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robin dc comics queer

Batman fans have celebrated DC Comics’ canonical confirmation that Tim Drake, also known as the Caped Crusader’s sidekick Robin, is queer. The sixth issue of the monthly comic series Batman: Urban Legends was published on Tuesday (August 10). In it, the character is shown having a “lightbulb moment” while reconnecting with old friend Bernard Dowd. …

Sandra Pankhurst the trauma cleaner

Sandra Pankhurst, the subject of Sarah Krasnostein’s book The Trauma Cleaner, has died in Melbourne. Aged in her late 60s, Sandra suffered from a pulmonary condition before her death. Sarah Krasnostein’s award-winning biography bought Sandra Pankhurst’s amazing story to the public in 2018. Sandra described herself as a transgender woman “adopted into an abusive family, forced …

queer author books

With the onset of winter there’s nothing quite like settling in with a good book on a cold night. Each week we’ll be bringing you our top three recommendations of what to read to keep you entertained. From the latest and greatest to some of our old favourites there’s a little bit of everything to …

christian hull memoir book leave me alone

Chances are if you opened Facebook in the last three years you experienced the screeching ball of profanity, blonde wigs and sexual innuendo that is Christian Hull. Now Hull has told his story in memoir Leave Me Alone, a no holds barred account of his life and also his rise to fame. Almost overnight, the …

shannon molloy fourteen queensland memoir

People often dub Australia the “Lucky Country”. However for many LGBTIQ youth, growing up around Australia can simply be the luck of the draw and even a fight to survive as they discover who they are in difficult circumstances. Life in many ways can often feel far from lucky for them, as Shannon Molloy recounts. …

khanh ong masterchef cookbook gay a gay guy's guide

MasterChef star Khanh Ong has released his first cookbook, mixing his favourite recipes with dating advice, anecdotes and life hacks. The Melbourne chef first appeared on the Channel 10 show in its tenth season, making it to third place. He returned to the competition for all-stars season MasterChef: Back To Win this year. Now after …

heather has two mommies rainbow families

Close to a third of Australian same-sex parents struggle to find books for their children that represent rainbow families like theirs, according to new research. Deakin School of Communication and Creative Arts researchers Dr Helen Young, Dr Paul Venzo and Lara Hedberg have surveyed LGBTQI+ parents, guardians and care-givers on their experiences with LGBTIQ-inclusive childrens …

larry kramer

Larry Kramer died in his Manhatten home yesterday at age 84. His husband David Webster said he died of pneumonia. The best-selling author of Faggots became one of the most controversial and outspoken AIDS activists in the early 80s. Larry Kramer never hesitated to call it as he saw it. Incensed by the lack of …

jacqueline wilson comes out childrens author tracey beaker love frankie queer novel

British best-selling children’s author Jacqueline Wilson has come out publicly as she celebrates her latest book, an LGBTIQ teen love story. The 74-year-old author, perhaps best known for her Tracey Beaker series of children’s books, opened up to The Guardian about her “very happy” relationship with her partner of 18 years. Jacqueline explained she met …

magda szubanski childrens book

Magda Szubanski has shared one of the ways she’s passing the time in isolation – writing her new series of children’s books. The Aussie comedian recently released the first in the series called Timmy the Ticked-Off Pony. “It’s called Timmy the Ticked-Off Pony and the Poo of Excitement – who hasn’t done one of those?” …

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