Remembrance of poppers past Remembrance of poppers past

Remembrance of poppers past

Remembrance of poppers past

I saw what he was referring to: the little grey and blue bottles branded with the name ‘Jungle Juice’ in large letters and its codename, ‘leather cleaner’, in a smaller font underneath.

Remembrance of poppers past

Remembrance of poppers past

I saw what he was referring to: the little grey and blue bottles branded with the name ‘Jungle Juice’ in large letters and its codename, ‘leather cleaner’, in a smaller font underneath.

Archer Magazine #15 – the FRIENDSHIP issue Archer Magazine #15 – the FRIENDSHIP issue

Archer Magazine #15 - the FRIENDSHIP issue

Archer Magazine #15 - the FRIENDSHIP issue

This edition of Archer Magazine features articles on friends with benefits, loneliness, intergenerational friendship, and chosen family.

Archer Magazine #15 - the FRIENDSHIP issue

Archer Magazine #15 - the FRIENDSHIP issue

This edition of Archer Magazine features articles on friends with benefits, loneliness, intergenerational friendship, and chosen family.

Heteronormativity and popular history Heteronormativity and popular history

Heteronormativity and popular history

Heteronormativity and popular history

Australia is in need of a queer history movement similar to the increased interest in women’s history in the late twentieth century.

Heteronormativity and popular history

Heteronormativity and popular history

Australia is in need of a queer history movement similar to the increased interest in women’s history in the late twentieth century.

Trauma suppression in young people: One in one Trauma suppression in young people: One in one

Trauma suppression in young people: One in one

Trauma suppression in young people: One in one

I’d suppressed it for so long, never coming to terms with what had occurred, never acknowledging it. A sequestered part of my brain knew, however…

Trauma suppression in young people: One in one

Trauma suppression in young people: One in one

I’d suppressed it for so long, never coming to terms with what had occurred, never acknowledging it. A sequestered part of my brain knew, however…

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Remembrance of poppers past

“We don’t sell that here,” the burly bearded man behind the counter of the sex shop said. “I think you’re after ‘wood varnish’.” This was pre-COVID-19, before I was forced to buy ‘poppers’ online during Melbourne’s lengthy lockdowns. At first, I looked at him dumbfounded, not getting the gist of what he was implying. “So, …

Welcome to Archer Magazine: the FRIENDSHIP issue. BUY ARCHER MAGAZINE #15 HERE! “Friendships are beautiful, complicated, sustaining, lifelong, fleeting. They can be sexual. They can be found in unlikely places, be forged with unlikely people, flourish in unlikely circumstances. They can be entirely predictable. They can be a replacement for a partner, or a family. …

Heteronormativity and popular history

Caroline Newcomb lived and worked with Anne Drysdale on the Bellarine Peninsula for thirteen years, until the latter’s death. In her diary, Caroline described “my dearest and much-beloved Anne” as “the desire of mine eyes”. Upon her own death twenty years later, Caroline was buried beside Anne’s remains in their former residence of Coriyule. Historian …

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault.   Amidst my relaying of a story about high school parties, and what used to go on at them, my boyfriend interrupted, “That’s really messed up.” “I know, but it’s just like that. I mean, I woke up in the middle of sex once, not knowing how I’d …

Nevo Zisin is a Jewish, Queer, non-binary activist, public speaker and writer. They run gender inclusivity workshops in schools, workplaces, and in their local Jewish community. Nevo previously authored Finding Nevo, a poignant memoir on the experience of gender transitioning.   In the opening pages of The Pronoun Lowdown, you say: “I realised that I was …

I work as a social worker in a prison. It is a tough gig working in a system that is oppressive by design and marginalises the marginal. It’s even tougher as a non-binary trans person who is also an abolitionist, plugging away for a wage in a system that perpetuates ongoing violence against queer and …

Jewish, gay, and proud

Content warning: This article makes reference to conversion practices.   When I first came out over a decade ago, I became alienated from the Jewish community I grew up in. After coming out to a few close friends via text, my rabbi and rebbetzin called me to their office. They said that I’d have to …

Writing through trauma

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault, institutionalisation and trauma.    I have found the experience of writing and performing my work about my trauma of rape and institutionalisation a healing process. Someone on Facebook, who had not spoken to me for about two years, messaged me out of the blue and said, “I’m trying …

When I wore pink for the first time since transitioning, nothing changed. Years of testosterone didn’t leach out of my bloodstream, like rivulets of sweat running in reverse. My chest stayed a glorious flat expanse, pectorals underscored by my top surgery scars as if in emphasis. The pink cotton shirt was soft, and I liked …

‘Love in the Time of Coronavirus’ has been a source of entertainment and commentary during the pandemic. Playing on the title of Gabriel García Márquez’s novel, Love in the Time of Cholera, the hashtag has been attached to everything from questions about how to maintain healthy relationships during lockdown to stories about people ending up …

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