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Trans youth activist Georgie Stone joins the cast of ‘Neighbours’

Trans youth activist Georgie Stone joins the cast of ‘Neighbours’

Transgender youth activist Georgie Stone is taking on an acting role and joining the cast of Neighbours.  Stone will play the first transgender character on the long running soap opera. In the past both Neighbours and Home and Away have been criticised for their severe lack of LGBTIQ+ representation. The 18 year old pitched the idea of […]

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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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Don’t miss this screening of ‘Becoming Colleen’ at the State Library

In March Perth audiences will have a chance to see a special documentary thanks to GRAI: Gay Rights in Ageing, Transfolk of WA, and RAAFA Seniors Living. Becoming Colleen: Finding the Shoe that Fits is a documentary about an 85 year old transgender woman, transitioning from male to female in the conservative coastal community of Coffs […]

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Morrison confident colleagues are united on protecting LGBTI kids

Morrison confident colleagues are united on protecting LGBTI kids

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told reporters in Adelaide this morning that he is confident he has the backing of his colleagues over the issue of protecting LGBTI school students from expulsion. “I think there is clear agreement on that point right across the political divide.” the Prime Minister said. “”I have only had strong […]

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Alex Hawke says there’s nothing controversial in expelling gay students

Alex Hawke says there’s nothing controversial in expelling gay students

Special Minister of State Alex Hawke says there is nothing controversial in proposals to allow religious schools to expel students who are gay, bisexual or transgender. Overnight Fairfax Media published a leaked copy of the Ruddock Review revealing that the report notes there is no imminent threat to religious freedom in Australia.  The report does […]

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Third season of ‘I Am Jazz’ to screen on Foxtel’s TLC channel

Third season of ‘I Am Jazz’ to screen on Foxtel’s TLC channel

The third season of reality TV series I Am Jazz will begin screening on Foxtel’s TLC channel from 24 September. Transgender teenager Jazz Jennings first came to prominence when she was interviewed by Barbara Walters on the US series 20/20.  Jennings has lived as a girl since she in kindergarten and has had a supportive family at […]

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Sunday Telegraph slammed for using transphobic slur in headline

Sunday Telegraph slammed for using transphobic slur in headline

Sydney’s Sunday Telegraph has been hit by a wave of criticism and complaints after they published a transphobic slur in a headline. The newspaper was sharing the news that actor Scarlett Johansson had decided to withdraw from the film Rub & Tug, following negative publicity around her decision to accept a part where she would portray a […]

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Home Affairs warns policy change could bring an influx of fake gay refugees

Home Affairs warns policy change could bring an influx of fake gay refugees

The Department of Home Affairs has warned that a change in policy that makes it easier to accept LGBTI refugees from overseas could see an influx of false claims based on sexuality. The Labor party is expected to debate the issue at their upcoming national conference. Members of the party’s left faction are reportedly going […]

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Tasmanian Labor voice support for gay conversion therapy ban

Tasmanian Labor voice support for gay conversion therapy ban

Tasmania’s Shadow Health Minister has voiced her support for banning gay conversion therapy practices. Sarah Lovell MLC added her name to a petition calling for the practice to be banned, and called on Tasmania’s Liberal government lead by Will Hodgman to show it’s support too. “In a supposedly enlightened and tolerant Australia, it’s difficult to […]

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