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Alter Boy get ready for a massive Perth Festival show

Alter Boy get ready for a massive Perth Festival show

  Local sensations Alter Boy are playing a massive show for the Festival Perth this Saturday. The six-person powerhouse, comprising three deaf/hard-of-hearing members, continues to influence a greater understanding of how deaf/hard-of-hearing individuals experience the power of music through their dark, shiny pop hits all performed in Auslan (Australian Sign Language). Celebrated for transforming the […]

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Polling shows Western Australians don’t support Religious Discrimination Bill

Polling shows Western Australians don’t support Religious Discrimination Bill

West Australians have shown themselves to be the strongest opponents of the federal government’s Religious Discrimination Bill. A survey by YouGov Galaxy has found a clear majority of voters do not support key sections of the contentious bill. The survey was conducted for lobby group Just Equal Australia. On a state-wide basis WA voters were […]

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On This Gay Day: How The West Australian described us in 1989

Why The West apology is 32 years late OPINION: Brian Greig In 1989, the West Australian government tried to decriminalise homosexuality. It had been 100 years since Oscar Wilde had been jailed under similar laws in the UK, but the imported anti-sodomy statutes from colonial times lived on here. All consenting sex between males was […]

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Another Liberal candidate questioned over anti-LGBTIQ views

Another Liberal candidate questioned over anti-LGBTIQ views

Liberal leader Zak Kirkup has stepped in and shut down questions about a candidates history of supporting anti-LGBTI views for the second time during the election campaign. It’s been revealed by Nine News that the Liberal candidate for Jandakot, Mihael McCoy, is a senior figure in the Kings Chapel Church. The church was founded by […]

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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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WA AIDS Council searches for a new name

WA AIDS Council searches for a new name

The Western Australian AIDS Council is welcoming suggestions for a new name for the organisation. More than 30 years after the organisation was formed its operations have grown to encompass a wide range of activities, many of which are not represented by their current name. In a video explaining their desire to rebrand the organisation […]

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Philip La Rosa returns with romantic new tune ‘Paradise’

Philip La Rosa returns with romantic new tune ‘Paradise’

Perth based musician Philip La Rosa has a brand new track and it’s one filled with romance. Paradise builds on the success his viral single Pride which was released in 2016. After collaborating the Banton Brothers, La Rosa released the single Drowning, which was produced by ARIA winning Taka Perry, to coincide with Mental Health Day 2018, […]

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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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Bibliophile | Louise Allan sings the song of two sisters in her latest novel

The Sisters’ Song by Louise Allan Allen & Unwin Although she now lives in Perth, Louise Allan grew up in Tasmania and this is where she sets her debut novel. Starting in 1926, when a meal could be made of bread and dripping and baths were a once a week occurrence, it follows the lives […]

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WA government announces funding boost to LGBTI Health

WA government announces funding boost to LGBTI Health

The Western Australian government has announced it will be providing $120,000 for the development of a LGBTI health strategy. Co-ordinated through the Department of Health, the strategy will provide a framework to raise awareness of the specific health and mental health challenges of LGBTI people. The funding will be used to engage relevant stakeholders and […]

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