The minority Bracks ALP Government in Victoria has caved in to demands made by conservative independent MP, Russell Savage, and withdrawn the Equal Opportunity (Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation) Bill… Read more »
Visiting Queer Historian to pay tribute to Native American Women Leaders
U.S gay activist and award winning author, Will Roscoe, is to visit Australia in early 2000. On February 19, he will speak at a special Melbourne event hosted by the… Read more »
Rights for Queer Couples: A necessary fight, but there’s still a world to win!
Laws that offer equal rights and provide benefits and protections to same-sex couples mark major changes in social attitudes. But they leave queers who reject traditional models of domestic coupledom out in the cold.
Queer Youth Conference Resists Homophobia And Fascism
My participation in the 13th Annual International Gay and Lesbian Youth Organisation (IGLYO) Conference in Pisa, Italy [27 July – 3 August 1997] was a unique experience. It was the first time any delegate from Australia had been accepted to attend an IGLYO conference, and the first time a representative from any bisexual organisation in the world took part.
Walter Hillbrick: Homosexual Rights Pioneer – 7 April 1920 – 11 September 1997
Walter was born at the Salvation Army Home for Unmarried Mothers in North Fitzroy. He became a ward of the state and spent his childhood and adolescence in foster homes… Read more »
Transgender Warriors: Sure to shift consciousness
“Complex,” “groundbreaking,” “fascinating,” “amazing” and “transformative” are just a handful of the adjectives emblazoned across the back cover of Transgender Warriors. “Nobody will remain unaffected by this book,” predicts critic… Read more »
AIDS Council Needs Urgent Change: A Founding Member Speaks Out!
A change is needed in the Victoria AIDS Council (VAC). The organisation, which now employs 50 workers, must open up to give all groups affected by AIDS a genuine share… Read more »
Lesbians and Gay Men say “Our relationships are not ‘pretend’ ones” — Fighting Clause 28
Since Clause 28 has become law it has meant that any positive lesbian or gay male programs that promoted lesbian and gay male relationships as a viable alternative have lost their funding. It has virtually outlawed the ‘promotion’ of homosexuality by prohibiting discussion and distribution of information. This attack by the right wing is happening world-wide, not only in Britain. There is a strong push by the right wing to strengthen the image of the monogamous, heterosexual nuclear family as the only ‘acceptable’ and ‘proper’ relationship.