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Wednesday 15 June 2016
Featured Life

we are orlando: why bill H.R.2976 does not mean marriage equality

Kiah Meadows
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I want to dedicate this to the people who lost their lives in the Orlando massacre. This morning I woke up with my wife’s alarm at six. I remembered that we’d polished off the last of the salad over the weekend, so I threw on my robe and made Emma something fresh for lunch while…
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Saturday 30 January 2016
Film

film review: carol

Jade Bate
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It’s difficult to think of a recent film more exquisite and more perfect than Carol. It may seem too soon to call the film a masterpiece, but I can confidently say that it is truly up there with some of the greatest movies of recent times. More importantly, it takes its place alongside Brokeback Mountain…
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Monday 21 September 2015
Featured Opinion

why we shouldn’t forget that women are capable of abusing women too

Eliza Graves-Browne
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*TW: Discussion of domestic violence* Domestic violence is a horrific epidemic. One in three women experience a form of domestic violence from the age of 15, and almost two Australian women are killed by partner abuse each week. Persistent gender inequalities continue to run rampant in our society. This can be seen in double-fold: the…
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Tuesday 27 January 2015
Arts Books Sexuality

lip lit: fables: queer and familiar

Catalina Bonati
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    Fables: Queer and Familiar follows two lesbian grandmothers, their family and friends, and how the interact with the sociopolitical climate of Australia. The stories, written by Margaret Merrilees and based on her radio series Adelaide Days, deals with Australian politics, environmental issues, and LGBT literature. Set in modern day Australia, Julia and Anne are two…
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Thursday 13 February 2014
News Sexuality

in brief: beyonce releases LGBT inclusive underwear line

Kezia Lubanszky
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Searching for the perfect Valentine’s gift? Beyonce’s new range of underwear might be just what you’re looking for. Designed specifically for Valentine’s Day, the new ‘Yours and Mine’ box sets are proudly LGBT inclusive. Sold directly from Beyonce’s website, the $40 sets feature boy-shorts and boxers emblazoned with the words ‘yours’ and ‘mine.’ The sets…
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Tuesday 22 October 2013
News

in brief: act passes same-sex marriage bill

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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The ACT’s legislative assembly has passed a bill to establish Australia’s first same-sex marriage scheme. The legislation passed eight votes to seven in the single chamber Parliament. The bill’s passage was met with applause, and made the ACT so much cooler in the eyes of many. If the bill is not overruled by  the High…
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Friday 27 September 2013
News

in brief: bill shorten hints at ‘equality ministry’

Toby Newton
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Bill Shorten, potential Labor leader, has said he would consider establishing a shadow ministry for equality if he is successful against fellow candidate, Anthony Albanese. His statement, in response to a query put to both men by Labor’s LGBTI lobby group Rainbow Labor, flags the possibility of a significant and positive shift in Labor party…
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Wednesday 4 September 2013
Culture Get Involved Sexuality World

showing support for the LGBTIQ community: ona manuka’s gay day

lip magazine
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With the Federal election looming, the topic that has been hot on everyone’s lips is gay marriage rights. Whether it’s Labor’s commitment to marriage equality, or the constant to-ing and fro-ing of Liberal candidates on the issue, it’s clear that gay rights and marriage equality are important to many Australians (and so they should be)….
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Monday 2 September 2013
Featured Opinion World

what should the world do about sochi?

Shannon Clarke
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Almost as soon as the Russian government passed its anti-gay legislation in June, there were questions about how the law would impact the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Less than a year to go until the games, international athletes were in training with their eyes on gold; for some it will be their first games…
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Monday 2 September 2013
Featured Opinion

gok wan is all about your “assets”. are you offended?

Ruby Grant
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Department store Target is copping it for its new advertising campaign featuring the fabulous British-Chinese TV fashion guru, Gok Wan. The particular advertisement causing such criticism is a bra ad in which Wan states that if you have a bra professionally fitted (at Target), ‘your bangers will never feel more loved.’ (Bri-ish accent for effect)….
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Thursday 29 August 2013
News

daily feminist news: 29.08.13

Ruby Grant
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Yesterday (28th August) was the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, where Martin Luther King gave his iconic ‘I have a dream’ speech. In the years following King’s speech the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act were signed,…
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Tuesday 30 July 2013
Featured Opinion

the 5 step guide: my response to overheard homophobic comments

Grace McCarter
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I was sitting on a bus a few weeks ago, listening unabashedly to a conversation between two other passengers. They had just watched a Youtube video on one of their phones of gay marriage being passed in Parliament somewhere on the other side of the world. Judging by the young men’s uniforms, they were studying…
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Tuesday 11 June 2013
Culture Life Opinion

public bathrooms: double-takes in only having two doors to choose from

Lexie Bean
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In high school, one of my best friends loved to wear skirts. His favorite one was grey; it danced two inches above his knees and matched the Sharpie marker that colored in his shoes. This is the same skirt that matched his eyeliner. Though he is a male that likes to shop for prom dresses,…
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Thursday 7 February 2013
Featured News

in brief: britain moves to legalise gay marriage

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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British MPs have voted in favour of legislation allowing same-sex marriage in the House of Commons, despite many Conservatives breaking ranks and voting against the Bill. The legislation convincingly passed the second stage of the legislative process. MPs from Labour, Liberal Democrats and a small selection of smaller parties supported the legislation. The final vote…
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