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Mar23

MLA Chris Steel asks why is there still a ban on blood donors in monogamous relationships?

POSTED ON // Thursday, 23 March 2017 Written by // Chris Steel

MLA Chris Steel asks why is there still a ban on blood donors in monogamous relationships?

Openly gay member of the ACT legislative Council, Chris Steel, wants the gay blood ban lifted... Here's why...

Mar23

Rodney Croome on why a postal vote is the coward's way out

POSTED ON // Thursday, 23 March 2017 Written by // Rodney Croome

Rodney Croome on why a postal vote is the coward's way out

Right wing members of the Government have gone postal on marriage equality. According to news reports, they want a non-compulsory plebiscite on marriage equality conducted by postal vote.

Mar13

Why I’ll never drink Coopers beer again

POSTED ON // Monday, 13 March 2017 Written by // Samuel Leighton-Dore

Why I’ll never drink Coopers beer again

Nothing strikes to the core of a social drinker’s heart quite like learning that your pale ale of choice is problematic and unsupportive of your ongoing quest to marry the person you love.

Feb17

Trump and the age of the ipinion

POSTED ON // Friday, 17 February 2017

Trump and the age of the ipinion

The shift to populist politics isn’t really about politics at all, says Richard Clarendon, it’s all down to a mutated species of opinion.

Dec12

To boycott or not - the debate over Midsumma News Corp sponsorship continues

POSTED ON // Monday, 12 December 2016

To boycott or not - the debate over Midsumma News Corp sponsorship continues

The debate over Midsumma’s decision to continue their partnership with News Corp is not going away any time soon. Some are calling for a boycott, others are saying this will unnecessarily hurt the artists and community groups who are staging events.

Oct03

Australian Life, Mental Health Month, Sydney Rides Festival: October in the City of Sydney

POSTED ON // Monday, 03 October 2016 Written by // Pip Ditzell

Australian Life, Mental Health Month, Sydney Rides Festival: October in the City of Sydney

With the fantastic spring weather Sydney is enjoying at the moment, it is a great time to enjoy some of the many outdoor activities on offer in the city. 

Sep29

20 things no one told you about being the partner of a trans person

POSTED ON // Thursday, 29 September 2016

20 things no one told you about being the partner of a trans person

After reading articles on what it means to be the partner of a Trans person and finding they sugar-coated certain issues, Ailish Forbes decided to share 20 things about her life with her Trans partner.

Sep13

Why Ireland thinks Australia's plebiscite is a bad idea

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Why Ireland thinks Australia's plebiscite is a bad idea

While our politicians continue to argue over whether a plebiscite on marriage equality is right or wrong, an important voice to hear on this issue is from someone who has actually been through a public vote on same-sex marriage.

Sep09

Spot numbers and fundraisers: How our queens and showgirls help lift our community

POSTED ON // Friday, 09 September 2016 Written by // Colleen Windsor

Spot numbers and fundraisers: How our queens and showgirls help lift our community

It seems to come up often when I’m asked about different aspects of my life on the ‘Golden Mile’. And I seem to always say, “I have lived in the best of times and the worst of times”. It’s from these thoughts that I’m reminded of ‘The Benefit’.

Sep08

Politics and the gender binary: making your vote count at this election

POSTED ON // Thursday, 08 September 2016 Written by // Lindsay Johnston

Politics and the gender binary: making your vote count at this election

The Greens involvement in, and unwavering commitment to supporting the rainbow community is undoubted. But where the Greens differ from other political parties is their nuanced understanding of sex and gender, the illusory nature of the gender-binary and the existence of and needs of people with non-binary identities.  Greens' Lord Mayoral candidate Lindsay Johnston reveals his story.