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Australia’s LGBTIQ+ tourism industry on show in NYC

Australia’s LGBTIQ+ tourism industry on show in NYC

Australia will be promoted as a travel destination for LGBTIQ+ tourists when Gay & Lesbian Tourism Australia (GALTA) head to New York this week to promote the best the country has on offer. Some 700 delegates from some 50 countries have registered to attend the International Gay & Lesbian Tourism Assn (IGLTA) 36Th Annual Global […]

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Youth Pride Network seeks new committee members

Youth Pride Network seeks new committee members

If you’re a young LGBTQIA+ person in Western Australia, and want to advocate for greater support and celebration of the community, then consider applying for Youth Pride Network. The peer-led LGBTQIA+ youth advocacy body is currently seeking several motivated young people, who will join the organisation as voluntary committee members. A role at Youth Pride […]

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Just.Equal pledges to put LGBTI issues on the election agenda

Just.Equal pledges to put LGBTI issues on the election agenda

The national LGBTIQ lobby group, just.equal, says it will seek commitments from all main parties to priorities identified by the LGBTIQ community. Following the announcement of a federal election for May 18th, just.equal spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said the group was aware of the issues concerning LGBTI people. “In August last year we surveyed the LGBTI […]

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Religious freedom issues sent to Australian Law Reform Commision

Religious freedom issues sent to Australian Law Reform Commision

Attorney General Christian Porter has formally  announced the issue of how to balance religious freedom and protections from discrimination for LGBTIQ+ students and teachers has been referred to the Australian Law Reform Commission for review. The government had previously indicated this would be there plan of action when Prime Minister Scott Morrison failed to reach […]

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NSW campaign highlights breast cancer awareness for queer community

NSW campaign highlights breast cancer awareness for queer community

A bold new breast cancer awareness campaign targeting LGBTQ people has been released today by ACON. Our United Front aims to raise awareness of breast cancer and increase breast screening rates among LGBTQ people in NSW. Featuring many sporting and social groups within LGBTQ communities in NSW, the campaign adopts an inclusive approach to ensure […]

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Senator Janet Rice believes discrimination act could pass the in senate

Senator Janet Rice believes discrimination act could pass the in senate

Greens senator Janet Rice has told equality campaigners that she believes bill to change to anti-discrimination act so that students can not be expelled from schools over their sexuality or gender identity has a good chance of passing the senate when parliament resumes this week. “(It) looks like it’s potentially got the support of the […]

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Julien Baker on making music, religion and growing up in Memphis

Julien Baker on making music, religion and growing up in Memphis

Julien Baker has released two highly acclaimed albums of her songs, and recently teamed up with fellow musicians Lucy Dacus and Phoebe Bridgers to form boygenius. Baker chatted to OUTinPerth about making music, growing up in Memphis, and maintaining her Christian beliefs Many of the descriptions of your music list it as folk music, but […]

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Hey loser! Urzila Carlson announces 2019 Australian tour

Hey loser! Urzila Carlson announces 2019 Australian tour

Award-winning comedian and Australia’s favourite South African New Zealander is heading back to Australia for a 2019 tour, and she reckons we’re losers! Urzila Carlson (Have You Been Paying Attention?!) is bringing her brand new show Loser to 10 cities and towns across Australia from March to June next year, kicking off with the Melbourne International Comedy […]

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Indonesian police arrest 10 women in LGBT+ crackdown

Indonesian police arrest 10 women in LGBT+ crackdown

Reports have emerged that ten women were arrested last weekend in Indonesia, accused of ‘being lesbians’. Reuters have revealed that police arrested the women in West Sumatra, after two of them were found to be kissing in a photo posted to Facebook. The incident follows a series of arrests and public punishments of LGBT+ people […]

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Hinch – strip funding from schools that exclude gay staff and students

Hinch – strip funding from schools that exclude gay staff and students

Senator Derryn Hinch has announced that he will move a motion calling for school that turn away gay students or teachers to be stripped of their commonwealth funding. “I will move a notice of motion in the Senate [on] Monday calling for any private school that discriminates against a teacher or student on sexuality grounds […]

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