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 […]
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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, […]
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” […]
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 […]
NSW Police are continuing to take a hard line approach with all musical events with the Bohemian Besfreask the latest event told it can’t proceed due to safety concerns. The festival is in its 4th year in the same location and the police on 26 October is when the police seemed to decide the event […]
Axxidental Zine launched in December of 2010 as Accidental Bear and has since metamorphosized into one of the most influential media resources for queer art, culture, fashion, with a heavy focus on music. It is a platform for singers to sing louder and artists to shine brighter. Spreading the good word of the creatively-minded and […]