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Liberal Senator Dean Smith could cross the floor over plebiscite

Liberal Senator Dean Smith could cross the floor over plebiscite

Western Australian senator Dean Smith has told ABC’s Radio National that he would not rule out crossing the floor to vote against the government’s proposed plebiscite on marriage equality. It’s been more than a year since the government suggested a non-binding national vote would be the best way to resolve Australia’s long running debate over […]

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‘Married At First Sight’ feature same sex couple

‘Married At First Sight’ feature same sex couple

OPINION I’m going to speak now, because I can not hold my opinion piece. Channel Nine’s program ‘Married at First Sight’ has often been criticised for trivializing marriage and commitment. At a time when a serious conversation about the value, and legitimacy of same sex couples relationships, is at the forefront of national issues this […]

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The signs are there that it won’t be a respectful debate

The signs are there that it won’t be a respectful debate

OPINION   “Are you guys gay?” was the question a stranger recently asked me as I was walking down the street. I was walking down Beaufort Street in Mount Lawley and had just stopped at the junction to cross the road. My mind immediately went on fast rewind, had my friends and I been talking about […]

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OUTinPerth: back in print this week

Leigh and Graeme would like to give a huge thanks to everyone who has contributed to the GoFundMe campaign to get OUTinPerth back up to full strength. In the last two weeks over $8,000 has been raised. This has allowed us to set up a new company to house OUTinPerth, and enough to pay the upfront […]

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Relaunch OUTinPerth: We need your help

After fourteen years of bringing news and culture to WA’s LGBTIQ+ community, OUTinPerth was forced to stop the presses when the company that owned the magazine was shut down. Now the team who created the magazine and online content are eager to return to being an independent Perth based LGBTIQ+ voice in the Australian media. […]

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OPINION: I have eaten lots of two-minute noodles

OPINION: I have eaten lots of two-minute noodles

I don’t know how many times I had two-minute noodles while I was growing up. Definitely hundreds of times, if not thousands. I ate a lot of them when I was a struggling student, and later in my thirties, when we were a single income household with a big mortgage, they were a staple item. […]

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So Loquacious: Can there be a respectful debate on marriage equality?

Can there be a respectful debate on marriage equality? That’s one of the questions tackled on the latest episode of OUTinPerth’s podcast ‘So Loquacious’. Graeme Watson and Leigh Hill are joined by local community member Charlie Perth (pictured) for a conversation about the ongoing debate over marriage equality. PLus they talk about religion and the […]

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What do we want? When do we want it?

What do we want? When do we want it?

There was a predictable echo of complaints about retired Army leader Lieutenant-General David Morrison being awarded Australian of the Year. Not long after he was given the nation’s top honour, Morrison told reporters, he, like the large majority of Australians, was in favour of marriage equality. Conservative groups moaned about the Australian of the Year […]

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OUTinPerth launch podcast series

OUTinPerth launch podcast series

OUTinPerth is excited to launch a new project, a podcast series. ‘So Loquacious’ is a weekly conversation about news and current affairs topics that relate to the LGBTIQ+ communities and their allies. Each we’ll chat about what’s driving conversations in the queer community. Loquacious means very talkative, which seemed an appropriate title. The initial series […]

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OUTinPerth’s most read stories of 2015

OUTinPerth’s most read stories of 2015

As 2015 comes to an end, we here at OUTinPerth are taking stock of all that has passed these last few months. Here, we break down our top 20 most read stories from this past year as we sail towards 2016.   20. Isabelle Lake inducted to WA Women’s Hall of Fame Isabelle Lake was posthumously […]

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