Tag Archives: Australia

Margot’s Story – All Of Us – YouTube

From the good folks at Minus 18 in Australia comes Margot’s story. Margot enjoys photography, filmmaking, art and design. Her cultural background is both Malaysian and Romanian and she grew up with the traditions of both the Jewish and Catholic … Continue reading

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Rolling Stone Australia Interview: Troye Sivan

Troye talks about his new album, upcoming tour and the personal connection to his music.

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Emma – 60 Minutes Australia

A story about a trans girl named Emma from Australia’s version of 60 Minutes. Aside from the unfortunate use of the non-existent word “transgendered” it is a touching video.

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Recomnended Reading: Meet The Transgender “Sistergirls” Of The Tiwi Islands – BuzzFeed News

This planet is comprised of many unique and special cultures that have long traditions of accepting gender diversity. It is remarkable that such traditions have lasted given the attempts by Colonial invaders anf Christian missionaries  to wipe out cultures alien … Continue reading

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Gender is not a straight line. | Charlie Hobman | TEDxYouth@Frankston Australia

A look at the spectrum of gender and the challenges faced by trans youth.

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Impact Homophobia and Transphobia – Australia – #IDAHOT2015

Welcome, take a look at all my International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Posts. Visit The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Website.

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Their Going Purple For IDAHOT in Australia – Rest of The World, You Go Purple Too!

Their Going Purple For IDAHOT in Australia – Rest of The World, You Go Purple Too! Welcome, take a look at all my International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Posts. Visit The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Website.

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Western Australian Member of Parliment sees gay plot in anti-bully scheme – The West Australian

The same homophobic and transphobic nonsense that pervades right wing religious objections to anti-bullying programs in North America seems to have also taken root in Western Australia. Here’s the story from Gareth Parker, State Political Editor for The Western Australian… … Continue reading

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Gay indigenous dancer Noel Tovey named Member of the Order of Australia | Gay Star News

Down Under an LGBTQIA and Indigenous Community Icon was honored. Here’s the story from ANDREW POTTS writing for Gay Star News… 80-year-old ballet dancer and LGBTI and indigenous rights activist Noel Tovey received the Australian equivalent of a knighthood at … Continue reading

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Australian former councilor forced to apologize for gay slur after 9-year legal battle | Gay Star News

I have seen my share of offensive bumper stickers but the particular stickler in this story is quite extreme. I question whether advocating killing gay people fall under the heading of Free Speech and an Australian tribunal agrees. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Watch teaser: First gay local high school drama to hit Australian screens | Gay Star News

A new television/film pilot is launching in Australia. It seems to be a really promising look at the lives LGBTQ youth in a suburban Australian high school. Here’s the story from Gay Star News followed by a video trailer for … Continue reading

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A Grieving Thomas Zinn Remembers His Partner, Sydney Hostage Crisis Hero Tori Johnson

Thomas Zinn remembers his partner Tori Johnson, the brave hero killed in the Sydney, Australia hostage crisis at the Lindt Cafe.

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Heartwarming Video: Humans Helping Animals #AnimalsAustralia #RSCPA

This video was put together by Animals Australia and the RSPCA as a method to bring awareness to the problem of duck hunting in Victoria, Australia

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Manus Island detainee fears jail for homosexuality if rape reported to police | Australia news | The Guardian

An absolutely awful, yet sadly predictable tragedy is unfolding in a detention center set up for would be immigrants to Australia that are held instead on Manus Island which is part of the nation of Papua New Guinea. The problem … Continue reading

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Gay Australian Cowboys Dan And Miki Share Their Real ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Life (VIDEO)

A story from Down Under about a real life gay cowboy couple. Watch the video then read the summary by Curtis M. Wong writing for Huffington Post Gay Voices… Two Australian men are being tauted as a real-life version of the … Continue reading

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Australian Politician Addresses Christian Lobby & Talks About Diversity and Marriage Equality

When you read the headline I’ll bet you thought, “oh no, another homophobic politician.” Well, surprise, this is a progressive Christian talking about the values he has as a Christian including celebrating diversity and supporting marriage equality… Bill Shorten was … Continue reading

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What it’s like growing up gay in rural Australia

Growing up gay in a rural area can be difficult – I know having been brought up in a tiny town in Maine. Now we are learning that the experience can be challenging in rural Australia as well here’s the … Continue reading

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Australia: Gay asylum seekers relocated to Papua New Guinea, where it is illegal to be gay · PinkNews.co.uk

Shame on the government of Australia for turning away from the asylum plea by Iranian gay men. LGBTQ people from any homophobic country should be granted immediate asylum by any Western country. It is the least we should expect from … Continue reading

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New online mental health program for gay youth launched – Gay News Network

This is a long overdue and fabulous new initiative in Australia to bring mental health assistance to LGBTQ youth online. Here’s the story from Ron Hughes at Gay News Network… A mental health program specifically designed for same-sex attracted youth has … Continue reading

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Recommended Link: Matthew Mitcham: ‘Platform king’ to ‘queen of the world’ – CNN.com

This is a great profile of Matthew Mitcham who has an inspirational story about coming out, winning Olympic Gold, sinking into depression and climbing back. Here’s the story from CNN… CNN’s Human to Hero series celebrates inspiration and achievement in … Continue reading

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