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Friday 31 January 2014
Sexuality Theatre

theatre review: carousel

Sophia Dacy-Cole
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  Carousel: the Little Battle is a devised piece of physical theatre currently showing at South Melbourne’s Gasworks as part of the Midsumma Festival. The sixty minute piece follows the antics of two female-bodies circus performers who move through scenes that touch on almost all the big feelings that humans experience: love, jealousy, anxiety and…
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Monday 27 January 2014
Culture Feminism Life

queer perspectives : the power of pin-up

Alisa P.
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Image via Flickr What comes to your mind when you hear the term ‘pin-up girls?’ Do you think of objectification or old fashioned and out of dates values? Or do you think of a celebration of women, of the female form, of a time filled with glamour, femininity and a more simple life? For me…
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Monday 16 December 2013
Culture Life Sexuality

queer perspectives : becoming an Ally

Alisa P.
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A few weeks ago I wrote in my article ‘My Inclusive and Supportive Workplace‘ of my anticipation and enthusiasm for attending Ally Network training at the university where I work. The Ally Network at my workplace consists of staff members, ‘Allies,’ that offer non-judgemental support for LBGTQI staff and students on issues such as discrimination,…
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Friday 22 November 2013
Culture Feminism Life Sexuality

queer perspectives: my inclusive and supportive workplace

Alisa P.

If you passed me in the corridor at work you wouldn’t assume I am a lesbian. I look neither butch nor femme. In my dress, make-up and hairstyle I appear to conform to traditional notions of a feminine appearance. Sometimes I wear badges featuring LGBTQI symbols or pin-up girls, subtly expressing my sexuality. Although I…
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Friday 1 November 2013
Culture Feminism Sexuality

queer perspectives: talking sexuality and relationships with the ‘golden oldies’

Alisa P.
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Almost two years ago my partner, S, and I made a sea change. We moved from the outskirts of Brisbane to her hometown on the coast. With the goal of saving up for a beach house we moved in with her grandparents. Our plans changed dramatically though and with little prospects at work, S took…
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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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Thursday 25 July 2013
Featured News World

pussy riot and russia’s LGBTIQ crisis

Claire Jansen

Image via Evgeny Feldman / AP   In the last week, more than 100 famous musicians including Madonna, Elton John and Sting have called for Russia to release the two members of feminist punk-rock band Pussy Riot still jailed for an anti-government protest performance. This high-profile campaign represents a growing international focus on Russia’s human…
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Wednesday 26 June 2013

album review: cutting room floor, you shouldn’t be here

Lexie Bean
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I saw Cutting Room Floor for the first time in a co-op basement in rural Ohio. That night I held hands with three different people, sat in the dark in a dried food cellar thinking sad thoughts, gave a gift, and had a giggly walk into the humid night. I arrived home with three new…
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Tuesday 29 November 2011

the first modern lesbian

Kimberley Thomson

Regency era England is often regarded as a world of fluttery Jane Austen-types, high tea and button-down sexuality. However, the fascinating and largely unknown figure of Anne Lister, and her extensively juicy diaries, pry open a very different account of the times. Watching the recent BBC telemovie based on Lister’s life, The Secret Diaries of…
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