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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 …

Corey Webster

NBL’s Corey Webster finds out punishment for offensive post

NBL player Corey Webster has received a two-game ban by Basketball Australia after an offensive pride flag tweet was found to be in breach of their code of conduct. On Sunday night, the Perth Wildcats player responded to a Twitter X post featuring the Progress Pride flag. The tweet asked “What’s the first thing that …

Perth Wildcats NBL star Corey Webster and a rainbow flag tweet

Perth NBL star apologises for offensive rainbow flag tweet

Perth Wildcats NBL player Corey Webster has apologised for an offensive social media post about the LGBTQIA+ community. Corey (pictured above) was responding to a post on Twitter X with a picture of the rainbow pride flag. The post asked the question, “What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you see this flag?” …

Holden Sheppard published queer novel Invisible Boys in 2019, and it's being adapted into a Stan TV series

Holden Sheppard’s queer novel Invisible Boys to become TV series

Western Australian author Holden Sheppard’s award-winning queer novel Invisible Boys is being adapted into a ten-part TV series for Stan. Holden (pictured) published Invisible Boys in 2019. The novel explores the challenges faced by gay teenagers Charlie, Hammer and Zeke in the remote WA town of Geraldton after one of the tight-knit group is outed …

Narelda Jacobs publicity photo

Narelda Jacobs to host queer virtual town hall on Indigenous Voice

Labor Senator Louise Pratt and emcee Narelda Jacobs are hosting an LGBTQIA+ virtual town hall on the Indigenous Voice to Parliament this week. The free online seminar is on Wednesday evening (June 28) and will hear from three LGBTQIA+ First Nations advocates. “This event will focus on the Voice and its impact on our community,” …

Perth Drag Storytime supporters outnumber protesters

WA Drag Storytime supporters drown out protesters with gay anthems

A few hundred LGBTQIA+ supporters have outnumbered and drowned out opponents of a Perth library’s Drag Storytime. Drag artist Cougar Morrison hosted the all-ages book-reading event at Maylands Library on Saturday. The event booked out weeks in advance. But opponents targeted the Drag Storytime in the lead-up, sending hateful messages to those involved and vowing …

Gay man Adrian Lea violently assault ed in Northbridge, Perth

Man charged over alleged homophobic assault in Perth

Perth Police have arrested and charged a 26-year-old man with a string of offences after an alleged homophobic attack on two men in Northbridge last weekend. Adrian Lea (above) told Nine News shortly after midnight on Sunday morning, a group of men approached him and a friend, questioning them about their sexuality. The group then …

Gay man Adrian Lea violently assault ed in Northbridge, Perth

‘Blindsided’: Two men violently attacked in gay bashing

A Perth man says he and a friend were victims of a violent gay bashing in the city’s nightlife district in Northbridge. Nine News reported Perth man Adrian Lea and a friend were walking the 400 metres between Perth queer venues The Court Hotel to Connections Nightclub, a typical trip for the city’s queer pubgoers. …

foster parents Keira and Byron Hordyk

Damages to Christians over rejection as foster parents

A tribunal in Western Australia has awarded Christian couple Byron and Keira Hordyk damages over their rejection as foster parents because they believe homosexuality is a sin. Byron and Keira Hordyk applied to become short-term foster carers in 2017. Wanslea Family Services, an association contracted by the Western Australian government to assess foster carer applications, …

Western Australian Premier Mark Mcgowan government announces transgender reforms

WA government promises reform after trans folk stuck in legal limbo

Western Australia Attorney-General John Quigley has announced legislation to benefit transgender and gender diverse people amid a bureaucratic backlog of gender recognition applications. In WA, trans and gender diverse people must make an application to the state’s Gender Reassignment Board and be granted a Gender Recognition Certificate in order to be legally recognised. But after …

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