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Jax Jacki Brown speaks about disability and sexuality

Jax Jacki Brown speaks about disability and sexuality

Disability advocate Jax Jacki Brown spoke about the intersection of disability and sexuality at the opening of the 2018 Australian Ally Conference in Perth on Thursday. Brown reflected on The Politics of Pashing, an article she wrote for Archer magazine about pashing in public. The article featured an image of Brown in her wheelchair locking lips […]

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Giving group The Channel support disability and sexuality project

Giving group The Channel support disability and sexuality project

Community giving program The Channel has selected a program that aims to help people with disabilities breakdown barriers relating to sexuality as its project to fund in 2018. New South Wales based Northcott Innovation‘s Velvet Expressions seeks to tackle one of societies last remaining taboos – disability and sexuality. Velvet Expressions aims to give a voice […]

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Australian film ‘Pulse’ gets its first international screening

Australian film ‘Pulse’ gets its first international screening

Australian film Pulse has had its first international screening and caught the attention of film industry bible Variety. The no-budget film, created by filmmakers Daniel Monks and Stevie Cruz-Martin, was screened at the Busan Film Festival in South Korea. The film was previously screened at the Sydney Film Festival. The film is about a young gay man […]

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Look left, look right: Intersectionality in the queer community

Look left, look right: Intersectionality in the queer community

Intersectionality is the belief that systems of oppression are fundamentally interconnected and because of this they cannot be examined separately from one another.  Intersectional identities exist in infinite and complex combinations, each layer of identity adding multiple opportunities for exposure to discrimination. As a white, cisgender lesbian my intersectionality exposes me to homophobia and sexism, […]

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Applications for disability forum close soon

Applications for disability forum close soon

Are you LGBTIQ and living with a disability? Maybe you’re the partner or carer of a person with a disability? There’s just days left to apply for the LGBTI Health Alliances Lived Experience Forum. They’re bringing together LGBTIQ people living with disability from around Australia for an in-person meeting with the National Disability Insurance Agency […]

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Local filmmakers bare it all in ‘Marrow’

Local filmmakers bare it all in ‘Marrow’

Queer Aussie filmmakers Daniel Monks and Stevie Cruz-Martin have just released their latest short, ‘Marrow’, in honour of International Day of Disability. ‘Marrow’ stars creator Daniel Monks, who has a physical disability of his own, stripping for the camera. Daniel says his intention is to challenge preconceptions of people with disabilities. “Disabled bodies are so often […]

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Always Colourful Dave

Always Colourful Dave

The LGBTIQ community is made up of many different and vibrant characters. This month we got to know Colourful Dave a little better. You’ve probably seen Colourful Dave at Fairday or The Court Hotel, he’s pretty easy to spot because he’s never gone out in a sedate outfit.   Meeting Colourful Dave at his home I […]

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Living as a Double Minority

Living as a Double Minority

As members of the rainbow community we all at one stage experience oppression, discrimination, and marginalisation.   We are a minority group; with just one of us per ten of the Australian population. Many of us fall into another minority sector; according to Clint Little, Jim Morrison and Wendy Hendry – being a member of more […]

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