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No action on trans and intersex rights from WA Government

No action on trans and intersex rights from WA Government

Western Australia’s Attorney General John Quigley has confirmed the McGowan Government has not ‘fully considered’ a report on trans and intersex rights which was tabled in 2018. Project 108: Final Report: Review of Western Australian legislation in relation to the registration or change of a person sex and/or gender status relating to sex characteristics was the […]

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On This Gay Day: The McGowan Government was elected in 2017

The McGowan Government comes to power in 2017 Western Australia saw a change of government on this day in 2017 when Mark McGowan lead Labor to victory over the Liberal Barnett government. Described as a landslide election result the Labor won 41 of the 59 seats in Legislative Assembly, the largest majority government result in […]

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Perth tradie fined for making threats to Premier Mark McGowan

Perth tradie fined for making threats to Premier Mark McGowan

A Perth tradie, who found Premier Mark McGowan’s mobile number and then sent a threatening message that included homophobic slurs, has been fined $3,000 after appearing in Armadale Court on Tuesday. Zayvier Tanner Rose, 20, pleaded guilty to making a statement that indicated a threat. His lawyer admitted that Rose had left a message for […]

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Patrons asked to not take out mask frustration on hospitality workers

Patrons asked to not take out mask frustration on hospitality workers

People are being asked to not take out their frustrations about Covid-19 mask rules on hospitality workers. The call follows reports of several incidents where bar and restaurant workers have been threatened and intimidated by patrons. The Australian Hotels Association (WA) is urging disruptive and argumentative patrons to respect WA’s hospitality staff and remember that […]

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John Carey promoted to new role in cabinet reshuffle

John Carey promoted to new role in cabinet reshuffle

The member for Perth, John Carey, has been given additional responsibilities as Premier Mark McGowan announced a cabinet reshuffle on Friday. Carey picks up the additional responsibility of solving homelessness across Western Australia, alongside his existing roles as Minister for Housing, Lands and Local Government. The new role sees Carey continue to rise in political ranks, […]

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Peaceful protest outside RAC Arena as thousands flock to ACL event

Peaceful protest outside RAC Arena as thousands flock to ACL event

A small group of protesters from the LGBTIQA+ communities gathered outside RAC Arena on Saturday night as thousands of Western Australians flocked to The Truth Of It, a presentation from the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL). The presentation sees Martyn Iles, the Australian Christian Lobby’s Managing Director, answering questions about faith, politics and morality. Sharing the name […]

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Margaret Court’s church received over $500k in JobKeeper support

Margaret Court’s church received over $500k in JobKeeper support

Reports have emerged that Margaret Court’s Victory Life Centre received more than half a million dollars in JobKeeper payments, despite almost no downturn in revenue. The Guardian has highlighted that Court’s Pentecostal church received more than $500,000 in overall support payments during the Covid-19 pandemic, including a $50,000 cashflow boost. Victory Life Church spokesperson James […]

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Margaret Court says all Australians need to stand up to Mark McGowan

Margaret Court says all Australians need to stand up to Mark McGowan

Evangelical church pastor Margaret Court says all Australians need to stand up to Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan. “I want to implore all Australians to stand in this time for freedom of speech.” Reverend Court said in a video posted to the Victory Life Centre’s YouTube page. The former tennis champion turned preacher said the […]

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Albany Baptist Church says it is committed to ‘Real Lives’ event

Albany Baptist Church says it is committed to ‘Real Lives’ event

The Albany Baptist Church has responded to the alarm raised by local community group Albany Pride about a ‘Real Lives’ event that is being held at the church next week. OUTinPerth has also learned that the church also plans on holding a youth version of the talk that promotes ‘counselling’ to overcome same-gender attraction or […]

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Australian advocates welcome UK commitment to conversion therapy ban

Australian advocates welcome UK commitment to conversion therapy ban

Australian LGBTQIA+ advocates have welcomed the news that the UK will be bringing forward a ban on LGBTQIA+ conversion practices, as promised by former Prime Minister Theresa May. UK PM Boris Johnson said his government would be creating legislation to end the “abhorrent practices which can cause mental and physical harm.” Johnson’s government will host […]

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