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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!

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Dark Mofo’s Bloody Art Should Not Be Censored

“Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it.”Bertolt Brecht Did you know that Australia is the only colonised country in the western world that hasn’t signed a treaty with their indigenous people? Surprisingly, that is not as confronting as some Spanish guy pouring indigenous blood over the British Flag. And yet, thanks to general offence, we’ve … Continue reading Dark Mofo’s Bloody Art Should Not Be Censored

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Randy Rainbow’s Best Parodies During The Trump Era

And so we’ve come to the end of an era that is almost bittersweet – because as much as Trump has been a headache on our news feeds, we’ve had some great entertainment throughout. Most especially from the musical extraordinaire Randy Rainbow. His parodies of the Trump era are juicy concoctions of comedy, helping many of us navigate the weird and wacky statements and actions … Continue reading Randy Rainbow’s Best Parodies During The Trump Era

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3 Gay Memoirs You Must Read

Most listicles like this are filled with books that the author hasn’t read. But I can assure you that I have read each of these gay memoirs from start to finish and loved them immensely. They are exquisite narratives that reach deep into the heart of queer life. The best part about these gay memoirs is how they challenge the current queer literary landscape, revealing … Continue reading 3 Gay Memoirs You Must Read

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Dear Trump Supporters: He Lost. Get Over It

I feel like the realistic friend sitting down with their heartbroken buddy and telling them she isn’t worth getting emotional over. But, as we’ve seen with the riots at Capitol Hill, it’s safe to say that y’all have issues… Of course, it’s not a loving relationship you’re looking for. It’s not like your soon-to-be former president Donald Trump is going to hug you tightly and … Continue reading Dear Trump Supporters: He Lost. Get Over It

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A Message of Hope for a Life Post-2020

“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 go away, it’s good to remind ourselves that this is not the end. Because it has not yet come to pass. And with much of … Continue reading A Message of Hope for a Life Post-2020

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Sports Players Are Allowed To Touch Each Other

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 workplace, but that’s not why I’m here. I’m here because we’re avoiding the taboo question of whether men or women groping each other is gay. … Continue reading Sports Players Are Allowed To Touch Each Other

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I’m Turning 30 in the Middle of a Pandemic

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 like. But that’s not my ultimate fear… The world has peddled this idea that you have to do everything before your 30. If you don’t, … Continue reading I’m Turning 30 in the Middle of a Pandemic

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Anti-Maskers Need To Accept Reality

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 a denial of the pandemic altogether, but a denial of its seriousness. They so desperately want to hold onto the normalities of life, so much … Continue reading Anti-Maskers Need To Accept Reality