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perth lord mayor basil zempilas

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 …

perth gay couple kicked out of ola

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 …

abuse victim Christian Brothers

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. …

Perth DJ Roscoe holyoake charged with kidnap attempt

A Perth DJ and former Pride WA committee member has been arrested in San Francisco and charged with kidnapping and child endangerment after allegedly attempting to snatch a toddler in the street. Roscoe Bradley Holyoake, known professionally as DJ Roski, allegedly tried to grab the two-year-old boy as the child walked with his mother on …

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WA Police have urged potential victims of an alleged sex predator, accused of indecently assaulting vulnerable men he drove home from Perth nightspots, to come forward. Brendon Quintin Webb, 41, has been charged with two counts of indecent assault but police have alleged the alleged attacker has “quite a few” other victims. Police allege a …

The Court Hotel

Management at Perth pub The Court Hotel have responded to a petition by members of the local LGBTIQ community who say the longstanding gay venue is no longer safe for its queer patrons. The Change.org petition, which has close to 2000 signatures, have called on the venue to crack down on homophobic behaviour or remove …

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