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September 13, 2010

Rachael Wright talks to Victoria University law lecturer Dean Knight about civil unions, the Marriage Act, adoption and where New Zealand’s laws leave gay couples. After the Civil Union bill was passed, there was a lot of criticism that it did not go as far as it could have, especially when considering the notable exclusion […]

September 7, 2009

Recently, I came across the “Gay Shame” movement, a radical queer movement aiming to protest “queer assimilation” and raise awareness of oppressions reproduced by the queer community. This movement criticised queer academics for not including class and race analysis, criticized mainstream gays who were happy to leave behind more marginalised queers in their quest for […]

August 4, 2008

I KISSED AN UNGENDERED PERSON AND I LIKED IT- IN A NONMONOGAMOUS TOTALLY QUEER AND THREATENING TO FAMILY VALUES MANNER. All too often the queer community are pressured, by the mainstream but also by their peers, into assimilating into a containable, ‘acceptable’ queer identity.Rachael Wright fucks some shit up, and asks the question: is it […]

July 7, 2008

Kia Ora, and welcome back from holidays! I hope y’all ate heaps, got some sleep, and bought all your textbooks at least three weeks in advance. As for me, I spent a good week of my time in the dirty ol’ south, at National UniQ Conference!

March 3, 2008

Avoiding the post-Orientation blues, or; how to find our ‘community’ Kia Ora everyone! I hope Orientation week treated you well, whether you’re a returning student or otherwise. After a week of mayhem, it’s tempting to turn to the pressing task of academics, which some people would have you believe is the point of being at […]

August 6, 2007

Happy Pride Week, everybody! Hope you’re feeling liberated, camp (yes, even you straight-identifying people should camp it up this week), rainbow-flavoured, and absolutely bursting with diverse pride! As many of you may know, I adore talking about sex – which is what this article’s going to be all about!

April 2, 2007

Hello, dear Salient reader. My name is Rachael and I’m here to assist you all in tearing down the patriarchy – via music. First of all, let’s clear this up – I am (mostly) a big homo. I am an angry feminist. And I listen to music almost all of the time. Turning my bright […]

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