International Day Against Homophobia is held on May 17 every year, the date in 1990 when the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses. This Is Oz is one way we can all contribute to the debate.
In a recent interview with Attitude magazine, Tori Amos has criticised gay marriage opponents in the US, calling their behaviour un-Christian and a breach of civil rights.
In the Northern Territory, every 6 months or so, about 60 'sistergirls' and gay indigenous men jump on a bus and head off on holiday. These three day retreats are all about providing marginalised people with a "space where they can be themselves."
Leather, twink, lesbian, bear, pig, fetish, queer, gay, tranny, dyke, drag, suits... What do all these things have in common? They're all part of Morgan Carpenter and Paul McDonald's upcoming exhibition Sub•cul•ture.
International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) Sydney is calling for established and emerging artists to prepare artworks that explore issues surrounding homophobia to be part of an exhibition for Sun 17 May 2009.
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