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Nominate someone for the WA Women’s Hall of Fame

Nominate someone for the WA Women’s Hall of Fame

Do you know an amazing person who should be added to the WA Women’s Hall of Fame Roll of Honour? The WA Women’s Hall of Fame was first established in 2011 in recognition of the Centenary of International Women’s Day, held annually on 8 March. The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to acknowledge […]

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Online seminar will explore U=U for women living with HIV

Online seminar will explore U=U for women living with HIV

In the lead up to World AIDS Day commemorations on 1st December, an Australian-first webinar led by women living with HIV will dispel outdated myths, highlighting the message that successful HIV treatment eliminates the risk of transmission of HIV to sexual partners. Known in shorthand as Undetectable=Untransmittable, or U=U, this webinar introduces audiences to more […]

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The life of Marie Curie is brought to the screen in ‘Radioactive’

The life of Marie Curie is brought to the screen in ‘Radioactive’

The life of scientist Marie Curie is brought to the screen with British actor Rosamund Pike in the leading role. Radioactive is based on a graphic novel by Lauren Redniss. Curie was the first woman to be awarded a Nobel prize in 1903 for her contributions to physics. At first the committee was only going to recognise […]

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Award-winning queer film ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ comes to Stan

Award-winning queer film ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ comes to Stan

An award-winning, critically acclaimed film from director Céline Sciamma has just landed on Stan, exploring the forbidden romance between two women in the late 18th century. French screenwriter and director Céline Sciamma’s body of work focuses on people as they become aware of their sexuality, those moments when sexuality and identity are formed and break free. […]

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Report: Greater risk of sexual violence among trans women of colour

Report: Greater risk of sexual violence among trans women of colour

A groundbreaking new report exploring the lived experiences of transgender women of colour living in Australia, reveals a greater risk of sexual assault both outside and at home. The research, published by Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety, and led by Western Sydney University’s Professor Jane Ussher, highlights the vulnerability of people living on […]

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I’m A Little Bi-Furious: Bi+ women and non-binary folk talk biphobia

I’m A Little Bi-Furious: Bi+ women and non-binary folk talk biphobia

In the 2015 comedy Me Him Her Gabbi, played by Emily Meade, is called a “fake lesbian” by her evil ex-girlfriend. Gabbi’s perceived crime? Falling for Cory, and being unwilling to take back the ex. In between the fairly standard “boy meets girl and hilarity ensues” formula, the film has some interesting discussions about identity. […]

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LGBTIQ+ women’s and femme health and wellbeing

LGBTIQ+ women’s and femme health and wellbeing

Recently I was discussing with a friend “discrete spaces” (for single sexual and gender identities) and whether the need for these exists in the way that it used to. Given what we know about sex, sexuality and gender being on a spectrum and that people can move along this throughout their lifetime, is it not […]

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The L Word reboot confirmed with new showrunner

The L Word reboot confirmed with new showrunner

The buzz around a much-anticipated reboot of beloved television series The L Word has intensified as the team announce a new showrunner for the program. Writer/director Marja-Lewis Ryan will take the helm of The L Word sequel, along with the original creator Ilene Chaiken as Executive Producer and actors Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig and Leisha Hailey. “Ilene […]

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Tony Abbott proposes taking plebiscite to the next election

Tony Abbott proposes taking plebiscite to the next election

Tony Abbott thinks the government should stick with the current policy of a plebiscite, and even take it to the next election. “If it was good to put to the people at the last election, I don’t see why it wouldn’t be good to put it to the people at the next election,” Abbott told Sydney […]

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Book your spot at the Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women’s Health Conference

Book your spot at the Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women’s Health Conference

Registrations are now open for the 2017 Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer (LBQ) Women’s Health Conference which will be held in Sydney in July. The conference will feature a line-up of speakers and influential voices addressing pertinent issues uniquely affecting a community whose needs are not always covered by mainstream approaches. Proudly co-presented by ACON and the […]

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