'I don’t need a penis to feel like a dude'

Annabel Ross Meet Buck Angel: trans man, adult film star and LGBT icon.

In many cultures, gay life is fraught with risk


Matty Silver It is difficult enough for young men in Australia to come out when they realise they are gay, but being gay when you belong to a culture that doesn't accept homosexuality is much more difficult.

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Steamy teens

Is young adult fiction too sexy?

Teen steam: A scene from the film Twilight starring Kirsten Stewart (Bella), Robert Pattinson (Edward).

MJ Angel Novels can provide sexual education through erotic story lines but the line between 'teen' and 'young adult' fiction seems to be blurring.

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Unfair reporting

Sex workers deserve an end to discrimination

Tracy Connell.

Amy Gray As recent killings highlight, society is creating an environment that places sex workers at risk, not their profession.

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Swedish preschool neutralises stereotypes with gender-free agenda


A preschool bans gendered pronouns to engineer equality between the sexes from childhood.

At home on the Tiwi Islands but doing it tough: meet Crystal Love and her Sistagirls

Crystal Love

Andrew Taylor CRYSTAL LOVE is big, brash and uses language that would make a sailor blush - pretty much how you would expect a drag queen to behave.

Governor keeps his vow on gay marriage

Equality ...  gay-marriage campaigners celebrate in New York.

Esm E Deprez ALBANY: A bill to give gay couples the right to wed was approved by the New York Senate yesterday, making the US state the sixth and most-populous to legalise same-sex marriage.

Of skeletons and closets


Heidi Davoren Coming out – it’s an emotional minefield. Accepted by some, rejected by others, confused about who to trust and where to turn.

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Hidden agenda

Crossing the line

Generic pic of a woman talking on the phone, mother, child, son, toddler, housework, working mother, mum.

Matty Silver You discover your partner has a shocking secret. What do you do?

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