Mormon Church still doesn't accept same-sex couples

Top leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have reversed a policy that prevented minor children of same-sex married couples from joining the church and participating in its sacred rituals since 2015.

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Queerdom : Living queer

Queerdom, an exhibition showing at the Imperial Hotel in Erksineville, is an arresting and unsettling archive of queer and trans performances in Sydney.

A collaboration between photographer Jamie James and poet Quinn Eades, working here as James Eades, Queerdom presents a history of sexual and gender transgression that refuses containment and comfort. Instead, these works ask much more probing questions about the hard work of living and performing on the sexual and gender margins.

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Out & Loud

The Out & Loud Choral Festival will be hitting Canberra this October, gracing the nation’s capital with hundreds of harmonic voices from across Australia and New Zealand. The Canberra Gay and Lesbian Qwire will be hosting the festival, which will be a bustling jamboree of choral music, queer culture and, of course, rainbow pride.

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Transgender people living invisible

Half of transgender and non-binary people hide their identity at work in fear of discrimination – here's how you can help. For people who identify as LGBT+, the workplace can be a difficult environment to manage. One in five lesbian, gay and bisexual employees say they have experienced verbal bullying. For those who are transgender and gender non-conforming things can be even more difficult.

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FUSE60 — 2019 Mardi Gras Photo Edition

IN THIS ISSUE: 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbain Mardi Gas photo feature. Find out the best, easiest and cheapest way to access your money. Glitter has been our friend for as long as we can remember, but is it time for a rethink? Everyone needs to know that ‘ghosting’ is not cool and it can cause long-term emotional damage to the ghost-ee. And more!

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Dealing with Stress

These are common refrains that we hear everyday — from others, from the media, from ourselves. “Life is stressful”. Yes, life is full of challenges and stressors — deadlines, traffic jams caused by the new light rail building works, arguments with a spouse, work pressures, social anxieties, too many competing priorities, new relationships, navigating school or study — all are potential causes of stress in some degree or other.

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Acceptance = Happier LGBT people

If your sexual orientation is accepted by society you will be happier and more satisfied with your life. In recent years LGBT+ rights have improved dramatically. Same-sex marriage is now legally performed and recognised in 28 countries.

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The Secret Gay Life of Hollywood

Flashback! The Hollywood film industry has always had a high percentage of gay and lesbian employees, drawn to the theatre as a world of creativity, open mindedness and experimentation. Yet the hypocrisy is that as gay as Hollywood was (and is), actors have had to pretend that it isn’t.

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4 money goals to reach before you turn 40

In the first part of 2015, I reached a milestone in that I am closer to age 50 than I am to age 20 (yes, I am a finance geek!). As I reflected on this, it got me thinking about what tips I would have given to my younger self. So here they are, my top four money goals to achieve before age 40.

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Is there such a thing as 'too much sex'?

Far from sex addicts loving everybody, it seems that everybody loves to love (or hate) a sex addict.

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Getting PrEP in Australia

Are you thinking about taking PrEP?

If your thinking about starting PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) having as much information as possible is essential before making your decision.

PrEP is a prescription medication which is a combination of two different drugs, and is taken once daily by people in order to prevent them from becoming infected with HIV. It must be started 7 days before exposure and continued for 28 days after exposure.

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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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History of masturbation

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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