This article appeared in the Star Observer on 4 October 2013. My Facebook feed, dominated by queers, has been quick to share parodies and outraged blog posts about Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines. But where is the outrage when it comes to the ‘blurred lines’ in our own community, namely the appalling way we tend to […]
Should Mardi Gras remain ‘Gay & Lesbian’?
This short opinion piece appeared alongside 4 other viewpoints in the Sydney Morning Herald, in response to the Sydney Mardi Gras name change, on December 3 2011 (incidentally, my 28th birthday). I am producing blackcat lounge, a month-long season of cabaret, as part of Mardi Gras 2012. I’ve spent months programming the season and was […]
The Battle for Fun: Queers & Straights
I recently posted this photo to the ‘this is oz’ website, an Australian initiative which basically involves people posting an anti-homophobia message in the form of a photo of themselves with a handwritten sign. The posts vary from playful, to political, to passionate pleas for equality, to more abstract statements. I have received mixed responses […]