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Helping Hands: How can we be better allies to other LGBTIQ+ people?

Helping Hands: How can we be better allies to other LGBTIQ+ people?

Lately I seem to be surrounded by people who identify as Allies to the LGBTIQ+ community. I feel like we generally have a clear and concise idea of what we expect from these Allies and (rightly so) we constantly demand for them to be held up to our benchmarks. We have manuals and trainings and […]

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ANZ launch ‘Hold Tight’ campaign to support LGBTI acceptance

ANZ launch ‘Hold Tight’ campaign to support LGBTI acceptance

The ANZ bank has continued to show their support for LGBTI people, launching a new advertising campaign that highlights that many LGBTI people still wouldn’t feel comfortable holding hands in public. The financial services provider commissioned research on the topic and presents its findings ahead of Auckland and Wellington Pride festivals. The research shows New […]

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By Our Side: Safe Schools advocate Jack Garber

By Our Side: Safe Schools advocate Jack Garber

Jack Garber is a state councilor for Western Australian Council of State School Organisations (WACSSO). He has trained as lawyer, he’s a father, and the chairperson of two independent schools in The South Swan district. Significantly; Jack lobbied for and secured endorsement of the Safe School Coalition from WACSSO when funding was made available to […]

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Why I’m an LGBTIQ+ ally: Local psychologist Joe Douglas

Why I’m an LGBTIQ+ ally: Local psychologist Joe Douglas

Joe Douglas is a mate. We have known each other for nearly 7 years now. He has saved my life on more than one occasion. Joe is not a big fan of labels. When I said I thought he was a straight ally, he was very reluctant to take on the mantle. He would hate […]

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Pansy Division celebrate 25 years with new album

San Francisco punk band Pansy Division are celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2017 and will have a new album out later in the year. The queercore band’s ninth offering ‘Quite Contrary’ will be out in September. The record will feature songs including ‘Blame the Bible’, ‘(Is This What It’s Like) Getting Old’ and the first […]

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Perth candlelight vigil for Orlando on Wednesday

Perth candlelight vigil for Orlando on Wednesday

A vigil for people killed and injured in the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando Florida will be held in the Perth Cultural Centre on Wednesday evening. The vigil will give Perth’s LGBTIQ+ community an opportunity to show solidarity with people in Orlando and around the world. The vigil will be held from 6:30pm – […]

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Gay nightclub massacre is the worst mass shooting in US history

Gay nightclub massacre is the worst mass shooting in US history

Officials have declared the mass shooting at the LGBTIQ nightclub Pulse in Orlando Florida is the worst mass shootings in US history as the death toll rises to 50 people killed. Police earlier suggested that there were around 20 casualties but that number rose dramatically once they gained access to the building. In addition to […]

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Joel McHale donates profits to North Carolina LGBTQ group

Joel McHale donates profits to North Carolina LGBTQ group

‘Community’ star Joel McHale has donated the proceeds from a recent North Carolina stand-up show to the local LGBTIQ centre. The host of ‘The Soup’ performed at Durham Performing Arts Centre wearing a LGBTQ-themed shirt he fashioned himself. McHale opened his set with a condemnation of North Carolina’s new “f*cking crazy” anti-LGBT law, ‘HB 2’. […]

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