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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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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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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

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Sometimes I Hate Capitalism

It’s a great system, but it ain’t perfect. I don’t know how long I have been in lockdown for now, and there’s no glimmering hope on the horizon as I type this. For so long, Australia’s response to Covid-19 had been the envy of the world. Sure, we had bumps along the way, but we proved that lockdowns are an effective strategy in mitigating outbreaks. … Continue reading Sometimes I Hate Capitalism

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How Game Of Thrones Season 8 Should Have Ended

We can all humbly agree that Game of Thrones season eight was terribly rushed. This is weird since it took well over a year to produce it. I mean, two extra episodes would have stretched the season to a more palatable storyline and ending. On top of this, there was definitely poor storytelling going on, including the complete disregard for one character arch and the … Continue reading How Game Of Thrones Season 8 Should Have Ended

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Religious Freedom: Drawing The Line At Idle Threats

I’m all too happy with going to hell. At least I’ll be with my own kind. And hey, I won’t have to deal with religious zealots who keep telling me I’ll go to hell for being gay – all while they claim religious freedom; as if that’s gonna help. I mean, it was either renounce my sexuality or go to hell; and since I can’t … Continue reading Religious Freedom: Drawing The Line At Idle Threats

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Was President Trump Really Groundbreaking?

Those on the right worshipped him like a God and those on the left saw him as Satan’s spawn. And I? Well, I really didn’t care to be honest. I’ve suffered through far too many fake people to want to even entertain the idea that Donald J Trump was shocking. In fact, that’s purely why he became a media sensation. Because he said crazy things … Continue reading Was President Trump Really Groundbreaking?

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“Hate The Sin, Love The Sinner” Is Not Always Right

At 16 years old, I was told I’ll go to hell for being gay. It was my first time, and definitely not the last. And I remember thinking that if she is going to heaven, then I don’t ever want to go there for eternity. That just sounded like another version of hell to me. Because I knew that her hate for my supposed sin … Continue reading “Hate The Sin, Love The Sinner” Is Not Always Right

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Free Speech Always Comes With Consequences

Even in America, free speech isn’t really that free. And if you love living in a democracy, you’d be grateful for that. Because free speech always comes with a side of consequences. You might lose followers for what you say. You might get trolled. You might get banned from social media. But these are all expected consequences. And even if they all happen, you still … Continue reading Free Speech Always Comes With Consequences

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Don’t Knock My Golden Gaytimes!

The media love to blow a trivial news story out of proportion. Following the renaming of branded products like Coon Cheese and Red Skins, some radical gay activist launched a petition that wasn’t really making waves at all. In fact, it still isn’t. But now thanks to a media blitz, the fate of the Golden Gaytime is shaky. And I think it’s all utterly stupid. … Continue reading Don’t Knock My Golden Gaytimes!