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Perth's Pride WA group photo ahead of Gay Games 2030 bid

Sports clubs get behind Perth’s bid for 2030 Gay Games

Pride WA is leading Perth’s bid to host the 2030 Gay Games, the world’s most high-profile LGBTQIA+ sporting tournament. Every four years, the Gay Games draw tens of thousands of athletes and spectators to each host city around the world. The 2018 Games in Paris had over 10,000 athletes take part. For 2030’s event, organising …

Queer Liberation Boorloo hold a transgender rights rally in Western Australia

WA finally moves to reform Australia’s worst gender laws

The Western Australian government will introduce a bill to parliament this week to reform gender recognition laws in the state, which remain some of the worst in Australia. WA is the only Australian jurisdiction to still require trans people to go before a Gender Reassignment Board before updating their ID documents. Advocates have slammed this …

Albany Thomas Brough

Albany councillor Thomas Brough claims LGBT+ includes ‘minor attracted persons’

City of Albany councillor and emergency room doctor Thomas Brough used Tuesday night’s ordinary council meeting to platform anti-LGBTQIA+ rhetoric.  Dr Brough falsely claimed the wider community should be aware paedophiles, or what he dubbed “minor-attracted persons” were part of the “+” in the LGBTQIA+ acronym. “I would encourage people to look into what minor-attracted …

Perth Queer Film Festival Everything of Value

Perth Queer Film Festival releases 2024 program

The Perth Queer Film Festival has released its 2024 program, with the festival set to run from March 6-11, 2024. Artistic Director Mark Reid said the breadth and depth of films included in the program this year make for “some really unique and challenging queer narratives that will hopefully have you thinking, discussing and enjoying …

Albany Pride Festival

Albany Pride Festival 2024: Celebrating diversity, inclusion, & community

Albany Pride Festival is back for 2024, with two full weeks of Pride events for the local community.  Albany Pride Festival is one of WA’s biggest regional Pride Festivals, bringing together community from Albany/Kinjarling and beyond. The festival gives the LGBTQIA+ community and allies of Albany/Kinjarling region a time of celebration and visibility, and for …

Broome Mardi Gras Dance Party performers

‘Real change up here’: Broome Mardi Gras celebrates 10 years

One of Australia’s most remote pride festivals, Broome Mardi Gras, is proudly celebrating its 10th anniversary next month. Broome Pride founder Lucy Falcocchio moved to Broome in western Australia’s Kimberley region in 2009, originally just for a 12-month work contract. “You get here and you believe you’re the only gay in the village. I thought …

Jewish sperm donor shocked after rejection by lesbian couple

A Jewish hairdresser from Perth was shocked after a lesbian couple rejected him as a sperm donor over the Israel-Gaza conflict. The gay man, Jay Lazarus (above right), said he always wanted to be a sperm donor. He connected with the couple from Queensland online in October 2022. After taking the “daunting” step, Jay then …

Max Pick is concerned that Western Australia is lagging behind reform when it comes to trans people

It’s time for WA to stop gatekeeping trans identities

Western Australia is the only state in Australia where transgender people must apply to a medical review board before they can legally update their gender. It’s past due for that to change. WORDS Max Pick On paper, our community’s experiences couldn’t be more different. I’m a trans non-binary person – my experience may be a …

Equality Australia CEO Anna Brown

WA fails to deliver on trans rights in time for Pride

Western Australia has failed to deliver on its promise to scrap its Gender Reassignment Board as WA Pride comes to a close, leaving lives in limbo and plans on hold, according to national and local LGBTIQA+ rights advocates. The WA Government pledged to abolish the Gender Reassignment Board last December and remove the barriers faced …

David Goncalves elected to City of Perth council

Queer councillor sworn in wearing these fierce red heels

Category is ruby slipper realness! A newly-elected queer councillor in the City of Perth has worn red heels to their swearing-in ceremony. David Goncalves, who uses they/them pronouns, was one of four councillors elected in the local government polls in the Western Australian capital on October 21. And at their swearing-in ceremony at Council House …

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