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GRAI welcome bill to expunge historic homosexual convictions

GRAI welcome bill to expunge historic homosexual convictions

Western Australia’s advocacy group for older LGBTI+ people has welcomed the passage of the┬áHistoric Homosexual Convictions Expungement Bill in parliament this week. GLBTI Rights in Ageing Inc (GRAI) have voiced their support for the legislation that allows for the expungement of convictions for actions which are no longer considered criminal. GRAI’s Chair June Lowe says […]

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When We Are Old And Gay: A love letter to the ageing LGBTI+ community

When We Are Old And Gay: A love letter to the ageing LGBTI+ community

Do you remember when you first came out? Do you remember how it felt to be finally honest with yourself about who you truly were? That sense of fear but also relief that you no longer had to hide in the closet. Now, could you imagine putting yourself back in the closet? That horrifying choice […]

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Remembering Franz, Jax and Velma

Sadly three wonderful members of the local LGBTIQ community have sadly passed away in recent weeks. We taker a moment to remember the contributions of Franz, Jax and Velma. Franz Pribel Respected community member Franz Pribel passed away last month after a long illness. Franz was a long standing volunteer at Gay and Lesbian Community […]

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Mental health sector aims to be more inclusive

Mental health sector aims to be more inclusive

New training program to embed LGBTI inclusive services in mental health sector An increased level of training around ensuring LGBTI people and acknowledged and made to feel inclusive is leading change in the mental health sector. Early March saw the beginning of an exciting new development in building LGBTI inclusive services in Western Australia. The […]

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GRAI Launches Training Program

GRAI (GLBTI Rights in Ageing Inc) last night launched its new training project designed to assist aged care services in providing safe and inclusive services for LGBTI clients. GRAI June Lowe overcame a sore throat to deliver an introduction to the program, citing their research paper ‘We don’t have any of those people here’ as […]

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