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WA Labor accused of homophobia over Christopher Pyne post

WA Labor accused of homophobia over Christopher Pyne post

The WA Labor party has been accused of casual homophobia after posting a video which depicts retiring Liberal Minister Christopher Pyne as Queen singer Freddie Mercury. The short video which was posted to party’s social media platforms on Saturday superimposes the retiring Defence Minister’s head on the body of the late Queen singer as he […]

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Call for submissions in review of WA’s legal gender recognition process

Call for submissions in review of WA’s legal gender recognition process

Local LGBTI+ advocates are calling for submissions to support changes to existing Western Australian processes that allow legal recognition of one’s sex, gender or intersex status. The call comes following a discussion paper from WA Law Reform Commission investigating current state laws and processes regarding recognition of one’s sex, gender or intersex status, as well […]

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Law Reform Commission proposes changes to sex & gender laws

Law Reform Commission proposes changes to sex & gender laws

The WA Law Reform Commission has released a discussion paper exploring an extensive review of the state’s legislation regarding recognition of a person’s sex, gender and intersex status. The review follows a successful motion at last year’s state Labor conference to axe the Gender Reassignment Board. At present, Western Australians must apply to the Gender […]

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Mark McGowan delivers historic apology to LGBTI people

Mark McGowan delivers historic apology to LGBTI people

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has delivered a historic apology to LGBTI people. The Premier, on behalf of the government, apologised for past convictions for homosexuality, not only to those who fell foul of the laws, but those whose lives the threat of prosecution cast a shadow over. With members of all sides of politics […]

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Calls for more support for trans youth after mental health report

Calls for more support for trans youth after mental health report

Western Australian MPs and other organisations are working towards finding further support for trans and gender diverse youth after a new report from the Telethon Kids Institute. The Trans Pathways study has found trans young people are at high risk for suicide and are approximately 10 times more likely than other young Australians to experience […]

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WA Greens: Govt funding of LGBTI+ mental health is inadequate

The Greens have criticised the McGowan’s government’s recently announced commitment to increase funding to LGBTI+ mental health services in WA as “inadequate and half-hearted.” The government have allocated $30,000 to each Living Proud WA and the WA AIDS Council to assist WA’s LGBTI+ community with mental health needs ahead of the postal survey on marriage […]

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WA Labor accepts proposal to scrap the Gender Reassignment Board

The WA Labor party has voted in favour of a motion calling for the WA Gender Reassignment Board to be axed. The motion was among a host of changes put forward by Labor members at the party’s bi-annual conference which was held over the weekend. Improving equality across a range of different policy areas was […]

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State govt increase support for LGBTI+ mental health ahead of postal survey

Deputy Premier Roger Cook has today announced the McGowan Government will increase support for mental health services that support the LGBTI+ community ahead of the federal government’s postal survey on marriage equality. The Minister for Health and Mental Health revealed in a press release that his department cannot ignore the effect of the postal survey […]

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Premier Mark McGowan: “It’s Time. Vote Yes.”

Premier Mark McGowan: “It’s Time. Vote Yes.”

WA Premier Mark McGowan has reasserted his support for marriage equality in Australia while addressing the WA Labor conference this morning. McGowan echoed sentiments shared by Federal Labor Leader Bill Shorten yesterday, saying that now was the time to allow LGBTI+ Australians to marry the person they love. “My friends, there is another battle we […]

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Shorten gives marriage equality commitment at Labor conference

WA Labor are holding their state conference this weekend, where federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten delivered a passionate speech this morning. Arriving to ACDC’s┬áTNT, the ALP leader shook hands with WA Labor members as they welcomed him waving rainbow flags. Shorten touched on marriage equality within the first moments of his speech, explaining he spent […]

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