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Dykes On Bikes And The Long Road To Mardi Gras

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is the most attended event. The Parade see hundreds of thousands flocking to Sydney’s Oxford Street for a mix of politics, revealing costumes, buffed bodies, flamboyance and celebration.

Strapped, Packed And Taking The Stage: Australia’s New Drag Kings

Drag kings became a significant part of lesbian and queer women’s lives globally from the late 1980s. Events featuring drag king performances were an important part of queer culture.

Why Women Who Choose Not To Have Kids Are Given Such A Hard Time

Selfish, damaged, cold-hearted, shallow, overeducated and greedy. Women who choose not to have children are often labelled in these ways by everyone from the Pope to their co-workers.

Margaret Atwood: The Handmaid’s Tale Feels Real In 2019, But The Solution Won’t Come From Novels

The crimson cloaks and white bonnets of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian feminist classic The Handmaid’s Tale have become a distinctive feature of Trump’s America.

Be A Lesbian For A Year If You Must – But What About Lesbians For Life?

Brooke Hemphill’s book is a casually written autobiography, taking the reader through her dating history, including relationships with women.

The Qur’an, The Bible And Homosexuality In Islam

Neither the Bible nor the Qur’an (Koran) has a lot to say about homosexuality, and what they do say relates only indirectly to contemporary discussions about gay rights and same-sex marriage.

Disobedience: New Film Shines A Light On LGBT+ Lives In Orthodox Jewish World

Disobedience is a timely film. For many years, Orthodox Jewish communities have avoided or deferred conversations about their LBGT+ members.

Why You Should Think Twice Before You Talk About ‘The LGBT Community’

How often you’ve heard someone talk about “the heterosexual community”? Rarely I imagine – but the term “LGBT community”, or sometimes “gay community”, is frequently used by pretty much everyone.

Sappho, A Poet In Fragments

With a mere two complete poems extant from nine books of verse, much is left to the imagination in the reconstruction of the output (and life) of this most mysterious of ancient poets.

Coming Out At Work Is Not A One-Off Event

Even those who feel comfortable about their sexual orientation or gender identity need to assess this decision carefully because discrimination against LGBTIQ+ workers still prevails in some workplaces.

Disabled LGBT+ Young People Face A Battle Just To Be Taken Seriously

Young disabled people can be LGBT+ and not recognising that can reduce their ability to have fulfilling sexual lives. It also reduces the chance that they will receive appropriate help and support in relation to their sexuality or gender throughout their lives.

Witch-Hunts And Surveillance: The Hidden Lives Of Queer People In The Military

Officially, gay men and lesbian women were banned from serving in the army, airforce and navy until 1992, when Prime Minister Paul Keating had the political courage to overturn the ban.

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