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More than half a century after Stonewall the fight continues

More than half a century after Stonewall the fight continues

OPINION It’s over half a century since the Stonewall riots in New York’s Greenwich Village started on Saturday 28th June 1969. With these being seen as a significant event in the battle for LGBTIQ+ rights in the United States, it can however be sobering to consider what has happened, and not happened, since then. To […]

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Opinion: Climate change is not real and the earth is flat?

Opinion: Climate change is not real and the earth is flat?

OPINION Last year I dropped into the City of Perth’s Disrupted Festival of Ideas to listen to a discussion about the media, and the battle to determine fact from fiction in the internet age. The presentation I’d picked to drop in on was terrible, a rambling and incoherent discussion forum on the challenges of separating […]

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Opinion: Pride WA need to radically reassess their priorities

Opinion: Pride WA need to radically reassess their priorities

OPINION Pride WA went way too far in 2019. They have been on a pretty rotten trajectory for some time now. But last year the (attempted) petty micromanagement of floats, the corporate sponsorships and the accompanying overt hostility to progressive LGBTI politics all plumbed new depths. The pride parade is an important fixture of the […]

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Allies: Get your hands dirty, not just glittery, this Pride season

Allies: Get your hands dirty, not just glittery, this Pride season

On Fair Day I watched my daughter and her friend wandering around with huge smiles on their faces. I stood under the shelter of the PFLAG Perth tent and thought “Imagine if the whole world was like this? Safe, inclusive, joyful, loving and SO FUCKING BEAUTIFUL with all the colours of the rainbow! With bonus […]

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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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