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EXCLUSIVE: Albanese says he’s committed to LGBTIQ equality

EXCLUSIVE: Albanese says he’s committed to LGBTIQ equality

EXCLUSIVE In the wake a shock election loss, new Labor leader Anthony Albanese has been travelling the country on a ‘listening tour’ to try and gauge what are the issues Australian people are really concerned about. As the party’s new leader he’s beginning a long journey, one which he hopes will lead to a Labor […]

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OUTinPerth two years on: We’re still here!

OUTinPerth two years on: We’re still here!

Two years ago this week it looked like OUTinPerth would have to close its doors. The company that owned the magazine suddenly went out of business and within half an hour we went from writing stories about marriage equality and transgender rights, plus local arts and culture coverage, to packing up our belongings and wondering […]

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Velma Celli gives us a brief history of drag in Iconic

Velma Celli gives us a brief history of drag in Iconic

When musical theatre actor Ian Stroughair branched out into the world of drag he created his alter-ego Velma Celli. Over the years Ian found himself playing a few drag roles in different theatrical pieces, and eventually he let his live drag persona live on in the world of cabaret. Now Velma’s bringing her acclaimed show […]

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Editors of Australia’s largest LGBTI publications discuss the marriage debate

Editors of Australia’s largest LGBTI publications discuss the marriage debate

Editors from Australia’s largest LGBTI publications have met up to discuss the current marriage equality debate, the Macklemore controversy, and whether or not sport has a place in political debates. OUTinPerth’s Managing Editor Graeme Watson joined Matthew Wade from the Star Observer and Silke Bader of LOTL Magazine, on Melbourne radio station JOY FM’s regular […]

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It’s incredibly offensive to erase the history of LGBTI Australians

It’s incredibly offensive to erase the history of LGBTI Australians

OPINION Forget what you know about the history of LGBTI rights in Australia, and discount a large chunk of your own lived experience. If you read the latest piece from News Corp’s Des Houghton, it can simply be brushed away. Less than a week ago, the government announced it’s plan for a $122 million postal […]

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RTRFM’s all female line up for International Women’s Day

RTRFM’s all female line up for International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day every interview, every song and every presenter appearing on RTRFM today is female. With a history that spans more than 100 years, International Women’s Day celebrates the achievements of women everywhere and acknowledges and protests against continuing disparities in every aspect of society. RTRFM’s 24-hour IWD programming block features exclusively […]

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So Loquacious: Matthew Bacon discusses safe sex, HIV and men’s health

So Loquacious: Matthew Bacon discusses safe sex, HIV and men’s health

Matthew Bacon from the WA AIDS Council is the latest guest on our So Loquacious podcast. As the newly appointed Gay Men’s Outreach Officer, Matthew works with different sections of the community to increase awareness about HIV and promote a holistic approach to health and positive discussions about sexuality. Matthew joins Leigh Hill and Graeme Watson for […]

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December Album Reviews: Alicia Keys, Heiðrik and more

Alicia Keys Here ★★★★★ Here is Alicia Keys highly anticipated sixth album and it’s a honeypot for the ears. Colliding the sounds, tastes and people of New York City with a spiritual cornucopia of the RnB, hip-hop and soul movements and its intrinsic link to the civil rights movement and #blacklivesmatter. Like an old time, […]

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Tiernan Brady on fighting for marriage equality

Tiernan Brady on fighting for marriage equality

Tiernan Brady led Ireland’s ‘Yes’ campaign for marriage equality. Now he’s here in Australia as the head of Australians for Equality, one of the leading organisations fighting for our marriage rights. Brady’s been talking about the importance of recognising LGBTI relationships for a long time, and he’s heard every argument against marriage equality. The marriage […]

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My Own Private Idaho celebrates 25 years

My Own Private Idaho celebrates 25 years

Gus Van Sant’s My Own Private Idaho celebrates its 25th anniversary this week. Kyle J Kash is a young gay man who has just seen the film for the first time, Graeme Watson saw it when he was a young gay man. Kyle’s Thoughts This is a story not of dipping your toes into our […]

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