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Hey loser! Urzila Carlson announces 2019 Australian tour

Hey loser! Urzila Carlson announces 2019 Australian tour

Award-winning comedian and Australia’s favourite South African New Zealander is heading back to Australia for a 2019 tour, and she reckons we’re losers! Urzila Carlson (Have You Been Paying Attention?!) is bringing her brand new show Loser to 10 cities and towns across Australia from March to June next year, kicking off with the Melbourne International Comedy […]

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Indonesian police arrest 10 women in LGBT+ crackdown

Indonesian police arrest 10 women in LGBT+ crackdown

Reports have emerged that ten women were arrested last weekend in Indonesia, accused of ‘being lesbians’. Reuters have revealed that police arrested the women in West Sumatra, after two of them were found to be kissing in a photo posted to Facebook. The incident follows a series of arrests and public punishments of LGBT+ people […]

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Hinch – strip funding from schools that exclude gay staff and students

Hinch – strip funding from schools that exclude gay staff and students

Senator Derryn Hinch has announced that he will move a motion calling for school that turn away gay students or teachers to be stripped of their commonwealth funding. “I will move a notice of motion in the Senate [on] Monday calling for any private school that discriminates against a teacher or student on sexuality grounds […]

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Is Showtime’s reboot of ‘The L Word’ still going ahead?

Is Showtime’s reboot of ‘The L Word’ still going ahead?

Fans of the much loved lesbian-oriented series The L Word have been clamouring for more news about proposed new episodes of the show. In November last year, Showtime revealed that they had selected Marja-Lewis Ryan as the reboot’s new showrunner, along with original creator Ilene Chaiken as EP and original stars Leisha Hailey, Katherine Moennig and Jennifer […]

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Dodging the donor you know on the road to IVF

Dodging the donor you know on the road to IVF

Most people don’t ask. Or if they do, it’s vague. ‘Are you going through a clinic, or…?’ We provide an equally vague, sanitised reply: ‘Oh, we had originally thought we’d go with a known donor, and we got quite far down that path with a friend but in the end we decided it wasn’t the […]

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Van Dykes: Connections, Camping & Community

Being an avid road-tripper and aspirational Van owner, I was pretty excited when I came across the newly formed Van Dyke group on Facebook. I joined with the intention of buying a camper in the near future and promptly forgot about it until fate stepped in a few short weeks later and ‘forced’ me to […]

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Worth a Read: Five stories you need to read

Worth a Read: Five stories you need to read

ESPN’s body issue features a same-sex couple for the first time Huffington Post Athletes Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird have appeared in ESPN’s iconic body issue, the first time the magazine has features a same-sex couple. Read the story Throb, Darwin’s gay nightclub comes of age ABC Throb, Darwin’s gay nightclub has celebrated its 18th […]

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‘Disobedience’: melancholia and smoldering sexual tension

‘Disobedience’: melancholia and smoldering sexual tension

Disobedience the new film from Sebastian Lelio is based on the best selling novel by Naomi Alderman. The Chilean director’s previous film include Gloria and A Fantastic Woman, this is his first feature in English. Ronit Krushka (Rachel Weisz) is a photographer working in New York, but when he estranged father dies she returns to […]

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Bibliophile | Big Rough Stones dreams of a lesbian utopia

Big Rough Stones by Margaret Merrilees Wakefield Press Reading Margaret Merrilees’ latest novel is a bit like doing a jigsaw. The narrative is littered with lesbians who all connect in some way. Poet Miriel Lenore says at the beginning of the book that to build a lesbian wall, you need big rough stones. Some bits […]

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Home Affairs warns policy change could bring an influx of fake gay refugees

Home Affairs warns policy change could bring an influx of fake gay refugees

The Department of Home Affairs has warned that a change in policy that makes it easier to accept LGBTI refugees from overseas could see an influx of false claims based on sexuality. The Labor party is expected to debate the issue at their upcoming national conference. Members of the party’s left faction are reportedly going […]

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