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Former Woolworths boss Roger Corbert gives bizarre marriage interview

Former Woolworths boss Roger Corbert gives bizarre marriage interview

Supermarket giant Woolworths has restated its commitment to supporting marriage equality after former its former CEO compared his opposition to marriage equality to racial differences. Former Woolworth’s boss Roger Corbert gave a bizarre interview to the ABC’s 7:30 program on Monday night where he explained his opposition to allowing same-sex couples to wed by saying […]

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Racism & the queer community: The folly of racial preference

Racism & the queer community: The folly of racial preference

Adding black and brown to the Philadelphia pride flag in order to highlight the disproportionate violence occurring to LGBTIQ+ people of colour in Philadelphia is all it took to evoke white fragility in queer white people across the globe. Unfortunately pointing out the suffering of people of colour always evokes a bunch of knee-jerk reactions. […]

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Racism & the queer community: The rainbow never shined so white

Racism & the queer community: The rainbow never shined so white

Once again, I am testing my mental health by reading the comment sections about the addition of the brown and black stripes to the pride flag in Philadelphia. But then, being black and gay has been the mental health test of my life. Coming from Brazil – ranked the world’s deadliest place for LGBT people […]

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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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Diverse Emojis Are Now Available

Diverse Emojis Are Now Available

The new diverse range of emojis is now available on Apple iOS 8.3 software. The new range includes an additional 32 flags, as well as same sex families and racially diverse options. The emojis representing people are available in a default Simpsons-esque yellow. Users can choose the skin tone of the emoji by holding their […]

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