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WA Health considering changing wait times for blood donations

WA Health considering changing wait times for blood donations

Western Australian Health Minister Roger Cook has confirmed to OUTinPerth that he has asked the WA Health Department to review the waiting times for gay and bisexual men to donate blood. “The McGowan Government pursues excellence in care across all treatment disciplines, and for all members of the community. I have asked the Department of […]

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Study shows gay & bisexual men eager to donate blood if allowed

Study shows gay & bisexual men eager to donate blood if allowed

Advocates have highlighted the results of a new study which shows many gay & bisexual men (GBM) who are seeking to give blood choose not to, rather than abstaining from sexual contact for 12 months. The study, funded by the Australian Research Council and published in Transfusion peer-reviewed journal, concluded that there is a “high level of […]

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Former US politician Aaron Schock comes out as gay

Former US congressman Aaron Schock has shared that he is gay. The Republican politician served in the US congress from 2009 to 2018. During his time in Congress, the representative from Illinois voted against gay rights and allowing protections for LGBTIQ+ people. He now says he regrets those choices. Schock revealed his sexuality in a […]

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Sydney celebrates ‘What Matters’ at the 2020 Mardi Gras

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade took place last night, bringing together an estimated 300,000 spectators who lined the streets, balconies and rooftops of Oxford Street to cheer on the 12,600 marchers taking part in the world’s biggest celebration of the LGBTQI community. The parade began with a traditional Aboriginal smoking ceremony and […]

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Donald Trump says he’d vote for a gay candidate to be President

Donald Trump says he’d vote for a gay candidate to be President

US President Donald Trump has said he’d have no problem voting for a gay candidate running to be President. President Trump made the comments in a friendly interview with close friend Geraldo Rivera. The president appeared on the former talk show host’s Roadkill with Geraldo podcast. Trump was asked if Americans would vote for a gay man […]

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Facebook and Instagram add new features for Mardi Gras

Facebook and Instagram add new features for Mardi Gras

Facebook and Instagram will launch a whole range of new features to their platforms today to allow Australians to celebrate their Pride during the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Facebook and Instagram’s Your Voice Matters campaign aims to celebrate LGBTQ+ stories and communities, empowering queer expression, and fostering safety across the platforms. Instagram will also […]

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Philip La Rosa returns with romantic new tune ‘Paradise’

Philip La Rosa returns with romantic new tune ‘Paradise’

Perth based musician Philip La Rosa has a brand new track and it’s one filled with romance. Paradise builds on the success his viral single Pride which was released in 2016. After collaborating the Banton Brothers, La Rosa released the single Drowning, which was produced by ARIA winning Taka Perry, to coincide with Mental Health Day 2018, […]

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Pauline Hanson says teachers are ‘transgendering’ children

Pauline Hanson says teachers are ‘transgendering’ children

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has claimed there are only 57 transgender youth in Australian schools during a speech outlining why she wants parents to decide what is included in the education curriculum. Speaking in the senate this morning, Senator Hanson outlined why she has introduced legislation that will allow parents to take schools to […]

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View Street Medical are here for Perth’s LGBTIQ+ community

View Street Medical are here for Perth’s LGBTIQ+ community

For many LGBTIQ+ people, a simple routine trip to the GP can be an anxiety inducing experience. Each of us have our own unique set of circumstances that may require medical attention, and it can be incredibly difficult to find the right doctor or specialist that can offer the best treatment for the issue at […]

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Study looks into sexual racism and its effects on the desirability of Asian men

Study looks into sexual racism and its effects on the desirability of Asian men

Researchers at Monash University are looking into sexual racism and its effects of the desirability of Asian men who have sex with men. The study is looking for Asian men to take part in an online questionnaire. The study is particularly interested in looking at how racial minority members’ dating choices are affected by the […]

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