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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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rainbow families gay parents

Western Australia’s “outdated” surrogacy and reproductive technology laws discriminate against gay couples and should be changed, a review of the legislation has recommended. In January last year, the state government announced an independent review of WA’s assisted reproductive technology and surrogacy legislation. The review’s report by Deakin University associate professor Sonia Allan was released last …

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CSIRO radio telescope

National science agency CSIRO has lit up its Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope in rainbow colours ahead of their staff’s participation in their first Sydney Mardi Gras parade. In the stunning photo, the radio telescope’s antennas are lit by portable white LED lights placed on the ground in front of each antenna, …

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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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forced transgender divorces

Transgender people in Western Australia will be able to stay married to their partners when they affirm their gender on their birth certificate under legislation passed by the state government on Tuesday. Under the previous law, trans people needed to be unmarried before their birth certificate can be updated, essentially requiring them to make a …

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Western Australian LGBTIQ publication OUTinPerth has announced it will stop printing its monthly magazine, as editors and owners Graeme Watson and Leigh Andrew Hill shift their focus to their online audience. Watson and Hill (pictured) announced the “difficult decision” in a post on OUTinPerth’s website this week. “While the print edition of OUTinPerth is still …

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The Western Australian Museum has defended its acquisition of a toilet door featuring one of the state’s historical glory holes, saying it is the museum’s 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 south-east of Perth, that was …

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Rainbow Rights WA

Western Australia has passed laws to allow people charged under unjust homosexual laws to have the convictions removed from their criminal records. 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 their employment, travel and adoption. While people affected …

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rainbow families gay parents

The Western Australian government has introduced a bill to reform the state’s surrogacy laws, removing a ban on access to altruistic surrogacy arrangements for male same-sex couples in the state. Western Australian Health Minister Roger Cook said by providing gay couples and single men access to non-commercial surrogacy arrangements in the state, the government would …

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Quentin Van Meter Anti Transgender Academic

A US academic who says transgender people are mentally ill and have “a delusional disorder” has had a speaking event at the University of Western Australia cancelled. The university announced it had cancelled the talk by controversial US pediatric professor Pediatric endocrinologist Quentin Van Meter, organised by the conservative Australian Family Association, on Friday. Van …

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