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Zempilas shows need for McGowan govt to update trans legislation

Zempilas shows need for McGowan govt to update trans legislation

National lobby group just.equal, say the “offensive and ill-informed” comments about trans people by Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas are another example of why state governments need to update gender recognition and anti-discrimination laws. Spokesperson for just.equal, Dr Charlie Burton, said WA had fallen behind other states in legally recognising the existence of transgender, gender-diverse […]

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Protest against Basil Zempilas organised for this Saturday

Protest against Basil Zempilas organised for this Saturday

Local LGBTQIA+ advocates have rallied local community members for a protest against Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas. The protest comes after the Lord Mayor made offensive comments about trans, gender diverse and intersex people earlier this week. The Facebook event page begins by declaring “Perth’s new mayor, Basil Zempilas, is nothing but a transphobic and […]

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TransFolk of WA & Pride WA send joint letter to Basil Zempilas

TransFolk of WA & Pride WA send joint letter to Basil Zempilas

TransFolk of WA and Pride WA have co-signed a joint letter to Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas, expressing their thoughts on comments made about trans, gender diverse and intersex people earlier this week. The letter, signed by TransFolk of WA Chair Hunter Gurevich and Pride WA President Curtis Ward outlines concerns over the Lord Mayor’s […]

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Petition for Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas to stand down gains traction

A petition calling for Basil Zempilas to stand down as Lord Mayor of Perth is gaining traction after comments made yesterday about trans, gender diverse and intersex communities. The petition, launched by Perth Scorpions Volleyball Club, have branded the Lord Mayor’s comments as “hateful, bigoted and appalling.” “This is not how a Lord Mayor should […]

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Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas offers new apology over gender comments

Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas offers new apology over gender comments

When OUTinPerth broke the story regarding the comments yesterday, Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas said he and co-host Steve Mills had not intended to be offensive. “If anyone was offended that was not our intention, and I would apologise.” Zempilas told OUTinPerth. “I absolutely understand that it’s an individuals right to identify the way that they […]

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Calls for PrideFEST to be relocated from the City of Perth

Calls for PrideFEST to be relocated from the City of Perth

Calls for PrideFEST to be moved away from the City of Perth There have been calls for Perth’s annual Pride Festival to be relocated from the City of Perth following comments from newly instated Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas that have been labeled as “repugnant” and “bigoted”. On his 6PR breakfast radio show on Wednesday morning […]

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Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas: “If you have a penis, you’re a man”

Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas: “If you have a penis, you’re a man”

Warning: This article contains statements that some readers may find confronting. Perth’s new Lord Mayor has shared his thoughts on trans, gender diverse and intersex bodies and identities, telling listeners of his radio show “If you’ve got a penis, mate, you’re a bloke. If you’ve got a vagina, you’re a woman.” On the 6PR Breakfast […]

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