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October 15, 2007

National UniQ Conference: Learning interesting things and meeting attractive people by day, and getting shit-faced by night. Pride Week. Enough said. Pride Week is the week that you go out 7 nights in a row, and have to drag yourself out of bed the next day in order to get to the next event. Luckily […]

September 17, 2007

You know how, in some films, the lead woman has a gay best friend? Clueless, Fear, Single White Female, My Best Friend’s Wedding and The Next Best Thing are movies just off the top of my head that feature gay best friends. For some reason, it is assumed that women and gay men get along […]

August 13, 2007

Many people, regardless of orientation, have accused queer culture of being overly occupied with drugs and alcohol. As one of my friends said: “I don’t like it that most queer venues around tend to be throbby nightclubs, where there are people who are absolutely smashed on drugs or alcohol. A nice cafe/pub/bar with people having […]

August 6, 2007

Today, in honour of the general sexuality theme, I’m going to talk about bi-curiosity. Now, when I say ‘bi-curious,’ I’m largely referring to the blurry line between straight and bisexual, although it works equally well between gay and bisexual (and at this point, I think it’s important to note that bisexuality and bi-curiosity are two […]

July 30, 2007

Lesbian babies?! That’s preposterous!…Or is it? A recent BBC article ( said that researchers in a German study have managed to induce a small number of stem cells, taken from the bone marrow of male volunteers, to develop into something approaching spermatagonial cells, cells which are effectively immature sperm cells.

May 28, 2007

Homoerotic fantasies of the opposite sex: Busting myths and stereotypes by years of asking awkward questions.

May 14, 2007

A couple of weeks ago, I was talking to someone from the NZAF about the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial being held this Sunday night. He told me that youth interest for the event had been declining – we had become complacent because, due to reasons such as improved medical knowledge, there are fewer AIDS and […]

May 7, 2007

Welcome back. Last week, I talked about gender as a social construct. Today, I’ll be asking what that means to you and your gender, as gender identity is something which I feel is taken for granted – especially if you’ve never had a homosexual day in your life.

April 30, 2007

Gender excites me. I cannot deny it any longer. Unfortunately it’s too big a topic to squish down to six hundredish words, so I’m going to divide it into two parts: gender in theory, and gender in practice. This week we’ll be dealing with the former.

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