With a successful acting and comedy career spanning three decades, Magda Szubanksi needs no introduction. In an interview with Elias Jahshan, she speaks of her upcoming gig on SBS’ Mardi Gras TV special and how much her life has changed since she publicly came out in 2012.
It turns out Rufus Wainwright was (partly) joking last year when he commented on gay men’s “terrible taste” in music. Clearing things up, David Alexander spoke to the Canadian-American singer/songwriter about his upcoming Australian tour, the “painfully straight” Robbie Williams, and being gay in the music industry.
One university opens gender-neutral toilets, another bans the queer collective. With O-Week kicking off, Benedict Brook reports on exclusive research that shows which campuses are supporting their LGBTI students — and which are not.
Now in its fourth year, the Carmen Rupe Memorial Trust does more than just continue the advocacy work of the beloved trans* trailblazer it’s named after. David Alexander spoke to current director Kelly Glanney about what the trust means to her, trans* inclusion in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, and how high-profile trans* visibility gives her hope for the future.
AS we celebrate the start of a new year, it’s a good time to reflect on the fact that 30 years ago, the new year was probably not greeted with much optimism by the emerging gay community in Australia. Gareth D’Souza looks back at a series of events that created a perfect media storm taking homosexuality and AIDS in Australia out of the closet and onto the front page.