By Dennis Altman, La Trobe University The rise of sexually transmissible diseases made front-page news in The Age, which tried to make sense of the rise among “gay men” and “heterosexual people”. This illustrates the increasingly common confusion between behaviour and identity. What is involved is sexual contact, or to use the expression common in …

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Spin-the-vase, a late night taste of fondu, and a rotting beached whale make for just some of the intricate ingredients of Stephan Elliott’s semi-autobiographical comedy Swinging Safari, a gloriously playful film that finds both the humour and the horror of growing up in Australia in the 1970’s. As kinetic a film it may be – …

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The brand new Australian production of Mamma Mia! has opened at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre in Brisbane. Mamma Mia! is all about the music, so who better to chat with than Music Supervisor Stephen Amos? Amos, winner of a 2016 Helpmann Award (Matilda The Musical), knows Mamma Mia! well. His first time with the ABBA show …

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As the American government continues to be viewed with doubtful and suspicious eyes, not to mention the hammering the news media receives, a film like Steven Spielberg’s The Post feels more relevant than ever, despite its 1970’s setting. Before the White House was taken down by the Watergate scandal in 1972, the Presidential estate fought …

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Getting married but don’t even know where to start planning your perfect wedding? Brisbane’s Broadway Chapel in Woolloongabba is owned and run by local couple James and Nick (pictured), and they’re thrilled to welcome the first same-sex couples to the heritage-listed venue. They’re offering prospective couples the chance to sign up for Same-Sex Marriage Boot …

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By Leith Taylor, Edith Cowan University Where do the boundaries lie between exploring every possibility an acting role offers and still behaving appropriately, with respect to other performers? This week Victoria Police confirmed they were investigating allegations of indecent assault and sexual harassment involving actor Craig McLachlan in his lead role as Dr Frank-N-Furter in …

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Tourism operators in Tasmania are pushing for the Apple Isle to become a premier destination for same-sex couples to tie the knot and enjoy their honeymoon. Tasmanians United for Marriage Equality has teamed with the Tourism Industry Council Tasmania to launch a social media campaign extolling the virtues of the state. It comes as this …

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By Tom Smith, YHA Australia Marriage equality has finally passed and we’re shining our shoes and clearing our calendars for a wave of fabulous rainbow weddings. But before the nuptials comes the proposal… so where are the most romantic spots around the country to pop the question? Palm Cove (pictured, above) Escape the crowds to …

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