Why advertising with shirtless guys is OK

When is an advert not sexist?" squawked furious commentators this week. "When there's a man in it." As lollipop stick jokes go, it's not the funniest I've ever heard. In fact, it's not even a joke. A spittle-flecked furore has kicked off after a Paco Rabanne fragrance ad, which showed a gym-pumped young Adonis stripping off for a bath, escaped censure by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

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The quiet rise of gender-neutral toys

Amid a downturn in global toy sales, Australia’s Toys ‘R’ Us stores going into voluntary administration and closure of the firm’s American and UK arms, a quiet revolution is under way in the toy world. The gendered distinctions of the infamous pink and blue toy aisles are starting to break down.

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How stigma impacts LGB health and wellbeing in Australia

Research in Australia and internationally has documented poor health and wellbeing among LGBTQI people compared to heterosexual people. What’s less understood are the reasons why.

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Sport and LGBTIQ rights in 2018

Why sport hasn’t made much progress on LGBTI+ rights since the Sochi Olympics. Athletes from Western nations have various protections, and many now share equal rights in most aspects of the law. But when they travel to compete in countries with regressive human rights records, these protections can be lost.

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Internationally ignored song stylist

HEDWIG, internationally ignored song stylist hits Australian shores.

John Cameron Mitchell is in Australia to personally introduce us to all the wonderful delights of the  "internationally ignored" punk rock singer Hedwig, from the glam rock musical 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'.

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Rough and tumble love of roller derby

It was at rollercon in glittering Las Vegas that i witnessed my first lesbian marriage proposal. At half-time of the Vagine Regime vs Caulksuckers’ annual face-off, a handful of the best roller derby players in the world gathered at the centre of the elliptical track.

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So you're dating an Air Sign

The three air signs are Gemini, Libra and Aquarius — they will never bore you! As partners you can expect them to be like a leaf in the breeze — beautiful to watch but hard to hold down. Air signs are the social butterflies of the zodiac and in general make sensual, fun and carefree partners with an moody streak.

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PrEPed & ready to go!

“Boys boys all types of boys, black white Puerto Rican Chinese boys”.

So rapped Missy Elliot in her 2002 single Work It and I for one say, hell yeah!!! Until Mr Right locks me in the cellar, I see no reason not to fully explore the bounty offered in this hot little queer and mixed-race world — and I suspect a few of you adopt a similar approach to your own sex life.

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Spicing up your gay sex life!

Gay, Straight or Bi the fact is sometimes our sex life can become very dull.  As a qualified sex therapist I have a few ideas that might help spice things up for those people who do want to enjoy sex more but have found themselves to be in a bit of a rut. Sometimes, even if we know all this stuff we can get lazy and forget for a while..

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The history of masturbation

The anonymous author of the pamphlet Onania (1716) was very worried about masturbation. The ‘shameful vice’, the ‘solitary act of pleasure’, was something too terrible to even be described. The writer agreed with those ‘who are of the opinion, that… it never ought to be spoken of, or hinted at because the bare mentioning of it...

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Do you have sweating problems?

Ever been embarrassed about excessive sweating? Worried about stains in your underarm areas? Can’t wear the clothes you want to?

Sweat doctors

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Music Video : Son of a Preacher Man

Music Video by Tom Gross.  The story of a gay preachers son and the forbidden love of his life.

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