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Queer storyteller Skye Lockyer among Miss NAIDOC 2021 finalists

Queer storyteller Skye Lockyer among Miss NAIDOC 2021 finalists

9 of Western Australia’s brightest First Nations women have been announced as finalists for Miss NAIDOC Perth 2021. Miss NAIDOC Perth is an annual 6-week leadership and empowerment program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Celebrating a decade just last year, this grassroots program has helped over 100 young First Nations women strengthen their […]

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Study exposes effects of racism, social exclusion on Aboriginal LGBTIQ+ people

Study exposes effects of racism, social exclusion on Aboriginal LGBTIQ+ people

A groundbreaking study out of Edith Cowan University (ECU) has exposes the effects of racism, queerphobia and social exclusion on the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LBGTIQ+ people. As part of the study, two reports published this week provide important insights and recommendations for the health, education and community services sectors to support […]

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Live Work Pose! Queer talent support Indigenous orgs with benefit ball

Live Work Pose! Queer talent support Indigenous orgs with benefit ball

A collection of incredible local BIPOC and queer talent are coming together to raise funds for two Indigenous community organisations with a benefit ball next weekend. The Live Work Pose Benefit Ball, fronted by local drag star Serenity Saint Laurent, is coming to Connections Nightclub on Saturday 19th June, with 100% of door sales going […]

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Breaking The Silence: Focus on WA’s First Nations LGBTQIA+ community

Breaking The Silence: Focus on WA’s First Nations LGBTQIA+ community

A new research project focusing on the lives of Western Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQIA+ community is set to launch next month. The Breaking The Silence project is led by Pro Vice Chancellor Equity and Indigenous and Head of Kurongkurl Katitjin at Edith Cowan University and queer Noongar man, Professor Braden Hill. This […]

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‘The Bachelorette’: Indigenous star Brooke Blurton to lead first mixed-gender series

‘The Bachelorette’: Indigenous star Brooke Blurton to lead first mixed-gender series

One of Australia’s favourite reality series has revealed its next star will bring both Indigenous and bisexual representation for the very first time. Noongar/Yamatji woman Brooke Blurton has been revealed as the next heartthrob to take on the title of The Bachelorette, after appearing on two previous seasons of The Bachelor as a contestant. Brooke will be making history […]

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Digi Youth Arts launch First Nations podcast series ‘Original Influencers’

Digi Youth Arts, presents Original Influencers, an online podcast series that captures the stories of influential Elders and community members who have paved the way for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. The series is about acknowledging and learning from Elders and community members who have paved the path and who continue to carve […]

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Queer, Indigenous artist Angel Baribeau shares ‘Wish We Were Older’

Queer, Indigenous artist Angel Baribeau shares ‘Wish We Were Older’

Queer, non-binary, Indigenous pop singer/songwriter Angel Baribeau – based in Cree Nation of Mistissini, Quebec – tells a tale of love and loss passed to the next generation in this, their newest video for Wish We Were Older. Depicting an elderly woman reminiscing with visual memories about her past, the snapshots weave through love and […]

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Pride in Diversity survey seeks First Nations LGBTQ+ workplace experiences

Pride in Diversity survey seeks First Nations LGBTQ+ workplace experiences

New South Wales LGBTQ+ health organisation ACON and the Jumbunna Institute Indigenous People and Work Hub have partnered on a new project. The survey seeks to learn more about First Nations LGBTQ+, sistergirl & brotherboy experiences in the workplace. The project is being run as part of ACON’s Pride In Diversity program, a national LGBTQ+ […]

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Yirra Yaakin announce premiere of ‘FIFO – Fit in or F**k Off!’

Yirra Yaakin announce premiere of ‘FIFO – Fit in or F**k Off!’

Local Indigenous theatre company Yirra Yaakin have revealed the details of their next production, focusing on the realm of FIFO, mining and their impact on First Nations’ families. Developing with the support of Goolari Media’s Indigenous Writers program, Playwriting Australia, Ilbijerri and Moogahlin’s Yellamundie First Nations Play Festival, FIFO – Fit In or F**k Off puts the […]

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WA government announces new funding for Aboriginal suicide prevention

WA government announces new funding for Aboriginal suicide prevention

The McGowan Government has announced they will inject nearly $10 million towards developing and implementing a region-by-region approach to Aboriginal suicide prevention in Western Australia. The regional plans will prioritise Aboriginal-led and locally endorsed initiatives that accommodate a culturally informed social and emotional wellbeing approach to suicide prevention. This includes the principles: nothing for Aboriginal […]

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