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phillip adams january 18

On January 18 1975, longtime queer ally Phillip Adams published an article in the Melbourne Age calling for the scrapping of laws against homosexuality. The sooner that happened, he wrote, “the better for all of us, homosexual and heterosexual alike.” Scroll down for the actual article. How to even begin to describe Phillip Adams AO? …

eartha kitt january 17

Eartha Kitt came into this world on January 17, 1927. A friend to our communities in good times and bad, she was also one of the most charismatic entertainers to ever grace stage or screen. Scroll down for videos Born on a cotton plantation, Eartha Kitt grew up in poverty. However, her talent saw her …

religious freddom rev fred nile january 7

On January 7 1980, Rev Fred Nile announced an advertising campaign based on a rewriting of the 10 Commandments.  Meanwhile, he continued to seek election, determined to inflict his own particular brand of Religious Freddom on the citizens of Australia. Fred launched the advertising campaign as the national coordinator of the Festival of Light. Formed …

david marr high price of heaven

On December 17 1999, the Australian Jewish News published a review of The High Price of Heaven: A book about the enemies of pleasure and freedom by David Marr. In The High Price of Heaven, David Marr addressed the politics of salvation. Earlier that year, he gave the third annual Freilich Lecture on Tolerance and …

anne rice december 14 vampire chronicles

On December 14 1998, Anne Rice woke up with a headache and then lost consciousness. The author of the Vampire Chronicles series almost died. Diagnosed with diabetes, she recovered. Anne Rice later told ABC News (America) that in the lead up to her illness she lost weight and focus. “I was sitting at the computer, …

december 6 american medical association lesbian gay and bisexual cure

How far we’ve come! On December 6 1994, the American Medical Association declared its opposition to Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual ‘cures’. The association instead recommended ‘nonjudgmental recognition of sexual orientation and behaviour’. It urged doctors to seek a greater understanding of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual patients. Additionally, the association stopped promoting ‘the possibility of sex …

wakefield poole gay porn pioneer boys in the sand casey donovan

Wakefield Poole, American dancer and choreographer turned trailblazing gay porn filmmaker, has died at age 85. Poole (above left) passed away on October 27, and the The New York Times published an obituary at the weekend. He is best known for his landmark 1971 directorial debut film Boys in the Sand, a very early feature-length …

ebay adult content porn ban queer historians

Queer historians are warning eBay’s recent ban on the sale of sexually explicit material will make it harder for them to find and preserve valuable LGBT+ history. In May, the online commerce giant banned the sale of “sexually oriented materials” including magazines, movies, and video games. The ban began in June, with eBay blocking new …

uncle jack charles sbs who do you think you are

Indigenous elder and actor Uncle Jack Charles discovered who his father was after more than 70 years in moving scenes on TV series Who Do You Think You Are? On this week’s episode of the SBS genealogy series, Uncle Jack travelled across Australian two weeks tracing his ancestors back two centuries. The gay actor and …

wacky world condoms

There are now prophylactics for almost every taste. The wacky world of condoms includes a variety of unexpected flavours. Strangely though, not one single manufacturer of the protective love glove offers a penis-flavoured version. For millennia, supplicants to the phallic divinity knelt in awe before their rigid diety. Due to the lack of peer-reviewed research …

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