How To Help Your Vaccine-Hesitant Friends Get Vaccinated

I’ve spent the better part of this year arguing with vaccine-hesitant friends on social media. I’ve thrown them peer-reviewed articles, clear-cut statistics, and plenty of logic — but none of this is helping. That’s because people are not likely to change their views during a conflicting argument. Instead, they dig themselves deeper. The fact is, we don’t like being wrong; it’s just not a nice … Continue reading How To Help Your Vaccine-Hesitant Friends Get Vaccinated

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How To Research In The Misinformation Age

Intelligence isn’t just being right; it’s knowing when you’re wrong. We live in a world where being wrong is bad. It’s all about being right and making sure the world knows it. But what if I told you that being wrong is part and parcel of what it means to be intelligent. Because once you know you’re wrong, you will almost always strive to be … Continue reading How To Research In The Misinformation Age

Gay Conversion Therapy Is Not “Therapy”

Nor is it “conversion” for that matter… Therapy, n. (Theh-ru-pee)Meaning: treatment intended to relieve or heal a disorder. As an openly gay man, it’s impossible to consider my sexuality as a disorder. I’m clearly not confused since I made my mind up years ago. And being gay can’t be an illness if it doesn’t adversely affect me — or others, providing the sex is consensual … Continue reading Gay Conversion Therapy Is Not “Therapy”

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What It’s Like To Have A Ridiculously High Sex Count

I wish I could tally up all the people I’ve slept with, but the fact is I can’t. Or, putting it better: the task is nearly impossible. To hazard a guess, I’d say the number sits between 100–200. But in all honesty, it could be more. Put simply: I’ve lost my sex count. Of course, it’s not something I’d happily gloat about. Sure, some people (men) … Continue reading What It’s Like To Have A Ridiculously High Sex Count

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All You Need Is A Glass Of Water

The miracle elixir… It’s amazing how water, with the simple construct of hydrogen and oxygen, is the elixir of life. One of its primary roles is to flush out our kidneys of the waste it creates. Water also helps keep our minds sharp; without enough of it, we feel drained — both literally and figuratively. And while we all know this, there always comes a … Continue reading All You Need Is A Glass Of Water

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3 Things I Want To Do When This Pandemic Ends

When you live in a country that has flipped between hard lockdowns and freedom, it’s quite easy to get sentimental. Possibly angry, too. Currently, I’m in lockdown in Sydney, Australia due to a virulent strain of Covid-19 — which truly sucks considering we were going so well. We could dance in nightclubs, dine in at restaurants, and have sex with irregular partners. But here we … Continue reading 3 Things I Want To Do When This Pandemic Ends

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Sexual Fluidity Is Not A Choice

Even fluid states do not choose to be fluid. Most of us experience sexual fluidity at least once in our lives. For some, it lasts years; for others, it’s a temporal moment of confusion. And all are exacerbated by societal norms. Yes, even I fell for the idea that being straight is normal. But nothing really is normal. It’s just accepted. Unfortunately, the ongoing idea … Continue reading Sexual Fluidity Is Not A Choice

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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

A Drag Queen’s Perspective On Gender

To be blunt, I class myself as a male. But, in certain circumstances, I can embody the female form. And when I’m in that form, I prefer to be referred to as a lady. I can do this because I have characterised myself into the opposite gender. And this should help explain the various genders that are out there – including nonbinary. You see, when … Continue reading A Drag Queen’s Perspective On Gender