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Minister responds to concerns over LGBTIQ+ health strategy timeline

Minister responds to concerns over LGBTIQ+ health strategy timeline

Health Minister Roger Cook has responded to concerns raised by members of the LGBTIQ+ community regarding the speed at which the state’s LGBTIQ Health Strategy is being developed. Last week several leading health organisations and prominent community groups shared their concern that the Western Australian Health Department had set a timeline for the development of […]

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Dept of Health seek Expressions of Interest for LGBTI Health Strategy

Dept of Health seek Expressions of Interest for LGBTI Health Strategy

The Western Australian Department of Health is developing an LGBTI Health Strategy and are seeking Expressions of Interest from community organisations to support the development of the project. The goal of the strategy is to provide a framework to raise awareness of the specific health and mental health challenges of LGBTI people. “The development of […]

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Western Australia’s surrogacy laws to be reviewed

Western Australia’s surrogacy laws to be reviewed

Western Australian Health minister Roger Cook has announced that the government will review Western Australia’s laws regarding reproductive technology, a move which may open a pathway for same-sex couples to use surrogates to create families. The government said it was clear that Western Australia’s laws were out of step with other Australian states, promoting the […]

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Press Council releases adjudication on misleading Daily Telegraph article

Press Council releases adjudication on misleading Daily Telegraph article

In early July, The Daily Telegraph ran a story that suggested that same sex attraction was a negative health factor, by placing statistics about teenage same sex attraction next to statistics about drug abuse and obesity – seemingly linking the two. At the time, the newspaper’s editor Chris Dore was adamant that the publication had […]

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Gay people more likely to have trouble sleeping

Gay people more likely to have trouble sleeping

Gay people are more likely to have trouble getting to sleep, wake up more during the night, and are more likely to use medication to help them sleep in comparison to the heterosexual or bisexual peers. That’s the finding of the latest research out of the USA, where up to 40% of the countries citizens […]

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Red Ribbon pop-up stall highlights World AIDS Day

Red Ribbon pop-up stall highlights World AIDS Day

Staff and volunteers from the WA AIDS Council were out in force in central Perth this morning highlighting that it’s World AIDS Day. City commuters were encouraged to buy a red ribbon to mark awareness about HIV, while a stand in Forrest Place provided the latest information about HIV. in the lead up to World […]

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Meet the David Kernohan, the new boss at the WA AIDS Council

Meet the David Kernohan, the new boss at the WA AIDS Council

David Kernohan has joined the WA AIDS Council as its new Chief Executive. Kernohan has held senior executive roles in the not-for-profit sector in Western Australia for over 20 years, most recently as CEO of the Mental Health Law Centre (WA). The new head honcho caught up with OUTinPerth and shared his hopes for the […]

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WA government announces funding boost to LGBTI Health

WA government announces funding boost to LGBTI Health

The Western Australian government has announced it will be providing $120,000 for the development of a LGBTI health strategy. Co-ordinated through the Department of Health, the strategy will provide a framework to raise awareness of the specific health and mental health challenges of LGBTI people. The funding will be used to engage relevant stakeholders and […]

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PrEPIT WA: PrEP trial now available in Western Australia

PrEPIT WA: PrEP trial now available in Western Australia

The state government have launched Western Australia’s first pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) trial this week. The trial, entitled PrEPIT WA, will enable up to 2,000 people at risk of HIV to obtain PrEP free of charge from four local clinics; The M Clinic, GP on Beaufort, Royal Perth Hospital Sexual Health Clinic and Fremantle Hospital’s South […]

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What’s all the F45 fuss about? Zac Gower checks it out

What’s all the F45 fuss about? Zac Gower checks it out

You have probably driven past an F45 or have a friend who is obsessed with the workouts. Over the last few years this functional workout has blown up all over the world with its 45 minute HIIT based training sessions. Brothers Andrew and Simon Moullin have always been into their health and fitness. After several […]

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