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Rodney Croome: No more Labor excuses over religious discrimination

Rodney Croome: No more Labor excuses over religious discrimination

OPINION Labor has given numerous excuses for not yet opposing the Religious Discrimination Bill. Here’s why they are all nonsense. We’ve seen it all before…Labor is divided over an LGBTIQ issue so it concocts talking points to deflect attention. It happened when marriage equality first became an issue. To defend its support for Howard’s same-sex […]

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Reaching out and sharing stories under the cloud of ‘religious freedom’

Reaching out and sharing stories under the cloud of ‘religious freedom’

OPINION: Colin Longworth is a psychologist in private practice and a long-term volunteer with Living Proud. It seems like serendipity, how after reading parts of a book on experiences of positive gay identity” where the author wrote of the power of sharing our stories, (to fellow LGBTI people and others) I saw a TED Talk by […]

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Abetz each way: States rights only matter when robbing gays of theirs

Abetz each way: States rights only matter when robbing gays of theirs

OPINION: Brian Greig OAM, Former GALE spokesperson In November 1994, The Tasmanian Gay and Lesbian Rights Group had a major victory. After more than a decade of campaigning to decriminalise homosexuality in the Island State, the Federal Keating Labor Government was about to step in and make it happen with a Commonwealth override. The Human […]

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Western Australia needs a new organisation to promote LGBTIQ+ rights

Western Australia needs a new organisation to promote LGBTIQ+ rights

OPINION As we head into the Pride season in Western Australia and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in our state, it’s important that we look back at the achievements our communities have made, celebrate those people who fought long and hard battles, and offer forgiveness to some of those those who […]

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Whether it’s he, her, them, ze, or judy, getting pronouns right isn’t so hard

Whether it’s he, her, them, ze, or judy, getting pronouns right isn’t so hard

OPINION Today is International Pronouns Day, yes there really is a day set aside to acknowledge that not everyone identifies by the simple categories of ‘he’ and ‘she’. When people want to make fun of the LGBTI community the go-to-gag is to add as many letters on to the acronym as possible, including TLC, BLT […]

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Slip up from PM’s office shows what politicians are told to say

Slip up from PM’s office shows what politicians are told to say

OPINION We’ve all made that mistake where we accidently send an email to the wrong person, or cc’d the actual colleague that we’re complaining to others about. I used to work in a company where everyone’s email was based on their position,. Unfortunately it was a multinational company with offices around the world, and an […]

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OPINION: The Religious Discrimination Bill and its impact

OPINION: The Religious Discrimination Bill and its impact

OPINION: David Kernohan, CEO of the WA AIDS Council The Religious Discrimination Bill is causing disquiet and unease amongst members of WA’s LGBTIQ community.  And even though the Bill is not, as yet, enacted as an Act of Parliament, there is considerable concern about its possible impact. The concern is amplified when public figures can […]

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LGBTIQ Australians feel abandoned and betrayed but there is hope

LGBTIQ Australians feel abandoned and betrayed but there is hope

OPINION: Rodney Croome, spokesperson for just.equal The latest large-scale research of the LGBTIQ community has returned some profoundly disturbing results. The research, commissioned by just.equal, surveyed almost 4,500 people across all demographics in late August and early September. It showed LGBTIQ Australians are at a very low ebb, despite marriage equality. Over 80% of us […]

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Planting a policy garden: how Labor and the Greens can improve LGBTI policies

Planting a policy garden: how Labor and the Greens can improve LGBTI policies

OPINION Labor, the Greens and the Coalition have released their LGBTI policies for the 2019 election. It’s great that each party has improved on some of the commitments they made at the last election. But there’s also a problem. The first federal election after marriage equality should chart a bold way forward for the LGBTI […]

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A heartbreaking break-up letter to The Court Hotel

A heartbreaking break-up letter to The Court Hotel

In an open letter to The Court Hotel OUTinPerth reader James Middleton shares his story of coming out and finding acceptance, and how the venue played a central role in his journey. Following last week’s controversy over safety at the venue James outlines his experience of how the venue has changed, and his thoughts on what […]

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