Jo Clifford is an award-winning playwright, translator, poet and performer, who has also worked as a journalist and academic. She was instrumental in establishing the reputation of the Traverse Theatre Company in the 1980s.
SPECULATION about the sexual orientation of iconic English seaman Matthew Flinders rose like a colourful maritime flag over a decade ago when previously unknown letters surfaced, including emotionally charged passages written by Flinders to fellow explorer George Bass. In his 2007 Meanjin article “Exploring love: did they or didn’t they?” […]
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IRELAND’S yes vote for marriage equality kicked a rainbow-coloured goal for LGBTQI people around the globe, and while the major Australian political parties fight for ownership of the ball, this extract from an upcoming podcast and book Questionable Deeds is a reminder of how far we’ve come. IN the lead-up to the 2004 federal […]
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Soho eatery Balans at centre of homophobia allegations A word from Palash Davé A dear pal of mine – a brilliant and brave theatre practitioner and gender/sexuality/human-rights activist, who temporarily can’t be named due to consular issues – just posted, to friends on her Facebook wall, her account of a horrendous […]
…and it’s making us crave the Balearic sun. Don Diablo official remix of the second single from Madonna’s Rebel Heart LP has taken the incredible ballad Ghosttown and turned it into a banging club tune. Better them than the Freemasons. What do you think? Is this genius or a gross […]
“Why is it that these women have forgotten how great it was to have a role model that not only stuck it to the man, but then stuck it to herself, in herself and tasted it as if to say how dare you moderate my sexuality?” Barry Church-Woods I’m a […]
“I was part of the 90210 generation. The original one with Tori Spelling, Jason Priestly and Shannon Docherty before she was universally acknowledged to be a massive cock. It wasn’t just a zip code, it was a place where anything could happen and boy did it”. Barry Church-Woods Beverly Hills was everything I wanted out of […]
Barry Church-Woods I use the word kismet far too much for someone who is only a little bit Arabic in the face. I guess beshert would be a better fit for my cultural sensibilities, though again, I’ve never been to temple. Either way; you catch my drift. I live in […]