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Senator Janet Rice believes discrimination act could pass the in senate

Senator Janet Rice believes discrimination act could pass the in senate

Greens senator Janet Rice has told equality campaigners that she believes bill to change to anti-discrimination act so that students can not be expelled from schools over their sexuality or gender identity has a good chance of passing the senate when parliament resumes this week. “(It) looks like it’s potentially got the support of the […]

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Julien Baker on making music, religion and growing up in Memphis

Julien Baker on making music, religion and growing up in Memphis

Julien Baker has released two highly acclaimed albums of her songs, and recently teamed up with fellow musicians Lucy Dacus and Phoebe Bridgers to form boygenius. Baker chatted to OUTinPerth about making music, growing up in Memphis, and maintaining her Christian beliefs Many of the descriptions of your music list it as folk music, but […]

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YouTuber Logan Paul declares he is ‘going gay for a month’

YouTuber Logan Paul declares he is ‘going gay for a month’

Youtube video star Logan Paul is back in the headlines after he declared he’s be ‘going gay’ for the month of March. Appearing on his Impaulsive podcast Paul chatted to co-host Mike Majlak about how different months have challenges like being a vegan and not consuming alcohol in January. Logan Paul then said in March he’d […]

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Singapore’s High Court allows gay man to adopt his biological son

Singapore’s High Court allows gay man to adopt his biological son

Singapore’s High Court has allowed a gay man to legally adopt the son he and his partner had via a surrogate. Its a landmark ruling in the conservative country where same-sex activity is still illegal. The decision overturns a 2017 ruling that said the man could not formally adopt the child because they were born […]

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Josh Thomas reveals more details about his new TV show

Josh Thomas reveals more details about his new TV show

Everything Is Going To Be Okay the new TV show from Australian comedian Josh Thomas has just been commissioned for a series after it’s US broadcaster loved the pilot episode. Now in an interview with OUT magazine Thomas has outlined some more details about the show. Disney owned network Freeform has ordered a 10 episode series […]

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Hinch – strip funding from schools that exclude gay staff and students

Hinch – strip funding from schools that exclude gay staff and students

Senator Derryn Hinch has announced that he will move a motion calling for school that turn away gay students or teachers to be stripped of their commonwealth funding. “I will move a notice of motion in the Senate [on] Monday calling for any private school that discriminates against a teacher or student on sexuality grounds […]

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Alex Hawke says there’s nothing controversial in expelling gay students

Alex Hawke says there’s nothing controversial in expelling gay students

Special Minister of State Alex Hawke says there is nothing controversial in proposals to allow religious schools to expel students who are gay, bisexual or transgender. Overnight Fairfax Media published a leaked copy of the Ruddock Review revealing that the report notes there is no imminent threat to religious freedom in Australia.  The report does […]

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Perth Steam Works owner Mike Chester to step away after 22 years

Perth Steam Works owner Mike Chester to step away after 22 years

For the first time in 22 years, one of Perth’s iconic gay venues is on the market. Perth Steam Works’ owner Mike Chester has announced he plans to step away from the business he founded in September 1996. Mike, who turns 60 next February, reflected on more than two decades in business and said the […]

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Review | Just Friends lights up Perth Queer Film Festival’s opening night

Review | Just Friends lights up Perth Queer Film Festival’s opening night

Just Friends | The Backlot Perth | Sept 12 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  WA’s third Perth International Queer Film Festival opened with a bang last night, with a jam-packed screening of four short films and an excellent full-length feature from the Netherlands – Just Friends. Of the four shorts that prefaced the film, Australia’s own Papercut […]

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Rising anti-LGBT sentiment in Indonesia is affecting tackling HIV

Rising anti-LGBT sentiment in Indonesia is affecting tackling HIV

Human Rights Watch have warned that rising discrimination against the LGBTI community in Indonesia is having a negative effect on the countries efforts to tackle HIV. “The Indonesian government should recognize that its role in abuses against LGBT people is seriously compromising the country’s response to HIV,” said Kyle Knight, LGBT rights researcher at Human […]

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