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Matthew Flinders – hello, sailor! Michael Burge

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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 […]

The question we forgot to ask.

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BCW reflects on last week’s general election and pledges to make a difference. It’s been a bleak few days in the UK for most of us. By ‘us’ I mean normal people who like other people and were raised with compassion.  You see, something happened.  Something that broke my heart. […]

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