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Bi+ Community Perth talk visibility, stigma and unicorn piñatas

Bi+ Community Perth talk visibility, stigma and unicorn piñatas

September 23rd is Bi Visibility Day, also known as Celebrate Bisexuality Day, which runs in tandem with Bi Week celebrations around the world. Today marks 21 years since the occasion was first marked in 1999, and Bi+ Community Perth, the largest community organisation for bi, pan and multi-gender-attracted people in WA, joined Harriet Kenny on […]

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It’s Celebrate Bisexuality Day!

It’s Celebrate Bisexuality Day!

Today is Celebrate Bisexuality Day, a day that had its origins 30 years ago in 1990 when people met in San Francisco to discuss how people who are bisexual are often left out of discussions and celebrations about sexuality. More than 450 people attended from 20 U.S. states and 5 other countries, and the mayor […]

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Australia & NZ’s first joint bisexual conference kicks off this weekend

Australia & NZ’s first joint bisexual conference kicks off this weekend

Major news for Australia and New Zealand’s bisexual+ communities, as organisations and individuals from both nations come together for the first Bi+ focused conference. Stand Bi Us will host over 30 free events, both online and in person, as part of a week-long celebration of Bi+ Visibility Day, marked on September 23rd. “Bisexuals (Bi+ is […]

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star Sara Ramirez comes out as non-binary

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star Sara Ramirez comes out as non-binary

Mexican-American actor Sara Ramirez has revealed they identify as non-binary, sharing the news on social media this week. The Grey’s Anatomy star shared their identity with the world along with a new profile pic on Instagram. “In me is the capacity to be, girlish boy, boyish girl, boyish boy, girlish girl, all, neither, #nonbinary,” Ramirez posted, […]

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On This Gay Day: Victorian Police raided the Tasty Nightclub

Victorian Police raid Tasty, resulting in a $10 million lawsuit On the 7th of August 1994, dozens of police officers entered the Tasty club night in Melbourne, then detained and strip searched, and in some cases cavity searched, 463 people over seven hours. Tasty was a regular club night that was known as a popular […]

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July 14th is International Non-Binary People’s Day

July 14th is International Non-Binary People’s Day

July 14th marks International Non-Binary People’s Day around the world, celebrating folks who identify outside of the gender binary, and raise awareness of issues and challenges faced by the community. Back in March, ABC’s Four Corners program gave a voice to a group of young non-binary Australians who shared why their non-binary identity is so […]

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‘Riverdale’ star Lili Reinhart comes out as bisexual

‘Riverdale’ star Lili Reinhart comes out as bisexual

Riverdale star Lili Reinhart has announced she is a proud bisexual woman to her social media followers this week. Republishing an announcement for a LGBTQ+ protest in support of Black Lives Matter, Reinhart revealed she is a member of the LGBTIQ+ community. “Although I’ve never announced it publicly before, I am a proud bisexual woman,” […]

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WA Health considering changing wait times for blood donations

WA Health considering changing wait times for blood donations

Western Australian Health Minister Roger Cook has confirmed to OUTinPerth that he has asked the WA Health Department to review the waiting times for gay and bisexual men to donate blood. “The McGowan Government pursues excellence in care across all treatment disciplines, and for all members of the community. I have asked the Department of […]

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Study shows gay & bisexual men eager to donate blood if allowed

Study shows gay & bisexual men eager to donate blood if allowed

Advocates have highlighted the results of a new study which shows many gay & bisexual men (GBM) who are seeking to give blood choose not to, rather than abstaining from sexual contact for 12 months. The study, funded by the Australian Research Council and published in Transfusion peer-reviewed journal, concluded that there is a “high level of […]

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Sydney celebrates ‘What Matters’ at the 2020 Mardi Gras

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade took place last night, bringing together an estimated 300,000 spectators who lined the streets, balconies and rooftops of Oxford Street to cheer on the 12,600 marchers taking part in the world’s biggest celebration of the LGBTQI community. The parade began with a traditional Aboriginal smoking ceremony and […]

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