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Five tips for the ‘Sydney Morning Herald’ about coming out experiences

Five tips for the ‘Sydney Morning Herald’ about coming out experiences

Opinion The Sydney Morning Herald has confirmed that actor Rebel Wilson’s decision to share the news that she’s in a same-sex relationship was probably triggered by their requests for her to comment on her personal life. Personally I’ve never asked someone if they wanted to ‘come out’ in print, but in the past I have helped a […]

It’s time for Labor to stop playing political football with LGBTIQA+ people

It’s time for Labor to stop playing political football with LGBTIQA+ people

OPINION Following Labor’s defeat at the 2019 election Anthony Albanese emerged as the new leader of the party, vowing to re-evaluate the party’s policies that had failed to get them into government. He argued that Labor had confused voters by having too many detailed policies, a hefty document that gave critics too many opportunities 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: Graeme Watson is co-editor of OUTinPerth 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 […]

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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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People, music, fashion – What makes a queer bar queer?

People, music, fashion – What makes a queer bar queer?

OPINION When your favourite gay venue has recently been renovated and is now one of the nicest looking spaces in town, it has the best DJs, amazing lighting, reliable security and friendly bar staff – it’s no surprise that it becomes the venue that everyone wants to hang out in. But what happens when the […]

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Reflections on 365 days without a drop of alcohol

Reflections on 365 days without a drop of alcohol

On December 23rd 2017 the OUTinPerth team ended the last working day of the year with a friendly get together with friends and business colleagues. We drank wine, shared plates of food, compared notes on the challenges of running smaller business, and traded our plans for the Christmas and New Year break. The glass of […]

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Outrage over Thomas the Tank Engine getting new female friends

Outrage over Thomas the Tank Engine getting new female friends

OPINION Thomas the Tank Engine is getting an overhaul and in some new episodes the show’s long running gender imbalance will be addressed. New episodes introduce new characters, including a whole lot of female characters, and they’re bringing a multi-cultural international flavour to the show too. Thomas and Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! will air in […]

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Marriage equality will not be Malcolm Turnbull’s legacy

Marriage equality will not be Malcolm Turnbull’s legacy

Opinion There was no chance that Malcolm Turnbull was going to survive as Australia’s Prime Minister this week, and as he packs his boxes to move out of the Prime Minister’s Office and hands over the keys to The Lodge, he must be pondering what he achieved during his two years and 345 days leading […]

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