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western australia


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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family building

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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Mike Nahan

The Liberal Party of Western Australia Has pledged to pull funding from the state’s Safe Schools LGBTIQ anti-bullying program and redirect it towards rural education if elected. WA Opposition Leader Mike Nahan (pictured) told his party’s state conference the program would be defunded so as to keep regional schools in the state open, ABC News …

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Four Perth teenagers who allegedly created fake profiles on hookup app Grindr to lure and rob men will face court next month. Four students have been charged over the alleged scheme to lure older men to parks and mug them. In one of the incidents, one of the victims was allegedly assaulted by the teens. …

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Two regional Western Australian cities are planning to hold their very first LGBTI festivals in the coming weeks. The small WA town of Margaret River, three hours south of Perth, will hold its inaugural “Margi Gras” celebration next weekend. The free festival event will be held at Margaret River Cultural Centre Lawns on February 10, …

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Western Australian same-sex couples could soon be able to have children using a surrogate after has announced the government will review Western Australia’s laws regarding reproductive technology. 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 …

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