Stories about: history
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 this room and on this bed, Leonardo da Vinci lay with Salai and Francesco Melzi. In the dining room, they ate together and told stories.
I took refuge in the archives of lesbian literature, which felt like the only way I could connect to my community and their history.
Masses along the march route are happy to support the party, but often overlook the queer protest, the history and the violence.
I’m not so naïve to overlook the dangers of swimming, but I feel connected to the water through my heritage, home and queerness.
When you are so used to seeing male bisexuality portrayed as an unnamed and nefarious feature of a character, or as being gay-in-disguise, it’s too easy not to see bisexuality as an actual real-life orientation.
In response to harmful representation, the New Queer Cinema Movement arose; giving a voice to queer identities in a politicised, gritty way.
Film and theatre still have a long way to go to pull back the curtain on HIV and AIDS, even today.
So many older LGBTIQ+ people have experienced trauma and discrimination, so it’s essential we create welcoming spaces to stay connected.
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Nowadays, there’s no doubt that you’ll see far more body diversity among jockstraps wearers in the queer community than you will in sport.
In 2020, an estimated 34,000 people died due to HIV in Indonesia. I can’t comprehend that level of loss, grief and death.
My black hair is proof. It’s an emblem in the same way that I have a shaved undercut on the sides of my head to signal and show my queerness.
In 1990, after divorcing my dad, my mum moved to Brunswick aged 30. Here, she encountered feminist politics and lesbian activism.
Seeing objects from my life in a museum does not make me feel old. It makes me feel valued. Queer feminist history matters. My story matters.
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.
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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 …
I guessed I was busted for the sex stuff, and I knew I was in very deep shit.
Billy-Ray Belcourt (he/him) is a writer and scholar from the Driftpile Cree Nation. He won the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize for his debut collection, This Wound Is a World, which was also a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award. His second book of poetry, NDN Coping Mechanisms: Notes from the Field, was longlisted for Canada …
I love how sex workers call themselves simply ‘workers’. “Are you a worker? I’m a worker.” Even clients say it: “My ex-girlfriend was a worker.” It’s both a code name for the most stigmatised work in the world, and a rebuttal against the assertion that our work isn’t “real” work. To say “I am a …
Somewhere between the third drag act and fourth round of drinks, Monty suddenly cried out: “Did I ever tell you that I was a part of the Tasty raid?”