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The Western Australian parents of a transgender teenage boy have lost a legal appeal to regain custody of him after a court found they’d “verbally and emotionally” abused him over his gender identity. The transgender male, given the pseudonym TM by the courts, first came to the Western Australian Department of Communities’ attention in 2019. …

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Pride WA has said they won’t allow Western Australian businesses that fail to support their LGBTIQ employees to sponsor their Pride events, in a new policy tackling “queerwashing”. The group’s leaders made the “bold and risky” declaration this week in an open letter to businesses ahead of their upcoming November festival. They write, “The war …

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Two men allegedly pretended to be a gay couple before luring a woman to a public toilet in Perth, where they allegedly raped her, a court has heard. Alberto Nicoletti, 29, and Vincenzo Mineo, 36, appeared in Perth Magistrates Court on August 12, WA Today reported. The victim, aged in her 20s, told police that …

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Perth Theatre Trust (PTT) announced today it would allow the Australian Christian Lobby to hire state-owned facilities despite an earlier refusal to hire either the Albany Entertainment Centre or the Perth Concert Hall to the organisation. ACL attempted to book the venues for The Truth of It LIVE show featuring managing director Martyn Iles. However, PTT …

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The Australian Christian Lobby has threatened to sue after they were barred from holding a Western Australian event at a publicly-owned Albany venue. The Perth Theatre Trust, a government agency, operates several publicly-owned theatre venues across the state. Last month, the Trust reportedly barred the ACL from hiring the Albany Entertainment Centre or the Perth …

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Albany Baptist Church in Western Australia has defended an event that local LGBTIQ advocates have called dangerous LGBT “conversion therapy”. The church is hosting the event “Real Lives” on Thursday (May 27). The promotional flyer (above) promises “stories of hope and vision and dignity beyond LGBTQ+ and ideologies”. The ad also touts speakers who have …

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A 15-year-old transgender boy who died by suicide has been mourned at two separate funerals after his parents argued over his gender identity in court and split his ashes. The 15-year-old boy from Perth, who can’t be identified, died in hospital on March 4, days after attempting to take his life, the West Australian reported. …

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A Christian couple from Perth who believe homosexuality is a sin that people can “overcome” have sued a foster care agency for religious discrimination after they allegedly rejected the couple’s application over their religious views. Byron and Keira Hordyk have accused WA organisation Wanslea Family Services of religious discrimination after the devout Christian couple applied …

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Perth’s newly elected Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas has apologised after LGBTIQ advocates slammed “misinformed and demeaning” comments he made about the transgender community. Zempilas declared on his 6PR radio show on Wednesday genitals determined a person’s gender identity and it was “wrong” for someone to identify differently. “If you’ve got a penis mate, you’re a …

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Police have charged a Perth man with a child abuse offence after two vigilantes posed as a 14-year-old on Grindr and lured him to a park. WA Police said a man in his 20s created the fake Grindr profile, pretending to be a 14-year-old boy. The 61-year-old man from the south-east Perth suburb of Camillo …

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