High school students are already subject to the challenges of being an adolescent, but this is amplified when they’re diverse in gender or sexuality. Ahead of a major forum during Midsumma focusing on this topic, young people shared their personal school experiences with Matthew Wade.
Troye Sivan gained millions of worldwide fans posting YouTube videos before he branched out into music. With the recent release of his debut album Blue Neighbourhood and a global tour underway, Matthew Wade caught up with him to talk about sexuality, LGBTI activism, and the internet.
In the Star Observer’s latest monthly spotlight on coming out stories from prominent Australians, radio personality and former Midsumma ambassador John Caldwell explains the two stages of his own journey in publicly acknowledging his sexuality. Shannon Power reports.
As one of Australia’s most prominent astronomers, Lisa Harvey-Smith has rubbed shoulders with the likes of Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Buzz Aldrin. And as one of the world’s only queer astronomers, she tells Shannon Power that she never takes her coming out story for granted.
After enduring years of bullying for his sexuality while he was studying, Sean Linkson helped establish The Pinnacle Foundation to assist LGBTI youth reach their full potential before starting their careers. Shannon Power caught up with him to find out more.
Each month, with the help of Kaleidoscope Australia Human Rights Foundation, the Star Observer’s “Snapshot” segment shines a light on the current state of LGBTI rights and law reform in one of our regional neighbours. This month, we take a look at group of countries that make up the Micronesia region in the South Pacific.