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Facebook apologises for banning charity and health pages

Facebook apologises for banning charity and health pages

On Thursday morning Australia’s awoke to discover that tech-giant Facebook had banned all Australian news sources from its platform. Now the social media company says it’s sorry for it’s over-zealous approach. The dramatic move was a salvo in the companies war with the Morrison government over proposals that online social media and search engine behemoths […]

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LGBTI+ people violently attacked in Armenian village of Shurnukh

Reports have emerged that a group of LGBTI+ people were attacked in Armenia earlier this week. Gay Star News have reported that thirty people gathered in the village of Shurnukh to attack local LGBTI+ advocate and Rainbow Armenia Initiative founder Hayk Oprah Hakobyan – following social media reports from activist Remy Bonny. 🏳️‍🌈🇦🇲 9 LGBTI […]

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Worth a Read: Interesting stories from around the web

Worth a Read: Interesting stories from around the web

The OUTinPerth team are always traversing the web looking for the most interesting LGBTI news and articles from around the globe, here’s some stories that caught our attention. Hans How: The Malaysian Gay Man Fighting for His Life, and Many Other LGBT Asylum Seekers The Daily Beast Hans How recounts what it was like growing […]

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Man pleads guilty to passing on HIV

Man pleads guilty to passing on HIV

In a Sydney court this week a 30 year old man pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm by failing to inform his sexual partner that he was HIV positive. Martin Jaksic, made a brief appearance in Sydney’s Dowling Centre District Court on Wednesday where he entered a guilty plea in relation to the charge, […]

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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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Queensland becomes final state to equalise age of consent

Queensland becomes final state to equalise age of consent

The Parliament of Queensland has voted to lower the age of consent for anal sex from 18 to 16, bringing their legislation in line with the rest of Australia. Queensland will be the final state to amend their laws and remove the disparity. MPs also voted in line with recommendations from the Queensland AIDS Council […]

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King of Norway celebrates diversity with pro-LGBTIQ+ speech

King of Norway celebrates diversity with pro-LGBTIQ+ speech

King Harald V of Norway has shown his support his nation’s diverse citizenship and the LGBTIQ+ community, delivering a moving speech in Oslo’s Palace Park last week. “Norwegians are girls who love girls, boys who love boys and girls who love each other,” King Harald said. The monarch also celebrated Norway’s religious diversity, saying that […]

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Colton Haynes to be honoured by LGBT rights group

Actor and model Colton Haynes will be honoured by on of the USA’s leading gay rights groups. The Human Rights Campaign will bestow their visibility award on the actor best known for his role in the TV series ‘Teen Wolf’. Haynes, who has previously modeled for fashion label Abercrombie and Fitch, where he was photographed […]

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What’s on this week’s ‘All Things Queer’

What’s on this week’s ‘All Things Queer’

‘All Things Queer’ RTRFM’s weekly program focussed on LGBTIQ+ issues is on air today at 11:00am. On today’s show the team have lined up a great series of interviews. Vice President of Pride WA Graham Lovelock is going to be providing some information on what’s planned for this years PrideFEST in November. Paul Van Lieshout […]

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