For 22 days next year, Melbourne’s queer arts and culture festival Midsumma takes over the city with artistic and cultural events that celebrate and elevate …
“As a queer person of colour I think it’s incredibly important for myself and my community to not only take up space within our neighbourhood but to also feel like spaces like these are both welcoming and available for us to use”
“It has brown boys like me cringing when we hear inauthentic accents or an inappropriate turn of phrase from white mouths.”
Lesbian porn as propaganda, a supernatural island full of delinquent schoolboys, a restored cult classic, and much more feature in this year’s line-up.
“I remember sneaking over to New York City, telling my mum I was going to practice but I was actually going to practice to vogue”
The state government has announced the recipients of its inaugural LGBTI multicultural grants, the first of their kind in Australia.
In Australia there are an increasing number of gay and lesbian comedians taking the stage to make audiences laugh and reflect on their experiences in equal measure. Matthew Wade spoke to the organisers of Melbourne and Sydney’s annual comedy festivals to find out the importance of LGBTI representation in the genre.
Community group IndigiLez has highlighted the cultural barriers faced by Indienous same-sex attracted women, which can lead to isolation and mental health issues.