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OUTinPerth’s Leigh Andrew Hill nominated for Out for Australia Award

OUTinPerth’s Leigh Andrew Hill nominated for Out for Australia Award

Out for Australia has announced the nominees for their 2018 Australian Role Model Awards, and OUTinPerth’s Leigh Andrew Hill is among the finalists. The awards recognise inspiring people who have each had a positive impact in the LGBTIQ community, Leigh has been nominated in the Young Professionals category. Leigh first joined OUTinPerth as part of […]

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PFLAG questions if religious freedom review has the right expertise

PFLAG questions if religious freedom review has the right expertise

Concern that the government’s review into religious freedom may be used to wind back long established anti-discrimination laws is growing, but little is known about what occurs inside the review panel’s secret consultation sessions. The Turnbull government’s review in religious freedom visited Perth earlier this week holding closed-door sessions that are not being recorded. PFLAG […]

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Midsumma arrestee promises to return with a megaphone

Midsumma arrestee promises to return with a megaphone

Melbourne LGBTI rights activist Tony Pitman hasn’t been put off by his recent arrest at the Midsumma Festival. Pitman was arrested, and later released without charge when he booed at the Liberal Party’s contingent in the Midsumma parade. Victorian Police said he was asked to leave the area due to threatening behaviour, but the LGBTI […]

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Hannah Mouncey will play state women’s AFLW this year

Hannah Mouncey will play state women’s AFLW this year

Footballer Hannah Mouncey has been given the green light to play in the AFL’s women’s league at state and territory level after being blocked by a subcommittee late last year. Mouncey has released a lengthy statement welcoming the AFL’s decision, but made a point of not thanking the organisation for doing something “open to every […]

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EOC asks “Has political correctness gone mad?”

EOC asks “Has political correctness gone mad?”

“Has political correctness gone mad?”, that’s the question Western Australia’s Equal Opportunity Commission will be asking in an upcoming discussion. The discussion was planned to coincide with Human Rights Day last December but had to be postponed. Now the event will be taking place on Thursday 15th March at the State Library. “Thursday 15 March […]

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PrEP treatment recommended for PBS listing

PrEP treatment recommended for PBS listing

Game changing HIV preventative treatment PrEP has been recommend for listing on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) in a move which is anticipated to make a significant impact on the number of new cases of HIV. The announcement has been welcomed by AIDS organisations around Australia, after the previous attempt to have the medication listed was […]

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Almost 400 Australian same sex couples wed in the last month

Almost 400 Australian same sex couples wed in the last month

Almost 400 same sex couples have wed since Australia’s laws changed just one month ago, including 45 weddings in Western Australia. More than 370 marriages involving same sex couples have been registered across Australia. New South Wales leads the count with 142 marriages recorded. In Western Australia there were 687 weddings in the last month […]

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Boxer Anthony Mundine calls for capital punishment for gays

Boxer Anthony Mundine calls for capital punishment for gays

Boxer Anthony Mundine has quit the reality TV show I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and upon leaving the jungle unleashed a tirade against LGBTI people suggesting capital punishment should be introduced. Speaking to The Daily Telegraph’s Jonathon Moran, Mundine appeared to endorse the death penalty saying it was the only deter homosexuality in […]

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Barnaby Joyce complains about his private life being publicly discussed

Barnaby Joyce complains about his private life being publicly discussed

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has spoken out about his relationship with a former staff who is now expecting his child. Appearing on the ABC’s 7:30 the Nationals leader and Deputy Prime Minister said it was a private matter. “What I want to do is make sure that private matters remain private.” Joyce told host […]

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Advocates call on PM to ensure transparency in Ruddock inquiry

Advocates call on PM to ensure transparency in Ruddock inquiry

LGBTI+ advocates are calling on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to make sure the upcoming inquiry into religious freedom is public and unbiased. The inquiry was established by the government following the success of the Yes vote in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey to ensure religious freedoms were not being eroded, and that LGBTI people […]

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