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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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Alison Xamon: Why WA’s Equal Opportunities Act needs to change

It remains lawful for private religious schools in Western Australia, including those receiving taxpayer funding, to sack lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer staff, simply because of who they are.  It is also legal for religious schools to expel LGBTIQ students and to refuse enrolment to the children of same sex parents. It has […]

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Mark McGowan to be first WA Premier to march in Pride Parade

Mark McGowan to be first WA Premier to march in Pride Parade

Premier Mark McGowan will take the title of first WA Premier to march in the Pride Parade when he takes to the streets this year. McGowan also joined in the celebrations as Opposition Leader, marching with Rainbow Labor WA last year. The Premier says he is honoured to walk in unity with the LGBTIQ community. […]

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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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