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Transgender activist encourages Peter Abetz to meet local community

Transgender activist encourages Peter Abetz to meet local community

Southern River MLA has shared his concern about transgender people in post to his official Facebook page. Since former Defence Force Chief David Morrison was named Australian of the Year, the local politician has posted a series of comments about the retired Lieutenant-General’s appointment. Mr Abetz describes the selection made by the Board of the […]

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Aram Hosie nominated for human rights award

Aram Hosie nominated for human rights award

Transgender advocate Aram Hosie has been nominated for the Human Rights Commissions community award. Mr Hosie was nominated for his advocacy work in promoting the rights of transgender people. Announcing the nominations the Human Rights Commission described Mr Hosie’s contribution as; “Aram has demonstrated individual courage and tenacity in educating people about the experience of […]

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25 Great LGBTIQ Reads

Looking for a great book to read? We asked activist Aram Hosie, film reviewer Lezly Herbert, poet Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Graeme Watson and Sophie Joske what their favourite books were. Fun Home  by Alison Bechdel (2006) This graphic autobiography tells the story of how Bechdel’s closeted gay father killed himself weeks after she came out as […]

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Louise Pratt to Take on Role as Parent

Louise Pratt to Take on Role as Parent

Outgoing Senator Louise Pratt will not be a part of the new senate that takes its seats in July 1st, but she’s thrilled to be taking on a new role as a mother. Pratt recently informed The West Australian that herself and her partner Aram Hosie are expecting their first child in mid October. After […]

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Groundbreaking Anti-Discrimination Laws Passed

Groundbreaking Anti-Discrimination Laws Passed

Yesterday saw the legislation of The Sex Discrimination (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Amendment Bill 2013. The bill closes a lot of loopholes regarding discrimination towards the Australian LGBTIQ community; part of its legislation has made it the first country in the world to protect the intersex community at a federal level. The […]

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Louise Pratt: Fighting Where it Matters

A queer politician that has been fighting long term for LGBTIQ rights in federal parliament is contemplating life after politics.  Senator Louise Pratt has recently been moved to the second position on the senate ticket; she now stands behind Joe Bullock, a conservative Labor candidate who stands against the battle for equal marriage rights. Addressing […]

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Aram Hosie On Riding A Beast

Aram Hosie On Riding A Beast

Tell us a bit about yourself. I’m a queer transguy, West Australian born and bred… I live with my partner, my dog and an ever-changing array of houseguests. I spend just under half the year in Sydney, which I really enjoy too. I go there for work – I’m the Director of Research & Public […]

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