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Religious freedom, misinformation and ‘conversion therapy’

Religious freedom, misinformation and ‘conversion therapy’

OPINION Colin Longworth is a psychologist in private practice and long term volunteer with Living Proud and it’s predecessor organisations. It seems to me that opposition to protecting the public from the ‘noxious weed of ‘conversion therapy’ is raising its ugly head again in Western Australia. Partly it seems, in response to the idea that […]

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Australia needs a day for formal recognition of our racist past

Australia needs a day for formal recognition of our racist past

OPINION Last Monday the United States celebrated Martin Luther King Day. Although for most people it was a day off work, it’s not intended to be a holiday. It is a day set aside to commemorate the life of the great man with acts of community service. Martin Luther King Day is a day of […]

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My Body/My Choice: Make space to talk about intersex human rights

My Body/My Choice: Make space to talk about intersex human rights

I’m a WA representative for Intersex Peer Support Australia (IPSA), a national intersex-led charity that provides peer support to people with intersex variations and our families. In my role, I get to meet many other people with intersex variations and parents, and we get to understand the difficulties and joys that Intersex people have to […]

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More than half a century after Stonewall the fight continues

More than half a century after Stonewall the fight continues

OPINION It’s over half a century since the Stonewall riots in New York’s Greenwich Village started on Saturday 28th June 1969. With these being seen as a significant event in the battle for LGBTIQ+ rights in the United States, it can however be sobering to consider what has happened, and not happened, since then. To […]

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Opinion piece from OUTinPerth shared on Queerty

An opinion piece published in the April edition of OUTinPerth magazine has been noticed and shared by Queerty, one of the biggest LGBTI news sites in the world. Anthony K.J. Smith shared his thoughts and experiences about how people living with HIV are treated by others. The article shared the experiences of several local gay men […]

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Labelling the community: What’s in a name?

Labelling the community: What’s in a name?

OPINION When a local Facebook community page changed their name, a conversation began. It is a conversation I have had and heard before, a complex discussion our community has been having for decades now: What is the most appropriate name for our community? The administrators of the local page shortened the “LGBTIQ+” acronym to “LGBT+”. […]

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The signs are there that it won’t be a respectful debate

The signs are there that it won’t be a respectful debate

OPINION   “Are you guys gay?” was the question a stranger recently asked me as I was walking down the street. I was walking down Beaufort Street in Mount Lawley and had just stopped at the junction to cross the road. My mind immediately went on fast rewind, had my friends and I been talking about […]

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OPINION: I have eaten lots of two-minute noodles

OPINION: I have eaten lots of two-minute noodles

I don’t know how many times I had two-minute noodles while I was growing up. Definitely hundreds of times, if not thousands. I ate a lot of them when I was a struggling student, and later in my thirties, when we were a single income household with a big mortgage, they were a staple item. […]

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The power of a 10 minute conversation

The power of a 10 minute conversation

A study has shown that a ten minutes conversation can effectively change one in ten people’s views on transgender political issues. The technique was developed at the Los Angeles LGBT Center while they were campaigning to overturn California’s Proposition 8 law which, for a short period of time, made same marriage illegal. David Fleischer, the […]

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What do we want? When do we want it?

What do we want? When do we want it?

There was a predictable echo of complaints about retired Army leader Lieutenant-General David Morrison being awarded Australian of the Year. Not long after he was given the nation’s top honour, Morrison told reporters, he, like the large majority of Australians, was in favour of marriage equality. Conservative groups moaned about the Australian of the Year […]

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