“The ending has not yet been written.” – Atrus, Myst Series The above quote comes from a game called Myst, and it shares the perfect life lesson we all need. In these uncertain times, with the pandemic never seeming to … Continue reading A Message of Hope for a Life Post-2020
There’s a media frenzy going on at the moment in Australia about sports players touching each other. From bum slaps to crotch grabs. And not just men, but women too. The main discussion point is about sexual harassment in the … Continue reading Sports Players Are Allowed To Touch Each Other
The end of an era is nigh. At least that’s what it feels like. But thanks to this pandemic, I’m not rushing to chase my dreams. Instead, I’m stuck at home wondering what my non-existent 30th birthday party will look … Continue reading I’m Turning 30 in the Middle of a Pandemic
The underlying reason why so many people refuse to wear masks is that they don’t want to face reality. Anyone who has gone through the motions of accepting personal life problems can easily see the similarities. It’s not so much … Continue reading Anti-Maskers Need To Accept Reality
I finally know what mandatory quarantine feels like. I had taken a test for COVID-19 last Friday and my negative result didn’t come back until Monday. Which meant I was stuck at home all weekend. Of course, I wouldn’t call … Continue reading Three Things I Miss Most During This Pandemic
What’s more important: going to work sick and hoping they make a bit more money OR preventing unwanted deaths of your relatives, friends and local community members? It’s not a hard choice. And yet, some people think it is… Let’s … Continue reading It’s Okay To Burden Your Workplace and Self-Isolate
You could be if you don’t wear a mask… As a gay man, it’s recommended that I regularly get tested for STIs. On top of this, I should slip on a condom if I’m going all the way and ask … Continue reading Wanna Be The Cause Of Someone’s Death?
I cannot remember the last time I gave a hug. And that’s coming from someone who regularly greets with a warm embrace. So now I have to suffice with an elbow or footsie, and doesn’t that sound depressing… The fact … Continue reading Humans Are Not Designed To Physically Distance
COVID-19 has been in Australia since February, but until now most of the cases were those returning from overseas. It began in Victoria with a few clusters, and now the state is in lockdown again. But regardless of that, COVID-19 … Continue reading Why I’ve Bought A Mask
Media representation is a powerful tool in normalising minorities into mainstream society. The first time I saw myself represented on screen was quite surreal. Although the circumstances were a little difficult at the time. At 11 pm, on certain weeknights, … Continue reading Media Representation: A Gay Man’s Perspective
Have you ever wondered why the queer community isn’t whining about Black Lives Matter taking over Pride Month? The fact is, we’ve already got so much awareness about LGBTQI+ life. And much of the systematic injustices over being gay or … Continue reading The Queer Community Should Stand With Black Lives Matter
I still remember the quote as if it was yesterday. There I was, standing amongst a 40,000-strong rally at the tail end of the Marriage Equality Postal Survey. We were all engaged with the speaker who stood atop a makeshift … Continue reading Why Aren’t We Listening?