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Odds & Sods: Baron von Cramm

In July 1938, the Border Morning Mail reported that Australian tennis authorities would welcome a tour by the recently jailed Baron von Cramm despite Wimbledon banning the gay German tennis champ. Odds & Sods: snippets of queercentric news coverage from Australian media in years gone by. Baron von Cramm It seems Australian tennis officials acknowledged …

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Odds & Sods: First Brisbane Pride 1990

Brisbane Pride 1990 marked the first major local celebration of Pride for a community at last free of the threat of homophobic hillbilly dictator Joh Bjelke-Petersen. Pioneering local activists like Toye de Wilde ensured the community both took time out to enjoy itself and worked towards a better future. Odds & Sods: snippets of queercentric …

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Odds & Sods: John Paulk, ex-gay caught in gay bar 2001

In 2001, Tharunka reported that the year before leading American ex-gay John Paulk was photographed in a gay bar. Odds & Sods: snippets of queercentric news coverage from Australian media in years gone by. ex-gay claim they formerly identified as gay, lesbian, or bisexual but subsequently transformed into happy shiny heteros.🤪 sometimes forge lucrative careers …

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Odds & Sods: 1956, Liberace defamed as gay

In July 1950, Aussie papers predicted that pianist Liberace would enjoy great success as a Hollywood romantic lead. But they played a different tune in 1956 when the Melbourne Argus shared the notorious Daily Mirror Cassandra column defaming the showman as gay. Odds & Sods: snippets of queercentric news coverage from Australian media in years …

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Odds & Sods: World Youth Day 2008

Thank fck for the NoToPope Coalition! The alliance organised protests against World Youth Day 2008 and exposed the hyperbole of Benedict XVI’s Sydney ChristFest. World Youth Day fans consisted mainly of misguided youth, cynical political operatives and eternally optimistic tourism officials. Ah, the madness of crowds! Odds & Sods: snippets of queercentric news coverage from …