Tag: queer

  • Qtopia: the queer utopia we’d love to see

    Qtopia: the queer utopia we’d love to see

    The day I undertook my first shift as a volunteer at the QTopia pop-up exhibitions, the muggy air proved to be an oppressive adversary the whole walk to Green Park. Not only that, but it was also the day of the much-anticipated Mardi Gras Fair. Needless to say, I was expecting to go the entire…

  • Opinion: Senator Lidia Thorpe – politicians as activists?

    Opinion: Senator Lidia Thorpe – politicians as activists?

    During the 2023 Mardi Gras parade on February 26th, Independent Senator Lidia Thorpe protested police inclusion in a march that originated as a day of grassroots queer resistance against police brutality in 1978. Much media interest regarding Senator Thorpe’s actions has centred around whether it was “right” for Senator Thorpe to disrupt the festivities, with…

  • ‘The Party’ is as much a celebration as it is a memorial

    ‘The Party’ is as much a celebration as it is a memorial

    It’s hard to tell exactly what feeling permeates the ground floor of UNSW Galleries on this rainy Thursday. On Sydney World Pride’s website, The Party’s stated purpose is to “celebrate LGBTQIA+ nightlife and party culture in Sydney from 1973 to 2002.” Still, each person who shakes off their umbrella and enters the gallery space carries…

  • Sydney WorldPride: Bloodlines

    Sydney WorldPride: Bloodlines

    In a tribute to names such as Keith Haring, Freddie Mercury, Leigh Bowery, and many other icons and artists lost to the HIV/AIDs crisis, explosive duo, The Huxleys, have created a multi-form art piece on display at the Carriageworks until the 5th of March.  The Huxleys are all-in-one performance artists, designers, musicians, and filmmakers. ‘Bloodlines’…

  • Students express concerns over corporatisation of Mardi Gras

    Students express concerns over corporatisation of Mardi Gras

    UNSW’s Queer Collective has echoed LGBTQIA+ activists’ concerns about the increasing ‘corporatisation’ of Sydney’s Mardi Gras Parade. For the second consecutive year, the parade has moved from its historic home along Oxford Street to the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

  • Why class is a queer issue and its relation to education

    Anna Luxembourg Higher education has – from the Middle Ages until recently – been the sole preserve of those who belong to the upper-middle class and the upper class. However, with the invention of such things like HECS, the door has opened slightly for those from a lower socio-economic background. This, of course, is all…