Melbourne’s Trough X parties, gay dance parties held in a sex-on-premises venue, gave become legendary. Benjamin Riley spoke to Trough’s creator Nik Dimopoulos about mainstreaming the fetish scene, taking the party to Sydney, and masculinity in counterculture.
If you’re a gay Asian male, there’s a good chance you’ve wondered about the “panda in the room” — the theory of people treating you differently just because of your appearance. With this question in mind, Edison Chen sets out to ask fellow gay Asian-Australians about their dating experiences in order to understand the stereotypes and commonalities that impact us all.
If you ask someone what they know about furries, a very specific but probably inaccurate image usually comes to mind. Benjamin Riley spoke to one member of Australia’s fast-growing furry fandom about misconceptions, community, and how dressing up as an anthropomorphic cartoon animal can be the most liberating thing in the world.
Fred Nile’s rain dance branded a failure as clear skies look down on a night of colour and community for the 37th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade.
The City of Sydney is not only home to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, but it’s also regarded as one of the most LGBTI-inclusive local government areas not just in Australia, but around the world. Lord Mayor Clover Moore writes.
The famous Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade is not just an opportunity to highlight LGBTI discrimination and the need for justice to a national and worldwide audience. It’s also personal for many in the LGBTI community. NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby’s Justin Koonin explains.
The former Justice says some universities “dragging the chain” when it comes to inclusion as University of Sydney launches a new cross-campus support program for gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans* and intersex staff and students.