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Queensland MP restates his opposition to gay relationships

On Thursday night the Queensland parliament passed a new law that equalised the age of consent for anal intercourse. Previously the age of consent for men was higher that the age of consent for sexual relations between men and women. Queensland is the last state in Australia to bring in equal age of consent. The […]

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The power of a 10 minute conversation

The power of a 10 minute conversation

A study has shown that a ten minutes conversation can effectively change one in ten people’s views on transgender political issues. The technique was developed at the Los Angeles LGBT Center while they were campaigning to overturn California’s Proposition 8 law which, for a short period of time, made same marriage illegal. David Fleischer, the […]

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Long-time closeted character to come out on ‘The Simpsons’

Long-time closeted character to come out on ‘The Simpsons’

A much-loved character is due to come out after 27 years on Fox’s ‘The Simpsons’, growing the LGBT community in fictional Springfield. One of the longest-running gags in the decades long series is Waylon Smithers closeted, unrequited love for his oblivious, elderly boss Mr Burns. Now, the glaring tension of the dynamic will be dispelled to […]

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Landmark Indian Ad Features Lesbian Couple

Landmark Indian Ad Features Lesbian Couple

Indian clothing label Anouk Ethnic has released a television commercial featuring a lesbian couple preparing to meet one another’s parents. Within 10 days of its initial screening, the short film titled The Visit had tabulated over 3 million views across the globe. It is the first advertisement in India to feature a lesbian couple. India […]

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The Pink Triangle Remembered

The Pink Triangle Remembered

The taxi’s exhaust spewed out litres of oil and left its mark on the powder white snow as it headed back down the granite mountain. My sneakers struggled to hold a footing as I lumbered clumsily towards the towering entrance that had greeted so many, so many years before. For I had arrived in this […]

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James Clarke Wins WA Young Person of the Year

James Clarke Wins WA Young Person of the Year

Last night James Clarke was awarded WA Young Person of the Year in a ceremony presented by the Youth Affairs Council of WA and the Department of Local Government and Communities with support from Lotterywest. 17 year old Clarke was recognized for having overcome prejudice as an Aboriginal and out homosexual youth. He has been […]

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Gough Whitlam Has Died Aged 98

Gough Whitlam Has Died Aged 98

Gough Whitlam, Prime Minister of Australia from 1972 to 1975, died this morning at the age of 98. Whitlam is remembered for making a number of significant reforms during his three year reign as Prime Minister, notably lowering the voting age to 18 and making higher education free. He also first introduced Medibank, the predecessor […]

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Vatican Makes Progress on Acceptance of Gay Parishioners

Vatican Makes Progress on Acceptance of Gay Parishioners

The Roman Catholic Church appears to have adopted a more conciliatory tone towards homosexual people in a document revealed at the Pope’s synod this week. A synod is a meeting of the church called to discuss doctrine. Pope Francis had called a two week long synod to take place with bishops representing the Catholic Church […]

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Men on Men

Men on Men

The Project X course ‘Men on Men’ is starting soon. It’s a six week course for men who are same sex attracted to learn more about relationships, sexual health, coming out and a whole bunch of things. We chatted to Course Coordinator Gavin Tsai to find out more about the course. Who is the ‘Men […]

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Is homosexual a bad word?

Is homosexual a bad word?

Last week the New York Times highlighted that the word homosexual is falling out of favour with, well… homosexuals. In the article Professor George Chauncey, an academic from Yale University, argues that the word homosexual now sounds like your grandmother describing someone as a ‘coloured person’. In the article it’s highlighted that the New York […]

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