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What Good Is Quietly Thinking Love When What’s Heard Is Hate?

The majority of Aussies believe love is love, and consider themselves allies and friends to the LGBTIQ+ community.


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Book Cover of 'Lesbian for a year' by Brooke Hemphill

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.


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

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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Give Us Better Lesbians

Queer Film Festivals And Their Lesbian Representation

The 2015 Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF) provides an ideal opportunity to reflect on what might have changed since the 1990s with regard to lesbian representation in cinema and to consider more broadly the role played by queer film festivals.


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Do Openly Gay Public Figures Like Ian Thorpe Matter? They Sure Do

Do Openly Gay Public Figures Like Ian Thorpe Matter?

Australian Lesbian and Gay Life Stories are interviewing 60 gay and lesbian people across Australia in order to investigate what it has been like to live a LGBT life at a time when social attitudes towards homosexuality have shifted significantly.


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I Didn’t Know That World Existed’: How Lesbian Women Found A Life In The Armed Forces

Military service presented an opportunity for women to escape societal expectations around the behaviour and expectations, career choice and marriage, that were so dominant between the 1960s and 1980s.


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