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Perth Steam Works is reinventing what a sauna can offer

Perth Steam Works is reinventing what a sauna can offer

Perth Steam Works has just celebrated its 25th birthday, and since new owners took over the venue last year the sauna has been reinvented and renewed. A bold vision of how a sauna can be a special space for men has been brought to life. As you enter the venue friendly staff greet you and […]

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On This Gay Day: E.M. Forster finished writing Maurice

On This Gay Day: E.M. Forster finished writing his novel Maurice On this day in 1913 author E.M. Forster finished work on the first draft of his novel Maurice. The book tells the tale of Maurice Hall a young man who develops a romantic relationship with his university friend Clive Durham. His heart is broken when […]

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Arrest made over the 1987 murder of Raymond Keam

Arrest made over the 1987 murder of Raymond Keam

An elderly Victorian man has been arrested over the cold-case murder of Sydney man Raymond Keam. Kean, who was 43 at the time of his death, was found in Alison Park in Randwick in January of 1987. Police allege his murder was a gay-hate crime based on a false perception of his sexual orientation. Police […]

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On This Gay Day: Victorian Police raided the Tasty Nightclub

Victorian Police raid Tasty, resulting in a $10 million lawsuit On the 7th of August 1994, dozens of police officers entered the Tasty club night in Melbourne, then detained and strip searched, and in some cases cavity searched, 463 people over seven hours. Tasty was a regular club night that was known as a popular […]

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The Australian says gay & trans ‘woke sub-brands’ a threat to Australian way of life

The Australian says gay & trans ‘woke sub-brands’ a threat to Australian way of life

The Australian newspaper has published an opinion piece declaring that ‘woke’ thinking is a danger to Australia’s way of life, listing “gay, trans, gender, and race” as “the great social trip wires of our time”. The use of the word ‘woke’ in recent years has been used to describe being alert to injustice in society, especially […]

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ACL’s Wendy Francis on consent, abstinence and conspiracy theories

ACL’s Wendy Francis on consent, abstinence and conspiracy theories

Wendy Francis from the Australian Christian Lobby has shared her thoughts on teaching children about consent, saying the government’s approach is fundamentally flawed. The ACL spokesperson says promoting abstinence should be at the centre of sex education, and claims there is a global conspiracy to remove the age of consent, accusing LGBTI groups of being […]

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The Court lists 20 actions for improvement but patrons remain concerned

The Court lists 20 actions for improvement but patrons remain concerned

The Court Hotel has listed 20 actions it’s undertaking to address concerns about safety and culture at the popular venue, but the response from patrons has been mixed, with many saying they’re still unhappy. The most recent wave of complaints about both The Court Hotel and Connections Nightclub was sparked by images of drag performer […]

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Getting into yoga is not as big as a stretch as you might think

Getting into yoga is not as big as a stretch as you might think

Jason Pachol is the local yoga instructor behind a new weekly gathering Gay Men’s Yoga. OUTinPerth chatted to Jason about how he first got involved in yoga, and why there’s a need for a class dedicated specifically to gay and bisexual men. How did you first get into yoga, what’s it’s greatest appeal? When I […]

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LGBTIQ+ advocates disappointed with Labor conference outcomes

LGBTIQ+ advocates disappointed with Labor conference outcomes

Rights advocates say Labor’s national conference has improved its LGBTIQ platform but failed to include key reforms, relegating them to the status of resolutions. The draft national platform submitted to Labor’s national conference at the end of March erased many of the LGBTIQ commitments from previous platforms. After lobbying from just.equal and Rainbow Labor it […]

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Sydney celebrates with a Covid-safe Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Sydney celebrates with a Covid-safe Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade took over the Sydney Cricket Ground last night in a dazzling display of self-expression, proving that not even a global pandemic can stop LGBTQI+ communities rising together in pride and passion. A stadium crowd of 36,000 spectators cheered on as 5,000 marchers, from over 120 parade entries, […]

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