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This Pride group’s rainbow banner was stolen but MP offered to help

Regional WA LGBTIQ+ group Albany Pride has welcomed a local MP’s offer of support after the group suspect vandals cut down and stole a rainbow banner promoting their upcoming festival. The group took to Facebook this week to share the “very sad” news that the approved banner was gone and appealed for information. “We’re so …

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan and Esther Foundation's Esther House, accused of conversion therapy

WA to ban conversion therapy after Christian ‘exorcisms’ exposed

The Western Australia government has vowed to ban conversion therapy after an inquiry exposed abuse and anti-gay “exorcisms” at a Christian-linked rehab facility. The Esther Foundation was a residential rehabilitation facility in Perth that claimed to provide support at Esther House for girls and women experiencing mental health and substance abuse issues. But earlier this …

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Christian group blasts Westfield for ‘homosexualising Christmas’

Homophobic Christian lobby group FamilyVoice Australia has criticised a Pride-themed Christmas event at Westfield shopping centres. Western Australia’s annual PrideFEST event is currently underway in the state. And this Saturday (November 19), the state’s Westfield shopping centres will take part in a special Santa photo day for rainbow families. Westfield partnered with Living Proud WA …

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Scott Morrison urges trust in God over government in wild sermon

Scott Morrison has called anxiety part of “Satan’s plan” and called for people to put their faith in God over governments and the UN in a sermon at Margaret Court’s church. The former prime minister travelled to Perth to mark the 27th birthday of tennis legend Court’s Pentecostal Victory Life Church on Sunday. Morrison said …

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Gay teacher quits Catholic school after students out him on TikTok

A Perth Catholic school teacher has said he was forced to quit his job after students outed him as gay in a cruel TikTok trend. The drama and history teacher anonymously told The West Australian that three months ago, the students had outed him in a viral game on the social media app. The cruel …

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan and Esther Foundation's Esther House, accused of conversion therapy

Gay conversion therapy ban needed after Christian rehab scandal

 LGBTIQ advocates urge the Western Australian government to comprehensively ban dangerous gay “conversion therapy”. After a Christian rehab facility’s residents alleged gay “exorcisms”. In WA, a state parliamentary inquiry is looking at shocking allegations of abuse and mistreatment at the Esther Foundation women’s rehabilitation centre in Perth. The centre, linked to Pentecostal churches, offered refuge …

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Christian rehab facility investigated over alleged abuse, conversion therapy

The Esther Foundation, a taxpayer-funded, Pentacostal-linked women’s rehab facility in Perth, will face a WA government inquiry after numerous allegations of abuse and mistreatment including harmful “gay conversion” practices. The Esther Foundation has operated in Perth since the mid-1990s, with ties to Perth’s Pentecostal churches. The Christian treatment facility was supposed to offer refuge and …

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Gay couple in Perth consider legal challenge against archaic WA law

Perth gay couple Scott Corbett and Chris Brain say they’re considering a legal challenge to laws banning gay couples from surrogacy in Western Australia. In Australian states and territories, only altruistic surrogacy is legal. This means a surrogate who agrees to carry a couple’s baby can’t be paid. But Western Australia is the only place …

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Perth man jailed for luring and violently bashing two gay men

A Western Australian court has sentenced Perth man Tyler Dean Borinelli to six and half years jail for his role in two violent assaults on gay men earlier this year. Borinelli (pictured), who has been in custody since April, separately used gay app Scruff to lure two gay men to isolated construction sites in the …

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Trans teen has win in WA custody case against ‘abusive’ parents

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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