Aunty Vickie Roach

Founding editor of Archer Magazine. On Twitter as @Moodleton

It’s like we are refugees in our own country, on our own land. Hunted by coppers and racists alike, we remember how our ancestors must have felt as we live through it.

Archer Magazine #20: The RESISTANCE issue out 2024. Queer experience cannot be watered down into a single concept, but one thread that connects us all is resistance.

‘Overflow’ is a hilarious and devastating tour of women’s bathrooms, who is allowed in and who is kept out.

“The status of trash, the way it inhabits the alley, the gutter or the margins of society, is a site of interest for me.” Paul Yore chats with Alex Creece.

Very often, I find that as Black people, we are not allowed to outwardly express our anger and pain. It is an implosive reaction. We keep it to ourselves.

When I read queer literature, I can connect to a community that, until now, has felt inaccessible.

My disability and my queerness are both invisible to the naked eye, too murky to be easily defined – so I remain in the grey areas.

Queer fashion round-up of 2023

The Queer Fashion Files aim to spotlight queer designers, artists and style icons. Let’s look back on the queer fashion and artistry of 2023!

With little energy but plenty of desire during cancer treatment, this author found sex had to be left to the professionals.

From Progress Shark to lesbian literature, activism to polyamory and so much more, here are Archer Magazine’s editors’ top picks for 2023.

For this month’s Queer Fashion Files, we’re featuring Jade Florence’s portrait photography.

I originally attended the Melbourne premiere of Happiest Season in 2020 at the Coburg Drive-In, alongside every Naarm lesbian with their Subarus. And I tried to blot it from my memory. I can confidently say that it is worse on a re-watch.

From Jessica Rabbit to trans music to trash television, here are Archer Magazine’s most read online pieces of 2023.

When you’re a trans person who is criminalised, you are minority in a minority. Unfortunately, we end up in prison a lot of the time because of the way we are treated by society.

I can see a future reflected in the community around me; it makes the rainbow family dream I birthed this babe into feel possible again.

For this month’s Queer Fashion Files, we’re featuring Jacinta Oaten’s queer event and wedding photography.

Join us as we launch our PLEASURE issue and bring you the 10th birthday party you could never have as a kid!

Archer celebrates its 10th birthday with the PLEASURE issue. In true Archer fashion, it’s not what you’d expect…

In 1990s Tasmania, identifying as a queer teen felt analogous to asking for a vegetarian option at a restaurant and being told that I could order fish.

In the spirit of Halloween, I thought I better watch and review something scary. So naturally, I thought of Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

Retelling is a means of refracting the white beam of light we’ve been given by the fairy tale canon, and revealing the rainbow within.

The Voice referendum was about our humanity, but without our voices. It’s time for treaty and truth-telling. It’s time to end Black deaths in custody.

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