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Helping Hands: How can we be better allies to other LGBTIQ+ people?

Helping Hands: How can we be better allies to other LGBTIQ+ people?

Lately I seem to be surrounded by people who identify as Allies to the LGBTIQ+ community. I feel like we generally have a clear and concise idea of what we expect from these Allies and (rightly so) we constantly demand for them to be held up to our benchmarks. We have manuals and trainings and […]

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Van Dykes: Connections, Camping & Community

Being an avid road-tripper and aspirational Van owner, I was pretty excited when I came across the newly formed Van Dyke group on Facebook. I joined with the intention of buying a camper in the near future and promptly forgot about it until fate stepped in a few short weeks later and ‘forced’ me to […]

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Dept of Health seek Expressions of Interest for LGBTI Health Strategy

Dept of Health seek Expressions of Interest for LGBTI Health Strategy

The Western Australian Department of Health is developing an LGBTI Health Strategy and are seeking Expressions of Interest from community organisations to support the development of the project. The goal of the strategy is to provide a framework to raise awareness of the specific health and mental health challenges of LGBTI people. “The development of […]

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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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Jim Morrison joins RTRFM for new indigenous program

Jim Morrison joins RTRFM for new indigenous program

Community radio station RTRFM have announced they’re adding a brand new program to their current program grid. Moorditj Mag which will run from 11am – 12pm each Thursday morning will be a weekly look at Indigenous Affairs both nationally and locally with Jim Morrison and Wayne Bynder. Jim Morrison is the Head of Yokai, an […]

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British UKIP candidate compares being gay to her own attraction to gorillas

British UKIP candidate compares being gay to her own attraction to gorillas

A candidate for the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) who is running in the Glasgow Council election has compared being gay to her own attraction to Gorillas. Gisella Allen made the comments as she explained her belief that gay people should keep their sexuality a secret. “Do you think I am going all over the […]

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Volunteer with OUT for Australia

Community group Out for Australia are looking for new volunteers to join the Western Australian branch of their organisation. Many LGBTIQ university students or young professionals in the early stages of their career face uncertainties or anxieties about how their sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status may impact their professional careers. Out for Australia […]

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Loton Park’s Tennis Championships a success

Loton Park’s Tennis Championships a success

The inaugural edition of the GLTA Perth Lawn Tennis Championships were held earlier this month at Loton Park Tennis Club. A total of 72 players were in action throughout the weekend, and traveled from across the country and as far as Europe, Asia and the USA to take part in the grass court tournament. In […]

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Loton Park celebrates its centenary

Loton Park Tennis Club marked their centenary and celebrated the completion of their recent renovations with an afternoon tea that reflected on the club’s long history. Premier Colin Barnett attended the event alongside local politicians Eleni Evangel MLA and Michael Sutherland MLA, and the Mayor of Vincent John Carey. Barnett said Perth was lucky to […]

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