As the 20th International AIDS Conference gets underway in Melbourne, workers in the sex industry are hoping that a range of HIV and AIDS issues relating to them will be addressed, as well as bring about attention to its causes and issues.
With the eyes of the world on Australia for the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, or AIDS 2014, the community has an opportunity to highlight the widespread stigma faced by people living with HIV. Benjamin Riley spoke to five people who confront the impact of HIV stigma every day, and were willing to share their stories.
From the days of vinyl to the era of The Voice, Kylie Minogue undoubtedly has staying power. In an exclusive chat with the Star Observer, she talks about how she bewitched generations of gay fans, who makes the better judge — her or Dannii — and that difficult Logies performance.
Voices of the brotherboys, sistergirls and trans* people of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are starting to be heard more widely in this country, but fighting for inclusion and even awareness remains a challenge. Advocates Jay Delaney and Lani Dorante sat down with David Alexander to tell their stories.