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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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ReachOut survey shows 1/4 of school students face bullying

Results of a new survey released by youth mental health organisation ReachOut show that almost one in four young people have been bullied in the past 12 months. The organisation gathered information from 1000 Australians between the ages of 14-25, with 500 male and 500 female-identifying participants from regional and metropolitan areas. 22.9% of respondents […]

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Take a look a ‘Cosmos’ a short film about coming of age

Alexan Kevork Sarikamichian has had a successful career as a film producer, movies he’s been involved in have been shown at some of the world’s biggest film festivals. Now the Argentinian born filmmaker is turning his hand to directing and has started making music videos and a stunning short film called Cosmos. The film features […]

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Pinnacle Foundation revamps board

Pinnacle Foundation revamps board

The Pinnacle Foundation, under the leadership of Paul Zahra, has announced several new board members as the organisation looks to strengthen it’s leadership team and provide more opportunities for LGBT+ youth. After issuing over 50 scholarships around Australia in the last two years, Pinnacle has ambitions to help even more vulnerable LGBT+ youth in future […]

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Jordan Bruno reaches out to LGBTIQ youth with fundraising cookbook

Jordan Bruno reaches out to LGBTIQ youth with fundraising cookbook

Jordan Bruno and his mother Anna won hungry hearts around the nation on the seventh series of Seven’s reality series, My Kitchen Rules. Though the Bruno’s didn’t take out the major prize, Jordan has become one of the program’s most successful graduates. The openly gay cook has used the platform to grow his social media […]

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Today is Wear It Purple Day! Take a stand against LGBTIQ+ bullying

Are you wearing purple today? Today is the sixth annual ‘Wear It Purple’ Day – an opportunity for people to show solidarity with  LGBTIQ+ young people at school, university and in the workplace. Since 2010, playgrounds, classrooms and offices have been awash with shades of violet and grape worn by those who stand against bullying […]

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