Queerantine: supporting LGBTQ authors and booksellers while stuck at home

Some of you are baking sourdough, some are working out how to homeschool your kids, all too many of us are grappling with Centrelink and some of us are losing hours staring out the window in a mild panic. Since I can’t be part of sharing gorgeous queer writing with you at Queerstories events for […]

For those who blazed the trail

It’s Mardi Gras! AKA Queer Christmas AKA month for companies to sell a plethora of rainbow stuff to us….yay, I guess? I love Mardi Gras almost as much as I love making fun of Mardi Gras, honestly I do. And I have had a wonderful festival already, curating Queer Thinking last weekend and attending the […]

Valentine’s Gay

So yes, Valentine’s Day is a blatant opportunity to sell some pretty useless shit, from “everlasting flowers” (are they just plastic?) to candles (my girlfriend loves scented candles, I do not understand them), to expensive perfume – ‘joy’ for women and ‘sauvage’ for men…really…? As a proud romantic-occasion-sceptic, I am more partial to the concept […]

Queerstories episodes for a Happy New Queer

New Year’s Resolutions. Some people are all about them – dating more, dating less, going the full Kondo on their undie drawer, ridiculous weight loss plans (THE DIET INDUSTRY IS A SCAM) etc etc. I’m not wild about NYE resolutions – surely self-improvement should be an ongoing thing rather than a momentary promise made due […]

Lady Sings it Better is back!

2009 – It was the year we had Kevin Rudd PM (round one), it cost roughly 2 cents to buy a house, Rebecca Gibney won the gold logie and the ABC was given an extra $136 million bucks in funding. They were simpler times. Meanwhile, I was preparing for the first ever production of a […]

Book tour, it’s a book tour!

Queerstories Book

The Queerstories book was released this week, and people have already been sharing their happy snaps with their copies. I’m off on a mini book tour with 6 launch events scheduled. Sydney’s event this weekend is already sold out, but you can grab tix to the rest of them! Sydney Opera House for Antidote Festival, […]

Mama Mia, there she goes again

A couple of weeks ago, we feminists were in uproar over Mia Freedman’s latest gaffe, a run in with US writer, Roxane Gay. I wrote about the issue for Sydney Morning Herald, a piece titled Mamamia’s Treatment of Roxane Gay Was Cruel But Not Unusual. The following week I wrote another piece inspired by the […]

Dear Celebrities. Please don’t help.

Yesterday, pockets of the LGBTQI were in uproar after a bunch of celebrities signed an ill-advised letter calling for “tolerance” and a replacement program for Safe Schools that removed the “politics and controversy.” I wrote a piece for the Sydney Morning Herald (read it here) outlining what I think was wrong with the letter, but […]

How AirBnB solved marriage equality through capitalism

After AirBNB launched what I consider to be a ridiculous campaign for marriage equality, I tried my hand at satire for the Sydney Morning Herald, with mixed responses (read the piece here). The piece got shared widely but some unfortunate souls didn’t realise it was satire and were a little upset with me. Ahem. Regardless […]

Six Dangers of Growing Up With Lesbian Mums

Sometimes I respond to homophobia with thoughtful analysis and gentle education. Sometimes I respond with passion and rage. And sometimes the only response is ridicule. S0 I wrote this for Daily Life.