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Conversion, hate speech and law reform top priorities in election survey

Conversion, hate speech and law reform top priorities in election survey

National LGBTQIA+ advocacy group just.equal have released results of their recent survey ahead of the state election here in Western Australia. Respondents to the survey have ranked tackling conversion practices, anti-vilification protections and law reform to improve the lives of trans, gender diverse and intersex folks as their top concerns. Removing special religious exemptions for […]

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LGBTQIA+ community survey slams WA government services

LGBTQIA+ community survey slams WA government services

Newly formed LGBTQIA+ rights organisation Rainbow Futures WA (RFWA) have shared the findings of an online survey they conducted in the lead up to WA’s state election sharing that the results highlight how improvements need to be made to most government services. The majority of all respondents said all government services need to do better […]

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Liberal leader Zak Kirkup stops candidate speaking about her views

Liberal leader Zak Kirkup stops candidate speaking about her views

Liberal leader Zak Kirkup has stepped in and stopped Victoria Park candidate Amanda-Sue Markham from answering questions about her views on homosexuality. At a media call this morning Channel Nine reporter Jacqueline Robson asked Markham about her husband’s publicly shared views on homosexuality, but before she could respond the leader stepped in and stopped her […]

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LGBTIQ+ advocates ask WA parties to outline policies ahead of 2021 election

LGBTIQ+ advocates ask WA parties to outline policies ahead of 2021 election

LGBTIQ+ advocacy group just.equal have written to all party leaders in Western Australia ahead of the state election asking them to support six key law and policy reforms. WA spokesperson, Brian Greig, said just.equal was focusing its leaders survey on particular LGBTIQ+ issues where WA had fallen behind other states. “With the election just 11 weeks […]

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State Election 2021: Rainbow Futures WA want to hear from you

State Election 2021: Rainbow Futures WA want to hear from you

With a state election just around the corner, newly formed LGBTQIA+ advocacy group Rainbow Futures WA (RFWA) want to hear from you. RFWA has grown out of a series of community gatherings and events, bringing together members of LGBTQIA+  groups and individuals around the state with a shared mission to ensure the long term viability […]

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Senator Dean Smith triumphs as he moves up on the Liberal ticket

Senator Dean Smith triumphs as he moves up on the Liberal ticket

Senator Dean Smith has been moved up the Liberal party’s senate ticket for the next federal election, he’ll now hold the number two spot on the ticket behind Senator Michaela Cash. The new arrangements were triggered by the retirement of Senator Mathias Cormann. It has been reported that the powerful Christian lobby within the WA […]

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Youth Pride Network set their sights on WA’s 2021 state election

Youth Pride Network set their sights on WA’s 2021 state election

LGBTQIA+ youth advocacy group Youth Pride Network (YPN) have set their sights on the next state election, and the organisation wants to hear what issues young LGBTQIA+ West Australians want on the agenda. YPN have launched a survey to gauge the needs and aspirations of LGBTQIA+ folks in WA under the age of 25, as […]

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WA amends laws to end forced divorce for trans and gender diverse people

WA amends laws to end forced divorce for trans and gender diverse people

Transgender and gender diverse Western Australians will no longer have to divorce their partners in order to have their gender legally affirmed after the upper house passed new legislation yesterday. The previous legislation prevented trans and gender diverse people from being able to have their gender recognised on official documents if they were married to […]

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Politicians in no rush to address forced divorce for transgender people

Politicians in no rush to address forced divorce for transgender people

This week marks one year since Australia said YES to marriage equality. In a little over a month’s time, it’ll be a full year since the federal parliament finally passed the laws allowing same-sex couples to wed. While same sex couples have been able to move forward, plan weddings and celebrate their relationships – transgender […]

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Greens WA call on state government to address religious exemptions

Greens WA call on state government to address religious exemptions

The Greens spokesperson for Sexuality and Gender Identity Alison Xamon is urging the WA government to act on the immediate issue of religious exemptions. The MLC is also calling for the McGowan Labor government to commit to a comprehensive response to addressing discrimination in Western Australia, following the release of the Equal Opportunity Commission’s Annual […]

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