RNZ Kim Hill: Ruth Shaw – Manapouri’s “Two Wee Bookshops”

RNZ Kim Hill: Ruth Shaw – Manapouri’s “Two Wee Bookshops”

Kim Hill interviews Ruth Shaw about her varied and interesting life. Ruth has lived life on the high seas, worked with sex-workers in Sydney’s infamous King’s Cross including the infamous wall, and spent decades fighting for the environment. She and her husband Lance spent 16 years operating the Breaksea Girl in Fiordland, helping raise awareness […]

Alan Turing: 66 years since his death

Alan Turing: 66 years since his death

ABC Radio National Sunday Extra podcast on the anniversary of Alan Turing’s death in 1954. Andrew Hodges – Mathematician and biographer of Alan Turing – talk about Turing’s life. British computer pioneer and WW2 code-breaker Alan Turing, widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence, died on this day in […]

What the Flux?

What the Flux?

If you are a gay or bisexual man living in Australia then consider joining the Flux research project The project will investigate the experiences of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on pre-existing epidemics among gay and bisexual men. The project will also explore lived experiences of COVID-19 among gay and bisexual men including isolation, […]

Grind: A short film

Recently discovered this New Zealand short film. “GRIND” is a story of anxiety and insecurity run rampant as an insecure but stubborn young gay man named Kaleb obtains a gym membership and hires a personal trainer to improve his physique. Although initially unsuccessful in negotiating the labyrinth of exercise machines and intimidating body masses, with […]

End the Gay Blood ban in New Zealand – Sign the Petition

End the Gay Blood ban in New Zealand – Sign the Petition

Great to see a petition to change New Zealand Blood Bank policy. Thanks to the organisers Troy Mihaka, co-founder of Integrity New Zealand; and Luke Redward, queer rights advocate. Both are based in Wellington, New Zealand. Read and sign the petition here. The below statement is the most telling: “To treat heterosexual blood as “clean” […]

Arrest in Scott Johnson Murder Investigation

Arrest in Scott Johnson Murder Investigation

ABC News has reported that a man has been arrested over the 1988 murder of Scott Johnson in Sydney. The arrest comes more than 32 years after Scott’s body was found at Sydney’s North Head. Without the passion of his brother Steve this case would have remained as a suicide. It is sad it took […]

Homeless now living in Hotels

Homeless now living in Hotels

While Covid-19 has caused most people a lot of pain there are a few upsides. One of the most obvious is the reduction in pollution. In Sydney, one exciting development is that homeless people are now been housed in 3 to 5-star hotels so they can social isolate. ABC Background Briefing has a good podcast […]

Fatum, Genix, Jaytech and Judah “We’re All In This Together” (Above & Beyond Respray) Official Video

In my inbox this morning from Above & Beyond. We’re all in this together It’s something we’ve been hearing so often this past month: “we’re all in this together”. These are powerful words for our time. They are a reminder that we all have a role to play, whether you’re a key worker or isolating […]

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