Jun 24, 2024
StarGazer

So you're dating an Air Sign (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius)

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.

Jun 13, 2024
OP.ED

Face Value: The Unattainable Beauty Standards of Gay Culture

Humans are rather like magpies, easily distracted and drawn to pretty things.  The magpie will see in the set of keys left on a park bench what we see in a TikTok dance: something small and dazzling to seize attention.

Jun 10, 2024
PRIDE PHOTOS

National Library of Australia Celebrates Pride Month

Jiayuan (Tyr) Liang is a photographer dedicated to documenting contemporary cultural activities, events and festivals across all regions of Australia. Jiayuan (Tyr) Liang, The LGBTIQA+ Communities Come Together to Parade at the Pride March, Chinatown, Adelaide NLA This collection of photographs were taken at the 2022 Feast Festival Pride March in Adelaide. They illustrate and reinforce the importance of Pride events in bringing people together and strengthening community ties.   Philip Gostelow, A Prime Timers LGBTQ Float with Participants Wearing Rainbow Hats...

Jun 10, 2024
Spirit

Aussie LGBTIQ+ Buddhists feel pressure to hide their identities

 ‘Don’t say anything about it!' More than half of Australia’s LGBTIQ+ Buddhists feel reluctant to “come out” to their Buddhist communities. I’m a genderqueer, non-binary Buddhist myself, and I was curious about others’ experiences in Australia since there has been no research done on our community before.

May 17, 2024

Let's talk about gay book bans and burning

Recently, we saw a local Sydney cancel try to ban LGBTIQ parenting books from libraries, but in the USA and Russia, they have been challenging and banning books at an unprecedented rate. According to the American Library Association, people requested that more than 4,200 titles be removed from public and school libraries in 2023, the highest number in a single year since the ALA started tracking more than 20 years ago.

May 16, 2024
Wellbeing

How to creatively express ‘queer joy’ online

Alice Elizabeth Wilsonand her research group at the ESRC Digital Good Network are trying to establish ways for you and others to express ‘queer joy’ online creatively. Queer joy is a powerful emotion that sustains the fight for recognition and equality for LGBTQ+ people, especially in the face of challenges like gender-based violence and discrimination.

May 15, 2024

Where and how did IDAHOBIT start?

The founders of the International Day Against Homophobia, as it was originally known, established the IDAHO Committee to coordinate grass-roots actions in different countries, to promote the day and to lobby for official recognition on May 17.

May 6, 2024
Realtionships

The trouble with Ghosting

Social media and online dating apps have made looking for love and hooking up easy, but in many ways have made dating much harder and are most certainly the birthplace of ghosting. It’s time to talk about this practice, why people do it and why it's can be so damaging.

May 1, 2024
OP.ED

Problems with dating apps and can they be fixed?

Dating sites and apps have made it easier to find sexual and romantic partners, expanding the pool of potential mates to include the entire internet. About 24% of LGBTIQ people and 10% of heterosexual people have met their long-term partner online.

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