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Homophobia and racism on set of Neighbours, actors claim

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jeffrey bowyer-chapman drag race canada judge racist abuse

Former Canada’s Drag Race judge Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman has opened up about his negative experience on the show and the “shocking” racist abuse he received from fans. The actor served as a judge in the first season of the Canadian spin-off. However he departed before season two amid a vicious backlash from fans after his comments …

all my friends are racist abc still

An irreverent, queer as hell, Indigenous comedy series All My Friends Are Racist premieres on ABC tonight. The series was filmed around Brisbane, including at Brisbane Powerhouse and New Farm Park, earlier this year. The comedy series follows twenty-somethings Casey (Davey Thompson) and Belle (Tuuli Narkle), who live together in the city. He’s a gay …

olympics intersex rule faster higher stronger testosterone

Olympic regulation excludes some female athletes unless they artificially lower their natural testosterone levels. The Olympics intersex rule puts the lie to the Games motto, ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger – Together’. For those athletes, it might better read, ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger – except you!’ Read also: The sordid history of gender testiing and the Olympic Games. …

culture wars blm trans rights

Recent research demonstrates that opponents of BLM and Trans rights struggle with fact. The Policy Institute of Kings College London and Ipsos MORI examined the six most debated issues in Britain’s culture wars. Pandemic lockdowns topped the list, followed by BLM and then Trans rights. Researchers also surveyed attitudes to Brexit, the British Empire and …

scarlet adams drag race down under rupaul's drag race racism scandal

RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under star Scarlet Adams has denied a newly surfaced photo shows her making light of her racism scandal. The Perth drag queen’s past use of racist Blackface and other offensive costumes was addressed on Drag Race Down Under at the weekend. Ahead of the episode, First Nations drag queen Felicia Foxx …

neighbours stars racism homophobia Shareena Clanton Meyne Wyatt

Two actors on Neighbours have come forward with allegations of racism and homophobia behind-the-scenes of the long-running soap. Aboriginal actor Shareena Clanton took to Instagram to detailed allegations of “overt and covert racism” on the Channel 10 series. In Clanton’s Instagram post, she claimed the n-word was said openly twice, to laughter. She also witnessed a …

two very annoying asians balley venue froth on brunswick

A Fortitude Valley venue went viral for all the wrong reasons yesterday following a social media post from a co-owner. Shay Hayston, from Froth on Brunswick in Fortitude Valley’s California Lane, earlier posted a cafe docket titled ‘Two very annoying Asians’. He also added a caption to the docket. “OMG, I love my staff.” Social …

joel wilkinson gold coast suns

Miles Heffernan says the recent apology from the AFL and Gold Coast Suns to former player Joel Wilkinson illustrates that racial discrimination remains a workplace issue.  Wilkinson previously filed a complaint in the Human Rights Commission over racism. His complaint arose from a 2013 Wacky Wednesday event when two of Wilkinson’s teammates dressed in blackface. …

Dr Albert W Noll

The author came across Dr Albert W Noll while researching the recent publication COON: more holes than swiss cheese. The young Boston dentist enjoyed notoriety for his appearances on the Boston stage during the 1890s. He usually performed in drag, either as a white woman or in blackface as a ‘mammy’ caricature. Born into Boston …

coon cheese dr stephen hagan

Earlier this year Saputo Dairy Australia announced they would ‘retire’ the name of COON Cheese. The decision follows a long campaign by Aboriginal academic and social justice advocate Dr Stephen Hagan. Previous owners defended the brand name based on the claim that cheesemaker Fred Walker named the cheese in honour of Edward Coon, the inventor …

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