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Perth gay man targeted for assault via Grindr dating app

Perth gay man targeted for assault via Grindr dating app

A 28 year-old Perth man has been violently assaulted after he was targeted through the Grindr dating app. On the evening of Friday 20th July the man began chatting with a another profile on the app, after a conversation they agreed to meet up. The man arrived at the agreed location and was lured to […]

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Daisy Cousens says Yes campaign will claim assault on Abbott is acceptable

Daisy Cousens says Yes campaign will claim assault on Abbott is acceptable

Political commentator Daisy Cousens says the YES campaign for marriage equality has turned into a campaign for retribution. Appearing on The Bolt Report on Sky News, Cousens said it beggared belief that the marriage debate had resulted in violence incidents. Discussing the alleged assault of former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, the journalist said people supporting marriage equality […]

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Greg Gould delivers heartbreaking video featuring Hannah Conda

Greg Gould delivers heartbreaking video featuring Hannah Conda

Singer Greg Gould has delivered a powerful new video alongside his version of En Vogue’s Don’t Let Go. Gould takes the ’90s anthem and transforms it into something much more subtle that the American RnB group’s original. The video shares a number of different stories about LGBTI people facing discrimination. It also includes an appearance by […]

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Massive survey of transgender people in the US highlights inequality

Massive survey of transgender people in the US highlights inequality

While bathroom usage stays at the forefront of discussion about transgender rights in the USA, a new study has highlighted the many different challenges faced by transgender people. Last week The Transgender Centre for Equality released one of the largest surveys ever conducted about transgender people’s lives. The survey was conducted in 2015 and 28,000 people […]

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Remembering Matthew Shepard: 18 years on

Remembering Matthew Shepard: 18 years on

Yesterday marked the 18th anniversary of the death of Matthew Shepard, a young gay man who was murdered in his home town of Laramie, Wyoming. The gruesome nature of Shepard’s case garnered international attention and raised awareness of hate crimes against the LGBT community, spurring action to fight for legal protections for queer and gender […]

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Queer radio station JOY 94.9 targeted by bomb threat

Queer radio station JOY 94.9 targeted by bomb threat

Australia’s only queer focused radio station, Melbourne’s JOY 94.9 was evacuated on Monday night after they received a bomb threat. In a statement the station confirmed that the premises were evacuated as per their emergency response plan. The community radio station’s volunteers were allowed to return to the studios after it had been cleared by […]

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ACL move conference after pressure put on hotel group

ACL move conference after pressure put on hotel group

The Australian Christian Lobby has been forced to relocate an event it has planned alongside other religious groups after the hotel booked for the event was inundated with complaints from marriage equality supporters. The event was expected to see around 100 people from Sydney Anglicans, Sydney Catholics, the Marriage ­Alliance and the Australian Christian Lobby […]

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New Zealand Trans Woman Attacked

New Zealand Trans Woman Attacked

A trans woman in New Zealand is in intensive care after being attacked by three unknown men on Saturday. The men reportedly attacked 33 year old Anahera Rangitaawa, also known as Angel, in Palmerston North when she was on her way home from a quilting exhibition, and she was found on the ground near the […]

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US Study Reports 21% Increase in Anti-LGBT Violence

US Study Reports 21% Increase in Anti-LGBT Violence

Equality Michigan has released the ‘Hate Violence Against LGBTQ and HIV affected Communities Report’, which was formed with data from the 14 anti-violence programs in 13 states of the US. The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programmes found that the rates of homicide in 2012 and 2013 were among the highest ever recorded. Nearly 90% of […]

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As I read in the last edition of OUTinPerth, of two young men being attacked (apparently) because they were presumed to be gay, I got to thinking of how things change but they don’t change. Apart from similar reports in recent years of other attacks on other gay men, in various settings including suburban streets, […]

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