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American women deported from Bali after calling the island ‘queer-friendly’

American women deported from Bali after calling the island ‘queer-friendly’

American women Kristen Gray and her partner Saundra Michelle Alexander have been deported from Indonesia after authorities took exception to them describing the island as a “queer-friendly” paradise online. Tweets made by Gray went viral in Indonesia after she shared how she and Alexander had relocated to Bali and enjoyed it’s low cost of living and […]

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Equal Voices welcome Pope Francis’ comments supporting civil unions

Equal Voices welcome Pope Francis’ comments supporting civil unions

Equal Voices, an Australian ecumenical network supporting justice and inclusion of LGBTIQA+ people in church and civil society, has welcomed Pope Francis’ comments in the documentary, Francesco, that support the rights of LGBT people. “Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family. They are children of God and have a right to […]

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Cazwell is back at the ‘Ice-cream Truck’ for a second helping

Cazwell is back at the ‘Ice-cream Truck’ for a second helping

Cazwell is marking the 10th anniversary of his tune Ice-cream Truck by releasing a new version of the tune. The new video features a lot of the models who were in the original clip, but the musician has decided to focus on improving representation of trans men by including them in the clip. Artist and trans […]

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Nickelodeon say SpongeBob SquarePants is in the LGBTIQ+ community

Nickelodeon say SpongeBob SquarePants is in the LGBTIQ+ community

Nickelodeon have shown their support for Pride month in the USA by highlighting performers and characters on their channel who are part of the LGBTIQ community. On Twitter they highlighted Avatar Korra from The Legend of Korra and performer Michael D. Cohen from Henry Danger, and the world’s most famous sponge, SpongeBob. Korra is bisexual, […]

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Justice Smith calls for more queer and trans inclusion in Black Lives Matter

Justice Smith calls for more queer and trans inclusion in Black Lives Matter

Actor Justice Smith has shared that he is queer and in a relationship with fellow actor Nicholas Ashe, while highlighting the need for queer and transgender voices to be included in the Black lives Matter movement. Smith, who has starred in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Detective Pikachu and All The Bright Places, shared the news about […]

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WA Health considering changing wait times for blood donations

WA Health considering changing wait times for blood donations

Western Australian Health Minister Roger Cook has confirmed to OUTinPerth that he has asked the WA Health Department to review the waiting times for gay and bisexual men to donate blood. “The McGowan Government pursues excellence in care across all treatment disciplines, and for all members of the community. I have asked the Department of […]

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Sydney celebrates ‘What Matters’ at the 2020 Mardi Gras

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade took place last night, bringing together an estimated 300,000 spectators who lined the streets, balconies and rooftops of Oxford Street to cheer on the 12,600 marchers taking part in the world’s biggest celebration of the LGBTQI community. The parade began with a traditional Aboriginal smoking ceremony and […]

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Philip La Rosa returns with romantic new tune ‘Paradise’

Philip La Rosa returns with romantic new tune ‘Paradise’

Perth based musician Philip La Rosa has a brand new track and it’s one filled with romance. Paradise builds on the success his viral single Pride which was released in 2016. After collaborating the Banton Brothers, La Rosa released the single Drowning, which was produced by ARIA winning Taka Perry, to coincide with Mental Health Day 2018, […]

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Elle Cee explores the history of queer music on RTRFM

Elle Cee explores the history of queer music on RTRFM

Each Friday morning between 11am and 12pm community radio station RTRFM 92.1 presents Revolver, a show that changes theme each month. In January presenter Elle Cee is using the space to explore the history of queer music. Over five weeks Elle will take the audience on a journey through a variety of musical genres, sharing […]

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Dr Suzanne Packer apologises for upset caused by trans debate

Dr Suzanne Packer apologises for upset caused by trans debate

Dr Suzanne Packer, Australian Senior of the Year, has offered an apology for the distress a submission regarding transgender children, that carried her endorsement, has caused for young people experiencing gender dysphoria and their families. Her apology follows a wave of negative reports published by The Australian newspaper and broadcast on Sky News. The reports were […]

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