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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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Midnite Youth Theatre Company seek students for Midnite Monologues

Midnite Youth Theatre Company seek students for Midnite Monologues

The Midnite Youth Theatre Company have announced a new project open to students across Western Australia. Following the announcement they would be postponing their planned production of Romeo and Juliet, the local company have a new plan to keep young people connected and engaged. Midnite Monologues is a solo drama showcase open to any student in […]

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Applications now open for ADFAS Youth Arts Award

Applications now open for ADFAS Youth Arts Award

The Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society Perth have announced their inaugural Youth Arts Award has now opened the application process. The $1500 cash grant will be awarded to an individual or group for an arts practice outcome or experience that “demonstrates significant engagement and interaction.” The prize was announced on Saturday 30th November at […]

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Transgender pioneer Carlotta says she’s against hormones for teenagers

Transgender pioneer Carlotta says she’s against hormones for teenagers

Transgender pioneer Carlotta has shared her thoughts on transgender children receiving medical treatment. The cabaret performer was making her return to talk show Studio 10 when she shared that she is opposed to children and adolescents receiving puberty blockers or hormone treatment. The 78 year-old  performer also voiced her opposition to Victoria’s legislation that will allow transgender people […]

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Telethon Kids seek young people to help inform mental health research

Telethon Kids seek young people to help inform mental health research

Telethon Kids Institute’s Youth Mental Health team are looking for a diverse group of young people to help develop research into the mental health of LGBTIQ+ youth. The organisation is calling for LGBTIQ+ people between the ages of 12 and 25 to have their say about mental health in the LGBTIQ+ community. The team will […]

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Queer to Air: Perth LGBTIQ+ youth talk body image and masculinity

Queer to Air: Perth LGBTIQ+ youth talk body image and masculinity

Locally made podcast Queer to Air is in full swing, just releasing their fourth episode. In this episode Lewis, Jacob and Max chat about a masculine perspective on body image in the first of two episodes on this topic. The podcast series created by The Freedom Centre is releasing one episode a day during PrideFEST […]

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Study shows sexuality and gender identity can begin at a young age

Study shows sexuality and gender identity can begin at a young age

A US study has shown that, for a small percentage of people, awareness of sexuality and gender occurs at a young age. Researchers at San Diego State University have found that some children are self identifying at nine and ten years old. While the majority of research to date has shown that people usually self-identify […]

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Study finds gay youth are using hook-up apps

Study finds gay youth are using hook-up apps

A new study has revealed that many teenager boys who are gay or bisexual use hookup apps including Grindr and Scruff to make connections with their surrounding LGBTI community and meet other queer people. The study is one of the first to look into teenagers use of mobile dating apps and is published in the Journal […]

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Photography book gets into the holiday spirit for the Freedom Centre

Richard Matias’ photography book LIBERATED is the perfect Christmas gift. The stunning project from the local photographer donates all of its profits to supporting LGBTI youth via The Freedom Centre. Matias is an expert at capturing the male form, with his work appearing in DNA Magazine, as well as being commissioned by 2Wink Australia, LOLOS […]

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The Freedom Centre are having an open night

The Freedom Centre are having an open night

The Freedom Centre is having an open day, and you’re invited to come down and see what goes on at the long running LGBTIQ+ youth centre. The centre is opening its doors to parents, professionals and anyone else who would like to come down and see what Freedom Centre is all about. The centre’s aim […]

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