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Sep30

GLOBE Finalists Announced

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 30 September 2014 Written by // James Findlay

GLOBE Finalists Announced

The finalists for the inaugural GLOBE Community Awards have been announced and include community groups, politicians, journalists and an AFL football player.

Sep30

The taboo of barebacking

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 30 September 2014 Written by // Rachel Cook

The taboo of barebacking

In light of recent reports of increases in HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, gay men have once again found their sex lives scrutinised. The practice of barebacking or condomless sex is in focus and while some members of the community are not comfortable with the idea, others say we are ignoring the science around safe sex practices. But how safe is safe? And are we allowing history and emotions to stand in the way of a rational debate?

Sep26

Poof Doof stands by ban in light of expert criticism

POSTED ON // Friday, 26 September 2014 Written by // James Findlay

Poof Doof stands by ban in light of expert criticism

Melbourne gay party Poof Doof are standing by their position on a lifetime ban on all patrons caught using methamphetamine and GHB, despite concern from experts.

Sep26

Minus18 reaches out to community for a safe haven

POSTED ON // Friday, 26 September 2014 Written by // James Findlay

Minus18 reaches out to community for a safe haven

Melbourne's queer youth have a new safe hangout thanks to Australia's largest youth led organisation for GLBTI youth, Minus18, but it's in need of some attention.

Sep26

Melbourne High to receive funds to combat homophobia

POSTED ON // Friday, 26 September 2014 Written by // James Findlay

Melbourne High to receive funds to combat homophobia

Melbourne High School will receive funding to support their GLBTI youth as part of the fourth round of Healthy Equal Youth (HEY) grants to support suicide prevention and better health.

Sep24

Tackling transphobia in Melbourne Fringe Festival's MONSTER

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Tackling transphobia in Melbourne Fringe Festival's MONSTER

We chat to Daniel Gough, about his Melbourne Fringe Festival show MONSTER which explores the personal experiences of transgender people in Brisbane.

Sep23

Club night 'Poof Doof' freezes out patrons who use ice, GHB

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 23 September 2014 Written by // James Findlay

Club night 'Poof Doof' freezes out patrons who use ice, GHB

In the wake of more studies showing the effect of the drug 'ice' on the gay community, Melbourne gay party, 'Poof Doof', has decided to freeze out those who use methamphetamines and GHB in their club.

Sep21

Vic Govt to wipe the slate clean for older gay men

POSTED ON // Sunday, 21 September 2014 Written by // Anna Brown, Corey Irlam

Vic Govt to wipe the slate clean for older gay men

Last week Attorney-General Robert Clark introduced a bill to erase the criminal records of men convicted of historical homosexual offences. This was a moment of profound importance to our community. Acknowledging the laws were wrong and legislating to abolish their convictions will start to heal the harm that these discriminatory laws have caused.