On 1 December 2005 the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the highest court in the country, ruled that same-sex marriages have the same legal status as those between a man… Read more »
One year on: queers fire up to resist same-sex marriage ban
August 13, 2004 was a bleak day in Australia’s history. It was the day the Federal Parliament enacted legislation banning same-sex marriage — the only country in the world to… Read more »
Bob Brown: Not quite revolutionary
Bob Brown — environmental activist, turned Senator — has loomed large on the Australian political landscape for nearly three decades. In 1983, when the first issue of Outrage, a new… Read more »
Defeat John Howard’s homophobic wedge politics: defend gay marriage!
Last Federal election, John Howard lied about “children overboard” and succeeded in whipping up racist panic and hysteria around refugees on board the HMV Tampa, a tactic many commentators think… Read more »
Challenging the last frontier
“I remember the collective meetings organising Stonewall rallies back in the ’80s — it was fabulous! Since Stonewall, lesbians and gays have managed to win important changes in relation to… Read more »
Lesbian and gay families are finding a voice!
“I went to New York last year and had the amazing opportunity to see where the Stonewall Riots happened. I want to draw some parallels with the current fight around… Read more »
Not the Church! Not the State!
In the early ’70s, when Gay Lib blasted onto the political scene, gays, lesbians and trannies demonstrated against the repressive institutions of the Church and State. A police raid on… Read more »
Harry Hay 1912 – 2002: Refusing to be a model homo
In 1982, while visiting Los Angeles, I met Harry Hay. I was a young gay liberationist and Marxist feminist and the 70-year-old Hay was a radical icon — Commie, gay… Read more »
Catholic Patriarchs Flee from Accountability and Change by Scapegoating Gays
Given its intensely male-dominated hierarchy and extreme anti-woman, anti-sex culture, the sex abuse scandal rocking the American Catholic Church is no surprise. Nor is the church’s record of cover-up, lies,… Read more »
Review: Gays and Lesbians who changed immigration history
Last February, as part of the Mardi Gras Festival, the Gay and Lesbian Immigration Task Force (GLITF) launched its self-published official history, Lesbians and Gays Changed Australian Immigration History/Herstory. The… Read more »