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Photography book gets into the holiday spirit for the Freedom Centre

Richard Matias’ photography book LIBERATED is the perfect Christmas gift. The stunning project from the local photographer donates all of its profits to supporting LGBTI youth via The Freedom Centre. Matias is an expert at capturing the male form, with his work appearing in DNA Magazine, as well as being commissioned by 2Wink Australia, LOLOS […]

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WA government announces funding boost to LGBTI Health

WA government announces funding boost to LGBTI Health

The Western Australian government has announced it will be providing $120,000 for the development of a LGBTI health strategy. Co-ordinated through the Department of Health, the strategy will provide a framework to raise awareness of the specific health and mental health challenges of LGBTI people. The funding will be used to engage relevant stakeholders and […]

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Marriage bill passes the senate without amendments

Marriage bill passes the senate without amendments

Senator Dean Smith’s marriage bill has been passed without any of the proposed amendments being accepted. The bill passed the senate with 43 senators voting in favour and 12 voting against. Cheers of celebration echoed around the chamber as the result was announced. As the bill was read for the final time, Senator Smith said […]

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George Brandis delivers moving speech during marriage bill debate

George Brandis delivers moving speech during marriage bill debate

Attorney General George Brandis has delivered a moving speech in support of marriage equality as the senate debates the bill which will allow same sex couples to wed. In his speech Senator Brandis recounted how the decriminalisation of Homosexuality had begun in South Australia 45 years ago, and one by one all Australian states had […]

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Remembering the outrageous radio show E.T.H.O.S

Remembering the outrageous radio show E.T.H.O.S

This weekend community radio station RTRFM is celebrating it’s 40th birthday. Queer programming has always been a part of the station’s identity, today the LGBTI radio program is All Things Queer which has been running for several years, but back in the 1980’s the queer community created a very camp and outrageous piece of late night […]

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No voters launch petition calling for an audit of the result

No voters launch petition calling for an audit of the result

No voters have launched an online petition calling for a recount of the Australian Marriage Postal Survey. The petition at change.org claims that the results provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics are “unreliable and do not represent the true numbers reflected by the Australian people.” The petition says that corruption is widespread throughout government departments and […]

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The Freedom Centre are having an open night

The Freedom Centre are having an open night

The Freedom Centre is having an open day, and you’re invited to come down and see what goes on at the long running LGBTIQ+ youth centre. The centre is opening its doors to parents, professionals and anyone else who would like to come down and see what Freedom Centre is all about. The centre’s aim […]

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Law Council describes Paterson marriage bill as “extraordinary and perilous”

Law Council describes Paterson marriage bill as “extraordinary and perilous”

The Law Council of Australia has described the marriage bill proposed by Liberal Senator James Paterson as an “extraordinary and perilous” winding back of Australia’s anti-discrimination laws. Law Council of Australia President, Fiona McLeod SC, said while the Paterson Bill acknowledges concerns of those holding traditional views of marriage, it goes well beyond the issue […]

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Senator James Paterson announces his own conservative marriage bill

Senator James Paterson announces his own conservative marriage bill

Liberal Senator James Paterson has announced he has developed his own marriage bill, which has more emphasis on religious protections than the bill put forward by colleague Senator Dean Smith. Writing in The Australian, Senator Paterson said he’d developed his marriage bill to ensure there were sufficiently robust protects for freedom of religion, freedom of speech and […]

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Anglicare WA dismisses marriage claims from Ian Goodenough

Anglicare WA dismisses marriage claims from Ian Goodenough

Chief Executive Officer for Anglicare WA, Ian Carter, has responded to Western Australian Federal MP Ian Goodenough’s comments yesterday concerning legislation for same–sex marriage. The Liberal MP (pictured) has argued that organisations like Anglicare could face funding cuts if proposed changes to the marriage laws were introduced without significant protections for charity bodies linked to […]

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