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Exploring photography with community group Shutterpups

Exploring photography with community group Shutterpups

One of the newer community groups here in Perth is the Shutterpups, a photography group set up by Gary Davies. The group meet up regularly for photo walks where they pick a particular subject and go off to take pictures, they then share the images on their Facebook group. I joined Gary Davies for a […]

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Israel Folau speaks out against LGBTI+ people in Sunday sermon

Israel Folau speaks out against LGBTI+ people in Sunday sermon

Former rugby union star Israel Folau has reportedly again spoken out against the LGBTI+ community while delivering a sermon at a Sydney church. Speaking at The Truth of Jesus Christ Church in Kenthurst, Folau calls homosexuality a sin, and says the devil is the cause of transgender and gender diverse children in schools. “This is […]

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British police arrest four youths over lesbian bus bashing

British police arrest four youths over lesbian bus bashing

British police have arrested four teenagers over a brutal attack on a same-sex couple that took place on a London bus. Melania Geymonat, 28, from Uruguay, was left with a suspected broken nose while girlfriend Chris, who is from the USA, was also beaten up. The couple, who live in the United Kingdom, were catching […]

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Mark Latham uses inaugural speech to attack ‘fluid sexuality’

Mark Latham uses inaugural speech to attack ‘fluid sexuality’

One Nation’s NSW leader Mark Latham has used his inaugural speech in the NSW parliament to attack gender and sexual fluidity, and voice support for embattled rugby player Israel Folau. Latham spoke of his appreciation of western society saying from the enlightenment to the industrial revolution there had been major advancements in health care and education, […]

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Amanda Stoker says Labor seek to destroy the family unit

Amanda Stoker says Labor seek to destroy the family unit

Liberal senator Amanda Stoker says the Labor party’s policies on gender and sexuality are part of a push to destroy the traditional family unit. Senator Stoker was appearing on the Sky News program Credlin which is hosted by Peta Credlin, who served as Chief of Staff to former Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Labor’s proposal includes reducing […]

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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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