Covid-19 Vaccine Discrimination Prejudice

Dear Anti-Vaxxers: You Are Not Being Discriminated Against

I’m a lowercase liberal, in that I believe everyone should have the freedom to be, to say, and to do what they wish — provided you don’t adversely affect others. I also believe in “your body, your choice” — provided your actions are made on the best advice. This is why I say you should consult your doctor when it comes to Covid-19 vaccines rather … Continue reading Dear Anti-Vaxxers: You Are Not Being Discriminated Against

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Facebook’s Global Blackout Proved Its Worth

My Tuesday morning was a little different today. Thanks to Sydney’s ongoing lockdown, my mornings usually consist of waking up, taking my phone off charge, and spending an hour doom-scrolling on Facebook. With no immediate things to do during lockdown, there’s no catalyst to get out of bed on most days. Eventually, when my stomach begins to grumble, I’d flick off the covers and go … Continue reading Facebook’s Global Blackout Proved Its Worth

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Strive For Your Goals With This In Mind

When we visualise our past successes, as many people recommend, we feel temporarily proud. But this rarely spurs us into action because we don’t want to replicate our past results — we want better results! And if we visualise our future goals, as others recommend, it swells our desires but almost always crushes our actions. Because we will eventually notice the plethora of steps we … Continue reading Strive For Your Goals With This In Mind

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Dear Straight Men: Wiping Your Ass Is Not Gay

Warning: gag-worthy content ahead. Here’s something I wish I never learned today: some straight men don’t wipe their asses because they think it’s gay. Yep! Apparently letting your fingers going anywhere near your back passage is equivalent to two men fucking each other. I’ll let you process that for a moment… Now, apart from the major problem of offending everyone’s noses with your pungent butt … Continue reading Dear Straight Men: Wiping Your Ass Is Not Gay

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The Gay and Straight Monthly Book Brag: Sept 2021

No matter how good you are at judging books, you will never really know what’s good or not unless you read it. I’ve loved books with 3-star ratings on Goodreads. And I’ve hated books that everyone loves. 50 Shades of Grey comes to mind… As the saying goes: Don’t judge a book by its cover. And it’s the same with people. We all judge others … Continue reading The Gay and Straight Monthly Book Brag: Sept 2021

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Are Gay Venues Still Relevant?

Ask any elderly gay man about Sydney’s gay scene today and they’ll tell you it’s not as big as it used to be. You’d hear about grand drag shows at Capriccios and the fabulousness of Patchs. If you walk down Oxford Street today, you will find only a few longstanding legends like Stonewall Hotel and The Shift (formerly Midnight Shift), with many clubs remaining a … Continue reading Are Gay Venues Still Relevant?

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HIV Is Not A ‘Gay Man’s Disease’

It can affect straight people too In 2019, straight men in Western Australia were more likely to be diagnosed with HIV than gay men. In fact, since the introduction of PrEP (an HIV-preventative drug) into Australia in 2016, HIV diagnosis rates have lowered dramatically in the gay community. And the trend is not just happening here in Australia, it’s actually noted across the western world. … Continue reading HIV Is Not A ‘Gay Man’s Disease’

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What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do

Whether you’re stuck on a life-changing decision or mulling over daily activities, knowing what to do feels like a debilitating question. Do you take on that new job or stick with your current one? Do you want to watch that movie or do you feel like doing something else? I’ve been in lockdown for over two months now, and while I’ve got my writing and … Continue reading What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do

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I’m Pro-Vax and Pro-Choice, But Not A Professional Doctor

I wish all those who spread their misinformation about Covid-19 would be as honest as I am. We are not medical professionals! Our best understanding of Covid-19 relies upon how well we research — but even after a good day of research, we will never be at the same level as medical professionals. They have years of expertise under their belt. And yet, even with … Continue reading I’m Pro-Vax and Pro-Choice, But Not A Professional Doctor