Queering Knightley: A bisexual’s thank you note Queering Knightley: A bisexual’s thank you note

Queering Knightley: A bisexual's thank you note

Queering Knightley: A bisexual's thank you note

When I first came out to my parents, I couldn’t bring myself to use the term bisexual. There was something about it that felt so confirmed and definite.

Queering Knightley: A bisexual's thank you note

Queering Knightley: A bisexual's thank you note

When I first came out to my parents, I couldn’t bring myself to use the term bisexual. There was something about it that felt so confirmed and definite.

Gender-affirming surgery and trans wellbeing Gender-affirming surgery and trans wellbeing

Gender-affirming surgery and trans wellbeing

Gender-affirming surgery and trans wellbeing

Regardless of whether gender-affirming surgery is considered lifesaving or not, the fact remains that Australia’s health system provides minimal coverage .

Gender-affirming surgery and trans wellbeing

Gender-affirming surgery and trans wellbeing

Regardless of whether gender-affirming surgery is considered lifesaving or not, the fact remains that Australia’s health system provides minimal coverage .

Polyamory and the mirror on the wall Polyamory and the mirror on the wall

Polyamory and the mirror on the wall

Polyamory and the mirror on the wall

Coming out as polyamorous, in my experience, has been similar to the 14 years I spent coming out as vegetarian: some people are quick to tell me they are too, or would like to be.

Polyamory and the mirror on the wall

Polyamory and the mirror on the wall

Coming out as polyamorous, in my experience, has been similar to the 14 years I spent coming out as vegetarian: some people are quick to tell me they are too, or would like to be.

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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When I first came out to my parents, I couldn’t bring myself to use the term bisexual. There was something about it that felt so confirmed and definite. I knew that I had my own internalised stigma around the term that I hadn’t quite worked through yet. Labelling what I was feeling as anything legitimate …

Gender-affirming surgery occupies a strange place within the Australian medical system. It is ‘elective’, which simply means that it happens for non-life-saving reasons. Gender-affirming surgeries are often mired in the language of ‘choice’, involving judgement around what kinds of pain, disability, and dysfunction are urgent, which are necessary, and which are deserving of public funds. …

Coming out as polyamorous, in my experience, has been similar to the 14 years I spent coming out as vegetarian: some people are quick to tell me they are too, or would like to be. Others get defensive, as if I’m somehow criticising their life choices (I’m not), or say it makes no difference to …

As continuing lockdown conditions in Melbourne and other parts of Victoria impact heavily on marginalised communities, the CEO of drummond street services, Karen Field, spoke to Archer Magazine about the support they provide for those doing it tough. Drummond street are supporting vulnerable communities who are particularly affected by the pandemic, including sex workers, international students, …

Archer Magazine is hosting a DIGITAL LAUNCH PARTY for Issue 14: THE GROWING UP ISSUE this Friday night! GET TICKETS HERE!! Please join us and some of Melbourne’s finest queer artists to celebrate our 14th edition, AND to take part in GiveOUT Day, a national fundraising day for LGBTIQA+ organisations. The event will kick off …

Like many gay men, Christian and I became friends in a colourful way. I doubt we would have connected had we not been on the same flight travelling from Sydney to Los Angeles to attend the Cleveland, Ohio 2014 Gay Games, both of us part of the Sydney Silverback Wrestling Club. That trip established the …

I am non-binary but at my girls’ school I am a “she/her”. School makes me feel like I am trapped inside a caricature that only flaunts its femininity, forcing other parts of my identity to emerge in unhealthy ways. That is why I find relief in suburbs such as Fitzroy, where I get lost amongst …

I went this week to pick up a new script for my contraceptive pill, which I have to do every 12 months. I waited 30 minutes to be called in, have a script printed out, and then be sent on my way; all done in two minutes tops. It’s the same on every occasion, and …

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 …

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