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Sydney plans protests against religious discrimination bills

Sydney plans protests against religious discrimination bills

Sydney based group Community Action Against Homophobia are holding a demonstration against the proposed religious discrimination bill on Saturday 3rd August. The public rally comes after  hundreds of organisations, public figures and activists signed on to an open letter opposing parliament’s plans to move a “Religious Freedoms” bill that they say would attack LGBTI rights […]

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Dan Tehan: Protesters should pay for costs of security on campuses

Dan Tehan: Protesters should pay for costs of security on campuses

Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan says he’d like to see a system implemented where people protesting on university campuses are required to pay for an additional security costs their protest action generates. Speaking on the ABC program Insiders on Sunday morning Tehan said he’d raised the issue in a recent meeting with Vice Chancellors from several of […]

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Police ‘beat up’ women attending gay rights protest in China

Police ‘beat up’ women attending gay rights protest in China

Police in Beijing kicked and punched women who attended a gay rights rally in the Chinese capital. According to The Times police tried to break up the protest which attracted around 1000 people. To celebrate Mother’s Day, a ‘hugging event’ had been organised at the 798 Art District, a public square in the north-west part of […]

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Hundreds march on the streets of Perth for marriage equality

Hundreds of people took to the streets on Perth on Saturday to voice their support for marriage equality. The ‘winter vows’ rally saw a large crowd voicing their commitment to continue to fighting for the right for members of the LGBTIQ community to be able to wed. The public rally came as the issue of […]

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Looking back, remembering Australia’s first Mardi Gras march

Looking back, remembering Australia’s first Mardi Gras march

The first march took place on this day, Saturday 24 June in 1978, and it was met with unexpected police violence. What is known known as the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, began its life as Sydney’s contribution to the international Gay Solidarity Celebrations, an event that had grown up as a result of […]

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Activists are helping gay men flee from Russia’s Chechen region

Activists are helping gay men flee from Russia’s Chechen region

Gay men in the Russian region of The Chechen Republic are fleeing as authorities reportedly round up people who are gay, or perceived to be gay. Men are allegedly being held in an detention facility in the town of Argun, 20kn from Grozy, the capital of the Chechen Republic.  The facilities has been described in […]

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Protesters swarm to One Nation event at Paddington Ale House

Protesters swarm to One Nation event at Paddington Ale House

The Paddington Ale House in Mount Hawthorn has been surrounded by angry protesters demonstrating against Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party. Around 50 protesters chanted slogans and waved placards in a face off with a contingent of police officers. The angry crowd shouted that the party represented racist and homophobic views. Hanson, who has been visiting […]

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The OUTinPerth archive reveals people, parties and protests

The opening weekend of PrideFEST 2016 has seen a series of events take place across the state ranging from social events, to rainbow ice-skating and community forums. OUTinPerth has presented a photo exhibition titled People, Parties and Protests which reveals 21 images from the publications extensive digital archive. The photos on display in the OUTinPerth office […]

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Rally for Marriage Equality in Perth on Saturday

Rally for Marriage Equality in Perth on Saturday

Equal Love WA is holding a rally for marriage equality in central Perth on Saturday October 15th. The rally which is scheduled to take place in the Murray Street Mall at 1pm on Saturday afternoon will call on the government to allow allow a free vote on the issue and schedule a vote on the […]

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Extreme right wing protesters make hilarious sign error

Extreme right wing protesters make hilarious sign error

Last week saw a protest in Canberra against the Safe Schools Coalition anti-bullying program. Protesters from the far right group ‘Party for Freedom’ held signs reading “Straight Lives Matter” and “Hey Marxist Leave Our Kids Alone”. One placard featured an image of a rainbow noose and the wording “Pedophile Scum, Off Our Streets”, while another […]

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