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Major news networks announce Joe Biden has won the US Presidency

Major news networks announce Joe Biden has won the US Presidency

Joe Biden has ousted Donald Trump as the President of the United States. CNN announced that they now predict that the Democratic Party’s candidate would be the winner of the US election. Shortly after CNN announced their prediction other major news networks followed suit announcing that Donald Trump’s time in the White House would be […]

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US voters elect record-breaking LGBTQ+ lawmakers

US voters elect record-breaking LGBTQ+ lawmakers

The US election is still underway after a close race for the next President, but voters have helped five LGBTQ+ politicians break some major records. Sarah McBride has become the first transgender state senator in US history, winning a federal seat for the Democrats in Delaware. “I’m humbled by the support of my neighbours and […]

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Grant Robertson is New Zealand’s new Deputy Prime Minister

Grant Robertson is New Zealand’s new Deputy Prime Minister

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that he new Deputy PM will be Grant Robertson. It’s the first time a politician who has publicly shared that they are same-sex attracted as held the position. The announcement came as Ardern appointed her new cabinet following her landslide election win last month. Robertson succeeds Winston Peters […]

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Concern raised over imprisonment of Egyptian men

Concern raised over imprisonment of Egyptian men

Concern has been raised over the imprisonment of two men in Egypt. Human Rights Watch has drawn attention to the case of the men who have reportedly been abused and subjected to anal examinations. When Seif Bedour, 21, returned to Egypt this year to visit his family after years studying abroad, he did not expect […]

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Worth a Read: check out these stories from around the web

Worth a Read: check out these stories 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. Grindr accused of failing to protect users from sexual predators, harassment Triple J’s Hack program has highlighted that dating app Grindr has little protection for […]

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Pope Francis shows support for same-sex unions, not marriage

Pope Francis shows support for same-sex unions, not marriage

Pope Francis has declared his support for same-sex unions in a new documentary. Francesco, from director Evgeny Afineevsky, explores the life and teaching of Pope Francis, and these particular comments are causing a stir around the world. “Homosexual people have a right to be in a family,” the Pope says in the film. “What we […]

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Jacinda Ardern re-elected, NZ Parliament breaks LGBTQ+ record

Jacinda Ardern re-elected, NZ Parliament breaks LGBTQ+ record

New Zealand Labour has returned to government across the Tasman Sea, massively increasing their number of seats in Wellington. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will return with 64 seats in the Lower House, up 18 from the last election in 2017. New Zealand Greens, Māori Party and ACT New Zealand also won seats from the Conservatives […]

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“You are loved”: Authors’ message to trans and non-binary people

“You are loved”: Authors’ message to trans and non-binary people

Thousands of authors, editors, publishers and journalists have signed an open letter of support for transgender and non-binary people. The move comes after many celebrities voiced their support for Harry Potter author JK Rowling’s stance against transgender youth. The original letter supporting Rowling was signed by prominent writers and performers including John Cleese, Ian McEwan, […]

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Petra De Sutter makes history as first trans Deputy PM in Europe

Petra De Sutter makes history as first trans Deputy PM in Europe

Trans woman and politician Petra De Sutter has made history in Europe, becoming the first transgender person to be elevated to the office of Deputy Prime Minister on the continent. De Sutter is one of seven deputies in Belgium’s newly elected De Croo government, representing the Groen (Greens) among a coalition of four major parties. […]

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Jacinda Ardern promises conversion therapy ban if re-elected

Jacinda Ardern promises conversion therapy ban if re-elected

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has pledged to ban the practice of LGBTIQ+ conversion therapy if her government is re-elected for another term when Kiwis head to the polls on 17th October. In an interview with New Zealand publication Express the Prime Minister shared how the queer film Latter Days had a left a lasting impression on […]

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