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


Throb, Darwin’s gay nightclub has celebrated its 18th birthday. Club owner Tim Palmer talks to the ABC about the clubs history and the special role in plays in the local community. Read the article

In 1973, an arson at a gay bar killed 32 people at a gay bar, and years it was forgotten

NPR – All Things Considered

The award winning radio show revisits a horrific gay hate crime. On June 24, 1973, a fire ripped through the Up Stairs Lounge — a gay bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The cause was arson. No one was ever charged or convicted of the crime. Listen to the report

Blair Cottrell and the problem of male aggression

Sydney Morning Herald

Columnist Clementine Ford has shared her thoughts of United Patriots Front leader Blair Cottrell’s recent altercation with a Melbourne street performer. Read the article

Queer love in colour

New York Times

When Jamal Jordan was growing up he through all gay people were white. So rarely did he see any representation of people of colour who were gay. So the photo-journalist set out to document queer couples. Take a look at his story

OIP Staff

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