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Sunday 8 April 2018
Film

film review: love, simon

Kellie Amos
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You weren’t allowed to be gay at my high school, but of course that never stopped anyone – my best friend included. We’d known each other for five years, been out of school for one, when she came out to me. It wasn’t anything major on my end, she was my friend and her sexuality…
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Friday 19 August 2016
Column Sexuality Sport

side by side: why lgbtiq inclusion is important

Danielle Croci
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‘Ladies and gentlemen, and those who are yet to make up their minds…’ Would you be surprised if I told you that this was a pre-game announcement at the football? Last weekend, the inaugural Pride Game took place between St Kilda and the Sydney Swans, a game that aimed to celebrate diversity, as well as…
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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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Sunday 14 June 2015
Featured Film Sexuality

screening bisexuality

Clara Borg
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Written, directed and starring Desiree Akhavan, Appropriate Behaviour (2014) is her debut feature film. Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014, it didn’t take long for her name to become one of wide acclaim, with the New York Times commending the screenplay as ‘packed with smart remarks [and] clever and unpredictable turns of phrase that…
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Sunday 24 May 2015
Arts Featured Health Sexuality

outing disability: dispelling myths about the sexuality of people with a disability

Natalie Rose Corrigan
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A few years ago I went rummaging on Amazon to find something that doesn’t cross most peoples’ minds. I purchased a book called The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability. I bought this book so I could flip through the pages and hopefully recognise a little bit of myself in them. Growing up with a…
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Sunday 17 May 2015
Featured Sexuality Sport

fighting homophobia in sporting culture

Clara Borg
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Today Yarra Glen Football and Netball Club will host the second annual Pride Cup – an event that recognises and celebrates the diversity and inclusion of members of the LGBTIQ* community in sport. The match is also marked by International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), an annual initiative seeking to educate people on the…
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Saturday 16 May 2015
News Politics World

news roundup: saturday may 16, 2015

Sarah Iuliano
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  Pregnant asylum seekers have difficulty accessing medical assistance on Nauru, Senate inquiry told Pregnant asylum seekers detained on Nauru are unable to walk long distances across the island to gain medical treatment, a Senate Inquiry into the Nauru processing centre’s conditions and circumstances has been told. Non-governmental organisation, Save the Children brought forth the…
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Thursday 9 October 2014
Featured News

how the Australian media is failing Mayang Prasetyo and all trans women

Cin Peeler
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  Trigger warning: slurs, abuse, suicide A few mornings ago, I hopped on Twitter to find a big screenshot of Brisbane’s The Courier-Mail, its front page salaciously covered with a woman in a bikini and the headline: “Monster Chef and the She Male”. I know I joke with friends that Queensland’s a little behind in…
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Wednesday 8 October 2014
Featured

mayang prasetyo: a culture of entitlement to trans narratives

Natalia Verne
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  Trigger Warnings: murder, transphobia, transmisogyny, transmisogynistic slurs, cannibalism, sex-worker-phobia, sex-worker-phobic slurs This week, major news outlets discovered that Mayang Prasetyo, a transgender woman of colour, was murdered and in the process of being cooked and eaten by her husband, Marcus Volke. Media outlets have been quick to report that Ms Prasetyo was a “transgendered…
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Tuesday 8 July 2014
Column Sexuality

back to ba(sex): a push for equality in sex education

Sarah Iuliano
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Join Sarah Iuliano for Lip’s new fortnightly column ‘Back to Ba(Sex)‘ for all things, sex, sexuality, sexual health, and more!  Sex education is one of the most important lessons in life. Unfortunately, for some of us it is a cringe-worthy experience in school (and for many, our first and last point of contact on the birds…
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Saturday 17 May 2014
Featured Sexuality

IDAHOT: please stop asking if she has a vagina

Cin Peeler
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On the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), it is fantastic to see the LGBTQIA community and so many of its allies come out in support of this amazing cause and to help show that the world is becoming more accepting of sexual and gender minorities. It is also a day to remember that…
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Saturday 17 May 2014
Life Sexuality

an open letter for those against homophobia

Anonymous
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You may be one of my friends or family or I may have never met you but I’ve been thinking, and there’s not many other ways I can word how I feel about you. Whenever I see you, or hear of something great you did, I feel an exciting, refreshed feeling. There’s a weight lifted…
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Monday 5 May 2014
Featured Sexuality

TIME snubs laverne cox: australian trans* youths speak

Cin Peeler
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Laverne Cox came prominently into the public eye as Sophia Burset on Orange is the New Black, prisoner, hair stylist, and transsexual, and pretty soon a fan favourite. Cox herself is transgender and a vocal and active advocate for LGBTIQ rights. Just last month, GLAAD awarded her the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, one of their…
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Thursday 17 April 2014
News Sexuality World

in brief: india recognises trans* as third gender

Shannon O'Keefe
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India’s high court has ruled that its transgender community will be recognised as a third gender. India is home to a significantly large trans* community who have campaigned for their equal treatment and the end of discrimination. Because trans* people are not legally recognised in India, many have to resort to prostitution or beg for…
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