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Join the Perth Spectres for their first training session of 2021

Join the Perth Spectres for their first training session of 2021

The Perth Spectres, our local LGBTIQ+ basketball team, begin their training for 2021 on Sunday morning and everyone is invited to head down and join in the action. No matter what your skill level is you’re welcome to join in, it doesn’t matter if you recently retired from the NBA or are yet to master […]

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Have your say on the delivery of primary health care

Have your say on the delivery of primary health care

The WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) is calling for expressions of interest from people with lived experience and experts in the field of LGBTIQ+ health service delivery to join an LGBTIQ+ Stakeholder Reference Group. By providing their valuable insight, this will improve and strengthen WAPHA’s inclusive practice and influence the practice of health professionals and […]

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Transgender health specialists around the globe defend their treatments

Transgender health specialists around the globe defend their treatments

The directors of multiple medical organisations that specialise in the treatment of gender dysphoria have released a joint statement calling for the Bell vs Tavistock High Court decision in the United Kingdom to be appealed. The Boards of Directors of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), the European Association for Transgender Health (EPATH), […]

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Health Minister announces HIV support funding on World AIDS Day

Health Minister announces HIV support funding on World AIDS Day

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced almost $6.2 million in funding to support people living with HIV and the path to elimination of new transmissions. On behalf of the Morrison Government, Minister Hunt released a statement outlining their plans for distribution of the funds. “Today, more than 28,000 Australians are living with HIV and […]

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National LGBTI Health Alliance: Invisible & forgotten in Budget 2020

National LGBTI Health Alliance: Invisible & forgotten in Budget 2020

The National LGBTI Health Alliance have welcomed the announcements of this week’s budget from Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, but are cautioning the government to consider the significant health disparities for LGBTI+ people. National LGBTI Health Alliance (or The Alliance) is the national peak health organisation for groups and individuals who provide health-related services and programs for […]

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Researchers reveal new case of HIV in remission at AIDS 2020 conference

Researchers reveal new case of HIV in remission at AIDS 2020 conference

Researchers speaking at the 23rd International AIDS Conference have announced that a man is reported to have no trace of HIV in his body after using antiretroviral medication. The unidentified 36-year-old presents the first reported case of HIV no longer being present in the body, without the use of a bone marrow or stem cell […]

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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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Lockdown restrictions relaxed but your sex life might still be on hold

Lockdown restrictions relaxed but your sex life might still be on hold

Western Australia has relaxed the restrictions on people meeting due to COVID-19, allowing up to ten people to gather together while maintaining a physical distance of 1.5 metres from each person, but health organisations say it’s not time to restart your casual sex life. ACON, NSW’s leading sexuality and gender diverse and HIV health organisation […]

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Health Minister Greg Hunt rules out transgender health inquiry

Health Minister Greg Hunt rules out transgender health inquiry

Health Minister Greg Hunt has ruled out holding a national inquiry into transgender health treatment. The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that Hunt dismissed the campaign for a national inquiry, saying that he agreed with the recently released response from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians who said that an inquiry could be harmful to vulnerable […]

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OutRight launch COVID-19 Global LGBTIQ+ Emergency Fund

OutRight launch COVID-19 Global LGBTIQ+ Emergency Fund

Global LGBTIQ+ advocacy group OutRight Action International have today announced the launch of the OutRight COVID-19 Global LGBTIQ Emergency Fund. The initiative will offer emergency financial resources to LGBTIQ+ organisations across the world who are supporting people impacted by COVID-19, and support OutRight’s work in documenting and responding to the effects of the crisis on […]

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