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ACL boss Martyn Iles lists his grievances with Dan Andrews government

ACL boss Martyn Iles lists his grievances with Dan Andrews government

Martyn Iles, the Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby has labeled the legislation that banned conversion therapy practices in Victoria as the “worst legislation of its kind in the world”. While survivors of the practice have described the Victorian laws as a “gold standard” that other states should be aspiring to, Iles describes it […]

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Facebook apologises for banning charity and health pages

Facebook apologises for banning charity and health pages

On Thursday morning Australia’s awoke to discover that tech-giant Facebook had banned all Australian news sources from its platform. Now the social media company says it’s sorry for it’s over-zealous approach. The dramatic move was a salvo in the companies war with the Morrison government over proposals that online social media and search engine behemoths […]

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British government under pressure to act on conversion therapy

British government under pressure to act on conversion therapy

The British government is under growing pressure to introduce laws that ban conversion therapy. Former Prime Minister Theresa May made the commitment to bring in legislation, and current PM Boris Johnson has also voiced support, but there has been little progress on the issue. Originally put in motion by former Conservative PM Theresa May in […]

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Worth a read: The most interesting articles from around the web

Worth a read: The most interesting articles from around the web

The OUTinPerth team spend all day surfing the web looking for the latest news and stories to share. Here’s three recent stories from other outlets that are definitely worth a read. Celebrity Misinformation: The Foo Fighters’ AIDS denialism should be on the record At The Monthly Martin McKenzie-Murray looks at the band Foo Fighters and their long association […]

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Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh dead at 70

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh dead at 70

American radio host Rush Limbaugh has died aged 70. The conservative commentator had a long history of broadcasting anti-LGBTI rhetoric and regularly mocked queer people who had died of AIDS-related illness. He described gay people as being “unhygienic” and “perverted” on multiple occasions. The radio host later reflected on his segment that made fun of […]

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OUTinPerth statement on Facebook Australian news ban

OUTinPerth statement on Facebook Australian news ban

The team at OUTinPerth are shocked and dismayed to have been targeted by Facebook in their ban on news content. Australians awoke this morning to discover the social media behemoth had banned Australians from viewing any form of news information across the social media platform. OUTinPerth, the small news organisation that has served Western Australians […]

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Sue Ellery has no problem with allegedly anti-gay church at Perth Modern

Sue Ellery has no problem with allegedly anti-gay church at Perth Modern

  Education Minister Sue Ellery has told The West Australian she is not concerned that a anti-gay evangelical church is meeting at public school Perth Modern, and running a youth group using the school’s facilities. The evangelical Providence Church, lead by pastor Dr Rory Shiner, has recently begun hiring the school as a meeting place for it’s […]

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Albany Pride ready to party with festive fortnight of celebrations

Albany Pride ready to party with festive fortnight of celebrations

Albany Pride are kicking off a massive fortnight of LGBTQIA+ festivities in the Great Southern Region this weekend! The team are getting this party started on Friday 12th February with opening night drinks at Due South Beer Garden, followed by two weeks of events to celebrate LGBTQIA+ communities and bring people together. Join in the […]

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Opponents of conversion therapy laws fight to stop them in WA

Opponents of conversion therapy laws fight to stop them in WA

Former Liberal MP Peter Abetz, who is now the WA director of the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL), says the McGowan Labor Government is considering introducing legislation to ban conversion therapy. “The McGowan government is seriously considering introducing legislation based on Victoria’s Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Bill 2020, which passed its final hurdle in the […]

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Who’s marching in this year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras?

Who’s marching in this year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras?

The 2021 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras will be a completely different presentation to previous years with COVID-19 restrictions seeing the event relocated from it’s traditional promenade up Oxford Street to being a sit-down affair at the Sydney Cricket Ground. While many people from Western Australia who usually make the pilgrimage to the east […]

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