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Alan Turing’s letters reveal his private struggle

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By Peter Robinson, Swinburne University of Technology “I … don’t for the life of me understand why the gay community has decided to emulate an institution that doesn’t work for even straight people … It is laughable.” This is what a 59-year-old black gay activist in Los Angeles told me of his views on same-sex …

Married Couples benefits

By Hannah Robert, La Trobe University and Fiona Kelly, La Trobe University Opponents of marriage equality often say that married and de facto couples already have the same rights. To what extent is this true? And, in legal terms, how much do the differences matter? In an opinion piece last week, former prime minister Tony …

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Love letters abounded during World War II as soldiers stationed throughout Europe wrote home to loved ones left behind when they departed for the front. Recently discovered letters tell of a forbidden gay love. One such soldier, Gilbert Bradley, fell in love while on military training and shared hundreds of love letters with his sweetheart. …

Carol Lloyd, the voice of iconic 1970s Queensland band Railroad Gin and one of Australia’s first rock chicks, has died in a Brisbane hospital after a lengthy battle with lung disease. Lloyd battled pulmonary fibrosis, a scarring of the lung, since 2013. The 68-year-old passed away on Monday surrounded by family and holding partner Annie’s …

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A farmer who lives in the town of Gay in Georgia was far from happy when he was refused a livestock transport licence. When Gene King applied to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the licence to allow him to transport cattle interstate, computer said NO. It rejected the name as too explicit.  …

Alan Turing's letters

Excerpts from Alan Turing’s letters offer a glimpse into the anguish the famed codebreaker endured in his final days. Turing’s brilliant mind was instrumental in ending the Second World War. His invention of the modern computer enabled the cracking of the Nazi’s Enigma Code. However, his life ended in tragedy when he died at age …

As Australia pauses to honour all of the brave men and women who have served our nation during the ANZAC day centenary, QNews would like to take this opportunity pay our respects. We would also like to acknowledge the many LGBT Australians who have served our country as members of our defence forces. One such …

alan-mckee The Porn Report

Natalie Brown spoke with the enigmatic and enchanting Professor Alan McKee about his book The Porn Report. Professor Alan McKee is a long way from Glasgow and experienced a lot of success in his career to date. From authoring several books to being past president of the Cultural Studies Association of Australia, and past editor …

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