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Kerri-Anne Kennerley: A Labor win will be “the end of life as we know it”

Kerri-Anne Kennerley: A Labor win will be “the end of life as we know it”

TV host Kerri-Anne Kennerley has voiced her opposition to the establishment of a National Gender Centre and a new commissioner for gender and sexuality being added to the Human Rights Commision. Speaking on Studio 10 this morning Kennerley said if Labor leader Bill Shorten wins Saturday’s federal election it will be the “end to life as we […]

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The Greens’ Alison Xamon asks why we don’t monitor hate crimes

The Greens’ Alison Xamon asks why we don’t monitor hate crimes

The Greens’ MP Alison Xamon has asked the government why we don’t keep track of the level of hate crimes in Western Australia. The Greens spokesperson for Multicultural Affairs, Sexuality and Gender Diversity said she was dismayed by the inadequacy of the Government’s response to the question she asked in parliament earlier this week. Xamon […]

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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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