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Merry Queermas! A helpful guide to self care this holiday season

Merry Queermas! A helpful guide to self care this holiday season

Ah, the holidays. For some, Christmas and New Year is about religious or spiritual observance, for others it’s a celebration of the year that has passed and a chance to spend time with loved ones, and for others again it is a time of disconnection and challenges. For the rest – lets be honest – […]

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Support OUTinPerth via Patreon and add a rainbow friend to your world

The incredibly talented Deborah Elkes and Linda Davie created a family of rainbow bears, owls, tweedle bugs and one eyed monsters to celebrate our 15th birthday. They’ve lived in the window of The OUTPost for the last few weeks but now they’re ready to find new homes. The first 25 people who sign-up to our […]

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Living Proud LGBTI community services face uncertain future

Living Proud LGBTI community services face uncertain future

Update (15/06) A spokesperson for the Mental Health Commission (MHC) told OUTinPerth funding is still available for Living Proud WA in the form of a grant, should they choose to reapply. “In 2016, through a competitive grant process, Living Proud were awarded a 13 month grant for the delivery of suicide prevention training and workshops […]

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Today is Wear It Purple Day! Take a stand against LGBTIQ+ bullying

Are you wearing purple today? Today is the sixth annual ‘Wear It Purple’ Day – an opportunity for people to show solidarity with  LGBTIQ+ young people at school, university and in the workplace. Since 2010, playgrounds, classrooms and offices have been awash with shades of violet and grape worn by those who stand against bullying […]

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Is your child gender diverse?

Is your child gender diverse?

Is your child gender diverse? If so, here’s a great chance to meet up with other parents of gender diverse children. The community group Transmen of WA is hosting a meeting for families who need support and assistance. The get-together to be held in West Perth on June 25th from 12:00pm – 2:30pm and will […]

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Curtin Uni publish support resource for trans students

Curtin University have released a new resource that provides support and advice for transgender students in tertiary education. The publication, ‘Trans Support’, specifically deals with the needs of people who are undergoing gender transition while attending university. Curtin’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Education Jill Downie says the guide is but one way Curtin was leading […]

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New study shows strong community support for gay men

New study shows strong community support for gay men

A new study out of Victoria’s Swinburne University of Technology has shown strong community acceptance of gay men in Australia. The report, entitled ‘Support for gay men: An Australian study’ surveyed just under 600 heterosexual identifying people and found that 87% of Australians would support and accept a gay male friend, while 74% support same-sex […]

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Prostate Cancer: Support for Gay Men

When local Perth man Peter Bastow got the call informing him he had prostate cancer, just days before his birthday no less, he was understandably devastated. “It was like someone had dropped a bomb on me,” he said “it was a big deal and I felt isolated and alone.” After the initial shock had subsided […]

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