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It’s time for gay people to stop playing victim

andrewharveyIt is essential that gay men and lesbians not shy away from the wound inflicted on them by patriarchal culture and religions, but also not to dwell on it. We must use our suffering to become ‘sacred activists’ – warriors of compassion and justice for all, according to author and spiritual teacher Andrew Harvey who gave a talk on sexuality and spirituality during his recent tour of Australia. Katrina Fox reports.

The right to marry is only the first step

marriageequalityMarriage equality is important, but it is certainly not where the debate needs to end. Erin Stewart reports on ‘Why get married when you could be happy?’, a discussion panel presented at the Sydney Writers’ Festival last week featuring Jeanette Winterson, Dennis Altman, Benjamin Law, Masha Gessen, and chair Annette Shun Wah.

True Blood and why I can't get behind all this pro-GBL praise

TrueBloodThe vampire TV show, True Blood, has a wide range of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, but quantity doesn’t equal quality and we should not be so accepting of the program’s failures in some of the queer portrayals, writes Spark in Darkness.

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