deputy Lord Mayor of Perth

Liam Gobbert is the new Deputy Lord Mayor of the City of Perth At an Ordinary Council Meeting, this evening, Councillor Gobbert was elected by his fellow councillors to the position of Deputy. Councillors agreed in 2021 that the office of the Deputy Lord Mayor would be filled by a Councillor for 12 months only, following which […]

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LGBTIQA+ rights petition presented at WA Parliament

LGBTIQA+ rights petition presented at WA Parliament

A petition signed by almost 3,000 members of WA’s LGBTIQA+ community and allies has been presented to politicians at Western Australia’s parliament. It calls on Legislative Council to inform itself of discriminatory laws which cause LGBTIQA+ people “preventable harm and disadvantage”, the petition will be tabled in the Legislative Council later today. Peter Foster, Member for […]

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Connections Nightclub issues apology over offensive images

Connections Nightclub issues apology over offensive images

Connections Nightclub has issued an apology over imagery promoting an upcoming Halloween Party in a way that was offensive to First Nation Australians. On their Instagram page the popular nightclub offered an apology. “On Wednesday, we published an online promotional image for Halloween that was deeply offensive to elders and First Nations people within our […]

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Crossbench MP says WA LGBTIQA+ law reform does not go far enough

Crossbench MP says WA LGBTIQA+ law reform does not go far enough

Upper House MP, Dr Brian Walker, says the recommendations from WA Law Reform Commission to update the state’s Equal Opportunity Act don’t go far enough. The East Metropolitan GP, elected for the Legalise Cannabis Party in 2021, insists that the need for reform to LGBTIQA+ legislation should be as much about improving mental health as […]

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Petition urges further protections in overhaul of Equal Opportunity Act

Petition urges further protections in overhaul of Equal Opportunity Act

Local LGBTQIA+ advocacy group Rainbow Futures WA have welcomed the news that the McGowan Government will be overhauling the state’s Equal Opportunity Act, but say more can be done to bring us in line with the east coast on LGBTQIA+ protections. In 2019, the Attorney General John Quigley asked the LRCWA to provide advice and […]

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WA Nationals call for change to blood donation rules

WA Nationals call for change to blood donation rules

The Let Us Give campaign has applauded the West Australian National Party for supporting an end to the current gay blood ban. On Saturday at the WA Nationals state convention, the WA Young Nationals proposed the following motion that was passed with overwhelming support: “That this State Convention of the Nationals WA calls on the […]

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Gay rights and women’s rights pioneer Dr Sue Wills has died

Gay rights and women’s rights pioneer Dr Sue Wills has died

Dr Sue Wills, a trailblazer in Australian gay and lesbian rights, and the women’s movement has passed away.  Wills is remembered for her many decades of fighting for LGBTIQA+ rights, including a groundbreaking television appearance in the 1970’s and her role as a co-founder of C.A.M.P – the Campaign Against Moral Persecution.  News of her […]

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