Right Now previews Queer Screen’s 27th annual Mardi Gras Film Festival, focusing on belonging on a global scale and the struggles of LGBTQIA+ people.
Edited by Benjamin Law, Growing Up Queer in Australia brings together a diverse and moving array of voices that spans the identity spectrum.
In light of the voluntary assisted dying bill currently before the Western Australian parliament, Janelle Koh considers voluntary assisted dying from a critical rights perspective, and queries whether a right to a good death may operate with unequal effect upon minority populations.
This story follows Luke, whose legal name is Leila, as he navigates what it means to be trans as a young person in the school yard and at the gender diverse clinic. We see the prejudice and pressures that can exist in both places.
Daryl Yang considers the criminalisation of non-disclosure of HIV in Singapore, and the implications of a recent legal development for LGBTQ+ Singaporeans.
Through the lilting analogy of the orchestra, this piece examines the interwoven nature of relationships with family, mental health and music.
Laurie Halse Anderson’s autobiographical collection of poetry is a story of survival more than it is a story about rape.
Claire Hansen’s poem ‘Eurydice on Wangetti Beach’ considers the intersections of Greek mythology and contemporary sexual violence, as they play out on a Queensland beach.
Engage with the highs and lows of the marriage equality survey in this compilation which amplifies the voices of those both in and out of the campaigns
Janelle Koh sits down with Kate Jessica Raphael, award-winning crime fiction author for a chat about her work, and the interrelations that exist between crime fiction and human rights.
Daryl Yang considers the increasingly common phenomenon of friendships breaking down over political differences, and muses over the question: should we be friends with homophobes?
With anti-discrimination law as complex as Australia’s, our lawmakers must be scrupulous with how anti-discrimination legislation is designed, or risk stigmatising our young LGBTIQ+ people.