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the wizard of oz dorothy red slippers

By Marguerite Johnson and James Bennett, University of Newcastle The legendary film, The Wizard of Oz (1939) and the glorious, dazzling ruby slippers worn by its heroine, Dorothy Gale (played by Judy Garland), have long been symbols of hope – especially for the LGBT+ community. Last year, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in …

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Babadook

Jennifer Kent, the writer-director of Australian horror film The Babadook, has weighed in on the Internet’s granting of gay icon status to the movie’s titular monster in 2017. According to Internet lore, it all began in mid-2017, when the horror film apparently made its way into Netflix’s listings for “LGBT Movies”. The categorisation may have …

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Conchita Wurst is returning to Australia next month to be an ambassador of Adelaide’s upcoming Feast Festival and take part in a drag world record attempt. As the festival opens on November 15, the bearded Eurovision 2014 champ will give her first Australian performance at The Art of Drag: A Night with Conchita, where drag …

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