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WA Greens: Govt funding of LGBTI+ mental health is inadequate

The Greens have criticised the McGowan’s government’s recently announced commitment to increase funding to LGBTI+ mental health services in WA as “inadequate and half-hearted.” The government have allocated $30,000 to each Living Proud WA and the WA AIDS Council to assist WA’s LGBTI+ community with mental health needs ahead of the postal survey on marriage […]

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State govt increase support for LGBTI+ mental health ahead of postal survey

Deputy Premier Roger Cook has today announced the McGowan Government will increase support for mental health services that support the LGBTI+ community ahead of the federal government’s postal survey on marriage equality. The Minister for Health and Mental Health revealed in a press release that his department cannot ignore the effect of the postal survey […]

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Victoria will provide $1 million to support LGBTI community

Victoria will provide $1 million to support LGBTI community

Victoria’s Andrews Labor government will provide an additional $500,000 towards supporting the mental health of LGBTIQ+ Victorians during the postal survey over marriage equality. The commitment comes on top of $500,000 that was previously announced, bringing the Victorian government’s total support to $1 million dollars. Equality Minister Martin Foley made the announcement this morning. “None […]

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Living Proud LGBTI community services face uncertain future

Living Proud LGBTI community services face uncertain future

Update (15/06) A spokesperson for the Mental Health Commission (MHC) told OUTinPerth funding is still available for Living Proud WA in the form of a grant, should they choose to reapply. “In 2016, through a competitive grant process, Living Proud were awarded a 13 month grant for the delivery of suicide prevention training and workshops […]

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Living Proud board seeks skilled volunteers

Living Proud board seeks skilled volunteers

Have you got some skills in corporate governance, finance, research and sourcing funding? The Living Proud board is seeking motivated enthusiastic volunteers who have experience in governance, funding and sponsorship, finance and corporate environments, research, mental health, health, community or the not-for-profit sector and program evaluation. The not-for profit organisation, that used to be known […]

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Sam Shares a Personal Story of Mental Health and Transitioning

Sam Shares a Personal Story of Mental Health and Transitioning

Q-Life has released a series of films focussing on mental health. In this episode Sam talks about being transgender, mental health and the support he found at The Freedom Centre in Perth. The short film was directed by Steph Lane and produced Living Proud WA as part of the national Q-Life program. Follow Q-Life on […]

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Participate in IDAHoBiT Online!

Participate in IDAHoBiT Online!

This Sunday May 17th marks International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHoBiT, sometimes referred to as IDAHo or IDAHoT), a day dedicated to the elimination of prejudice based on gender and sexuality. The day was created in 2004 to draw public attention to discrimination against LGBTI people. The date of May 17th was chosen […]

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International Volunteer Day – Get Involved

International Volunteer Day – Get Involved

Today is International Volunteer day, an annual occasion established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1985 to encourage give volunteer organisations an opportunity to spread awareness of their causes and encourage people to get involved. Here are some awesome organisations that accept volunteers and provide valuable services and facilities to the LGBTIQ community. Living […]

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Living Proud Celebrates 40 Years

Living Proud, the community organisation that was formerly known as Gay and Lesbian Community Services, celebrated their fortieth anniversary this weekend with a 1920’s themed picnic. Featuring a fabulous spread of raw vegan food, that was completely delicious, the event was a relaxed laid back affair. People played croquet and badminton, and PrideFEST ambassador Famous […]

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Life Memberships Awarded at Living Proud

Life Memberships Awarded at Living Proud

Living Proud are celebrating their fortieth year of service to WA’s LGBTIQ community and some of the organisation’s long standing contributors were honoured at their recent Annual General Meeting. Coin Longworth, Dr Vivienne Cass and Giz Watson were awarded life memberships. Each were acknowledged for their tireless work in providing advocacy and support to the […]

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