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Angry Fags

Topher Payne’s Angry Fags is a revenge story and a cautionary tale of good gay guys gone bad. Payne’s play is a comedic play portraying support towards LGBTQI rights, exploring themes of friendships, revenge and political satire. The play is about politics, love and toxic friendships. Payne’s characters uses violence to go against violence, however, […]

Honour Roll

By Madison Behringer Since its conception in 2007, the annual ACON Honour Awards have celebrated outstanding service to, and achievements within, the LGBTIQ community in New South Wales and Australia wide. This year, 30 incredible individuals and community groups will be celebrated at the annual ACON Awards ceremony in Sydney, held at the Ivy Ballroom […]

ACON acts to end abuse

BY MICHAEL HITCH Australia’s largest LGBTIQ Health Organisation, ACON, has teamed up with the Department of Social Services (DSS) to deal with domestic family violence (DFV) in the LGBTIQ community. The DSS has provided $340,000 in funding to bolster to nationalise Say It Out Loud (sayitoutloud.org.au), a website produced by ACON in 2016 that provides […]

Mum Is The Word

By Rita Bratovich As Mother’s Day approaches, all available advertising space is filled with traditional images of happy nuclear families, floral bouquets and shiny kitchen appliances. The mainstream depiction of mothers in the media often seems informed by washing powder commercials, yet the reality is that many families can’t relate to the cookie cutter model […]

Rainbow Weddings

By Rita Bratovich. Legalisation of same sex marriage in Australia is appearing more likely, but with certain exemptions being proposed, it begs the question: can same-sex couples have their (wedding) cake and eat it? The buzz within the wedding industry would suggest they most certainly can.  According to ANZ senior economist Cherelle Murphy, a change […]

Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Music Festival for Marriage Equality

As postal ballots for the Federal Government’s marriage equality plebiscite begin to find their way into letterboxes around the country Sydney’s creative community is banding together to support the LGBTIQ community. In the wake of last weekend’s incredible show of support for the issue by the general public the Reclaim The Streets organisation will be […]

Sydney marches for equality

BY ALEX EUGENE Last Sunday an estimated 30,000 people marched down the streets of Sydney in support of same sex marriage, while thousands more also rallied in the Brisbane sister event. YES Campaign spokespeople Kerryn Phelps, Alex Greenwich and Tiernan Brady made passionate speeches on the day at Customs House where the Sydney march concluded. […]

Anti-gay marriage campaigns bypass fair debate

BY GEORGIA CLARK It could be a potentially unifying moment, but the postal plebiscite on gay marriage has divided the nation, as far-right wing anti-gay marriage campaigns spark uproar. Critics argue that their campaigns transgress fair debate and risk misleading the public. With campaigning escalating amidst the High Court ruling last week upholding the validity […]

Rainbow flag to fly forever

By James Elton-Pym A huge 6.2 by 3.4 metre rainbow flag in Taylor Square, Darlinghurst has been declared permanent following a unanimous City of Sydney decision this week. The flag was originally approved in March last year, but only as a temporary fixture to honour the past and present contributions of LGBTIQ people in the […]

LGBTIQ community showcased

Marrickville Council celebrated the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning communities of Inner Western Sydney at the council’s third annual LGBTIQ forum. Mayor Jo Haylen said Marrickville prides itself on being a leader in its celebration of inclusivity and diversity. "I strongly encourage community members to embrace this unique opportunity, and take a hands-on […]