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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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Study finds gay youth are using hook-up apps

Study finds gay youth are using hook-up apps

A new study has revealed that many teenager boys who are gay or bisexual use hookup apps including Grindr and Scruff to make connections with their surrounding LGBTI community and meet other queer people. The study is one of the first to look into teenagers use of mobile dating apps and is published in the Journal […]

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Meet Anjimile, a queer artist from Boston who makes beautiful tunes

Meet Anjimile, a queer artist from Boston who makes beautiful tunes

Boston local and queer artist Anjimile recently released a new track Golden Hands. Anjimile chatted to OUTinPerth about music, upcoming projects, life in Boston as an artist, activist and non-binary trans* person of colour. How would you identify to encompass all of you to people who may not have necessarily heard of Anjimile before? My […]

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Check out new queer night ‘Homopolitan’

New queer night Homopolitan starts tonight at Connections Nightclub, the new event has been put together by DJs Pete and Cooper and is on from 8pm – 12pm and promises a totally fresh vibe. OUTinPerth had a quick chat with Pete about the new night. Tell us about Homopolitan – what kind of a night […]

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Chinese social media giant backs down on plans to censor gay content

Chinese social media giant backs down on plans to censor gay content

Chinese social media site Sina Wiebo has scaled back its plan to censor gay images and cartoons following a backlash from millions of users. On Friday the twitter-like Chinese social media site announced it would be deleting content and accounts that featured gay content. The site said that it would be deleting posts which contained […]

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