Our Writings. Our Thoughts.
This week we observed White Ribbon day and discussed how pervasive and destructive masculinity can be towards women. However as Derrick Clifton writes in The Guardian, ‘uncomfortable, if not traumatizing, experiences (of harassment of gay men) get swept under the rug, or worse, internalised as something that “just happens” and shouldn’t be taken seriously’, revealing […]
We in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) community have grandmothers, mothers, sisters, aunts and other family members who have been and will be victims of relationship and family violence at the hands of men. The abuse of power within many relationships is a common thread that joins the broader community to our […]
Many wonderful life stories come from the transgender community in Australia and we expect many more as society becomes aware of gender diversity within a framework that says expressing homophobia to diminish another person is not okay. To commemorate the 2015 Transgender Day of Rememberence, the AVP would like to divert your attention away from […]