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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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Anti-trans group Binary petition against WA conversion therapy ban

Anti-trans group Binary petition against WA conversion therapy ban

Anti-transgender organisation Binary have launched a petition to block a conversion therapy ban in WA, claiming the McGowan Government are planning to introduce a bill similar to Victoria’s ‘gold-standard’ ban. Binary have a history of rallying against the rights, health and wellbeing outcomes of trans and gender diverse folks, as well as the wider LGBTQIA+ […]

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Mark McGowan reveals his ministerial team for second term

Mark McGowan reveals his ministerial team for second term

Premier Mark McGowan has revealed his ministerial team for his second term in government. “My Cabinet team worked extremely hard during our first term and our second term will be no different.” the Premier said. “The next four years are very important for our State as we continue our strong recovery from COVID-19, with a […]

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Advocates call on Mark McGowan to set a timetable for LGBTI+ reforms

Advocates call on Mark McGowan to set a timetable for LGBTI+ reforms

Following the WA Labor Government’s thumping election victory, LGBTIQ advocates are seeking a meeting with Premier Mark McGowan to set a timetable for LGBTI law reform. just.equal WA spokesperson, Brian Greig, said WA had falled behind other states and attention was urgently needed. “It has been 20 years since a WA Labor government addressed comprehensive […]

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Mark McGowan vows to govern for all Western Australians

Mark McGowan vows to govern for all Western Australians

A triumphant Mark McGowan claimed victory in the Western Australian election thanking those who voted for his party, including the many people who probably “voted Labor for the first time in the lives” As the tallies flowed in on Saturday it quickly became clear not only was the McGowan government going to be returned for […]

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Did WA Labor commit to banning conversion practices?

Did WA Labor commit to banning conversion practices?

Mainstream media outlets are reporting today that WA Labor have committed to banning conversion practices, but has the party really given that strong a commitment? As OUTinPerth first reported earlier this week, after months of being asked, WA Labor finally gave a response on this issue of conversion legislation. Responding to an election policy survey […]

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