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Study shows sexuality and gender identity can begin at a young age

Study shows sexuality and gender identity can begin at a young age

A US study has shown that, for a small percentage of people, awareness of sexuality and gender occurs at a young age. Researchers at San Diego State University have found that some children are self identifying at nine and ten years old. While the majority of research to date has shown that people usually self-identify […]

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The importance of chosen family for the LGBTI community

The importance of chosen family for the LGBTI community

I came out to a friend recently as trans and non-binary. As they so easily checked in with me about my name, pronouns and overall well-being, I thanked them for being so understanding. I know I shouldn’t have to thank someone for the basic act of accepting me for being myself, but being a part […]

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Why bi+ visibility is important: I am not fucking confused

Why bi+ visibility is important: I am not fucking confused

A friendly discussion at work with some colleagues I like a lot left me pissed off.  An offhand comment about our offshore call centre: “We’ve got everything there. We’ve got some gays, we’ve got some lesbians, we’ve got some people who are just confused…” Let me tell you one thing: I am not fucking ‘confused’. […]

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Christian Schools Australia say religious protections should be retained

Christian Schools Australia say religious protections should be retained

An national fellowship of Christian Schools are asking for no changes to be made to legal exemptions that allow faith-based schools to discriminate based on sexuality, following the removal of a gay teacher from a Perth college. The West Australian have reported that Christian Schools Australia have written to Attorney General John Quigley and Education Minister […]

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Tops & Bottoms & Vers, Oh My! Are we defined by our position preference?

Tops & Bottoms & Vers, Oh My! Are we defined by our position preference?

A unique aspect of the gay community (incl. cis and trans gay, bi, and other guys who do ‘stuff’ with guys) is our organising of identity around sexual positionality. The most frequent message you will get on Grindr or an equivalent app is “u top or btm?”, either first up (even if it’s on your […]

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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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Why would anyone go on PrEP? A sex positive approach

Why would anyone go on PrEP? A sex positive approach

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), is a pill taken every day by guys who are HIV negative in order to prevent them from acquiring HIV. The only medication currently used as ‘PrEP’ is Truvada (along with generic versions such as Ricover EM, Adco-Emtivir, and Tenvir EM). Truvada as PrEP is approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration for […]

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‘Tom of Finland’ is a great look at history… but where’s the erotica?

‘Tom of Finland’ is a great look at history… but where’s the erotica?

Tom of Finland | Cinema Paradiso | Sunday July 30 | ★ ★ ★ ½ There is no denying that when I heard about a Tom of Finland biopic my initial thought was this is going to be soft-core pornography, which I was ecstatic and excited about. For all of those that are like me and are […]

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Save Safe Schools: Protesters urge federal govt to fight bullying

Save Safe Schools: Protesters urge federal govt to fight bullying

Last Saturday, Perth’s Murray Street Mall was filled with supporters of the Safe Schools anti-bullying program – calling for its continuation across the nation. Though WA’s new Labor government have vowed to retain and fund the program once federal funding ends, the Save Safe Schools WA and supporters are urging the federal government and other […]

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Oh settle down, nobody said 50% of kids are gay

Oh settle down, nobody said 50% of kids are gay

OPINION Journalists, opinion writers and commentators are up in arms this morning over reports that Roz Ward, one of the founders of the Safe Schools program, suggested that 50% of kids are gay. Except Ward never said that at all. The latest ‘clutch your pearls’ moment from the mainstream media began with a report from Rebecca […]

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