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Michael Kirby to speak at Curtin University

Michael Kirby to speak at Curtin University

The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG will visit Curtin University this week to present a public lecture on confronting homophobia. In the lecture, Justice Kirby will explore the crucial role universities have to play in supporting research to end homophobia in addition to all forms of LGBTIQ phobia. Following the lecture, a panel of Curtin […]

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OUTspoken: Local queer talent at Perth Poetry Festival

OUTspoken is returning for a second edition for this year’s Perth Poetry Festival, celebrating incredible local queer talent. Ten authors will be reading at the event, including PFF 2016 feature poets Alex Biddle and Jakob Boyd (pictured), Ben Marchant, Luka Buchanan, Kai Schweizer, Jesse Oliver and MC Scott-Patrick Mitchell. All are welcome to try their […]

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49 celebrities pay tribute to the 49 victims of Orlando

49 celebrities pay tribute to the 49 victims of Orlando

Director Ryan Murphy has put together an 18-minute long tribute to the victims of the mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. In the moving video 49 celebrities share stories about the 49 people who were killed in the tragic shooting. The video features Kathy Bates, Jane Fonda, Tyler Oakley, Caitlyn Jenner, Laverne Cox, John […]

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Take a look at the Human Rights Campaign’s tribute to the Orlando victims

Take a look at the Human Rights Campaign’s tribute to the Orlando victims

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in the USA have made a high impact tribute to the victims of the Orlando shooting. The US’s leading organisation advocating for human rights unveiled massive photographs of each of the victims. Each photograph fills a window of their Washington headquarters, the 49 victims images taking the entire side of […]

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Shorten concerned plebiscite will spur homophobia in Australia

Shorten concerned plebiscite will spur homophobia in Australia

Labor leader Bill Shorten has said he’s concerned that the government’s plan for a plebiscite on marriage equality will lead to increased levels of homophobia in Australia. The Prime Minister and the leader of the Opposition faced off against each other in the third debate of the election campaign, this time it was an online […]

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‘Can you tell me why?’ Jimmy Somerville asks

‘Can you tell me why?’ Jimmy Somerville asks

Singer Jimmy Somerville has posted a video in response to the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. The former lead singer of Bronski Beat and The Communards sings a verse from Brosnki Beat’s classic tune ‘Why’, it’s lyrics ‘You and me together, fighting for our love’ still having resonance decades after the song was first released. […]

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PM says he regrets inviting homophobic preacher to dinner

PM says he regrets inviting homophobic preacher to dinner

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has expressed his regret that he invited an Islamic preacher who has made homophobic comments to dinner last night. The PM has declared he was unaware that Sheik Shady Al-Suleiman had previously described HIV has being a divine punishment to gay people in a video filmed in 2013. Al-Suleiman dined with […]

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City of Stirling councilor apologises for Orlando shooting comments

Rod Willox AM JP, a councilor at the City of Stirling has apologised for making a joke about the Orlando shooting at a council meeting earlier this week. At Tuesday night’s council meeting the City of Stirling leaders voted on a motion to allow council CEO Stuart Jardine to attend a conference in the Kansas […]

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Remembering Edward Sotomayor Jr

Edward Sotomayor’s name was the first name read out as a victim of the Orlando shooting. The first of a batch of names released by the authorities as they slowly began the painful task of identifying 49 people who lost their lives at the Pulse nightclub. For local photographer Claire Alexander the confirmation that her […]

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Peter Madden apologises for linking shooting and marriage equality

Peter Madden apologises for linking shooting and marriage equality

Family First candidate Peter Madden has apologised for linking the Orlando massacre with the prospect of marriage equality in Australia. The Tasmanian Senate candidate took to Twitter shortly after news of the Orlando shooting broke and said that although the shooting in America was abhorrent the prospect of same sex couples marrying in Australia was […]

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