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City of Perth seek feedback from LGBTQIA+ community

City of Perth seek feedback from LGBTQIA+ community

The City of Perth are calling for feedback from the local LGBTQIA+ community after the establishment of the council’s LGBTQIA+ Advisory Group. The group of sixteen was formed following a commitment from the City of Perth in response to community concern over Basil Zempilas’ election as Mayor in the wake of his transphobic comments last […]

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Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas to head new Triple M Breakfast show

Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas to head new Triple M Breakfast show

Perth’s Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas has added another media job to his schedule, signing on to host the new Triple M Breakfast Show in 2020. Long running station Mix92.9 recently transformed into rock and sport focused station Triple M and it’s long been speculated that Zempilas would be part of their line up of announcers. […]

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The Shelter Seat is back highlighting support for homeless people

Guerilla artists highlighting the plight of homeless people in the Perth city centre have installed another Shelter Seat. The park bench that can be transformed into a sleeping shelter for homeless people first appeared in Perth back in October. On the outside it features comments made by Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas back in 2019, where […]

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TransFolk of WA hosting community consultation on City of Perth

TransFolk of WA hosting community consultation on City of Perth

TransFolk of WA are holding a community consultation, seeking input on their ongoing conversations with the City of Perth and the Lord Mayor. “It has been a challenging few weeks in the wake of Mr. Zempilas’ comments on 6PR radio,” TransFolk of WA said of the initiative. “TransFolk of WA has been in conversation with […]

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Perth Deputy Lord Mayor has a plan for improving LGBTQIA+ inclusion

Perth Deputy Lord Mayor has a plan for improving LGBTQIA+ inclusion

  Perth’s Deputy Lord Mayor Sandy Anghie will be putting forward a proposal to improve the City of Perth’s relationship with members of the LGBTQIA+ communities at this week’s council meeting. Anghie will propose the formation of an LGBTQIA+ advisory group to advise the council on matters of diversity and inclusion. “Establishing an LGBTQIA+ advisory […]

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Will Basil Zempilas be the face of Triple M?

Will Basil Zempilas be the face of Triple M?

Speculation has continued in the media industry this week that Perth’s new Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas might be the face of radio station Triple M when it launches in Perth in 2021. Neither Zempilas or the station were commenting on the speculation this week, with the Lord Mayor telling The West Australian that he could not comment […]

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TransFolk of WA: “We hear you”

TransFolk of WA: “We hear you”

TransFolk of WA have reached out to local LGBTQIA+ folks, continuing to keep the community updated on their ongoing correspondence with Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas. Earlier this week, TransFolk of WA teamed up with Pride WA to write to the Lord Mayor and urge him to seek education on the lives of trans and gender […]

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Dr Anja Ravine: Gender identity is not a choice

Dr Anja Ravine: Gender identity is not a choice

Dr Anja Ravine is transgender and a past member of Pride WA’s organising committee. Dr Ravine now works in Sydney as a genetic pathologist. Previously in Perth, Anja was for some time professor of medical genetics at the University of Western Australia. Speaking on Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas’ recent remarks about trans and gender […]

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TransFolk of WA & Pride WA provide update on Basil Zempilas

TransFolk of WA & Pride WA provide update on Basil Zempilas

TransFolk of WA and Pride WA have published a statement on their interactions with Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas, following his statements on trans and gender diverse folks. Both organisations sent a joint letter to the Lord Mayor last week, outlining concerns over the Lord Mayor’s comments, with reference to the City of Perth’s Code of […]

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Zempilas: “I understand that my actions will speak louder than words.”

Zempilas: “I understand that my actions will speak louder than words.”

Perth’s Lord Mayor has opened his first full council meeting by repeating his apology over comments he made about gender. Since OUTinPerth broke the news that the newly elected Lord Mayor had made a series of statements about gender on his 6PR radio show Zempilas has faced a barrage of condemnation and criticism. The story […]

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