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Pride & Politics: PICYS youth and Senator Louise Pratt talk LGBTIQ issues

Pride & Politics: PICYS youth and Senator Louise Pratt talk LGBTIQ issues

The 17th of May marked a massive milestone in the LGBTI movement with it being International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. One of Perth’s LGBTI friendly youth mental health organisations, Perth Inner City Youth Services (PICYS), coincided with the world of politics by convening a meeting with Labor Senator and LGBTI activist, Louise Pratt, […]

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Barnett and McGowan speak at Australian Christian Lobby forum

Barnett and McGowan speak at Australian Christian Lobby forum

Premier Colin Barnett and opposition leader Mark McGowan made their election pitches to Christian voters at a forum facilitated by the Australian Christian Lobby. Hundreds of people packed out the Kingdom City church last week to hear the two political leaders speak, while more watched online via a live Facebook broadcast. Premier Barnett said people […]

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Massive survey of transgender people in the US highlights inequality

Massive survey of transgender people in the US highlights inequality

While bathroom usage stays at the forefront of discussion about transgender rights in the USA, a new study has highlighted the many different challenges faced by transgender people. Last week The Transgender Centre for Equality released one of the largest surveys ever conducted about transgender people’s lives. The survey was conducted in 2015 and 28,000 people […]

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The Tommyhawks release new tune ‘Safe House’

The Tommyhawks release new tune ‘Safe House’

Local band The Tommyhawks have released a video for their new tune ‘Safe House’. The video was directed by Arlo Dean Cook and features a story line relating to homelessness. Homlessness Week runs from August 1-6 and aims to draw attention to the large numbers of Australian who are homeless. Around one in two hundred […]

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Luke Bolton on why he’s part of the X team

Luke Bolton on why he’s part of the X team

Luke Bolton is Nick Xenophon Team’s lead candidate for the senate in Western Australia. The former chef turned communications professional sat down with OUTinPerth to outline why he thinks he has a lot to offer voters at this election. Bolton describes himself as someone who has always been politically engaged, but not someone to bore […]

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Perth Homeless Support Group is making a difference

Over the last two-and-a-half years, Perth Homeless Support Group (PHSG) have been offering comfort and compassion to the homeless of our capital city and its surrounds. Founded by partners and owners of Hair Boss salon Ron Reid and Michael Edwards, the community powered group have just received their first van from Ruah Community Services – […]

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‘Check It’: Steve Buscemi documentary focuses on homeless LGBT gang

‘Check It’: Steve Buscemi documentary focuses on homeless LGBT gang

♦ Actor Steve Buscemi premieres documentary on homeless LGBT gang at Tribeca Cult icon Steve Buscemi has premiered a new production at Tribeca Film Festival that focuses on the lives of a group of homeless LGBT youth in Washington DC. ‘Check It’ is a documentary film that follows a gang of black transgender and gay youth known […]

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Police Minister blames homelessness on charity groups’ performance

WA’s Police Minister has delivered a surprising assessment of the reason for the high number of homeless people on Perth’s streets. Government funded charities are not doing their jobs properly. “The accommodation is there, the support services are there, the not-for-profit groups are there, the money’s flowing into the system,” Ms Harvey told the ABC. […]

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Miley Cyrus Helps the LGBT Homeless

Miley Cyrus Helps the LGBT Homeless

Everyone’s favourite pixie-cropped Disney alumnus Miley Cyrus has officially launched an organisation aiming to combat LGBT youth homelessness. The Happy Hippy Foundation, which was officially launched on Tuesday, “provides homeless youth, LGBT youth and other vulnerable youth populations with consistent support services, education and employment opportunities”, according to its website. The website also states that in […]

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