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On This Gay Day: So many things happened

Playwright and songwriter Noel Coward died on this day in 1973 British playwright and songwriter Noel Coward died in Jamaica on this day in 1973. A multi-faceted entertainer whose wit and whimsy have influenced theatre, music and film for over a century, the man who would one day become Sir Noël Peirce Coward was born […]

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Girl Guides WA new CEO says organisation ‘panders to ideology’

Girl Guides WA new CEO says organisation ‘panders to ideology’

The new CEO of Girl Guides WA has described the organisation’s policies in relation to definitions of women as ‘pandering to an ideology’. In a public post on Twitter Karyn Lisignoli reached out to Katherine Deves, the head of Save Women’s Sport Australia asking for advice on changing the Girl Guides constitution so it explicitly […]

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Equality supporters urged to join campaign against Religious Discrimination Bill

Equality supporters urged to join campaign against Religious Discrimination Bill

Just.Equal Australia and PFLAG Australia have called on supporters of LGBTIQ+ equality to join the campaign against the Religious Discrimination Bill by sending submissions to the two current inquiries into the Bill. The two groups have partnered to establish the Equality not Discrimination campaign website that allows opponents of the Religious Discrimination bill to send […]

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Pride WA and PFLAG team up for screening of ‘Joe Bell’

Pride WA and PFLAG Perth are teaming up for a special fundraiser, an advance screening of the Mark Wahlberg film Joe Bell.  The advance screening will be happening on 21st September at 6:30pm at Luna Leederville, and tickets are on sale now. The biographical film will begin publicly screening at Luna from Thursday 7th October. The film is based […]

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Shelley Argent shares she has been diagnosed with acute leukemia

Shelley Argent shares she has been diagnosed with acute leukemia

Shelley Argent, one of Australia’s most dedicated fighters for LGBTIQ+ rights, has shared that she has been diagnosed with acute leukemia. Argent shared her diagnosis on social media saying the prognosis was not positive. “Age and other factors rule out effective treatment. Realistically, I may or may not be here at Christmas. Of course, I […]

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PFLAG champion Shelley Argent announces retirement after 22 years

PFLAG champion Shelley Argent announces retirement after 22 years

The national spokesperson for Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG+), Shelley Argent, has announced she will be retiring from the role after 22 years. Argent has been at the forefront of the fight of LGBTQIA+ rights in Queensland and across Australia for over two decades, with 13 years at the helm of PFLAG’s […]

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Rainbow Talks & PrideFEST Soiree launch Pride season this weekend

Rainbow Talks & PrideFEST Soiree launch Pride season this weekend

UPDATE: PrideFEST Soiree @ UWA has been postponed due to bad weather. Stay tuned for a new date. Pride WA’s 2020 PrideFEST celebrations are kicking off this weekend, with a selection of events at the University of Western Australia. Join WA’s LGBTQIA+ communities for a series of discussions all day long at the UWA Club […]

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Campaign against Religious Discrimination Bill focuses on health care

Campaign against Religious Discrimination Bill focuses on health care

A new campaign targeting the government’s proposed Religious Discrimination Bill has been launched, highlighting the bill’s potential effects on access to health care. The Bill has been criticised as “a license to discriminate” in the name of religion, including allowing demeaning workplace comments and permitting the refusal of health care. The Equality Not Discrimination campaign […]

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New campaign urges health ministers to end gay blood donation ban

New campaign urges health ministers to end gay blood donation ban

LGBTIQ+ advocates have launched a new campaign that hopes to remove the historic ban on gay and transgender people donating blood. Just.equal and PFLAG are encouraging supporters of a non-discriminatory blood policy to write to Australia’s health ministers who are currently considering changes to existing blood donation policy. Just.equal spokesperson, Rodney Croome, says the current […]

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PFLAG’s religious discrimination campaign gets huge response

PFLAG’s religious discrimination campaign gets huge response

PFLAG’s new campaign against the government’s proposed Religious Discrimination Bill is reportedly off to a great start with hundreds of submissions received within just a few days. Leading politicians have received a deluge of hundreds of emails protesting against the Religious Discrimination Bill through a new website unveiled on 2nd January by Parents and Friends […]

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