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Good news! Archer Magazine issue #16: the DISABILITIES issue is now available on Issuu to read in digital format!

The countdown is on to the official launch of PayPal Melbourne Fashion Festival 2022 and to Archer’s panel on queer aesthetics and self expression!

Today, self-love has become too closely aligned with – even indistinguishable from modernist capitalist culture. It has turned self-empowerment into something with a price tag.

Dave Swindells has been photographing London’s nightlife since the early 1980s, showcasing the brilliant diversity of the club scene and its larger-than-life cast of characters.

My facial hair, body weight, loud voice, or my instinct to fight do not define my gender. I am not just a gender. 

To my knowledge there has never been another drag queen to compete in a bodybuilding competition while in drag.

The way I moved my body was the one thing I could control in a world that confused and bewildered me constantly.

Art psychotherapy offers us the opportunity to amplify the voices of our bodies, through which we experience our queerness and our erotic.

Here’s a top 10 list of our editors’ picks for 2021, celebrating some of the incredible articles written by our contributors.

We know that transgender people, allies, and those with anti-trans views can all play a role in the TERF wars.

I can see now, looking back, that much of this was the result of me internalising the cultural, default setting of ableism.

Sex is a big part of non-monogamy, sure, but it’s not the only part. Connection can be so much more than physical.

Drummond Street Services, the parent-organisation of Archer Magazine, recently developed a series of fact-sheets and videos to address concerns and needs around COVID-19 for multicultural LGBTIQ+ communities.

As we celebrate our newly launched DISABILITIES issue, we’re also taking the opportunity to look back on all of the brilliant pieces we’ve published this year. This was my first year as Archer Magazine’s Deputy Online Editor. As a long-time Archer volunteer and hanger-arounder of founder Amy Middleton, I was absolutely thrilled to come aboard. …

Content note: This article discusses domestic violence, assault, homophobia and suicide.   I met him in a gay bar about three months after my separation. I remember him standing there in a tuxedo and our eyes meeting. He came over to me, we chatted for about four hours, and then he left. It would be …

Play a high-G note on a piano and take a look around the room; you’ll see who the former emos are almost immediately. My Chemical Romance defined ‘emo’ as we know it. Prior to their astronomic rise in popularity, emo was loosely applied to almost any music that played on commercial radio or sat under …

Imagine this: It’s sometime in the 2010s. I’m a loner in my early twenties. I have no friends, so I start attending game nights – board and video. I become somewhat acquainted in these male-dominated spaces, and end up forging a few connections. We text, we game, we have a few outings. Normal people stuff! …

SJ Norman is a writer, artist, and curator who works across performance, installation, text, sculpture, video, and sound. He has won numerous art awards, including a Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship and an Australia Council Fellowship, and was the inaugural winner of the KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award.  SJ spoke to Yves Rees about his debut book, …

We are excited to announce the next print issue of Archer Magazine – the DISABILITIES issue.

“How do you have anything in common with younger people anyway?” I vividly remember a friend asking me this question with a tone of obvious disapproval.  Instantly, I felt ashamed. At 28 years old, I could see why they questioned it. According to society, you should aim to date someone one to three years either …

  Never anything other than summer   I didn’t get into trouble much at school. In truth, I can recall only a few occasions when my actions were brought into question. Maybe there were more. Maybe they just don’t burn as hot as the time I planted my nine-year-old lips on another boy’s nine-year-old cheek. …

Image: Isis Holt by Jade Florence   Welcome to Archer Magazine issue #16. Come help us celebrate the DISABILITIES issue in MELBOURNE or ONLINE. Issue #16 will be Archer Magazine’s first-ever disability issue! Edited by Roz Bellamy and Jasper Peach, this print magazine edition will curate stories, images and art about sex, gender and identity …

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