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Dive Into The Archive: What was happening in August 2004?

This year OUTinPerth is marking its 20th birthday. Launched as a free street press magazine in July 2002, the publication remained in print until 2019 when it transformed to a fully digital model. In this series of posts we look back at individual issues of the magazine and see what was happening in our community […]

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LGBTIQA+ publishers enter a new era thanks to Minderoo Foundation

LGBTIQA+ publishers enter a new era thanks to Minderoo Foundation

OUTinPerth is one of many small and independent publishers to benefit from new funding from Google via commercial deals negotiated by Andrew Forrest’s philanthropic Minderoo Foundation. With permission from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Minderoo’s Frontier Technology initiative coordinated negotiations between Google and twenty four independent publishers around Australia. The agreement comes after the introduction […]

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On This Gay Day: Drag drama at theatre bar

On this day in 1989, the cash box for the Westside Observer was stolen The Westside Observer was for many years the source of news and information for Perth’s LGBTIQ+ communities. When it was launched in 1988 the A5 sized magazine cost $2 a copy, but the cover price was abandoned not long after. Back in […]

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Speirins Media celebrates 5 years of operating OUTinPerth

Speirins Media celebrates 5 years of operating OUTinPerth

Five years ago today, OUTinPerth came back to life after a 10-day hiatus, when the news stopped being reported and the website fell silent. Just over a week earlier the OUTinPerth team were hard at work preparing the magazine’s June edition, and updating the website and social media channels, when they received an unexpected call. […]

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LGBTIQ+ advocates disappointed with Labor conference outcomes

LGBTIQ+ advocates disappointed with Labor conference outcomes

Rights advocates say Labor’s national conference has improved its LGBTIQ platform but failed to include key reforms, relegating them to the status of resolutions. The draft national platform submitted to Labor’s national conference at the end of March erased many of the LGBTIQ commitments from previous platforms. After lobbying from just.equal and Rainbow Labor it […]

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The 10 most popular stories at OUTinPerth in 2020

The 10 most popular stories at OUTinPerth in 2020

In 2020 over 500,000 page views were clocked on OUTinPerth.com and 1,418 stories were published, but some stood out from the crowd. Here’s the 10 most read stories of the last year. 10. Drag queen falls asleep on Facebook Live for three hours; Twitter responds 15th April, 2020 Florida drag performer Anahi Santos became globally famous for […]

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OUTinPerth wins WA Mental Health Award for news media

OUTinPerth wins WA Mental Health Award for news media

OUTinPerth was recognised for our contribution to supporting mental health in Western Australia at the 2020 Mental Health Awards. Co-editors Leigh Andrew Hill and Graeme Watson were presented with the WA Mental Health News Media Award for outstanding news reporting, contributing to mental health in WA. The awards were held at a glamorous ceremony at […]

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OUTinPerth nominated for WA Mental Health Award

OUTinPerth nominated for WA Mental Health Award

OUTinPerth has been nominated for the Mental Health News Media Award at the upcoming WA Mental Health Awards. Announced during WA’s Mental Health Week, the awards celebrated organisations and individuals who make a positive contribution to the field of mental health. OUTinPerth is nominated alongside radio station ABC Radio Perth. Local LGBTQIA+ community advocate Bella […]

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Rave Relief Pride party raises a whopping $19,000 for charity

Rave Relief Pride party raises a whopping $19,000 for charity

The Rave Relief Pride night celebration put on by party collective Homopolitan has raised a whopping $19,000 for charity. The party held at new Northbridge venue Rechabite saw all the DJs and artists donate their time for free to raise money for homeless support group AYLA and indigenous LGBT support organisation Black Rainbow. As the […]

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OUTinPerth announces online-only future as print publication ends

Today we have made the difficult decision to cease printing the physical edition of OUTinPerth, and focus on being an online-only publication. The media landscape is rapidly changing, and like many titles we need to realign our business model to survive and thrive in the future. While the print edition of OUTinPerth is still widely […]

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