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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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Author of The Gender Fairy responds to Marriage Coalition advert

Author of The Gender Fairy responds to Marriage Coalition advert

Jo Hirst, author of the children’s book The Gender Fairy, has responded to the Coalition for Marriage using her book in their latest advertising campaign. In a statement Hirst said the lives of young transgender children should not be brought into the marriage debate. “This survey is about who will have the right to enter […]

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Landmark study into trans youth finds high risks of suicide and self harm

A ground-breaking survey by the Telethon Kids Institute in Perth has found trans young people are at high risk for suicide and are approximately 10 times more likely than other young Australians to experience serious depression and anxiety. The landmark research not only surveyed trans youth but also investigated the experiences and needs of their […]

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Bryan Stewart takes over as Freedom Centre Coordinator

Bryan Stewart takes over as Freedom Centre Coordinator

Bryan Stewart has been appointed as the new coordinator of the Freedom Centre. Stewart told OUTinPerth that he was excited to be taking over the role from his long time mentor Dani Wright-Toussaint. With a background in Psychology and education Stewart first became involved with the LGBTI+ youth centre back in 2008, before becoming a […]

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National Youth Week: Queer in the Year 2017

In my first grade class, my teacher asks us what we want to be when we grow up. I say ‘A BOY!’ and everybody laughs. I don’t say those words again for a decade. Growing up, I never hear the word transgender, only tomboy. With my ripped jeans and flat chest, I wear ‘tomboy’ like […]

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Four teens charged over Canberra ‘blackmail’ scam

Four teens charged over Canberra ‘blackmail’ scam

Four teenagers have been arrested and charged over an alleged blackmail scam in Canberra. The youthful foursome, which includes two brothers, are accused of targeting gay men through online dating apps. Last month concern was raised regarding reports that gay men were being extorted after making connections via hook-up apps. ACT based organisation The AIDS […]

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