Monthly Archives: February 2015

depicting gay

There’s an episode of Lewis, a police drama set in Oxford, where a phoenix cult seems to exist. “On the way from Gethsemane to Calvary I lost my way”; and “Life is born of fire”. Straight off (pun intended) a … Continue reading

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Two ways of not being gay

The eleventh novel by crime fiction writer Richard Stevenson is Cockeyed. It is described on the back cover as a screwball comedy but entirely serious in its exploration of the multiple ways of being gay in America. Stevenson, or Richard Lipez … Continue reading

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our gay wedding the musical

It’s that time of year again when we re-affirm our LGBTIQ culture and determine the path we intend to take in the future. In this wonderful musical, I shed tears over every scene, our Prophet & patriarch Stephen Fry, a … Continue reading

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death be not proud

Today, by some internet trawling I found that a pedophile catholic priest, who had molested me at age 12 and most of my classmates, had died last December. What intrigued me was that the newspaper notice of his funeral stressed … Continue reading

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talking to themselves

This weekend SMH was all about the Australian political system where the insiders talk a language for themselves alone. Stuff like “the party elects its leader”. Our pollies want only to talk to themselves. Abbott loves early morning radio, but … Continue reading

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the rule of law

Today a group of students attempted to force entry into a building where eccentric federal minister for education SA Chris Pyne (who recently admitted he admired his leader’s “good antenna”) was delivering a speech on his govt’s policy of decreased … Continue reading

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bloody no fun zone

The new President of Indonesia intends to execute two Australians. Just today, their Foreign Affairs minister insisted (limply) that the action was not directed at any particular country. I am also struck at the sheer hypocrisy that heroine is readily … Continue reading

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