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Teenagers appear in court over alleged Grindr assault and robberies

Eight teenagers have appeared in Perth Children’s Court in relation to a series of alleged assaults and robberies that occurred in Perth’s northern suburbs in July. It has previously been outlined that the high school students allegedly led men to parks using dating apps before committing the assault and robberies. Two of the teenagers pleaded […]

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Study finds gay youth are using hook-up apps

Study finds gay youth are using hook-up apps

A new study has revealed that many teenager boys who are gay or bisexual use hookup apps including Grindr and Scruff to make connections with their surrounding LGBTI community and meet other queer people. The study is one of the first to look into teenagers use of mobile dating apps and is published in the¬†Journal […]

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AEC says only people over 18 will be included in postal survey

AEC says only people over 18 will be included in postal survey

The Australian Electoral Commission has squashed speculation suggesting that sixteen and seventeen year old Australians may get the opportunity to take part in the government’s proposed postal survey on marriage equality. It had been suggested that the government may have inadvertently included younger voters because it’s instructions on the national marriage survey described that it […]

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Australians are watching pornography at increasingly younger ages

Australians are watching pornography at increasingly younger ages

A new study has revealed that Australian teenagers are watching pornography at increasingly younger ages, and LGBT+ teens are looking for porn earlier than their peers. The ABC has highlighted a new study from Dr Megan Lim at The Burnet Institute who has found that all young men in her study had seen pornography and […]

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Bibliophile: Becoming Nicole

Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nutt Atlantic Books Identical twins, Jonas and Wyatt, were adopted at birth by American couple Wayne and Kelly Maines. While they looked the same, their different personalities soon emerged. Two year-old Wyatt loved dancing in front of the mirrored oven door in a sequined pink tutu while Jonas preferred playing […]

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Call for Legal Changes Following Transgender Suicide

Call for Legal Changes Following Transgender Suicide

After transgender teenager Leelah Alcorn took her own life last week, activists have begun calling for legislation to protect gender diverse youth. 17 year old Alcorn died by suicide on the morning of December 28th in her home town of King’s Mill, Ohio. She scheduled a letter to be posthumously published on her Tumblr account, […]

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