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Margaret Court says “devil” comments were said by “somebody else”

Margaret Court says “devil” comments were said by “somebody else”

Religious leader Margaret Court has accused the media of making up comments where she associated transgender people with the devil. Speaking at during an online broadcast from her Victory Life Church in Perth this morning Reverend Court commented on the recent decision of Lotterywest to reject an application for funding from her group saying she […]

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Lotterywest criticised after it declined to fund Margaret Court

Lotterywest criticised after it declined to fund Margaret Court

Lotterywest has been criticised for a decision not to provide funding to Margaret Court’s Victory Life church. Lotterywest has confirmed that they board unanimously decided not to fund an application from Court’s Victory Life church who had been hoping to buy a new freezer truck to meet growing demand for their charity services.  The funding […]

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Perth Ola driver kicks gay couple out of car for touching

Perth Ola driver kicks gay couple out of car for touching

Ride-share company Ola has offered a public apology after one of their drivers kicked a gay couple in Perth out of the car for “breaking his rules”. Their offence? One half of the couple rested his hand on his partner’s leg, while the other rested his head on his boyfriend’s shoulder. When Anthony Price and […]

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Binary phone poll hits local LGBTIQ+ community members

Binary phone poll hits local LGBTIQ+ community members

Western Australians have reported receiving an automated phone poll from anti-transgender organisation Binary, and just as has occurred in other states questions have been raised around the polls’ questions, which have been described as leading and out of context. Brendon Entrekin is one of the people who received the poll on Monday night, he was […]

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Busselton Pride reveal new name & fabulous fundraising events

Busselton Pride Community Group have announced they have a new name, adapting as the organisation has grown to become an incorporated association. Now known as Busselton Mardi Gras Inc, the group was established in 2017 to increase visibility and celebrate the region’s LGBTQIA+ community with an annual parade and events. “Following on from the success […]

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WA Youth Minister announces 3 year funding for Youth Pride Network

WA Youth Minister announces 3 year funding for Youth Pride Network

WA’s Minister for Youth Dave Kelly has revealed today that the Youth Pride Network (YPN) will receive 3 years of funding to expand its work as Western Australia’s first LGBTIQA+ youth advocacy body. Formed in 2017, the YPN is an organisation created by and for LGBTIQA+ young people aimed at using systemic advocacy to create […]

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Lynn MacLaren puts her hand up for a return to politics

Lynn MacLaren puts her hand up for a return to politics

Former State MLC Lynn MacLaren has confirmed she will be standing for pre-selection to replace retiring federal senator Rachel Siewert. Senator Siewert recently announced she’ll be retiring at the next election, having served in the parliament since 2004. MacLaren served several terms in the Western Australian parliament, she first joined the parliament in February 2005 when […]

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Advocates say WA govt show double standards on conversion therapy

Advocates say WA govt show double standards on conversion therapy

West Australian LGBTIQ+ advocates have accused the McGowan Government of double standards when tackling child abuse in religious organisations. Earlier this week, Community Services Minister Simone McGurk told The West Australian that the government had decided that state legislation aimed at improving the reporting of child abuse would focus on religious institutions “because as institutions those […]

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Rabble Books and Games banishes JK Rowling over transphobia

Rabble Books and Games banishes JK Rowling over transphobia

Perth bookstore Rabble Books and Games has announced it will no longer stock books written by JK Rowling. The queer friendly business is located in Maylands in the heart of Perth’s LGBTIQ+ community and has a long history of stocking LGBTIQ+ titles, and hosting events with queer authors, and the popular Drag Queen Storytime. In […]

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Xamon: it’s not enough to oppose conversion therapy, you have to take action

Xamon: it’s not enough to oppose conversion therapy, you have to take action

Alison Xamon MLC, the Greens’ spokesperson for Sexuality and Gender Identity, has criticised the WA Labor Government for its failure to commit to banning harmful LGBTIQ conversion practices, including in religious and informal settings. In parliament on Thursday Xamon again questioned the government about its intentions for banning conversion practices which attempt to change a […]

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