No Place to Be LGBTI

No Place to be LGBTI

Are you bullied at school or in the workplace?  Are you experiencing barriers to coming out?  Is youth suicide in the LGBTI community an invisible crisis?  A chance to have your say about what still needs changing 10 years after WA's historic gay and lesbian law reform. I want to hear your stories.  Let's do something together to bring about 100% equality.

Saturday 16 October, 2:00pm to 4:30pm in the Community Room at the Northbridge Piazza

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Fair Go For LGBTI Elders

What's it gonna be like when you get old?  Despite advances in law reform and gay pride, our LGBTI elders remain largely invisible to their care providersand also, are too often overlooked by our community.  This forum canvassesthe ongoing issuesand discrimination faced by LGBTI elders.

Sunday 30 October, 3:00pm to 4:00pm in the Community Room at the Northbridge Piazza

Stay on to see fundraising film Gen Silent at Paradiso at 5:30pm

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Mental Health Review — Statement by Parliamentary Secretary — Motion

Extract from Hansard
[COUNCIL — Wednesday, 28 September 2011]
Hon Helen Morton; Chairman; Hon Lynn MacLaren

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Australian Greens applaud Tasmania's marriage equality motion

The Australian Greens have welcomed the success of a motion on marriage equality moved by the Tasmanian Greens and supported by the state Labor party in the island state's parliament today. Read more »

Marriage Equality update

Hon Lynn MacLaren MLC has contacted WA Coalition MPs today to urge them to support amendments to the Marriage Act removing discrimination of same sex couples. Read more »

Liberal electorates should have voice heard on marriage equality

People living in Liberal electorates will have their voice silenced on the issue of marriage equality as a result of the Liberals practically ruling out a conscience vote on the issue, the Australian Greens have warned.

 "Today the Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Senator George Brandis, practically closed the door on allowing a conscience vote for Liberal members of Parliament," Greens' LGBTI spokesperson, Sen. Sarah Hanson-Young, said today.

"This is disappointing as the position on marriage equality should not be dictated by party politics and the voice of local communities should be heard. Read more »

Marriage equality protestors make their voice heard

Momentum keeps growing for equal marriage rights. The most recent Equal Love rally attracted hundreds of men and women of all ages. A march through the city followed passionate speeches in Forest Place.

Hon Lynn MacLaren MLC acknowledged the long hard work from many campaigners on law reform including Giz Watson MLC, John Hyde MLA and especially now Senator Louise Pratt.

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Seven years and still not equal! - Anniversary Rally for Marriage Equality

Aug 13 2011 13:00

LOCATION:    Forrest Place, Murray Street Mall, Perth CBD          
TIME:             Saturday August 13th, 1 - 3pm

Seven years since the Howard Government’s ban on same-sex marriage - WA Community members are still out, loud and proud against queerphobia and discrimination. Read more »

New survey shows opponents of marriage equality in the minority: Greens

The Greens say a new survey shows increasing support for marriage equality and contradicts a claim by an ALP backbencher that everyday Australians are against same-sex couples marrying the person they love.

"It's pleasing that 68 percent of people questioned say they think gay couples should be allowed to get married, which is up from 62 percent in October last year," Greens' marriage equality spokesperson, Sen. Sarah Hanson-Young, said today.

"Surveys such as this are proof that every time this question is asked, increasing numbers of Australians are in favour of same-sex couples having the marriage rights afforded to heterosexual couples.

"It's an unstoppable force for love and will result in Australia joining other progressive places such as Canada and New York state where same-sex couples have full legal rights to marry. Read more »

Perth Suburbs Ready For Gay Marriage

A new poll has revealed a majority of Perth’s suburban residents believe the Federal Government should allow same-sex marriage in Australia.

Sixty-five per cent of the 200 people surveyed agreed that the Gillard government should allow gay couples to marry. Read more »