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
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
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
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?
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
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
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!
“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
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
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
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
“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