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Australian Press Council release new guidelines for LGBTIQ+ reporting

Australian Press Council release new guidelines for LGBTIQ+ reporting

The Australian Press Council has today released a new Advisory Guideline for editors and journalists reporting on people of diverse sexuality, gender identity and sex characteristics. The guideline was built from 12 months of research and community consultation by the Press Council with journalists, community and health organisations, mental health specialists and people with lived […]

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Peter Abetz criticises the media over their coverage of marriage debate

Peter Abetz criticises the media over their coverage of marriage debate

Former state politician Peter Abetz argues that the media is not giving enough coverage that focuses on the flow-on effects of allowing same sex couples to marry. “I think the difficulty we generally have is the media, generally speaking, do not want the community to actually hear about the consequences.” Abetz told local community news […]

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Craig Laundy: The media are not giving enough time to the ‘No’ case

Craig Laundy: The media are not giving enough time to the ‘No’ case

Liberal MP Craig Laundy says the media is is not giving enough time to the ‘No’ case opposing marriage equality. The MP, who is opposed to allowed same sex couples having the right to marry, said people in his New South Wales electorate of Reid were enjoying having their chance to have a say on […]

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No campaign for marriage gets the most media coverage

No campaign for marriage gets the most media coverage

The Coalition for Marriage claim to be the voice of the silent majority, and regularly argue that their voice is being shut out of the debate on marriage equality, but several surveys have shown that the claim is simply not true. A survey commissioned by The Guardian, and conducted by Isentia Research and Insights, has shown […]

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Popular gay news websites ‘samesame’ and ‘Gay News Network’ disappear

Popular gay news websites ‘samesame’ and ‘Gay News Network’ disappear

Readers of popular gay news websites samesame.com.au and Gay News Network have been asking what’s happened to two of their favourite sources of information after both sites went off-line last week. When readers head to the pages, a message says the site’s accounts have been suspended. The home page for publisher Evo Media displays a similar message. The […]

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Study shows Indonesian media biased against LGBT people

Study shows Indonesian media biased against LGBT people

A report put together by a conglomeration of non-government organisations has highlighted the bias Indonesian media have towards LGBT people. The Indonesian media has failed to assist in educating people about homosexuality and not remained objective or independent according to the report. Te study, which was put together by the Partnership for Governance Reform (Kemitraan), […]

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We Are Family: Local community supports OUTinPerth

A huge crowd hit the disco dance floor at our We Are Family party at Nelson’s Pop Up Bar in Maylands on Saturday night. DJs Roski, Cinnamon, Milly, Curlee and Mama Cass played classic disco tunes and the dance floor was filled with people showing off their best disco moves. The evening raised $1,423 towards restoring […]

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New owners for Diva magazine

New owners for Diva magazine

Respected lesbian publication ‘Diva’ has new owners with the announcement that the Twin Media group is taking over publication of the long running title. First published in 1994, Diva has long been at the vanguard of the lesbian media world. This is the first time in the magazine’s 22 years that it has been wholly owned […]

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Relaunch OUTinPerth: We need your help

After fourteen years of bringing news and culture to WA’s LGBTIQ+ community, OUTinPerth was forced to stop the presses when the company that owned the magazine was shut down. Now the team who created the magazine and online content are eager to return to being an independent Perth based LGBTIQ+ voice in the Australian media. […]

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Abetz: Reporters should just report and not commentate

Liberal backbencher Eric Abetz has continued his criticism of the Australian media saying reporters should report and not commentate. Speaking to the Australian Christian Lobby’s weekly podcast ‘The Political Spot‘. Senator Abetz said media bias was very corrosive to the political framework in Australia. “One would hope that reporters would actually report rather than commentate […]

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