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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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International Women’s Day | Refusing To Exist Quietly by Maddie Godfrey

Refusing To Exist Quietly    I am from a community of women who refuse to wilt like dying flowers, who braid ropes from their body hair and use it to pull each other up   I am from a community of women who rise with the resilience of their thighs   Thighs that are strong […]

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LUSH returns to Dyke The Halls for Christmas at Connections this Friday

LUSH returns to Dyke The Halls for Christmas at Connections this Friday

Connections Nightclub’s ladies only sundowner spectacular LUSH returns for a festive special edition this Friday evening. Girls who like girls are invited to Dyke The Halls under the mistletoe and enjoy a cocktail in the comfort of Connections’ Cocktail Lounge and Terrace. DJs Cinnamon and DAWS will be providing the soundtrack to the final LUSH […]

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Tegan and Sara found group to fight for equality for LGBTQ women

Tegan and Sara found group to fight for equality for LGBTQ women

Power pop duo Tegan and Sara have revealed a new foundation that will advocate for the rights of LGBTQ women and girls in North America. The Tegan and Sara Foundation has been established with the goal to “fight for economic justice, health, and representation for LGBTQ girls and women.” The out and proud identical twin […]

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Clare Bowditch on music, business and journalism

Clare Bowditch shares with me that always lets interviewers know how to pronounce her name. As there is often confusion between whether it’s Bowditch (sounding like a bow and arrow) or Bowditch (sounding like a Korean bun). Thirty seconds later as I turn the microphone on during RTRFM’s Artbeat program and I suddenly can’t remember […]

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Feminist Comedy, By Women, For Everyone

Perth has a lively comedy scene but a new night aims to tap into a specific audience, this month the aptly titled ‘Feminist Comedy Night’ has its third outing. Event organizer Alyce Wilson traded emails with us to bring us up to speed on why feminist comedy needs its own space. How would you describe […]

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Protests in Istanbul over murder of trans woman Hande Kader

Protests in Istanbul over murder of trans woman Hande Kader

Hundreds have rallied in the Turkish capital of Istanbul in response to the horrific murder of LGBTIQ+ activist Hande Kader. Kader, an advocate for the LGBTIQ+ community and the rights of sex workers, was found dead earlier this month in the Istanbul suburb of Zekeriyakoy. It has been reported that Kader was raped and mutilated before […]

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Lush – Connections all girls event is on Friday

Connections Nightclub are putting the LUSH into luscious with an evening for the girls who like girls (and a drink!) What better way to say goodbye to a long working week than sipping away on a cocktail and watching the sunset alongside your girlfriends in Perth’s most stylish cocktail bar. The first LUSH event for […]

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Author Ian McEwan: I can only think of people with penises as men

Author Ian McEwan: I can only think of people with penises as men

British author Ian McEwan has been criticised for recent comments he made about transgender people. McEwan has shared his thoughts about the recent debates about transgender people saying that he considers himself to be old fashioned and he can’t see someone who has a penis as being anything other than a man. Speaking at Britain’s […]

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Australian women’s festival prohibits transgender patrons

Australian women’s festival prohibits transgender patrons

An Australian festival for women has been criticised for banning transgender women from attending the event. Held annually on the outskirts of Melbourne, The Seven Sisters Festival is a three-day long women’s wellness festival which provides “a select few women with an extravagant wonderland to explore, grow and evolve.” Event organisers responded to a query […]

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