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The Term ‘lgbti’ Confuses Desire, Behaviour And Identity – It’s Time For A Rethink

The term ‘LGBTI’ confuses desire, behaviour and identity – it’s time for a rethink

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Desire, behaviour and identity are distinct, and do not always overlap. AAP/David Moir The rise of sexually transmissible diseases made front-page news in The Age, which tried to make sense of the rise among “gay men” and...
Sunday Essay: The Myth Of The Ancient Greek ‘gay Utopia’

Sunday essay: the myth of the ancient Greek ‘gay utopia’

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The Fall of the Titans, Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem, circa 1590. Wikimedia In recent years, we have seen significant advances won for LGBT rights through hard-fought legal cases and well-targeted political campaigns. Yet it is...
How The Same-sex Marriage Vote Will Impact On Human Rights And Democracy

How the same-sex marriage vote will impact on human rights and democracy

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Supporters of the ‘yes’ vote celebrate the result at a street party outside the Victorian Trades Hall in Melbourne. AAP Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s promise of same-sex marriage by Christmas will almost certainly be honoured....
THE ROAD TO SAME-SEX MARRIAGE SUPPORT HAS BEEN LONG – AND THE FIGHT ISN’T OVER YET

The road to same-sex marriage support has been long – and the fight isn’t...

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People celebrate the results of the same-sex marriage postal survey in Melbourne. AAP Image/Luis Enrique Ascui Wednesday's same-sex marriage survey results represent a moment of extraordinary change. It is well within living memory that...
AUSTRALIANS VOTE OVERWHELMINGLY TO LEGALISE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

Australians vote overwhelmingly to legalise same-sex marriage

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Supporters of same-sex marriage in Melbourne celebrate the Yes result. David Crosling/AAP Australia should have same-sex marriage legalised by Christmas after an overwhelming 61.6% “yes” vote in the voluntary postal ballot, to 38.4% for...
what economics has to say about same-sex marriage

What economics has to say about same-sex marriage

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If people want commodities like: love, company, doing tasks together, they are better off if marriage is permitted. David Crosling/AAP Love and companionship make most people happy and generally represent two of the key...
marriage equality – why a yes vote is important

Marriage Equality – Why a YES vote is important

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An Editorial Now the papers for the non-binding vote on marriage equality have started to be delivered and with them, comes a very important decision. Do you vote YES to the right of people to marry...
marriage vote : how advocacy ads exploit our emotions in divisive debates

Marriage vote : how advocacy ads exploit our emotions in divisive debates

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The ‘Yes’ campaign’s first ad focused on the evidential flaws with the ‘No’ campaign’s ads. The same-sex marriage debate in Australia was always bound to be divisive and emotive. And as a public vote...
queen’s birthday street party – st kilda

Queen’s Birthday Street Party – St Kilda

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THIS SUNDAY 11 June 2017 all eyes will be on Fitzroy Street, St Kilda .... and this time, for all the right reasons! The Gatwick is now vacant and preparations for The Block 2018 are...
midsumma festival

Midsumma Festival

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The first quarter of the year has slipped by so quickly. All at Midsumma are excited to have now launched applications for our Midsumma Futures mentoring program. Help us spread the word amongst early career...