Sunday, June 22, 2008

NZ Gay Male History

Chris Brickell was interviewed by Kim Hill this Saturday about his book - New Zealand gay male history: Mates & Lovers.

The audio will be online for a few weeks so take a listen to the interview while it is online.

It is a fascinating interview into his new book which explores gay male history.

Chris Brickell is a senior lecturer in Gender Studies at the University of Otago.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

HIV is still a big deal

A good video from the US on HIV - by HIV Big Deal

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Two Queer Blogs

Nothing like a wet day to find some interesting blogs. Two which caught my attention were:

Simply Queer - "Living Simply, Living Queer"

An interesting new blog which explores issues from a queer perspective. Some great posts on forgiveness, money, showing gratitude and more.. It is a new blog but on my must read list.

Queers United - The activist blog Uniting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersexual, Asexual community & Allies in the fight for equality.

While a USA Queer perspective it has some interesting blogs and does cover international issues.

Do you have a favourite blog then just add a comment.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Queer Cents

Queercents -
We’re here, We’re queer, and
We’re not going Shopping without Coupons

This is a great site with some good financial advice.

While North American in focus makes an interesting read and has some great ideas on how to save money and some of the issues faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

Check it out at

Monday, June 09, 2008

Police drop charges against Bill Henson

As I speculated when they seized Bill Henson's photos police have decided not proceed with prosecution.

Interesting the police finally have acknowledged they received only 3 complaints and that the case was likely to be fraught with difficulty. Basically instead of going to the censor for advice they seemed to be driven by talk back radio hysteria. Of course Hetty Johnston wasn't satisfied and the politicians didn't act much better.

In further news this week the arrest of a number of men who accessed child pornography and were been arrested in the past week. The men charged include a police man. Worse still was the disgusting outburst from the Queensland National MP, Vaughan Johnson. This MP seems to pandering to the talk back lynch mob mentality.

I have to agree with Terry O'Gorman, vice-president of the Queensland Council for Civil Liberties who said:

"Politicians are supposed to provide some leadership. He is happy to lead from the gutter and he should be seen in that light."
In addition a senior police official was arrested this week for conspiring to import drugs.

Hopefully the media and the politicians will let this suspect get a fair trial.

Finally lets not forget the actions of NSW Education Minister John Della Bosca and his wife, local federal MP Belinda Neal.

Oh you have to love Australia sometime!