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Central Station: Fighting the Dance Wars

Central Station: Fighting the Dance Wars

A new book documents the 40 year history of Central Station and how the men behind the brand changed Australia’s music industry. In the late 1970s Giuseppe ‘Jo’ Palumbo bought a small record store in Melbourne, over the years it grew to be the independent chain Central Station. Working with his partner Morgan Williams, Jo […]

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How To Have Sex in an Epidemic: 34 Years of Safe Sex

How To Have Sex in an Epidemic: 34 Years of Safe Sex

34 years ago the first safe sex booklet, “How to Have Sex in an Epidemic: One Approach”, was produced and 5000 copies of the forty-page booklet disseminated through New York City in response to the beginning of the AIDS epidemic. The authors, Richard Berkowitz and Michael Callen, were both living with AIDS (they were also […]

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Loton Park celebrates its centenary

Loton Park Tennis Club marked their centenary and celebrated the completion of their recent renovations with an afternoon tea that reflected on the club’s long history. Premier Colin Barnett attended the event alongside local politicians Eleni Evangel MLA and Michael Sutherland MLA, and the Mayor of Vincent John Carey. Barnett said Perth was lucky to […]

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Pink Ink: find out more about the history of LGBT publications

Pink Ink: find out more about the history of LGBT publications

OUTinPerth is up to it’s 183rd issue, we’ve been Perth’s LGBTIQ media outlet for 14 years. We follow in the footsteps of Q-West, Shout, The Westside Observer and other queer publications that came before us. When did queer publishing start in WA? We’ll admit we didn’t know precisely, but Bill Calder – a man whose […]

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California will now teach LGBT history in grade schools and high schools

California will now teach LGBT history in grade schools and high schools

California’s State Board of Education has unanimously passed changes to their curriculum to include LGBTIQ+ history in public schools in accordance with state law. The law, passed five years ago, ensured people with disabilities and queer Americans were listed as groups whose contributions to society must be taught and printed in textbooks for students from […]

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Remembering Harvey Milk

Today is May 22nd, Harvey Milk Day – a time to remember the messages and work of the gay rights activist who was assassinated in 1978.  Here’s some quick facts related to the groundbreaking politician. Harvey Milk Day falls on the late activist’s birthday, today he would have been 86 years old. Milk was the […]

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Religious leader opposes Stonewall monument

Religious leader opposes Stonewall monument

US religious leader Franklin Graham has labeled the proposal to formally recognise New York’s Stonewall Inn as a place of historic significance as creating a “monument to sin”. Last week President Obama suggested that the historic venue which is recognised as the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement should be protected.  The President suggest […]

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Remembering the past with Pride 25

The Pride 25 exhibition opened last night at the Museum of Perth. Presented by the Gay and Lesbian Archives of Western Australia the presentation featured posters, photographs and video of Pride parades, parties and events from years gone by. There were quite a few familiar faces among the photos, but you might have to study […]

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Help The Gay and Lesbian Archives of WA Celebrate Our History

Help The Gay and Lesbian Archives of WA Celebrate Our History

Are you interested in WA LGBTI history? The Gay and Lesbian Archives of WA (GALAWA) was set up in the late 1990s. The collection is housed at Murdoch University Library and includes the publications pictured and much more; including letters, papers, records, badges, photos. The organisation has been inactive for several years and the collection […]

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