Artists and performers reveal where to drink and party and the best cultural events. O utsiders consider Sydney to be something of a queer mecca: a city that hosts wildly popular events such as the annual Mardi Gras parade , celebrates exhibitionism on dozens of packed beaches, and charms visitors of all stripes with progressive culture and laid-back locals. In many respects, it is one of the best places in the world to be queer, boasting a proud history, a vibrant alternative arts movement, and strong legal protections for minorities. Same-sex marriage is apparently just around the corner. Many Newtown residents say they now feel less comfortable in the area — and a recent, highly-publicised assault on a transgender woman at a Newtown venue has compounded their unease. As a result, queer culture in Sydney is dispersing and heading underground.
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The principal of a school in Australia sparked quite a firestorm on the web after asking students to stop using the word "gay" when singing the classic "Kookaburra" children's song - though he told media on Thursday he never intended to offend anyone. Garry Martin, principal of Le Page Primary School, had instructed kids to sing the words "fun your life must be" instead of "gay your life must be. Martin had said he changed the words because the meaning of the word "gay" had changed since the song was first penned about 75 years ago. As soon as the first stories started coming out on the Internet, users took to comment sections of articles, Twitter and Facebook with ire that the school was seemingly trying to ban the use of the word gay. An Australian gay and lesbian advocacy group called the Also Foundation has called the ban absurd.
The former Australia international is a true pioneer who left an indelible mark on the game by braving vile abuse and taunts to be true to himself. O ne of the enduring foundation myths of modern Australia has been that of the macho pioneer, bottling emotions and overcoming the odds through hot work and cold beer. Nowhere was this myth perpetuated more than rugby league, a hard working class game designed to test courage with a strict code of conformity. The code had no place for homosexual men and to be labeled gay was a slur implying weakness. Roberts has just turned
We were contacted today by the founder of the soon to launch social network for gay men BigJock. It lead us to take a look around the gay male online social networking space and write the following overview of some of the current market leaders. Niche social networks are likely a viable business because they allow specialized functionality and a subjective community feel as opposed to general interest sites that defer to either the lowest common denominator or the year old demographic. Many people want to participate in social networks, but many people prefer networks set up for people they can relate to. That makes sense to me.