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Rod Stewart performs in concert last July at Jones Beach theatre in Wantagh, N.Y. (Shutterstock)

Why Rod Stewart’s gay ballad ‘Georgie’ was ahead of its time

Rod Stewart, one of the greatest rock 'n' roll singers, is still current with his new DNCE co-release. What many don't know is 40 years ago he wrote the first pop song to address gay rights.
Queer content has been programmed into The Sims since its launch in 2000. EA Games

Trailblazing WooHoos: gay evolution in The Sims

Earlier this year, Russia slapped an R18+ rating on the soon-to-be-released The Sims 4 videogame, in compliance with its law restricting the depiction of same-sex relationships to minors. When I think…
Aboriginal Mimi ‘trickster’ spirits are genderless. Making Camp at 'Forest, Cunningham's Gap, 1856', 2009, pigmented inks on 310gsm Huhnemuble German Etching Paper, edition of 5, 29.5 x 42 cm (paper size). Courtesy of the artist, Troy-Anthony Baylis

The art of seeing Aboriginal Australia’s queer potential

Since European contact Aboriginal people, such as myself, have been constructed as “straight”. This cultural default has contributed to the difficulty of proving so-called “real accounts” of sexual and…
The demarcation of the population into male and female effectively excludes everyone who falls outside those boundaries. Frozen Coffee/Flickr

Health services not reaching sex and gender diverse people

“Sex and gender diverse” is the umbrella term for a highly disparate, largely invisible and neglected group of people. The experiences of these people challenge the popular view that all people live in…

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