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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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Mark Latham uses inaugural speech to attack ‘fluid sexuality’

Mark Latham uses inaugural speech to attack ‘fluid sexuality’

One Nation’s NSW leader Mark Latham has used his inaugural speech in the NSW parliament to attack gender and sexual fluidity, and voice support for embattled rugby player Israel Folau. Latham spoke of his appreciation of western society saying from the enlightenment to the industrial revolution there had been major advancements in health care and education, […]

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Amanda Stoker says Labor seek to destroy the family unit

Amanda Stoker says Labor seek to destroy the family unit

Liberal senator Amanda Stoker says the Labor party’s policies on gender and sexuality are part of a push to destroy the traditional family unit. Senator Stoker was appearing on the Sky News program Credlin which is hosted by Peta Credlin, who served as Chief of Staff to former Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Labor’s proposal includes reducing […]

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People, music, fashion – What makes a queer bar queer?

People, music, fashion – What makes a queer bar queer?

OPINION When your favourite gay venue has recently been renovated and is now one of the nicest looking spaces in town, it has the best DJs, amazing lighting, reliable security and friendly bar staff – it’s no surprise that it becomes the venue that everyone wants to hang out in. But what happens when the […]

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Julien Baker on making music, religion and growing up in Memphis

Julien Baker on making music, religion and growing up in Memphis

Julien Baker has released two highly acclaimed albums of her songs, and recently teamed up with fellow musicians Lucy Dacus and Phoebe Bridgers to form boygenius. Baker chatted to OUTinPerth about making music, growing up in Memphis, and maintaining her Christian beliefs Many of the descriptions of your music list it as folk music, but […]

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Check out a heap of queer comics with ‘OUT on Stage’

Check out a heap of queer comics with ‘OUT on Stage’

Is it okay to make jokes about the gay, lesbian and transgender communities? Well if do it’s probably best if you’re part of the community you’re sending up. OUT on Stage, a new series airing on Dekkoo, lines up some of America’s best queer comics for a new stand-up series. Hosted by Zach Noe Towers, the […]

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Tasmanian Labor voice support for gay conversion therapy ban

Tasmanian Labor voice support for gay conversion therapy ban

Tasmania’s Shadow Health Minister has voiced her support for banning gay conversion therapy practices. Sarah Lovell MLC added her name to a petition calling for the practice to be banned, and called on Tasmania’s Liberal government lead by Will Hodgman to show it’s support too. “In a supposedly enlightened and tolerant Australia, it’s difficult to […]

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Janelle Monae, Kehlani come out as queer

Janelle Monae, Kehlani come out as queer

Actor and singer Janelle Monae has revealed she identifies as queer in a new interview with Rolling Stone. The 32-year-old singer said that she has previously been in relationships with men and women. “Being a queer black woman in America… I consider myself to be a free-ass motherfucker,” Monae said. Monae adds that she had […]

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Check out new queer night ‘Homopolitan’

New queer night Homopolitan starts tonight at Connections Nightclub, the new event has been put together by DJs Pete and Cooper and is on from 8pm – 12pm and promises a totally fresh vibe. OUTinPerth had a quick chat with Pete about the new night. Tell us about Homopolitan – what kind of a night […]

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David Leyonhjelm worried about marriage debate descending into litigation

David Leyonhjelm worried about marriage debate descending into litigation

Liberal Democrat member Senator David Leyonhjelm is worried that following the change to the marriage laws gay activists will target conservative businesses and drag them through court. While proponents of ‘traditional marriage’ will target new businesses trying to exclusively cater the the LGBTI market. Writing in Fairfax Media the federal representative said he was disappointed […]

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