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jon kudelka/supplied all colours of the rainbow: why tasmania’s new gender identity laws are warranted

All colours of the rainbow: why Tasmania’s new gender identity laws are warranted

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Image: Jon Kudelka/supplied In late 2019, Tasmania became the first state to allow its citizens (especially transgender/agender people) to obtain a birth certificate that accurately reflects their gender identity. Given the novelty of the law,...
sunday essay: who was jeanne barret, the first woman to circumnavigate the globe?

Sunday essay: who was Jeanne Barret, the first woman to circumnavigate the globe?

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A modern portrait of Jeanne Barret disguised as a man, based on the author’s interpretation. Timothy Ide, Author provided In 1765, a young, peasant woman left a remote corner of rural France where her impoverished...
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...
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...
How The Histories Of Mardi Gras And Gay Tourism In Australia Are Intertwined

How the histories of Mardi Gras and gay tourism in Australia are intertwined

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Within a little more than a decade following the 1978 riot, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival and Parade nourished the emergence of a budding gay and lesbian tourism...

We’re Hiring | Opps for Artists | Cabaret Festival | Giveaways | and more...

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The cold snap this week has really got us missing Summer. Keeping rugged up and indoors during the rainy weather is a safe option but it can become a little melancholy. Don't worry... We have...
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...
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...
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...
‘treatments’ As Torture: Gay Conversion Therapy’s Deep Roots In Australia

‘Treatments’ as torture: gay conversion therapy’s deep roots in Australia

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Gay conversion therapy is often carried out in the name of religion. Shutterstock Less than six months after Australia voted to legalise same-sex marriage, the topic of gay conversion “therapy” reared its head in Victoria. A proposal to debate...