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Sydney celebrates ‘What Matters’ at the 2020 Mardi Gras

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade took place last night, bringing together an estimated 300,000 spectators who lined the streets, balconies and rooftops of Oxford Street to cheer on the 12,600 marchers taking part in the world’s biggest celebration of the LGBTQI community. The parade began with a traditional Aboriginal smoking ceremony and […]

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Philip La Rosa returns with romantic new tune ‘Paradise’

Philip La Rosa returns with romantic new tune ‘Paradise’

Perth based musician Philip La Rosa has a brand new track and it’s one filled with romance. Paradise builds on the success his viral single Pride which was released in 2016. After collaborating the Banton Brothers, La Rosa released the single Drowning, which was produced by ARIA winning Taka Perry, to coincide with Mental Health Day 2018, […]

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Pauline Hanson says teachers are ‘transgendering’ children

Pauline Hanson says teachers are ‘transgendering’ children

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has claimed there are only 57 transgender youth in Australian schools during a speech outlining why she wants parents to decide what is included in the education curriculum. Speaking in the senate this morning, Senator Hanson outlined why she has introduced legislation that will allow parents to take schools to […]

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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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Health body says ‘The Australian’ reporting on trans treatment is biased

Health body says ‘The Australian’ reporting on trans treatment is biased

The Australian Professional Association for Trans Health (AusPATH) has raised concern over recent reporting on transgender health by News Corp. The leading health organisation for the treatment of people who are transgender labeled stories in The Australian newspaper as being biased, emotive and not based on fact. “Our organisation is concerned that the recent reporting in The […]

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Dr Suzanne Packer apologises for upset caused by trans debate

Dr Suzanne Packer apologises for upset caused by trans debate

Dr Suzanne Packer, Australian Senior of the Year, has offered an apology for the distress a submission regarding transgender children, that carried her endorsement, has caused for young people experiencing gender dysphoria and their families. Her apology follows a wave of negative reports published by The Australian newspaper and broadcast on Sky News. The reports were […]

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Cricket Australia launches transgender inclusive policy

Cricket Australia launches transgender inclusive policy

Cricket Australia has launched a new policy to ensure that transgender people are included in the sport and do not face discrimination. Commencing consultation with key stakeholders in October 2018, Cricket Australia developed an Elite Cricket Policy and Guidelines for Community Cricket to support players electing to participate in cricket in line with their gender […]

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Tap into local queer history with ‘The Lion Never Sleeps’

Tap into local queer history with ‘The Lion Never Sleeps’

A uniquely queer performance is coming town as party of the Blue Room’s Winter Nights program – taking audiences on a historical walk through Northbridge. The Lion Never Sleeps is described as a walking performance by creator Noemie Huttner-Koros, tracing the spaces and places where Perth’s queer community have danced and gathered. Noemie spoke to the team at […]

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Anthony Albanese denies he has any plans to water down LGBTIQ rights

Anthony Albanese denies he has any plans to water down LGBTIQ rights

Labor leader Anthony Albanese has hit back at media reports suggesting he was in favour of removing references supporting LGBTIQ+ people from Labor’s policy platform. The opposition leader addressed the reports in a statement to parliament. “In an article in the Daily Mail and in a number of other articles reporting on that article, it’s […]

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Keneally says Labor will work with the government on religious freedom

Keneally says Labor will work with the government on religious freedom

Labor’s Senator Kristina Keneally says her party is ready to work with the government to bring in the proposed new religious freedom laws. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has flagged the introduction of new laws as one of the government’s top priorities. At the opening of parliament the government listed changes to the marriage and anti-discrimination […]

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