Written in the early 70’s, The Leatherman’s Handbook by Larry Townsend predates the peak of the AIDS crisis by almost a decade, and much of the information and references are either out of date or are at odds with our new understanding of the spectrum of sex and sexuality. That said, despite its age – […]Read More REVIEWING ‘THE LEATHERMAN’S HANDBOOK’: WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT
The first time I was sexually assaulted was the night my ‘cherry’ was ‘popped’ at the ripe and (by today’s standard) seemingly late age of nineteen. I had moved out of home and left rural New Zealand for the bright lights of Sydney only six weeks prior. I wasn’t to become aware that my virginity […]Read More GET FUCKING CONSENT: WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT?
For those of you who don’t know yet, my boyfriend and I broke up recently. (Insert dramatic pause to allow for gasps from the audience) I know, who’d leave this right? I’m a fucking delight. While this is true, I’m also man enough to admit that I’m an incredibly flawed individual who has a few kinks […]Read More LOVE IS DEAD, LONG LIVE LOVE: WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT?
The survey might be over, but the jury is still out and the battle for equality is far from won. No sooner did the polls close than the debate on what the legislation might look like began. What should be merely the abolishing of the Marriage Amendment Act 2004 is becoming an over-complicated shemozzle as […]Read More NO EXEMPTIONS IN MARRIAGE LAW, THANKS: WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT
Actually, today was a great day. I’m having trouble finding the words, but I know that I need to write this while things are still fresh in my mind and I’m riding the wave of euphoria that has basically carried me through the last twelve hours. You see, for the first time ever I participated […]Read More TODAY WAS A VERY GOOD DAY: WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT
The no campaign, in a seemingly desperate attempt to change the narrative, are now claiming to be the victims of bullying by the advocates of equality, with Member for Canning, Andrew Hastie, even going so far as to say that no campaigners are ‘living in fear’. It is direct to Mr Hastie that I target […]Read More DEAR MR HASTIE: WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT?
One of the arguments I keep seeing on the news and through social media is that the marriage equality debate is going to be hard on the mental health of LGBT+ Australians, and I agree – at least when it comes to our LGBT+ youth who may be unfamiliar with adult cruelty. For many of […]Read More I’M NOT A VICTIM: WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT?