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IDAHOBIT: Beyond Marriage Equality – Towards Freedom

May 17th each year marks International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia: IDAHOBIT (Encompassing all LGBTIQ+ bodies, genders, relationships, sexualities, attractions, identities and experiences). Originally known as the International Day Against Homophobia, IDAHOBIT was established to commemorate the decision to remove homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organisation in 1990. […]

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Celebrating Milestones: 200 issues of OUTinPerth Magazine

“…you can’t plan out or perfectly schedule the big moments in your life. They just happen to you when they happen, sometimes because you made them happen and sometimes because you couldn’t stop them from happening.” Caitlin Rush The last year or so has definitively been a year of personal milestones for me – being the […]

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The Real L Word: Lateral Hostility

The Real L Word: Lateral Hostility

*Advance apology for binary gendered quote “I know something interesting about lobsters. You don’t have to put a lid on the pot when you cook female* lobsters, does anybody know why? …female lobsters, you don’t have to put a lid on the pot because once they realize they’re in a pot of boiling water they […]

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Review | 7sins&7virtues brings beauty, sex and sass in all sizes

Review | 7sins&7virtues brings beauty, sex and sass in all sizes

7sins&7virtues | Connections Nightclub/Rigby’s Bar | til Feb 5 | ★ ★ ★  Scarlet Bell are a Murdoch University based student burlesque troupe and my very first Fringe Show for 2018. MC- Foxxxxy Curves had somewhat of an uphill battle to get the audience revved up. Maybe it was the early timeslot, maybe Fringe Fever hadn’t […]

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Merry Queermas! A helpful guide to self care this holiday season

Merry Queermas! A helpful guide to self care this holiday season

Ah, the holidays. For some, Christmas and New Year is about religious or spiritual observance, for others it’s a celebration of the year that has passed and a chance to spend time with loved ones, and for others again it is a time of disconnection and challenges. For the rest – lets be honest – […]

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Self care tips for the marriage survey result announcement

Self care tips for the marriage survey result announcement

The results of marriage equality survey will be announced next Wednesday November 15th approximately 7am WA time, so it is a great time to talk about all little about the things that LGBTIQ+ people and their allies can do when the results are announced and how to stay resilient over the upcoming weeks and months. […]

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Freedom ’17: What freedoms can we celebrate this PrideFEST season?

Freedom ’17: What freedoms can we celebrate this PrideFEST season?

Freedom (ˈfriːdəm), noun The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants. synonyms: right to, entitlement to; privilege, prerogative, due The state of not being imprisoned or enslaved. synonyms: liberty, liberation, release, emancipation, deliverance I have been mulling over the theme of this year’s PrideFEST and it got me to thinking. Often […]

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Black Rainbow: Mental health and the Indigenous queer community

‘Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance’ – Verna Myers Dameyon Bonson, recipient of the Dr. Yunupingu Human Rights Award 2016, is working to strengthen Indigenous communities and improve the access to mental health services by Indigenous Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Transgender and Intersex people and decrease homophobia and […]

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R U OK? How to start the conversation

R U OK? How to start the conversation

Today is R U OK? Day, a day dedicated to reminding people of the power of conversation spark change: in someone’s day, in their perception of themselves, in how they are feeling or how they see a situation they are in. R U OK? Day prompts us to ask our family, friends, colleagues, loved ones and even […]

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Look left, look right: Intersectionality in the queer community

Look left, look right: Intersectionality in the queer community

Intersectionality is the belief that systems of oppression are fundamentally interconnected and because of this they cannot be examined separately from one another.  Intersectional identities exist in infinite and complex combinations, each layer of identity adding multiple opportunities for exposure to discrimination. As a white, cisgender lesbian my intersectionality exposes me to homophobia and sexism, […]

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