While we live in a progressive world where sexuality is just another thing, some people still think you can catch gay. That acting feminine or liking certain sexual positions are telltale signs you bat for the same team. But, as … Continue reading 3 Things That DON’T Make You Gay
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, … Continue reading Don’t Knock My Golden Gaytimes!
When it comes to the media representation of gay people, we seem to prefer the non-limp wristed type. Whether it’s the normal everyday gay who’s not a screaming queen or the “straight-acting” gay. But we seem to forget that some … Continue reading Some Gay People Are Really Gay
Apart from the rigmarole of coming out to every person you meet and answering ignorant questions, sometimes it is easier being gay. For one, we don’t have to deal with the patriarchy that still permeates modern society. Men know what … Continue reading Sometimes It Is Easier Being Gay
The hardest part of being different is having to explain yourself every single time. I dream of a day when that won’t be the case. But it’s foolish to hope that everyone will understand you because we’re always going to … Continue reading 3 Things Every Gay Man Wants You To Know
Chances are you’ve done something sexual with someone of the same sex, even if it was a bit of show and tell or some touchy-feely. Which goes to show that the labels of gay and straight are not as concrete … Continue reading Bisexuality Is The Silent Majority
I still remember when Ricky Martin came out of the closet 10 years ago. The media went wild about it, naturally, but most of us already knew. It was more a collective sigh of relief than a celebration. But then … Continue reading When Will The Act Of “Coming Out” Be Ordinary?
I still remember the first time when someone told me, “you can choose to be straight.” I was 17 at the time, and I was having lunch with Mum at McDonald’s until we were interrupted by one of my Mum’s … Continue reading The Truth About Gay Conversion Therapy Success Stories
The fact that you’re here shows that you are not a bad parent. A truly bad parent is one that disowns their child for being gay. But you still love them enough to seek answers. And those answers I’ll give! … Continue reading So Your Son or Daughter is Gay…
When all the boys were chasing girls in primary school, it confused me. I just couldn’t see the attraction. And yet, I still tried to follow along, for no other reason but to fit in. I dated girls, I faked … Continue reading 3 Childhood Memories That Shaped My Sexuality
Considering nearly a third of Australians don’t believe in God, you’d think the current debate around religious freedom would include the freedom from religion, too.
The success of the same-sex marriage postal survey really was a slippery slope. But it wasn’t towards bestiality or transgender people doing more than urinating in their preferred bathroom – it was actually towards a contentious religious freedom debate. More specifically into how it should be exercised inside Australia’s religious and non-religious institutions. But there needs to be an advocacy for freedom from religion, too. Pious fanatics are going too far and forgetting their true values, while the rest of their faith take on progressive attitudes. Also, with atheism being our largest religion in Australia (if you don’t group all the Christian factions together as one), freedom from religion is obligatory.
Ayesha looked up to see two customers struggling with the tightly sprung gauze door. It’s always a funny sight. One guy wore a blue straw fedora, a short-sleeve Hawaiian shirt and light blue shorts; the other was dressed in tobacco-coloured chinos, a white t-shirt and a grey blazer. And if they did not control the door after they entered, it would —
She dropped her gaze back to the gyoza between her hands and finished pinching it before she placed it onto the nearby tray. Why did ma open Kuu & Ikiru in this neighbourhood? Ayesha thought.
“Sorry,” one of the men said. A hushed whisper. Her lips held back a smirk as she wiped her hands on the nearby tea towel. She raised her head, rose from the chair and produced a smile.