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OUTinPerth no longer appears as a print magazine but you can read some of our older issues. There were 210 issues of OUTinPerth over 17 years, the final issue was released in January 2019. 

In Issue 198 we get ready for Fringe World, chat to the gang from Briefs about their new show, Perfume Genius tells us what to expect at his Perth Festival performance, William Yang gives us a history lesson, Tune-Yards creep into our personal lives and Mrs. Kasha Davis stops by for a cocktail.

In Issue 197 we celebrate the YES campaign win, chat to Whitney Houston doppleganger Belinda Davids, The Rocky Horror Show creator and narrator Richard O’Brien, local artist Loopilicious show us how to arm-knit, and all our favourite moments from the PrideWA Parade.

In Issue 194 we chat to Premier Mark McGowan about what WA’s LGBTI+ community can expect from our new government, drag superstar Lady Bunny gets political, local photographer Claire Alexander tells us about her newly published works and Marcia Hines waxes lyrical about her love for headscarves.

In Issue 193 we capture the final outing of the iconic fundriaser STYLEAID, after 20 years of supporting the WA AIDS Council, Perth most glamorous party took its final bow. Plus we chat to Jen Cloher about her new record and find out about ‘Switzerland’ an upcoming play by Black Swan State Theatre Company.

In Issue 192 we mark the WA Opera’s 50th anniversary and chat to conductor Vanessa Scammell, who’ll be the first owman to conduct the orchestra when their production of ‘The Merry Widow’ takes to the stage. Meg Mac tells us about recording her debut album, and photographer Richard Mathias reveals his new photography book.

In issue 191 we celebrate our 15th birthday, plus we find out about the new documentary ‘Its Not Just Me’ which follows the lives of four local transgender men. We chat the the fabulous Boulet Brothers, find out what Melissa Tkautz has been up to, and talk to Taylor Dayne about her 30 years in the music business.

In Issue 190 we chat to Todrick Hall about his show that’s heading to Perth. There’s also interviews with actor Alan Cumming, Felipe Rose from The Village People, as well as Bonnie Tyler and Tina Arena.

In Issue 189 we chat to Wentworth inmate Nicole da Silva about her time as Franky Doyle. Plus we catch up with comedians Rhys Nicholson, Urzila Carlson, Larry Dean, DeAnne Smith and Stephen K. Amos ahead of Perth Comedy Festival.

This March, we covered Perth with 10,000 rainbow fists as politicians close-in on rainbow imagery. We also chat with Real Housewife AthenaX Levendi, stand-up Joel Creasey, playwright Michael Gow and comic Jonathan Duffy.

In the February issue of OUTinPerth we talk to Briefs front-man Fez Faanana, Olympian-cum-performer Matthew Mitcham, Courtney Act, Panti Bliss and more as Fringe World continues.

Fringe World is here and we’ve got the lowdown on the best shows coming to town. The amazing cabaret show Velvet is on our cover, and inside there’s Gavin Roach, Cougar Morrison, Tom Ballard, Tom Oliver, Zatanna and many others. Plus we chat to Josh Zepps, check out scooters and remember George Michael.

Let’s talk about HIV, our December issue features a discussion about the stigma people who are HIV positive still face and asks what we should be doing as a community to tackle HIV. Also in this issue Terry Healy, Labor’s candidate who is taking on Southern River MLA Peter Abetz, and Lynn MacLaren and Sarah Holt-Foreman chat about their recent surprise wedding.

Happy Pride! Here’s our November issue, read the magazine online and scroll down to see the seperate PrideFEST program. In the magazine we have interview’s with Jordan Bruno, Suzi Quatro, John Paul Young, Kim Wilde and Howard Jones, Hannah Conda and Luciana.

The October edition features actor Keegan Joyce who discusses his character Arnold from the TV series Please Like Me, also in this edition is his cast mate the hilarious Hannah Gadsby. We chat to musicians Abbe May and Clare Bowditch, plus we find about more about the history of queer publishing in Australia.

The September edition features The Queen of Ireland – Panti Bliss, plus we meet the cast of Blanc de Blanc and chat to Ronan Keating! We also meet a special straight ally who supports the LGBTIQ+ community and ask Southern River MLA Peter Abetz about his opposition to marriage equality.

The August edition features comedians Margaret Cho and Julian Clary. We delve into some queer poetry as the Perth Poetry Festival kicks off, Teeth and Tongue talk about writing their new albumin Iceland, Samantha Jade chats to us, Wayne and Tom from Gogglebox Australia answer our questions and a whole heap more.


The July issue pays tribute to the 49 people who lost their lives in the tragic shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. Inside we look into chemsex and a new doco screening at the Revelation Perth International Film Festival, plus there’s interviews with Alan Carr, Pam Ann, Roisin Murphy, La Bouche, Amber and iOTA.


The May-June edition features the return of Culture Club, Jordan from My Kitchen Rules, Michelle Visage, Professor Gillian Triggs, Ladyhawke and Olympia.

The April edition has Black Swan State Theatre’s ‘Angels in America’ on the cover, Jordan Raskopoulos from Axis of Awesome, Stephen K Amos, Hannah Gadsby, Larry Dean, Daniel Sloss, Betty Grumble, Fighting HIV stigma, Craig Hill, Rhys Nicholson, Danny Krivit, pole dancing and much more.

The March edition featured Melissa Etheridge, Matthew Lutton, the musical Cats, Real Housewife Gina Liano, film director Luca GuadagninoRyan Mathew Schulz and lots more.

The February issue features Boylesque star Russell Bruner is on the cover of the February 2016 issue. Inside we delve into Fringe World, catch up with musician Georgi Kay and find out about a local community member honoured in the Australia Day awards.

The January issue features London band Savages, ’90s dance music star Corona, and a mountain of performers heading to Perth for Fringe World 2016 including the boys from BRIEFS who feature on our cover!. On the serious side we remember the iconic artist David Bowie and hear about one member of the LGBTIQ+ community who lost everything in the Yarloop fire.

The December issue features adult film star Mickey Taylor on the cover and inside we have a mountains of photos from PrideFEST 2015.

The November issue celebrates Connections Nightclub’s 40th birthday! Inside we mark the 25th anniversary of Pride WA and feature a stack of interviews. We chat to John Grant, Magda Szubanski, Tina Arena, Lucianna, Sheena Easton, Banoffee, Mark McGowan, Rodney Croome, Josh Thomas and Troye Sivan.

The October 2015 edition features Ricki-Lee on the cover, inside we meet the cast of ‘The Lion King’, chat to comedians Joel Creasey, Wil Anderson and Tim & Eric. Paulini tells us how excited she is about appearing in Perth during Pride, the WA AIDS Council marks their 30th anniversary and lots more.

The September edition features our six page fashion spread, plus we try on some amazing glasses, Ryan Corr talks about his role in ‘Holding the Man’ and Maya Newell discusses her documentary Gayby Baby.

The August issue had a focus on trans voices. Isla and Max share their stories of transitioning gender, Nick from Transmen WA writes about building community and making connections, Bailey Lionizer shares ‘6 Things I wish I knew before I had Sexual Reassignment Surgery’. We chat to Senator Janet Rice and Craig Stott talks about his role in the film ‘Holding the Man’.

Issue 170 August 2015

Issue 169: 2015 July

In the July edition we note the Prime Minister’s dismissal of the growing wave of support for marriage equality. Judith Lucy tells us about her new show. We go behind the scenes as STYLEAID Gogo prepares, we visit their model casting, chat to labels One Fell Swoop and I Love Mr Mittens and catch up with DJ Hello Sailor who’ll be playing at the party. We put theatre writer/director Shakara Walley ‘On the Spot’ and cat to Alexander Gow about Oh Mercy’s record.

Issue 168: 2015 June

We chatted to DJ Dan Slater ahead of his Perth visit, and looked at the queer content in this year’s Revelation Perth International Film Festival including the documentaries ‘Do I Sound Gay?’ and ‘Tab Hunter Confidential’, we chatted to Julia Zemiro and rock band Jebediah. We investigated dental dams and chatted to Garry Stewart from Australian Dance Theatre.

Issue 167: 2015 May

The May edition is packed with Hannah Gadsby, Tom Ballard, Rhys Nicholson, Ruby Boots, Tina Harrod, David Mamet from Black Swan State Theatre’s ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’, Open Arms Fellowship, ‘Once We Were Kings’ director Mustafa Al Mahdi with the cover story – OUTinPerth’s Ultimate Dating Guide.

Issue 166: 2015 April

The April edition features Hannah Conda , Michael Franti, Miami Horror, The Sex Shooters, Paul Mac, The Freedom Centre, Pamela Rabe from Wentworth, the musical Wicked, and a focus on trans mental health.

Issue 165: 2015 March

The March edition features Mary Lambert, The First Ladies of Disco: Martha Wash, Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King and Linda Clifford, Miriam Margolyes, Michael Kirby, Bimbo Jones, Pam Ann, Alison Wonderland, Growing Up Gay in Russia.

Issue 164: 2015 February

The February edition features Perfume Genius, Beccy Cole, Panti Bliss, Calpernia Addams, Matthew Mitcham, Jessie Gordon, Harold Maxwell, Toby, Charlie Hides, Christeene,

Issue 163: 2015 January

Sandra Bernhard, drag star Bianco Del Rio, La Gateau Chocolat, Frisky and Mannish, Joel Creasey, dancer James Welsby, La Soiree, Tina Del Twist, the boys from Briefs, Gendermess, Mardi Gras, Queer Saints, actors Gavin Roach and Jeffrey Jay Fowler and a feature on marriage equality.

Issue 162: 2014 December

Les Miserables, Trevor Ashley, Euan Doige, Nana Mouskouri, Feminem the Future, Rainbow Warriors.

Issue 161: 2014 November

Pride 2014, Anastacia, Sarah McLauchlan, Ricki-Lee, Paulini, Wil Anderson, Rhys Nicholson, Factory Floor, Felicity Kendall