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West Australian LGBTI advocates welcome election results

Local advocates of the LGBTI community have welcomed Labor’s victory in Saturday’s state election, describing the result as “a triumph against bigotry.” Long-term LGBTI advocate Damian Douglas-Meyer says the relentless campaign by anti-gay groups and religious MPs to vanquish the Safe Schools anti-bullying program had failed. Liberal MPs Peter Abetz and Joe Francis posted videos […]

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Mark McGowan delivers victory speech after landslide election win

Mark McGowan delivers victory speech after landslide election win

Premier-elect Mark McGowan has delivered his first public speech since Labor’s election win tonight, with a nod to his opponent Colin Barnett. “Western Australia is truly a wonderful state,” McGowan began. “The greatest people, in the greatest state, in the greatest country in the world.” An expatriate of New South Wales, McGowan used much of […]

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Liberal MP Joe Francis called out over Safe Schools claims

Liberal MP Joe Francis called out over Safe Schools claims

Joe Francis voices opposition to Safe Schools Liberal MP Joe Francis appeared on Perth radio station 6PR earlier this week saying politicians should always tell the truth, but advocates for the Safe Schools anti-bullying program say Francis and other Liberal MP’s are not being honest when they describe the program. Labor and The Greens have […]

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OUTinPerth LGBTIQ Election Forum: What did we learn?

OUTinPerth LGBTIQ Election Forum: What did we learn?

Ahead of the state election here in Western Australia, LGBTIQ voters had the opportunity to discuss local issues with representatives of Labor, the Liberals and the Greens at a forum hosted by OUTinPerth at The Court Hotel. Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren, Maylands MLA Lisa Baker of WA Labor and federal Liberal Senator Dean Smith took to […]

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More flyers opposing Safe Schools hit Perth mailboxes

More flyers opposing Safe Schools hit Perth mailboxes

Perth homes have been hit by multiple interest groups arguing against the Safe Schools coalition program in the final days before the state election. OUTinPerth readers have reported receiving flyers published by the Australian Christian Lobby and activist group All Kids Matter. Now a third flyer produced by the National President of the Democratic Labor […]

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Tens of thousands of Perth homes sent anti-LGBTI flyers ahead of election

Tens of thousands of Perth homes sent anti-LGBTI flyers ahead of election

Tens of thousands of Perth homes have been sent flyers campaigning against the Safe Schools Coalition anti-bullying program. The flyers claim that the program is delivered to young children, “encourages” boys and girls to use the each others bathroom and warns voters to think carefully before voting for any of the political parties that support […]

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Civil unions on the agenda in Western Australia

Labor’s Mark McGowan has voiced his support for the introduction of civil unions in Western Australia and Premier Colin Barnett has said his party would allow a conscience vote on the issue if it was brought before the parliament. Members of the LGBTIQ community have called on whoever forms the next Western Australian government to […]

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LGBTIQ State Election Forum at The Court this Tuesday

Ahead of the WA state election on March 11, OUTinPerth and The Court Hotel are teaming up to give voters the opportunity to ask politicians about LGBTIQ issues that are important to them. Labor’s Lisa Baker MLA and Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren along with figures from other parties will be available to answer your questions […]

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The Greens say there is no place for One Nation in WA Parliament

The Greens say there is no place for One Nation in WA Parliament

It seems like everyday there’s another story about a One Nation candidate expressing racist and homophobic views. In recent days OUTinPerth revealed Bateman candidate Michelle Meyers had concerns about a Nazi styled mind control program. The Australian reported on Ross Slater in Murray-Wellington‘s belief that marriage equality would lead to brothers and sisters wanting to […]

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One Nation’s Tracey Bell-Henselin: “LGBTI is out to destroy families”

One Nation’s Tracey Bell-Henselin: “LGBTI is out to destroy families”

A third One Nation candidate is facing criticism for their social media comments about people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex. The Courier Mail has highlighted social media comments attributed to Tracey Bell-Henselin, who is the party’s candidate for Queensland state seat of Glasshouse. Among the comments Bell-Henselin is alleged to have posted […]

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