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New support initiatives for transgender people launched

New support initiatives for transgender people launched

Transfolk of WA have launched two new initiatives to support transgender people in Perth. Firstly Social Space, is a new casual hangout for transgender people. The monthly event will be held in Leederville and the first event will be on Sunday 20th May. The event is open to transgender and gender diverse people and is […]

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NSW Coroner delivers third finding in Scott Johnson case

NSW Coroner delivers third finding in Scott Johnson case

The New South Wales Coroner has handed down its findings in relation to the death of Scott Johnson in December 1988, declaring that he was most likely murdered in a gay-hate related crime. Johnson’s naked body was found at the bottom of a cliff in Manly, Sydney. Johnson had been out celebrating completing his PhD. […]

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Income and education linked to suicide risks for gay and bisexual men

Canadian researchers have found that gay and bisexual men making less than $30,000 a year and without a university degree have more than five times the odds of attempting suicide compared with their more advantaged peers. “Less-educated men might feel a greater sense of hopelessness because they see few options to improve their lot, compared […]

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Senate shows support for LGBTIQ community on R U OK? Day

Senate shows support for LGBTIQ community on R U OK? Day

The Senate has passed a motion voicing support for LGBTIQ people on R U OK? Day, and encourages all Australians to reach out to their queer family and friends and check on how they are faring during the marriage debate. The motion was put forward by Greens’ senators Rachel Siewert and Janet Rice. It asked […]

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Landmark study into trans youth finds high risks of suicide and self harm

A ground-breaking survey by the Telethon Kids Institute in Perth has found trans young people are at high risk for suicide and are approximately 10 times more likely than other young Australians to experience serious depression and anxiety. The landmark research not only surveyed trans youth but also investigated the experiences and needs of their […]

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Canberra teen sentenced over calculated Grindr extortion

Canberra teen sentenced over calculated Grindr extortion

A Canberra teen who used social dating app Grindr to threaten and extort gay men will spend six months in youth detention. The boy was part of a group of young men who made contact with men on Grindr and then later threatened to expose them as paedophiles. Canberra police arrested four youths, including the […]

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NSW Government commit $500,000 to LGBTI suicide prevention

The Government of New South Wales have promised new funding to strengthen suicide prevention strategies for the LGBTIQ community in the state. $500,000 will be delivered to suicide prevention training programs and support services from the state government through The AIDS Council of New South Wales (ACON). The states Liberal government announced the news as part […]

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You Can’t Ask That! tackles same sex families, suicide and Ice addiction

You Can’t Ask That! tackles same sex families, suicide and Ice addiction

The ABC’s captivating program You Can’t Ask That is back on our TV screens this month. The program aims to reduce stigma surrounding marginalised groups of people. Each episodes sees participants from a different group answering questions that were submitted anonymously online. The blunt answers are revealing, profound, and at times, hilarious. The first season […]

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Candidate gets attention after linking homosexuality and pedophillia

Candidate gets attention after linking homosexuality and pedophillia

Diane Teasdale, an independent candidate running for federal parliament in the Victorian seat of Murray, has suddenly got a lot of attention after she outlined her opposition to marriage equality on her official Facebook page. In her Facebook post Teasdale make tenuous links between homosexuality and pedophilia, and noted her observations about the push for […]

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Marriage Alliance criticised for rainbow noose imagery

Marriage Alliance criticised for rainbow noose imagery

Warning: this story includes imagery that may be offensive to some readers. It includes images that could be interpreted as suicide or lynching. Traditional marriage lobby group, the Marriage Alliance has been criticised for it’s latest campaign imagery that features a woman with a rainbow noose around her neck. The group posted the image to […]

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