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Award-winning queer film ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ comes to Stan

Award-winning queer film ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ comes to Stan

An award-winning, critically acclaimed film from director Céline Sciamma has just landed on Stan, exploring the forbidden romance between two women in the late 18th century. French screenwriter and director Céline Sciamma’s body of work focuses on people as they become aware of their sexuality, those moments when sexuality and identity are formed and break free. […]

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Report: Greater risk of sexual violence among trans women of colour

Report: Greater risk of sexual violence among trans women of colour

A groundbreaking new report exploring the lived experiences of transgender women of colour living in Australia, reveals a greater risk of sexual assault both outside and at home. The research, published by Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety, and led by Western Sydney University’s Professor Jane Ussher, highlights the vulnerability of people living on […]

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I’m A Little Bi-Furious: Bi+ women and non-binary folk talk biphobia

I’m A Little Bi-Furious: Bi+ women and non-binary folk talk biphobia

In the 2015 comedy Me Him Her Gabbi, played by Emily Meade, is called a “fake lesbian” by her evil ex-girlfriend. Gabbi’s perceived crime? Falling for Cory, and being unwilling to take back the ex. In between the fairly standard “boy meets girl and hilarity ensues” formula, the film has some interesting discussions about identity. […]

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LGBTIQ+ women’s and femme health and wellbeing

LGBTIQ+ women’s and femme health and wellbeing

Recently I was discussing with a friend “discrete spaces” (for single sexual and gender identities) and whether the need for these exists in the way that it used to. Given what we know about sex, sexuality and gender being on a spectrum and that people can move along this throughout their lifetime, is it not […]

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The L Word reboot confirmed with new showrunner

The L Word reboot confirmed with new showrunner

The buzz around a much-anticipated reboot of beloved television series The L Word has intensified as the team announce a new showrunner for the program. Writer/director Marja-Lewis Ryan will take the helm of The L Word sequel, along with the original creator Ilene Chaiken as Executive Producer and actors Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig and Leisha Hailey. “Ilene […]

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Tony Abbott proposes taking plebiscite to the next election

Tony Abbott proposes taking plebiscite to the next election

Tony Abbott thinks the government should stick with the current policy of a plebiscite, and even take it to the next election. “If it was good to put to the people at the last election, I don’t see why it wouldn’t be good to put it to the people at the next election,” Abbott told Sydney […]

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Book your spot at the Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women’s Health Conference

Book your spot at the Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women’s Health Conference

Registrations are now open for the 2017 Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer (LBQ) Women’s Health Conference which will be held in Sydney in July. The conference will feature a line-up of speakers and influential voices addressing pertinent issues uniquely affecting a community whose needs are not always covered by mainstream approaches. Proudly co-presented by ACON and the […]

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International Women’s Day | Refusing To Exist Quietly by Maddie Godfrey

Refusing To Exist Quietly    I am from a community of women who refuse to wilt like dying flowers, who braid ropes from their body hair and use it to pull each other up   I am from a community of women who rise with the resilience of their thighs   Thighs that are strong […]

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LUSH returns to Dyke The Halls for Christmas at Connections this Friday

LUSH returns to Dyke The Halls for Christmas at Connections this Friday

Connections Nightclub’s ladies only sundowner spectacular LUSH returns for a festive special edition this Friday evening. Girls who like girls are invited to Dyke The Halls under the mistletoe and enjoy a cocktail in the comfort of Connections’ Cocktail Lounge and Terrace. DJs Cinnamon and DAWS will be providing the soundtrack to the final LUSH […]

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Tegan and Sara found group to fight for equality for LGBTQ women

Tegan and Sara found group to fight for equality for LGBTQ women

Power pop duo Tegan and Sara have revealed a new foundation that will advocate for the rights of LGBTQ women and girls in North America. The Tegan and Sara Foundation has been established with the goal to “fight for economic justice, health, and representation for LGBTQ girls and women.” The out and proud identical twin […]

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