Daniel Lobo http://www.flickr.com/photos/daquellamanera

Queer Jewish Crisis

The problem isn’t how to stop Jews leaving the Jewish community. The problem is how to make the Jewish community fit for all Jews – especially GLBTI – to live in.

Caitlin Childs http://www.flickr.com/photos/nerdcoregirl/

For Kid’s Sake

The importance of being out and proud cannot be overstated. Unfortunately, there are some gay and lesbian parents who hide their sexuality from parts of the community out of fear and sometimes shame. Gay and Lesbian parents need to be out and proud for their children.

Liv Unni Sødem http://www.flickr.com/photos/livunni/

Outside the City: 50 Shades of Rainbow

Daniel is an educator who has toured rural and regional Australia “challenging homophobia one cuppa at a time”, working with local schools and educators. He looks at what it takes to survive as GLBTI outside the major cities.

Nidreas Photography http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicoandreas/

Freshly Doug on Tuesday

DOMA heads to Supreme Court; ACL goes quiet; Bill Muehlenberg explodes; plus Gaga, Fiji, and holiday in Cancun.

Joint Chiefs of Staff http://www.flickr.com/photos/thejointstaff/

The Smoking Gun

Andy Schmulow wonders why Anglican Archbishop Peter Jensen chose to back the Australian Christian Lobby claim that homosexuality is as bad for your health as smoking.

by Forest Runner http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimbaker/

Toddler Tantrums

They may not like the word, but the parliamentarians who voted against marriage equality are bigots, whether they admit it or not. They stick to their positions despite all the evidence against them.

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No to ‘homophobia’

Forty three years on from its first use in 1969, ROD SWIFT asks whether it’s time to find new words to describe the experiences of GLBTI people in the 21st century.

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Are we biting the hand that feeds us?

In the past few weeks the parliamentary Australian Labor Party has come under a great deal of attack from within the lesbian, gay, bi and trans community (LGBT) for not…

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Top Twitter Queers

Who are the best Queers or Queer Friendly people to follow on Twitter?   This is purely subjective and I know many people will have vastly different views, but here are my top picks for queers to follow on Twitter (in no particular order)….

By Paul M. Walsh [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Freshly Doug on Monday

Veteran GLBTIQ journalist and broadcaster Doug Pollard picks his stories of the day. You can catch Doug on Joy 94.9fm in Melbourne, streaming live via the smartphone app or online every Thursday 7-8pm AEST – new series begins Thursday October 11 7pm. http://www.joy.org.au