RAINBOW REPORT FAREWELL EDITION10/02/13
Welcome to the very last Rainbow Report. Don’t worry, this is not going to be one of those self-indulgent, let’s look back etc etc shows: just the last helping of the sort of news and […] document.createElement('audio');...
Rainbow Report: Beginnings and Endings
This will be the penultimate Rainbow Report, counting down to the final show on October 3. Tonight, some bold new beginnings, and one sad goodbye. Shelley Argent has been leading the charge for Parents and […]...
Rainbow Report Looking to the Future
Well now that we’ve all picked ourselves up off the canvas it’s time to put our shoulders to the wheel and leaving no cliché unturned accept with good grace that it’s no good crying over […]...
Rainbow Report: Post Election – New Directions
Well, it happened. Kevin Rudd is consigned to history, unless he’s going to sit on the back benches stirring a cauldron and muttering “three time is the charm”, in which case we’re all screwed. Meanwhile […]...
Rainbow Report Election: Overlooked Issues plus Melbourne...
This week I’m looking at one of those ‘should be an issue but isn’t’issues: gay conversion therapy – is it dead; the responses of the three major parties to other issues important to our community; […]...
Rainbow Report (partly) on Dunkley: A Coalition Marginal
The show was supposed to be all about the outer suburban electorate of Dunkley, which takes in the fleshpot of Frankston as well as more upmarket areas such as Mount Eliza and Mornington. It’s held […]...
Rainbow Report on Gellibrand: Labor’s Safest Seat
Next week we’ll be heading out to Dunkeley, one of the most marginal seats in this election, to talk to the candidates there. This week we’re looking at the safest Labor seat in the country, […]...
Rainbow Report on Random Election Issues
Are you feeling this election is one big yawn. All this pompous talk about the most important election for a generation etc etc sending you to sleep? So far I haven’t heard anyone talking about [...]
Rainbow Report on Putin’s Anti-Gay Pogrom
In case you hadn’t noticed – and it seems most people haven’t, or don’t care – Vladimir Putin’s Russian government has turned on its gay community with a vengeance. Life for the Russian LGBTI community [...]
Rainbow Report on LGBTI Foreign Policy & Refugees
Blink and you’d miss it – the mainstream media did – but this week Foreign Minister Bob Carr said that gay rights were a ‘core foreign policy issue’ for the government. We look at what [...]
Rainbow Report on Body Image & Eating Disorders
The CEO of YMCA said “Today gay men are under enormous pressure about their bodies, and we believe that a lack of body diversity in the media, including the gay press, and a relentless focus [...]
Rainbow Report on Gay Parenting & Child Abuse
And first, a warning. Some listeners might find this topic confronting. If you are a survivor of sexual abuse, you may not want to read further, or listen to the show. Gay Parenting, and Child [...]
Rainbow Report on Escape: Fantasy, Sci-Fi & Gayming
Kind of appropriate in a week when the actor who plays one of the most pansexual characters ever [John Barrowman: Captain Jack Harkness. Dr Who & Torchwood] took advantage of the US Supreme Court decision [...]
Rainbow Report on Rice & Curry: Sexual Racism In The LGBTI...
You see it on Grindr profiles all the time: No rice, no curry. Is it sexual racism, or just sexual preference? Jesse Matheson was the man who caused a storm, writing in the Star Observer”I [...]
Rainbow Report: Trans* Experiences in AFL
My studio guests and I will be looking at the experience of transgender folk in the AFL , in particular the story of Kirsti Miller, the NSW transgender AFL player. We’ll talk to Kirsti herself [...]
Rainbow Report Asks: Who Needs Marriage?
Yup, you heard me. Why don’t we forget marriage – some things are more important. Or so lots of gay people think. Like the ongoing discrimination impacting our kids, leading to a huge rate of [...]
Rainbow Report on Last Chance LGBT Legislation
The government has two pieces of unfinished business for the LGBTI community, and with little time left before Parliament rises, it’s not certain they will make it to the statute book. The Sex Discrimination Act, [...]
RAINBOW REPORT ON HATE CRIME LAW
What exactly are hate crimes? Do we need special laws to deal with hate crime, and why? Surely the crime is the same regardless of the motive, so why should the penalty be different? New [...]
Rainbow Report on The New Politics
Politics used to be pretty simple: you decided which broadly-based party you could live with, and signed on for their whole suite of policies, including those you didn’t agree with. If you could be bothered, [...]
A Smarter Rainbow Report
Tonight’s show is all about being smart. As we’ve said on this program several times: it’s smart to conserve our history, because in the past we’ve so often been written out. One of the most [...]
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