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One Nation Twitter sh-tfight. Oh, the shade!

A great Twitter sh-tfight erupted this week between a former One Nation member of the West Australian Legislative Council and a former colleague. Parliamentarian Charles Smith quit the party over his “frustration” with the leadership. Smith regularly posts about ‘identity politics’ on social media, citing concerns about issues such as youthful drag queens, drag queen …

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OPINION: Five ways we still need to progress LGBTIQ rights in Australia

By Liam Elphick, University of Western Australia Wednesday, November 15 2017, Northbridge Plaza, Perth, 7.00am: “Yes responses, 7,817,247, representing 61.6% …” read the chief statistician of the Australian Bureau of Statistics, David Kalisch, on the big screen. The huge crowd erupted. Hugging, crying, comfort, joy. That was one of the happiest moments of my life, …

WA state museum adds historical glory hole to its collection

The Western Australian Museum has defended adding to its collection a toilet door from a gay beat featuring one of the state’s historical glory holes, saying the museum has a responsibility to represent the entire community. The artifact is a wooden toilet door with a hole cut through it from a train station toilet block …

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WA moves to allow gay men access to surrogacy

WA introduces a bill to reform the state’s surrogacy laws. It removes a ban on access to altruistic surrogacy arrangements for male same-sex couples in the state. Health Minister Roger Cook said by providing gay couples and single men access to non-commercial surrogacy arrangements in the state, the government would be “ensuring that our legislation …

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WA Government Announces Review Of Surrogacy Laws

WA surrogacy laws may soon allow same-sex couples to have children using surrogates following the announcement of a review into the state’s reproductive technology laws. WA Health Minister Roger Cook said the state’s laws were “out of step” with other Australian jurisdictions. “These laws are outdated in parts and are arguably not meeting current needs …

Western Australian government apologises to men convicted for homosexuality

The WA Government has apologised to hundreds of Western Australian men convicted under historical laws banning homosexual acts, with the state’s premier describing it as “active discrimination that ruined lives.” The state decriminalised consensual homosexual activity in March 1990 but those prosecuted under previous laws still have the convictions on their criminal records today, affecting …

WA LGBTI advocates have called on their state government to offer a parliamentary apology

WA LGBTI Advocates Call For Apology For Anti-Gay Laws

Western Australian LGBTI advocates have called on their state government to offer a parliamentary apology to gay men convicted under the state’s historic anti-gay laws. On Thursday, Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman gave an apology in the state’s parliament to LGBTI people convicted as legislation was introduced to wipe the criminal records of those convicted under …

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WA’S OUTinPerth needs your help

Western Australia’s LGBTIQ+ publication OUTinPerth has started a crowdfunding campaign to raise the money it needs to relaunch. After fourteen years of bringing news and culture to Western Australia’s LGBTIQ+ community, OUTinPerth was forced to stop the presses late last month when the company that owned the magazine was shut down. Leigh Hill and Graeme …

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GAY HATE CRIME: TWO JAILED FOR MURDER

The judge sentences two homophobic murderers to life behind bars for beating a gay man to death in a Perth public toilet. Warren Gerard Batchelor, 48, died in hospital two days after the brutal gay hate crime in November 2013. Mark Taylor, 43, and Daniel Wade Jones, 37, must serve a minimum of 21 years …

Alex MacFarlane 48year old is intersex and wanted a passport recognising it. QUIET trailblazer from Perth's Hills has become the first in Australia

X Marks the Spot for the first Intersex Issued Passport | Alex MacFarlane

Alex MacFarlane, an intersex person from Perth’s Hills has become the first in Australia and probably the world to hold a passport acknowledging that not everyone is male or female. Alex MacFarlane, 48, is intersex and wanted a passport recognising it. Women have a 46XX chromosome mix and men 46XY. Alex is 47XXY, a form of …

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