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Review | Almost Lesbians ticks all the boxes

Review | Almost Lesbians ticks all the boxes

Almost Lesbians | Perth Town Hall | ★ ★ ★ ★ It was freezing cold as we were lead into the venue. The Supper Room, so named for it’s corridor like shape in which you could maybe fit one admittedly very long dinner table, wasn’t what I’d call an ideal venue. I’m still not convinced that anything […]

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Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz reignite their love in Disobedience

Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz reignite their love in Disobedience

Rachel’s McAdams and Weisz fight their families, faith and selves in this stirring new trailer for Disobedience from director Sebastián Lelio. Based on the debut novel by Naomi Alderman Disobedience follows the story of Ronit (Weisz), who was expelled from her Orthodox Jewish community for her attraction to Esti (McAdams). Now after the death of her father, Ronit […]

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Review | Hannah Gadsby totally deconstructs comedy with Nanette

Review | Hannah Gadsby totally deconstructs comedy with Nanette

Nanette | Heath Ledger Theatre | 27th-28th Jan | ★ ★ ★ ★  It’s not often that an audience sitting in a half-stunned silence is the mark of a good comedy show. No one coughs. No one even shifts their feet. Most importantly, no one laughs. When I spoke to Hannah Gadsby last week about her comedy […]

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Hannah Gadsby on Nanette, leaving comedy, and the postal vote

Hannah Gadsby on Nanette, leaving comedy, and the postal vote

Hannah Gadsby is taking on Perth again—for the last time. After over a decade, Hannah Gadsby is giving up comedy, but not before one final explosive chance for Perth to see her at Perth’s Fringe World. We caught up with Hannah to find out what to expect from her swan song ‘Nanette’. “I don’t know […]

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David Leyonhjelm worried about marriage debate descending into litigation

David Leyonhjelm worried about marriage debate descending into litigation

Liberal Democrat member Senator David Leyonhjelm is worried that following the change to the marriage laws gay activists will target conservative businesses and drag them through court. While proponents of ‘traditional marriage’ will target new businesses trying to exclusively cater the the LGBTI market. Writing in Fairfax Media the federal representative said he was disappointed […]

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Ad featuring same sex coupling one of the most complained about of 2017

Ad featuring same sex coupling one of the most complained about of 2017

A television ad from iSelect is one of the most complained about TV ads in Australia in 2017. The Advertising Standards Bureau have just released their annual list of the ten most complained about advertisements, and the ad from iSelect scrapes in to the list in the number ten spot. The 30 second TV ad […]

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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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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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Marriage bill passes the senate without amendments

Marriage bill passes the senate without amendments

Senator Dean Smith’s marriage bill has been passed without any of the proposed amendments being accepted. The bill passed the senate with 43 senators voting in favour and 12 voting against. Cheers of celebration echoed around the chamber as the result was announced. As the bill was read for the final time, Senator Smith said […]

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George Brandis delivers moving speech during marriage bill debate

George Brandis delivers moving speech during marriage bill debate

Attorney General George Brandis has delivered a moving speech in support of marriage equality as the senate debates the bill which will allow same sex couples to wed. In his speech Senator Brandis recounted how the decriminalisation of Homosexuality had begun in South Australia 45 years ago, and one by one all Australian states had […]

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