Masturbation, stigma, and gender Masturbation, stigma, and gender

Masturbation, stigma, and gender

Masturbation, stigma, and gender

Masturbation has been at the root of my journey in understanding my gender and sexuality. Now, what once made me hate myself is an important ritual…

Masturbation, stigma, and gender

Masturbation, stigma, and gender

Masturbation has been at the root of my journey in understanding my gender and sexuality. Now, what once made me hate myself is an important ritual…

Bi Visibility Day: We want bisexual existence, not just visibility Bi Visibility Day: We want bisexual existence, not just visibility

Bi Visibility Day: We want bisexual existence, not just visibility

Bi Visibility Day: We want bisexual existence, not just visibility

Bi+ advocates often note that the “B” in LGBTQIA+ is “silent” – listed within the acronym, but rarely attended to.

Bi Visibility Day: We want bisexual existence, not just visibility

Bi Visibility Day: We want bisexual existence, not just visibility

Bi+ advocates often note that the “B” in LGBTQIA+ is “silent” – listed within the acronym, but rarely attended to.

Bi+ visibility in Western Australia: Forming community Bi+ visibility in Western Australia: Forming community

Bi+ visibility in Western Australia: Forming community

Bi+ visibility in Western Australia: Forming community

Driven by the lack of visibility and resources for bi+ people, our group aims to increase visibility while offering a safe place to form community.

Bi+ visibility in Western Australia: Forming community

Bi+ visibility in Western Australia: Forming community

Driven by the lack of visibility and resources for bi+ people, our group aims to increase visibility while offering a safe place to form community.

Archer Magazine issue #14 – the GROWING UP issue Archer Magazine issue #14 – the GROWING UP issue

Archer Magazine issue #14 - the GROWING UP issue

Archer Magazine issue #14 - the GROWING UP issue

Grab a sneak peek inside Archer Magazine’s GROWING UP issue, feat. Zindzi Okenyo, Taz Clay, Kirsty Webeck, Shoog McDaniel, Joanne Leah, Joshua Badge + more.

Archer Magazine issue #14 - the GROWING UP issue

Archer Magazine issue #14 - the GROWING UP issue

Grab a sneak peek inside Archer Magazine’s GROWING UP issue, feat. Zindzi Okenyo, Taz Clay, Kirsty Webeck, Shoog McDaniel, Joanne Leah, Joshua Badge + more.

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My first couple years of practising self-love were soaked in orgasmic bliss. Touching myself felt so right, and it never occurred to me that later in life someone might vilify this practice in my mind. Image: Cris Trung   I started masturbating around the age of 11 or 12. At the time, I did not …

Bisexual Visibility Day, held annually on 23 September, is nominally about bi+ people being able to be seen. Bi+ advocates often note that the “B” in LGBTQIA+ is “silent” – listed within the acronym, but rarely attended to. Even though many surveys show that we are the largest slice of the LGBTQIA+ pie, there is …

Misty is a non-binary first-generation Australian of Anglo-Indian ethnicity. Duc is a Vietnamese-Australian who, as a toddler, arrived in Australia with her family under a refugee program. Both of us have lived experience of mental health problems. Therefore, as activists with multiple intersecting identities, we aim to interrogate white privilege, class discrimination, ableism and male …

I was twenty-two when my best friend asked me to promise I’d never love my boyfriend more than I loved her. It wasn’t hard to promise. I’d met this boyfriend while Sarah and I were fighting. I wouldn’t have gone on a second date if we’d been speaking. I would have favoured Sarah’s critical observations …

In those heady days, when I first shaved all my hair off, I remember feeling a jolt every time I caught the edge of my reflection. I looked so different that my brain would alert me that there was an imposter standing far too close. I also remember vacillating wildly between ebullient feelings of freedom …

Fluidity of sexuality

I had a sex dream last November. Nothing unusual for me, but this one was about a workmate. A male workmate. As someone who has staunchly identified as having no interest in cis straight men for a long time, I was incredibly confused. Obviously I know that dreams aren’t reality and just because I had …

Sugaring and mental health

I started sugaring for the money. Living out of home and watching your bank account decrease with every bill is a tiring experience, and after a gut-wrenching and generally nauseating break-up, I decided it was time to change that. Men my age were clearly incapable of giving me what I wanted, so I did what …

As a raging homosexual who is also Hard of Hearing, I’m sorry to tell you that disabled people and queer people have once again been failed by our society. Not for the first time, we have been overlooked and left behind. It seems to be a never-ending cycle to me – we argue for our …

Identifying abuse or violence in relationships can be tricky for anyone, but LGBTIQA+ communities face a unique set of challenges when it comes to spotting healthy and abusive behaviours. We spoke to Karen Field, CEO of drummond street services and queerspace, and a partner in WithRespect, the first LGBTIQA+ specialist family violence service funded by …

Katy O’Brian (Z Nation, Black Lightning) represents a kind of queer-coded strength we rarely see in our on-screen heroines. Z Nation – the SyFy channel’s quirky, diverse and compassionate zomcom series – amassed a keen and brainy cult following over its five-season run (now available in full on Netflix). For the uninitiated, O’Brian joined Z …

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