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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 […]

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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Diversity in the armed forces – imagine if it was more than a finger nail

OPINION Sweden’s armed forces are celebrating the country’s annual Pride celebrations and highlighting that their military is an organisation that embraces diversity and equality. During the Pride celebrations their armed forces have launched a campaign called We Don’t Always March Straight. The campaign involves a website and newspaper advertisements that highlight their commit to diversity […]

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Sexting – give kids the knowledge to make informed decisions

Sexting – give kids the knowledge to make informed decisions

Outrage and dismay was proclaimed by right-wing politicians and conservative newspaper columnists when it was revealed that a high school in Victoria had developed guidelines for young people about safety and sexting. All the usual suspects who proclaim ‘the world’s out of control” and “political correctness has gone mad” lined up, Lyle Shelton, Pauline Hanson, […]

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The Coalition for Marriage’s Mums wrote a letter to my Dad

The Coalition for Marriage’s Mums wrote a letter to my Dad

OPINION My Dad got a letter in the mail yesterday, it’s from the Mums featured in the Coalition for Marriage’s TV ads. Heidi McIvor, Pansy Lai and Cella White, alongside Marijke Rancie’s letter said voting ‘Yes’ in the marriage postal survey would inevitably lead to compulsory radical LGBTIQ sex and gender education programs in classrooms. […]

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Please Sir, can I have some marriage rights and respect

Please Sir, can I have some marriage rights and respect

OPINION In the lead up to the marriage postal survey kicking off, and since it’s been underway, there’s one image that continually returns to my mind. It’s the moment that Oliver Twist walks up to Mr Bumble and asks for a second bowl of Gruel, uttering his most famous phrase “Please Sir, I want some […]

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