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Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas offers new apology over gender comments

Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas offers new apology over gender comments

When OUTinPerth broke the story regarding the comments yesterday, Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas said he and co-host Steve Mills had not intended to be offensive. “If anyone was offended that was not our intention, and I would apologise.” Zempilas told OUTinPerth. “I absolutely understand that it’s an individuals right to identify the way that they […]

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Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas: “If you have a penis, you’re a man”

Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas: “If you have a penis, you’re a man”

Warning: This article contains statements that some readers may find confronting. Perth’s new Lord Mayor has shared his thoughts on trans, gender diverse and intersex bodies and identities, telling listeners of his radio show “If you’ve got a penis, mate, you’re a bloke. If you’ve got a vagina, you’re a woman.” On the 6PR Breakfast […]

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TransFolk of WA announce Pay It Forward Binder Program

TransFolk of WA announce Pay It Forward Binder Program

TransFolk of WA have announced a new program to support trans, gender diverse and non-binary people ahead of GiveOUT Day this Friday. The Pay It Forward Binder Program aims to support those who need essential binders, but may not be able to afford them or look to unsafe practices. “Many trans masculine, gender diverse and […]

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Inclusive Education WA funding ends without renewal

Inclusive Education WA funding ends without renewal

Inclusive Education WA (IEWA), Western Australia’s rebranded version of the Safe Schools program, will no longer be funded after October 31st 2020. In 2018, the program announced a new name following criticism from conservative groups after its initial launch, state election campaigns and throughout the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey. The WA Department of Education has confirmed that the […]

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Celebrate Trans Day of Visibility online with TransFolk of WA

Celebrate Trans Day of Visibility online with TransFolk of WA

Each year March 31st marks Transgender Day of Visibility, a special day to celebrate, recognise and raise awareness of the trans and gender diverse communities around the globe. Originally an initiative of transgender activist Rachel Crandall in 2009 held in Michigan, the celebration has taken off across the world and ceremonies and events are now […]

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TransFolk of WA share thanks as community offers space in Pride parade

TransFolk of WA share thanks as community offers space in Pride parade

TransFolk of WA have shared their thanks to local community members who have offered up space in this year’s Pride Parade. The donations of wristbands come after many learned this week that Pride WA would be restricting numbers during this year’s march, citing health and safety concerns. Alyce Schotte, TransFolk of WA Chair, sent out […]

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Tune in to ‘All Things Queer’ on RTRFM for the latest local news

Tune in to ‘All Things Queer’ on RTRFM for the latest local news

Tune in to All Things Queer on RTRFM 92.1 at 11am this morning for the latest LGBTIQ+ news. On today’s program Harriet Kenny and Elle Cee will be joining in the studio by Veronica Jean Jones. Plus Leigh Andrew Hill chats to Bears Perth about the Mr Bear Perth competition at Connections Nightclub this weekend. Alyce Schotte […]

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TransFolk of WA founder Nick Lawrence steps down from chair role

TransFolk of WA founder Nick Lawrence steps down from chair role

Nick Lawrence has announced his resignation from the position of Chairperson at TransFolk of WA. Lawrence, who founded TransFolk of WA, said he was sad to leave the position, but is excited about all the important work he will continue to do within the organisation. “It has been an enormous privilege to found an organisation […]

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Queer to Air: Find out more about TransFolk of WA

Queer to Air: Find out more about TransFolk of WA

The Freedom Centre are releasing an episode of their Queer to Air podcast each day during Pridefest. The series is created by young people who utilise the LGBTIQ+ youth centre and explores a range of topics relating to promoting good mental health. In this episode Transfolk of WA are featured. Listen to the whole series on Soundcloud and via iTunes. Do you need […]

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Lifeline WA hosts Pride panel to talk about LGBTQI+ crisis support

Lifeline WA hosts Pride panel to talk about LGBTQI+ crisis support

For the 50+ attendees at the Lifeline WA Pride Panel on Tuesday 6 November, there was a clear message presented by the 8 panelists from a range of LGBTQI+ organisations – In order to support LGBTQI+ people in crisis, there needs to be a greater understanding of the difficulties faced by LGBTQI+ people. LGBTQI+ people […]

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