On Monday the 25th of May, a chill went through my veins in a way that is indescribable with words, as my arms started to convulse in the throes of an overwhelming anxiety attack that left me feeling sick to both my personal and professional cores. There in black and white on the screen in […]
Is Sydney awash with a Transgender friendly culture?
A few days ago, The Guardian’s Fred McConnell asked a question that’s left me thinking pretty seriously about the society that I’m living in today. Namely, does Sydney have a progressive enough environment that LGBTI people, particularly Trans-people, can feel loved and safe within. Now to most people that would be a pretty straight-forward question, […]
2014 ~ Some thoughts from a year of being myself….
If there’s something that I’ve always wished for throughout my life, it’s been the ability to always be myself all day and every day in ways that I could only dream of previously imagining. From exploring the utter highs and lows of humanity through to the journeys of family, joy, sorrow and love, I’ve always […]
A journalist’s reflections on Sydney’s “Day of Days” in at Martin Place….
By Kate Doak If there’s one thing that will stay with me for many years from the afternoon of the Lindt Cafe Siege, it’ll be the memory of seeing families strolling up the length of Martin Place and taking “selfies” from just beyond the confines of the police barricade. Like moths being entranced into the […]
Grinning and Bearing it… Hartcher and Tinkler leaving ICAC in photos….
Every so often you run into a media scrum at the Independent Commission Against Corruption where everything just becomes chaotic to the extreme. Whenever that happens, you can either grin and bear it like Nathan Tinkler sensibly did last week by walking in and out of ICAC via the front door and have the drama […]
Albanese admitted his leading role in the deposing of Gillard on Election Night…..
Earlier today, the following exchange between Barrie Cassidy and The Hon. Anthony Albanese took place about loyalty on the ABC’s Insiders program, in relation to The Hon. Kevin Rudd and the overthrow of Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard earlier this year. This statement by Mr Albanese is in stark contrast to his comments on the […]
The Liberals’ Jaymes Diaz is going for a “Greenway” in more ways than one (videos attached)
Just when you think things couldn’t get any weirder in this election, two new videos and a website involving the Liberals’ Candidate for Greenway Jayme Diaz have emerged over the course of the past few hours which throw further water upon his electoral flame. This includes an extended video of Channel 7’s encounter with Jaymes […]
Playing politics with same sex and gender diverse people’s lives…
Over the past six months, I’ve been getting pretty disillusioned with the entire “Marriage Equality” debate and a lot of the federal politicians that have been supporting it. Like a Bull with a sore head, some of them have been consistently pursuing something that they know won’t happen in the current parliament, regardless of how […]
Troll Wars, Haters and the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
I don’t normally engage in troll wars, though given that a close friend of mine has been the target of systematic abuse throughout International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (aka IDAHO), I’m going to break that little rule for once. Throughout yesterday and today, the following transphobic abuse has been hurled at Lt Colonel Catherine […]
“Cracking the Whip” over political flame wars…
Last night I noticed part of a running battle on Twitter between Peter Van Onselen, Peter Phelps MLC (Liberals Whip) and The Honourable Premier of NSW, Barry O’Farrell. After a bit of too-ing and fro-ing between the “Pair of Peters” over the issue of professionalism in both the media and politics, the Premier started “Cracking […]