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Worth a Read: Interesting stories from around the web

Worth a Read: Interesting stories from around the web

The OUTinPerth team are always traversing the web looking for the most interesting LGBTI news and articles from around the globe, here’s some stories that caught our attention. Hans How: The Malaysian Gay Man Fighting for His Life, and Many Other LGBT Asylum Seekers The Daily Beast Hans How recounts what it was like growing […]

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Rocky Horror creator Richard O’Brien still battling people with closed minds

Rocky Horror creator Richard O’Brien still battling people with closed minds

When the Rocky Horror Show returns to the Crown Theatre in early 2018 Perth audiences are in for a very special treat. Richard O’Brien, the creator of the show, will be part of the cast. Aside from creating the much loved musical, O’Brien played the character of Riff Raff in the original 1973 stage production […]

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Hannah Gadsby wins Barry Award as she leaves comedy world

Hannah Gadsby wins Barry Award as she leaves comedy world

Out comic Hannah Gadsby has taken out the prestigious Barry Award for her latest stand-up show Nanatte. Gadsby recieved the accolade at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival this weekend for what may be the comedian’s last stand-up tour. The Please Like Me star used her acceptance speech to denounce the award’s namesake Barry Humphries for his past […]

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Dame Edna posts bizarre apology for Barry Humphries

Barry Humphries has used his Dame Edna character to distance himself from his recent incendiary comments about the transgender community – posting a bizarre apology online. Speaking to the Telegraph, Humphries likened transgender identities to self-mutilation, showing his support for Germaine Greer’s scathing comments last year. Humphries added that he believed Caitlyn Jenner to be a “publicity-seeking […]

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Barry Humphries equates transgender identities to “self-mutilation”

Barry Humphries equates transgender identities to “self-mutilation”

The man behind Dame Edna Everage has thrown his support behind feminist author Germaine Greer, who has been under fire for a series of transphobic remarks. In an interview with the UK’s Telegraph, Humphries bemoans contemporary political correctness as “new puritanism”. “You can’t describe the world as it is anymore,” Humphries said, “You get jumped […]

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