Monthly Archives: July 2013

gay self hatred

I was trying to remember the convoluted polysyllabic tag we gave this phenomenon during Gay Lib. But even in the 1970’s we knew how capable we were of hating ourselves. The Mart Crowley play Boys in the Band had its … Continue reading

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sorry ladies your physionomy is getting theology attached

Pope Francis gave an interview in Rio where he was asked about gay priests. He was also asked about the possibility of women becoming priests and responded that Paul had sealed that situation with a formula of a definite NO. … Continue reading

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returning boomerang

The ABC is running a four part look at Indigenous Australian history. Tonight, its third episode looks at Gwion paintings and the way they are overtaken by dynamic figures. The former express people at a time of plenty, the men … Continue reading

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The SMH today has published a double article about the possibly hundreds of deaths of gay men in Sydney during the 1970’s and 1980’s. The sport became known as poofter-bashing. Several gangs were involved; at one belated stage, police sound-wired … Continue reading

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tangled whale

A female humpback whale had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards … Continue reading

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lead me into yr darkness

I’ve been watching David Bowie; in his middle period albums, tracks like Fashion [we are the goon squad & we’re coming to town] he and the band make a gesture with the right hand from up high, swooping down to … Continue reading

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Living in the age of David Bowie

Last night on Spicks & Specks, Doc Neesun, lead singer of 70’s band the Angels, almost tearfully admitted he had been harassed offstage in the USA by Ray Davies. He was second billing on a US tour but started getting … Continue reading

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