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Perth trans teenager given two funerals after parents argue over gender

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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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RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under star Scarlet Adams has issued an apology after photos of her wearing blackface resurfaced. On Friday, Indigenous drag performer Felicia Foxx posted the photos of Scarlet to Instagram, criticising the Perth drag queen’s previous racist costumes. “I apologise in advance as some of this content can be distressing. I deeply …

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Last weekend we finally found out the amazing Australian and Kiwi drag queens competing on the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under. Art Simone, Karen from Finance, Maxi Shield, Coco Jumbo, Jojo Zaho, Etcetera Etcetera, and Scarlet Adams all confirmed this month they’re appearing on the show. Joining the seven Aussies are also …

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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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Rideshare company Ola has suspended one of its Perth drivers, after a viral video shows him kicking a gay couple out of his car. Anthony Price (pictured left), who performs in WA as drag queen Scarlet Adams, posted footage of the incident to his Facebook page. He claimed the driver kicked he partner Jordan Hitch …

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An Australian bookstore has said it will remove JK Rowling’s books from shelves as a show of support for the transgender community. The Harry Potter author has faced backlash for much of the year over her transphobic Twitter commentary on gender and trans people’s access to identification and healthcare. This week, Rowling faced more criticism …

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LGBTIQ nightclubs and bars across Australia have reacted to the federal government’s new coronavirus crowd bans, with some closing their doors indefinitely. On Wednesday (March 18), the federal government banned non-essential indoor gatherings of more than 100 people as Australia responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. In Brisbane, The Sportsman Hotel said as of Wednesday they …

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A barrister representing the Christian Brothers told a Perth court an abuse victim raped multiple times as a child deserved a lesser payout because he came from a poorer family. The ABC reports Bettina Mangan told Judge Mark Herron it seems ‘illogical and unfair’ but that the man had a lower earning potential because of …

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Sir Elton John called out two security guards in an expletive-filled onstage tirade during his Perth concert on Sunday night. The music icon is in Australia for the local leg of his mammoth Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. During his three-hour concert at HBF Park, two security guards apparently moved to eject a female concertgoer. …

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