Legal foes join forces against hate and prop 808/16/14
No one expected Prop 8 to pass. In Ryan White and Ben Cotner’s documentary, The Case Against 8, that line is uttered more than a few times. Everyone knew there was still plenty of progress […]
When being at a gay club got 463 people into big trouble
It was early August, 1994, and Melbourne was a very different place. Paul Keating was Australia’s Prime Minister, Bill Clinton was US President, and Sydney’s Mardi Gras was televised for the very first time. But […]
The Age joins Saturday Magazine
Victoria’s Opposition Leader, Daniel Andrews, has called The Age tapes scandal a “dirty mess”. And it’s now threatening to derail the Victorian Labor party’s 2014 election chances. What began as a lost audio recorder from […]
When someone calls you a hooker
When Sir Bob Geldof took to the stage at Melbourne’s AIDS 2014 conference, many were quick to applaud the Irish musician. For years, Geldof has garnered a reputation as one of the most outspoken celebrity […]
The mysterious case of small town economics
As Saturday Magazine’s political expert, Chris Weinberg has always had an informative opinion on the state of Australia’s political and economic battle ground. Now, having relocated to Portland, Victoria, he’s focusing his talents on a […]
The Salvation Army returns to JOY 94.9
The Salvation Army’s Major Brendan Nottle has apologized for what he called “attitudes I have carried in the past toward the gay and lesbian community”. Speaking on this edition of Saturday Magazine, Major Nottle said […]
Doyle and Burnside join the show
Many Melburnians will tell you theirs is a small city, a quiet achiever with a low international profile. And for a tourist, hungry for that postcard-perfect shot of Sydney’s Opera House, it’s true – the […]
Does Australia need a bit of tough love?
The Abbott Government’s first budget is one of Australia’s harshest on record, with cuts affecting just about every Australian. The Prime Minister argues that, after the spending of the previous Labor governments, some tough love […]
What exactly is fair trade?
The ‘corporate cause’ phenomenon has entered the supermarket aisles in recent years like never before. There’s a product in just about every category nowadays purporting to better the world or society in some way. One […]
Labor’s new hope for Prahran
When Neil Pharaoh moved to Melbourne, he soon found that as a young gay man, there was no better place to be than the inner suburb of Prahran. And asking the former convener of Rainbow […]
Being gay in North Korea
What’s it like being gay in North Korea? There aren’t many people in the world who can honestly answer this question. One of the world’s most secretive regimes, North Korea forbids all discussion of homosexuality. […]
If you’re in public, prepare to be taken advantage of
What’s wrong with sneaking a picture of a woman eating while she sits quietly on the train? Even if you don’t know the woman, and she has no idea that her photo will be uploaded […]
Who’s really benefitting?
After fifteen years working for aid initiatives across six war zones in the midst of numerous natural disasters, Andrew MacLeod is more qualified than most to comment on the overall effectiveness of some of the […]
Former education minister calls for end to religious education
Former Victorian Education Minister Bronwyn Pike has said that religious education “has no place in our secular school system”, calling on churches to find other more constructive ways to participate in communities. Speaking on this […]
Proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act ignite rage
The proposed changes to Australia’s Racial Discrimination Act have have been dividing opinions all over over the country. While some see the move as crucial to preserving free speech, others ask why racism needs protection […]
In a land once ruled by a strong conservative Republican base, the increasing splintering amongst conservative Americans has many wondering how far off another run in the White House might be. This week, Leith Marshall […]
Are anti-abortion protesters about to be silenced?
When the Napthine Government strengthened Victoria’s protest laws, including the introduction of so-called “move on orders”, the controversy was swift. Some pointed at the notorious loitering anti-abortion protesters who have long caused staff at one...
Protecting Uganda’s “moral values”
When the east African nation of Uganda first proposed a law that would see homosexuality declared a crime punishable by death, the response from the western world was swiftly critical. The death penalty has now […]
Who’s looking out for LGBTI asylum seekers?
Asylum seekers make their way to Australia because their homelands are dangerous war-zones, right? Well, the truth is that there are many people across the globe willing to put their lives at risk to come […]
Saturday Magazine storms Sydney
On this edition of Saturday Magazine, Sammi Whitehead and Andrew Thorp take the helm as JOY expands its community broadcasting magic into Sydney. Star Observer Digital is Sydney’s pop-up digital radio station, expressing sex, sexuality […]
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