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Queer to Air: How do you go about coming out to friends?

Queer to Air: How do you go about coming out to friends?

On the latest episode of podcast Queer to Air the team tackle the topic of how you go about coming out to friends and telling them about your gender identity or sexuality. Joining the discussion is Bryan, Raphael and Jay, who shares their personal experiences, and offer some strategies for how you might go about sharing […]

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New podcast ‘Queer to Air’ gives voice to Perth’s LGBTIQ+ youth

New podcast ‘Queer to Air’ gives voice to Perth’s LGBTIQ+ youth

The Freedom Centre has been creating a podcast series called Queer to Air which will be released over Pridefest 2018. 20+ young people have come together to share their experiences of being LGBTIQ+. Discussion topics include coming out, body image, relationships, seeking help and transitioning. They also interviewed some key services in our community so […]

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Giving group The Channel support disability and sexuality project

Giving group The Channel support disability and sexuality project

Community giving program The Channel has selected a program that aims to help people with disabilities breakdown barriers relating to sexuality as its project to fund in 2018. New South Wales based Northcott Innovation‘s Velvet Expressions seeks to tackle one of societies last remaining taboos – disability and sexuality. Velvet Expressions aims to give a voice […]

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Photography book gets into the holiday spirit for the Freedom Centre

Richard Matias’ photography book LIBERATED is the perfect Christmas gift. The stunning project from the local photographer donates all of its profits to supporting LGBTI youth via The Freedom Centre. Matias is an expert at capturing the male form, with his work appearing in DNA Magazine, as well as being commissioned by 2Wink Australia, LOLOS […]

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The Freedom Centre are having an open night

The Freedom Centre are having an open night

The Freedom Centre is having an open day, and you’re invited to come down and see what goes on at the long running LGBTIQ+ youth centre. The centre is opening its doors to parents, professionals and anyone else who would like to come down and see what Freedom Centre is all about. The centre’s aim […]

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Bryan Stewart takes over as Freedom Centre Coordinator

Bryan Stewart takes over as Freedom Centre Coordinator

Bryan Stewart has been appointed as the new coordinator of the Freedom Centre. Stewart told OUTinPerth that he was excited to be taking over the role from his long time mentor Dani Wright-Toussaint. With a background in Psychology and education Stewart first became involved with the LGBTI+ youth centre back in 2008, before becoming a […]

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Liberated: Richard Matias releases first photography collection

Perth photographer Richard Matias is raising funds for the WA AIDS Council’s LGBTIQ+ youth space The Freedom Centre with the launch of his first hard-cover collection. Matias is an expert at capturing the male form, with his work appearing in DNA Magazine, as well as being commissioned by 2Wink Australia, LOLOS and other swimwear brands. […]

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Freedom Centre art project explores gender diversity and trans identities

Freedom Centre art project explores gender diversity and trans identities

The Freedom Centre’s Trans Art Exhibition is a collection of artworks depicting the gender journey of trans and gender diverse young people. “The Freedom Centre’s Trans Art project provides a vital opportunity for young people to creatively explore and express their gender identity through art while in a safe peer space,” said Freedom Centre Coordinator […]

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LGBTIQ community can rank & refer services with new website

LGBTIQ community can rank & refer services with new website

A new website has been launched that allows LGBTIQ Australians to share community experiences about safe and friendly health and service providers. The RAD Australia website was borne of a collaborative research project between LGBTIQ community organisations and universities, providing a referral database website with review functions for service listings. The design was informed by the […]

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Extreme right wing protesters make hilarious sign error

Extreme right wing protesters make hilarious sign error

Last week saw a protest in Canberra against the Safe Schools Coalition anti-bullying program. Protesters from the far right group ‘Party for Freedom’ held signs reading “Straight Lives Matter” and “Hey Marxist Leave Our Kids Alone”. One placard featured an image of a rainbow noose and the wording “Pedophile Scum, Off Our Streets”, while another […]

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