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Chuck Wendig – The War Is Not Over


“If you’re upset because I put gay characters and a gay protagonist in the book, I got nothing for you. Sorry, you squawking saurian — meteor’s coming. And it’s a fabulously gay Nyan Cat meteor with a rainbow trailing behind it and your mode of thought will be extinct. You’re not […]

Matthew Flinders – hello, sailor! Michael Burge


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?” […]

Another transgender tipping point

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I’m a little bit disappointed with the world today. It seems that despite our best efforts to understand the incredible social currency of positive role models, there will always be people waiting in the wings to clip wings, behead tall poppies and generally sprint towards the finishing line at the […]


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