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Midsumma 2011: from Rainbow Families to T Dance Andrew Shaw

Midsumma has launched further details of its 2011 festival, which includes for the first time Carnival Day at the new location of Birrarung Marr spread over three terraces. The Midsumma 2011 program emphasises the changing times, with organisers including the Canadian storytellers behind The Book of Spells – A Love Story, which is about the importance of living together in diversity. Midsumma general manager Adam Lowe said the inclusion of the storytelling, which will target children, was prompted by the idea that younger members of our community are not necessarily looking to elders for advice and guidance. “There’s a disconnect between the older and younger generations,” Lowe said. “This is an opportunity for us to try to reconnect the generations. These older women are going to come and tell stories about living together as a couple in a long-term relationship.” Lowe said it was also a recognition that

the LGBTI community “should have a conversation about relationships” given that same-sex marriage is a major issue for many gays and lesbians. Midsumma has confirmed there will be three bars at Birrarung Marr, one for each of the three terraces: Sircuit and The Glasshouse will host two, with Midsumma itself taking over the T Dance bar. “In the past few years The Market and the Greyhound have shared the cost and profit from the T Dance bar 50-50 with Midsumma,” Lowe said. “In 2011, the bar at T Dance will be 100 per cent run by Midsumma and 100 per cent of the profit will be taken by Midsumma. So buy a drink at the bar at T Dance, because all that money will come to Midsumma!” T Dance will feature international DJ Bimbo Jones, a special guest performance from Melbourne’s Zoe Badwi, and will start at the new time of 5pm and close at 10pm in line with other major festivals and music events. Lowe said there is a possibility the new location could attract a few more passersby

Coalition pledges LGBT mental health funding Andrew Shaw

The Victorian Liberal Nationals Coalition has unveiled a $108.55 million plan to deliver better mental health care, including for young LGBTI Victorians. Coalition Leader Ted Baillieu announced last week the plan will “overhaul the current system and improve the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and recovery for people with a mental illness, focusing on both community and inpatient care and the funding of 85 new mental health care beds.” The Coalition’s plan to tackle mental illness and suicide for young Victorians includes investing $4 million in targeted mental health and suicide prevention initiatives for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender young people. Anne Mitchell, director of Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria, said she had not received any indication from the Coalition as to where the funding might be allocated. “We might hope that a substantial amount of that money might be spent on trying to combat homophobia, which is the basis of the mental health problems for people in our community,” Mitchell told MCV.

GLHV was behind the footy ‘coming out’ posters that appeared around Melbourne around the AFL Grand Final. Rob Mitchell from the RJM Trust said the Coalition had offered more than the Brumby Labor Government to gays and lesbians. “And what they haven’t done is pork-barrel the money into particular electorates like the Brumby Labor Government has done: of the $3.6 million over four years, which was for Indigenous and GLBTI youth, the GLBTI youth component – which was four hundred [thousand] – half has gone to Geelong, which is [Health Minister] Lisa Neville’s electorate.” The Liberal Nationals Coalition will also provide a research grant of $200,000 to research the effects and significance of accelerated ageing in people affected by HIV/ AIDS, Shadow Minister for Health David Davis making the announcement at The Alfred Hospital. Liberal Candidate for Prahran Clem Newton-Brown said the Liberal Nationals Coalition is committed to maintaining and building on the current health advisory structures and support services for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities.

than previous years when Carnival was at Alexandra Gardens across the river. “Birrarung Marr is more accessible than Alexandra Gardens, it’s got the flow-through from Fed Square, that’s the reason they designed it that way. “One would hope that there will be a domino effect and it will give us a little more accessibility to anyone who wants to come and participate on the day.” Carnival will remain a free event in 2011, with volunteers requesting gold coin donations as usual. Those attending T Dance will not have to vacate the area just before the event begins then re-enter with tickets as in previous years. “Birrarung Marr gives us the three distinct sites,”

Lowe said. “And T Dance is one of those three.” Anyone hoping for a ferris wheel ride on Carnival Day may be disappointed – although there is a ferris wheel on site, Lowe said the operator’s contract with the city will most likely mean it will not be in operation on Carnival Day. However, Lowe said rides were still on the cards: “I was trying to get dodgem cars for T Dance, but I don’t think I’ve been successful, it may still happen... But if there’s a dodgem car operator out there who wants the gig, call me!” Midsumma Carnival Day, January 16, 2011 at Birrarung Marr. Midsumma Festival runs until February 6, 2011. Details: midsumma.org.au. Tickets available from December 1.

Appsolutely fabulous Midsumma Festival and eFirst Group have launched the official Midsumma11 iPhone app, which you can download from November 24. The app lets you: • Browse and search the 2011 Midsumma program • Shake your iPhone while on any program screen to get a session randomly selected • Identify shows that are selling fast and/or sold out • Mark individual sessions as part of Favourites to keep track of sessions that look interesting • View venues in Google Maps • One-touch access to Midsumma’s Twitter and Facebook

Dolly trams it up for World AIDS Day campaign This year’s World AIDS Day message is being transported to the public via Melbourne’s much-loved tram system. Cabaret artist and all-round great gal Dolly Diamond launched the in-tram poster campaign at the Southbank Tram Depot last Thursday, along with the Victorian AIDS Council’s new president, Michael Williams. A lawyer by profession, Williams, 28, is a researcher with the Michael Kirby Centre for Public Health and Human Rights at Monash University. World AIDS Day is commemorated on December 1, and the VAC is still looking for volunteers to help prepare the iconic WAD ribbons, distribute them on December 1 in the CBD, and to do theatre bucket drives December 27 – December 5. Call Shane on (03) 9865 6733 if you can donate your time to this important cause. - Andrew Shaw

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Greens marriage equality motion passes Michael Magnusson

The Federal House of Representatives has supported a Greens motion calling on MPs to consult their constituents about same-sex marriage. The motion, put forward by Greens MP Adam Bandt, was passed 7372, with the support of the ALP and independents. The motion was opposed by the Coalition and independent MP Bob Katter. The Greens’ state election candidate for the seat of Melbourne, Brian Walters, restated his commitment to

introducing legislation in Victoria to bring about state-based same-sex marriage, as reported in last week’s MCV. “That’s not as good as a national response,” Walters said. “But it’s available to us and we will do it until we get a national solution. “There’s no doubt there is constitutional power in the states, and because the Commonwealth has vacated the field in terms of same-sex marriage, the states can make laws in relation to it.” Walters says the Greens want to bring Labor and the other parties along

with them on the issue. “We want them to actually change, but until they do we will keep pushing for it.” Although Prime Minister Julia Gillard personally opposes changing the Marriage Act, she said last week the place for debate on the issue is at the next ALP national conference, scheduled for 2012. With the growing urgency around the issue of marriage, Gillard has now said she will move the conference date forward six months to December 2011. Gillard said she expected same-sex marriage to be heavily debated.

Towering figures in gay politics Long-time gay rights advocate, lawyer and active member of the Labor Party Jamie Gardiner has raised his profile to a new level ahead of the state election. Gardiner is stepping up support behind Labor’s Richard Wynne, the member for Richmond, and calls on LGBTI voters to do the same. A billboard featuring Wynne and Gardiner has been erected at the corner of Keele and Smith Streets in Collingwood. Not to be outdone, Liberal candidate for Richmond Tom McFeely is currently spinning around on top of popular watering hole DT’s as part of his election campaign. Photo: Nick Gordon - Andrew Shaw

NEWS IN BRIEF ALSO DESIGNERS WANTED

The ALSO Foundation is holding a competition for the cover art of its 2011 ALSO Directory. Artwork submissions close December 10 and the winning entry announced December 17. First Prize is $500 plus your artwork seen and admired by thousands of directory users. Artists should supply a digital softcopy PDF of the work to the sizes of 148mm x 210mm with 3mm bleed (154mm x 216mm) emailed to: alex@also. org.au

SEX PARTY SCHOOL LESSON

The Australian Sex Party wants government funding of schools linked to a stringent code of conduct after the recent refusal by Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School for a lesbian student to take her girlfriend to a school dinner dance. Sex Party leader Fiona Patten said religious schools like Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar are government funded so should not be exempt from anti-discrimination laws.

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BILLION DOLLAR GAY TRAVEL

Australia’s LGBT travel market is worth $4 billion a year, according to a study published in London last week. LGBT marketing agency Out Now Consulting collected information for the first ever global LGBT research study of over 30,000 people in 23 countries. The study analysed, among other things, preferred LGBT airlines, destinations, leisure activities and booking methods. The average leisure travel spend last year for the Australian LGBT market was $1,500 while the two most purchased items online are airline tickets and hotel rooms. - Michael Magnusson

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Transgender police officer awarded for bravery Queer attitudes polled Andrew Shaw

A transgender police officer has been presented with a Medal for Courage for helping to rescue a family during the Black Friday Bushfires in 2009. Victoria Police presented medals to nine officers, including Senior Constable Bernice Canty, at the Police Academy in Glen Waverley. Canty, along with colleague Sergeant Peter Williams, was working at Croydon Police station when they received a call to assist a family whose house in Dixons

Creek had been destroyed. “It was scary,” Canty admitted to MCV. “There were trees coming down, burnt through. We were driving through where the fire had been, but it was still on fire. The job came up to assist a family at their home and all the fire units were unavailable. “We drove as far as we could then we had to walk because there was a tree down across the road. We were walking in the dark along a track. We were relying on the torch and the glow of the flames.” The two officers located the family

of four adults, a baby, a toddler and two dogs in a small clearing sheltering in cars, before transporting them back to safety. Canty, who joined Victoria Police in 2004, said gender was not an issue that affected her duties. “I was doing my job as a Victoria Police member. Anything else is irrelevant – you’re there to do your job.” Canty said she had always wanted to be a police officer, but had been encouraged to join up following former Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon’s public support for a more diverse organisation.

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From left to right - Tracey Walker, Allen Thomas from FAB-CV with Adam Wright, Executive Officer of CAN Victoria.

In the lead up to AIDS Awareness Week (Nov 24 to Dec 1), Friends Alike of Bendigo – Central Victoria (FAB-CV) along with Country Awareness Network Victoria (CAN) are sponsoring the 7th Annual Toy Drive for Kids Affected by HIV/AIDS. New toys and donations are being collected which will then be distributed to children around Victoria before Christmas with the help of HIV support groups such as Positive Women, Straight Arrows, and People Living with HIV/AIDS Victoria. Donations of new toys or money can be dropped off at the CAN Resource Centre, 34 Myers Street, Bendigo during business hours until December 3. For more information or to arrange pick-up of donations contact CAN on 5443 8355. Melburnians can drop off donations at the Positive Living Centre, 31-51 Commercial Rd, South Yarra. A gift registry listing ages and gender of the kids is available upon request. - Andrew Shaw

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Queensland is not a friendly place if you are gay or lesbian, according to the latest national data. Roy Morgan Research analysing attitudes towards homosexuals in Australian electoral districts found one-inthree Queenslanders think homosexuality is ‘immoral’. The national data is from Roy Morgan Research’s Single Source surveys, which poll about 1,400 people each week. The most anti-gay place to be is the district of Capricornia in Queensland, where 44.7 per cent of people believe homosexuality is immoral. Cities reflected a more open attitude, with 13.6 per cent of Brisbanites thinking homosexuality is immoral, and 10.6 per cent of Melburnians. The most gay-friendly city is Sydney, with 9 per cent of the population thinking homosexuality is immoral. Adelaide and Hobart somewhat disprove the gay-friendly cities rule, recording 21.1 per cent of dwellers believing homosexuality is immoral, while the district of Denison, including Hobart, registered 20.2 per cent moral disproval. However, Perth shatters the urban-friendly myth with 31.8 per cent of citizens ticking the gay equals immoral box. Nationally, 65 per cent of 14-24 year olds believing homosexuals should be allowed to adopt children, with 22.5 per cent believing homosexuality is immoral. This contrasts with the 50-64 year old cohort, where 38.7 per cent believe homosexuals should be allowed to adopt. The percentage of this age group that believes homosexuality is immoral has dropped from 40.9 per cent in 2001 to 26 per cent. If you want to be surrounded by homosexuals, go to the electoral district of Wentworth NSW, where 12 per cent “consider [themselves] a homosexual”. If you would like to be the only gay in the village, Dunkley, Victoria, which includes Frankston, is the place to be: according to the data, zero homosexuals can be found there.

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POLITICAL ISSUES [A response to our Q&As with candidates for the state election in MCV 514.] The most instructive answers from the interviewed candidates for state election were those to the last question “equal rights and access to services”. McFeely’s: “to educate the minds of the community at large.” How did he think he was going to manage that in the Liberal Party? Pike’s: “to combat homophobia as part of a $2.5 million package.” Presumably she thinks that’s likely to happen on what’s left of Labor Brumby’s promises after all the various recipients get their shares? Patten’s: “political parties need to start running gay and lesbian candidates.” Big deal from the Australian Sex Party. Pennicuik’s: “ensure all legislation and regulations are non-discriminatory.” Not good enough, Greens, what about making universities, TAFES and colleges, who train teachers, health professionals, aged care workers and home carers, apply and teach antihomophobia, anti-sexist and anti-racist attitudes, in the curriculum of every course and make it mandatory. Pity none of the candidates thought of demanding the withdrawal of the tax exemption to all religious institutions and their organisations and put them on the same footing as other business houses. It’s not just federal largesse, but the state and local governments play the game as well. Kendall Lovett

Preston TEACHING HYPOCRISIES Having just read the Age article on Ivanhoe [Girls] Grammar and seeing the opportunistic tokenism that includes using people like Tim Wilson (Institute of Public Affairs) as the tokenistic gays for the Liberal Party, it makes me wonder what other highprofile candidates can honestly have any credibility and decency but only be seen [by] some as traitors for their community.

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These issues were outlined in the excellent documentary Outrage that was shown on SBS recently and was a perfect example of the hypocrisy that exists with GLBTI issues and free market idealists and conservative agendas. It’s time to make drastic and aggressive changes to same-sex legislation so Australia is not a potential laughing stock worldwide and there is some humanism to the outdated and laughable policies of both major political parties. Pamela

Prahran LABOR THE LGBTI CHOICE For years Labor has been working with our communities. For years Labor has been listening to our concerns. Labor created advisory committees for the Attorney-General and for the health and related ministers. Labor listened and acted on their advice, with law reforms, with funding, with creating Gay & Lesbian Health Victoria. Labor added Equal Opportunity Act protection on sexual orientation. Labor added protection against gender identity discrimination. Labor pushed through laws to recognize same-sex domestic partnerships, against Liberal and National Party opposition. Labor removed discrimination against samesex couples from dozens of laws, against Liberal/National opposition. Labor created a partnership register for same-sex—indeed all—couples. Labor got legislation through, against vehement Liberal/National opposition and Christian anti-gay lobbying, to recognise same-sex couples parenting, to allow access to assisted reproductive technologies, and to have same-sex parents on their child’s birth certificate. Labor is now promising to review the Adoption Act, the last piece in the parenting law maze, if we re-elect them. Labor enabled transsexual people to get new birth certificates in their

affirmed gender. Labor funded programs for samesex-attracted and gender-questioning youth. Labor recognised the problem of homophobia in schools and developed and is implementing strong policies against it. Labor, through Bronwyn Pike, has recently announced support and funding for the Safe Schools Coalition. Labor announced significant funding in the last Budget for initiatives to counter depression and suicide among SSAGQ young people. The Victorian Labor Party, last November, called on the Federal Government to legislate for marriage equality. The Bracks and Brumby Labor Governments have funded Midsumma, Queer Film, Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria, Minus 18, Rainbow Network and more. Labor Ministers march in Pride. Time after time, Labor has listened to our communities, Labor has developed plans with us, Labor has delivered. This time round, we have worked with Labor on bigger plans than ever. Significantly, the Premier himself announced them as major promises if Labor is re-elected. Labor has promised before and has delivered each time. We can count on Labor. Only a vote for Labor, ahead of the Greens and the Liberals and the Nationals, can make sure that Labor’s plans—our aspirations that Labor has listened to, plans for further reforms and funding for GLBTI communities— actually come true. On 27 November I am voting Labor. For all our sakes, please join me. Jamie Gardiner

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Recently, Adam Bandt, Greens member for Melbourne, stood up in federal parliament and asked his colleagues to acknowledge that a growing list of countries allow same-sex couples to marry, including the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway and Spain; that there is widespread support for equal marriage in the Australian community; and that parliamentarians should gauge their constituents’ views on the issue of marriage equality. The last of these points will be the most difficult for many politicians, since the first two are accepted facts. The subject of gay marriage has reached critical mass in Australia. The more the subject is discussed, the more angles it is viewed from, the more it seems ridiculous to suggest that one part of the population cannot ‘marry’ while the majority can. It’s been pointed out that marriage is not a perfect institution, that an influx of new blood might invigorate it. It’s been suggested that if workplace discrimination laws followed the same lines as the current laws around marriage, bosses would be hauled daily to the anti-discrimination tribunals around the country and pilloried for their antediluvian prejudices. Someone even said that what we have here is a minority forcing its views on another minority: the church, itself a growing minority in this country, forcing its beliefs on the minority group of LGBTI people. But that’s not the case at all. Instead, Australia is waking up to itself, as they say, and realising what the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, etc, already have: that this is a case of a minority dictating its views to a majority. It’s not gays and lesbians who are being told to shut up and live with the consequences of being ‘different’, increasingly it’s the Australian population in general that is being denied its impulse to award full equality to its sons and daughters, sisters and brothers. Increasingly, Australians are beginning to see that being a member of the LGBTI community is not a choice, but something that we are born into. Expecting us to change our ways is not only futile, but cruel. Polls show repeatedly that Australians are ready to move on from the century and a half of animosity towards LGBTI people and acknowledge them as equals in the eyes of the law. Time and again Labor politicians confess that their private views are in support of same-sex marriage, but the official ALP policy is still opposed. We must assume that there is still great power being wielded by opponents to gay marriage, both religious and secular, and that these people have the ear of the government, led by a proud atheist, I should add. As national equal rights advocate Rodney Croome pointed out in MCV recently, it is up to us to continue applying pressure in the nicest possible way. You attract more bees with honey, as they say. Once again, here is the conclusion of his ‘Croome with a View’ column last week: “The key to the impact of any anti-equality campaign is how LGBT people and our allies respond. If we react with anger and fear, we will inevitably lose support among those many ordinary Australians who look to us for leadership on this issue. “If we react with dignity, grace and humour, and keep our eyes on the prize of equality, we will inspire more Australians than ever to support equality too.”


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There was a time when ALSO was hailed as a leader in dance parties. Now, after several years’ absence and in its 30th year, ALSO is back with a new party, ‘Bring Back the Love’, to raise funds for the Equal Love campaign. Andrew Shaw reports.

o put ALSO’s dance party track record in perspective, when it started as the Alternative Life Style Organisation in 1980, homosexuality was still illegal. Following the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Victoria, ALSO began holding small parties in places like Mandate and the Prince of Wales. Then in 1982 ALSO staged Rawhide, the first warehouse dance party in Australia, in a venue off Grey Street, St Kilda. With the venue hire costing $250, the cowboy themed party attracted 700 men and went a long way in supporting the essential support work ALSO was doing at the time. It was also the first male-only gay party in Australia. In the late 80s, ALSO’s Red Raw was voted one of the two best dance parties in the world, next to New York’s Big Gay Dance Party. Tea Dance, New Year’s Party, Resurrection and WOW were then added to its suite of events. ALSO parties became part of the Melbourne-Sydney circuit and artists like Grace Jones, Jimmy Barnes, RuPaul, Human Nature, DJ Thunderpussy, Marcia Hines, Madison Avenue and Robyn Archer graced its stages; as well as shows involving casts of thousands. Now ALSO is back in the dance party

business, staging Bring Back the Love at The Market. ALSO’s marketing and development manager Alex Schoeffel explains why the foundation is back on the dancefloor: “A lot of people blame ALSO for ‘giving up’ the dance parties to the mainstream commercial sector, and [Bring Back the Love] provides an opportunity to maybe work back towards where we potentially went wrong,” Schoeffel says. “We also really wanted to support the Equal Love campaign, as they have brought us so far now. Having this as a dual fundraiser ensures that the community knows that attending the event will actually have a direct impact on the society in which they live.” Schoeffel says that as the nineties progressed towards the noughties, more and more skilled promoters and producers came out of the community dance parties and into the commercial sector, starting their own events for more boutique crowds. “This created a competitive atmosphere for large dance parties and made ALSO’s vulnerable in terms of attendance,” he says. Fast-forward to 2010, and ALSO is looking to an audience of civic-minded Gen Y audiences and their passion for community involvement. These young

people never saw the casts of thousands, never saw the international acts coming to support the community. Their idea of a big dance party is of a fully commercialised affair. But the fact is that ALSO’s dance parties have been of social benefit too. “In ALSO’s history the profits from the big dance party fundraisers have gone to a whole host of causes, as well as funding the work of the foundation,” Schoeffel says. “However, we really want to now be giving ‘cause’ and ‘effect’ with our events, so that people don’t lose touch with the idea that having a good time can benefit the community.” To achieve that big dance party feel at host venue The Market, ALSO is bumping up the production design. “If there is one venue in Melbourne that achieves ownership by almost the entire GLBTIQ community, it’s The Market,” Schoeffel says. “Queers feel confident bringing their straight mates there, it is both gender and geographically neutral – not perceived as north or south side – and has an awesome sound and lighting set up that’s the envy of many of Melbourne’s largest mainstream clubs. “It also takes a fair few people,” he adds, “so we know we can get a decent warehouse

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dance party crowd into it.” Leaving nothing to chance, ALSO has researched the music for the night. Bring Back the Love will be a study in progressive house music, a genre known for creating both high energy and a highly social atmosphere. “ALSO researched who the community thought represented the best examples of this style of dance music,” Schoeffel says. “The answer was Kam Shafaati, Charles Fenech and Jayson Leahy in Melbourne, and DJs Sveta and Feisty from Sydney. These are juxtaposed against up and coming internationals Garcon Garcon, Courtney Act and Emaar. “These artists represent the mix of old and new that we think the community has been calling out for in the return of a community dance party. These elements combined, plus the surprise special guest factor, will really allow us to dip our toes in and find out if people want ALSO to Bring Back the Love.” Bring Back the Love, The Market, 143 Commercial Rd, South Yarra, Saturday, December 11, 2010, 10pm-10am. Tickets available from the ALSO Foundation and selected outlets.


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hen I was asked if I’d like to interview Kaki King, I thought great, here’s my chance to meet the woman behind the guitar. Turns out during the writing of her latest album, Junior, King was wishing to be someone else. So finding out who she really is could just be futile. “It was a really difficult time of life when I was making the record,” King says. “I was thinking if I could only be someone else right now, that would be so great.” King explains that she “adopted” the record’s title, Junior, for herself. “[It was] like being a spy or being someone else. I kind of got obsessed with the idea. If you had enough money in a bank account somewhere, there is no reason why you can’t walk into a bar, pretend to have a German accent, start making friends and telling them your name is Gutta Greta!” Living a double life is a theme explored in Junior and in particular ‘The Betrayer’, a tension-filled song inspired by the 2007 book Agent Zig Zag by Ben McIntyre. “Our identities are so important,” King says. “But you could con people pretty well, at least for a few weeks, by simply lying. Not that I would ever do that, because it’s practically insane. But at the time I was like, god damn, if I could just not be me, if I didn’t have to fucking answer another question about being a guitar god or whatever it was at the time that was bugging me. It seemed very appealing.” “So, tell me about being a guitar god,” I joke, but luckily Harvey, Kaki’s ‘wiener’ dog, interrupts and my quip is soon forgotten. “He is very cute,” she says to Harvey, “but he’s not supposed to eat out of the soup bowl!” Harvey gets a mention on the track ‘Sunnyside’, a song about a break-up: ‘Now all we can say we have, are some photographs & a wiener dog that chews up everything I love & all the things you left behind.” While King is an acclaimed musician with five albums, two EPs and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score

for Into The Wild, that universal experience of wanting to be someone else can take a hold. “I was making the record and breaking up with someone. It was hard, it wasn’t easy, it wasn’t clean. I had this fucking headache for two months straight and it turned out to just be a sinus infection. All of this put together made my life a living nightmare. I kept going, god do I really have to wake up and be me today, can I just be someone else? I think it’s a universal feeling. I just don’t think we all express it all the time because it does make us sound kind of crazy.” Junior is a beautiful album that feels like a meditation. While listening I was taken back to 1998 when I first heard American post-rock band Tortoise. During my sonic trance I couldn’t help but wonder if King ever got lost in time playing music for days on end. “Typically no, but I think it’s something that used to be and it’s something I’d like to get back into,” King says. “When I was becoming a better guitar player that was something that I did spend a lot of time doing. That was when I had the luxury of being young and poor and virtually having nothing on my schedule, ever, except for the occasional job that I did.” When Kaki King isn’t writing, touring, or disappearing for three days, she tells me she likes to grow things. “I do have a green thumb. I do a lot of gardening. I like to grow perennial things that will last through the winter. I’ve been setting my garden up for winter. In the building we live in I’m one of five people with a backyard terrace. I’m the only one who has really gone for it and planted all sorts of vines and trees and things. There’s something about it that I enjoy quite a bit.” I can’t help but wonder if her garden is the place where Kaki King gets to be that ‘other person’ we all long to be from time to time. Kaki King plays the Corner Hotel, Richmond, Friday, November 26, 2010.

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DEXTER STILL A KILLER Nate Micó finds plenty to scream about in series five of Dexter.

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have a confession to make: I’m pretty impatient when it comes to TV. I like to know what happens next. And I’m always on-line reading spoilers. So when season four of Dexter came round I was left reeling at the season final’s shocking scene: lying in a bath of her own blood is Dexter’s wife Rita (Julie Benz) while their one-year old baby is screaming on the bathroom floor covered in her blood. Dexter (Michael C. Hall), having just knocked off the Trinity killer (John Lithgow), discovers his nemesis has committed one final act of murder before meeting his comeuppance. That was something I didn’t see coming. Fans of Dexter have had a long wait to see what happens next. Like, how Dexter, who is incapable of feeling any emotion, breaks the news about Rita’s murder to her children. Bouncing around from a trip to Disney World, the kids give Dexter a Mickey Mouse ear hat, which he wears while matter-of-factly telling them, “A man came into our house, your mother came home and he killed her.” Trying to simulate human emotions by repeating something he

heard while at the funeral home arranging for the funeral he adds: “I am sorry for your loss.” Episode one acts more like a conclusion, rather than a beginning. For those who are looking for the next big-baddie, you’ll have to wait for episodes two and three for this season’s story are to start playing out. Dexter’s producers have hinted at three baddies coming in to play in season five. While this might sound like overkill, rest assured – from what I’ve seen they’re handling it perfectly. Enter Julia Styles as this season’s guest star. Dexter is a show that works thanks to the effort of Michael C. Hall, while Jennifer Carpenter, as Dexter’s sister Deb (and Hall’s real-life wife), and Desmond Harrington as the ghost of Dexter’s father offer strong supporting roles. Unfortunately, Lieutenant Maria LaGuerta (Lauren Velez), one of my favourite characters, has been relegated to a C-grade subplot in season five. It’s the perfect excuse for a toilet break. I’m hoping it’s not an excuse to kill her off. DEXTER series five premieres Thursday, November 25 at 8.30pm on Showcase Nate Micó & Will Lowes

BOX WATCH WOULD YOU SAVE A STRANGER? An uncompromising scenario: Confronted with a vicious, public attack on a complete stranger, witnesses in five separate incidents are forced to decide – intervene and risk their own safety or disengage and turn away. 8.30pm, Wednesday, November 24 on ABC1

BEAUTY AND THE GEEK AUSTRALIA This week is the massive 90-minute finale of Beauty and the Geek Australia with four teams still in the running for the $100,000 prize. The only thing standing in their way is a test of stamina in a specially devised pentathlon. Better than that, the beauties and the geeks get dressed up to attend a special Beauty and the Geek wedding. You’ll have to tune in to find out who is walking down the aisle. 8.30pm, Thursday, November 25 on SEVEN

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HOW GOLDEN IS SILENCE? Amelia Edwards is 18. Profoundly deaf, she is struggling with the disconcerting and frightening new world of noise and sound which invades her life after a cochlear implant enables her to hear. Feeling stifled by her over-protective parents (Gina McKee and Hugh Bonneville), she goes to stay with her party-loving cousins, homicide detective uncle,

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Jim (Douglas Henshall) and vibrant aunt, Maggie (Dervla Kirwan). But walking their dog one night, Amelia witnesses a murder. Terrified, she initially tells no-one. But Amelia has left behind a vital clue – her implant. Finally, she tells Uncle Jim, but Amelia’s nightmare is only just beginning. The Silence is a genuinely gripping, four-part thriller, which introduces us to deaf actor, Genevieve Barr, in a quite extraordinary debut performance. 8.30pm, Friday, November 26 on ABC1

BILL MURRAY You just have to admire someone pulled over by Swedish police on suspicion of driving a golf cart under the influence of alcohol. This documentary profiles the famously difficult and increasingly reclusive actor. Murray turned 60 last September, and he’s every bit as idiosyncratic off-screen as he is in Caddyshack, Lost In Translation and Ghostbusters. (Murray has called the third Ghostbusters currently in the works “a bunch of crock” and will only take part if his character Peter Venkman dies early on.) This special looks at Murray’s life, from a poor upbringing as one of nine children, to skirted med-school plans abandoned because of a pot bust, to his time on Saturday Night Live, to a string of blockbuster hits. 8.30pm, Sunday, November 28 on Bio


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Colin Fraser

FAIR GAME

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What happens when a government doesn’t play fairly? War and, in this case, the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame, who became the fall gal for her husband, Joe Wilson. He wrote a report that denied large quantities of yellow cake had been sent to Iraq for enrichment. You know, WMDs... And like many other people who failed to find things that didn’t exist, he became a liability. The best way to neutralise Wilson was to neutralise his wife. Such action was illegal but these guys were above the law. Or so they thought. Liman (The Bourne Identity) knows his way around a good thriller and Fair Game is a gutsy film dripping in moral outrage and

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righteous indignation. Central to his success are two exceptional performances from Watts and Penn, who do indignation well but as husband and wife they border on one note characterisation and Liman’s attempts to flesh out personalities with a failing marriage are not entirely successful. He then lands an own-goal with relentless use of queasy cam that brings absolutely nothing to the story. What was cool in Bourne now looks tired, and depletes the film’s emotional core. Ultimately, Fair Game wraps up as a solid entertainment outside, with untapped greatness trapped within.

CINEMA REWIND FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (1982)

Like the argument between PC and Mac, or Ford and Holden, so it is with Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. For some, the former is the defining film of adolescence in the 1980s. For others, no film comes closer to exploring the gender disconnect in a college milieu than Fast Times. Film School 101 aside, the real reason Fast Times found its audience was A) drugs; B) sex; and C) the fact parents didn’t realise what was going on. So here was the thinking person’s Porky’s. It arrived in a wave of teensploitation films in which kids got it off and

got it on. So it was at California’s Ridgemont High, where nudity and pot were essential. The difference between this and similar college fare was Cameron Crowe, whose script retained an invaluable ring of authenticity even in the film’s wilder moments. And there are many. While the story may not resemble your own high school, it did his and you could feel it. For all that, what really sets Fast Times apart is Sean Penn. No one before or since has delivered lines as memorably as his career defining Jeff Spicoli: a performance nothing short of, well, awesome!

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Just when I thought EMI couldn’t possibly release any more compilations, this five-disc doozy arrived on my desk. To me, the obvious comment to make is when music labels are struggling as it is to make ends meet, surely they should spend what little money they do have on fostering new talent. But clearly there’s a market, or maybe this is how they’ve decided to fight illegal downloads. As the title suggests, on offer here are 101 classic – or dreadfully banal, depending on your proclivities – dancefloor songs. We have everything from ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go’ from WHAM!, ‘Gotta Feeling’ from Black Eyed Peas, and ‘What I Like About You’ from The Romantics, to ‘Ride on Time’ from Blackbox, ‘Hot N Cold’ from Katy Perry, and ‘Eagle Rock’ from Daddy Cool. This is my idea of hell, but knock yourself out by all means.

Norah Jones is actually a lot more eclectic than many people realise, and in lieu of a greatest hits album she has released this collection of her best collaborations across jazz, folk, rock, country, and even hip-hop. Some work, some don’t; she adapts easily to some genres, but loses her way in others. ‘Dear John’ with the amazing Ryan Adams is great, as is ‘Creepin’ In’ with Dolly Parton, because both manage to tease Jones out of her comfort zone and draw forth top performances. Sometimes Jones’s collaborators frustratingly sacrifice so much of what makes them great in order to meet her on her own territory, which takes a lot of the fun away – the tracks featuring Belle & Sebastian, Foo Fighters and Dirty Dozen Brass Band are examples of this. Jones and Q-Tip surprisingly make a little magic together on ‘Life Is Better’. A mixed bag, but good overall. www.mcv.gaynewsnetwork.com.au

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Redback’s web of terror Writer Lindy Cameron is best known for her Kit O’Malley lesbian P.I. books, but now she’s branched out into a wider and more frightening world with Redback.. The Redback Retrieval Team is Australia’s secret unit trained to rescue hostages and deal with other tricky situations overseas. It’s headed by Commander Bryn Gideon, a woman of few words but lots of actions. In Redback we take a whirlwind tour from Sydney to Tokyo, Phuket to London, Dallas to Peshawar – at times the book reads like a Lonely Planet guide, but the central intrigue is, well, intriguing: what if you took a popular computer game where terrorism and assassination are the aims and turned it into something really sinister? In Redback, international politics becomes a game where failure costs more than points on a virtual scoreboard. Redback by Lindy Cameron, Clan Destine Press, 2010. RRP $29.95.

DAVID FRANZKE SOUND DESIGNER David Franzke is providing the music for the NICA Circus Showcase 2010.

Carols by Queerlight The Melbourne Gay & Lesbian Chorus and the Youth Chorus and the Melbourne Rainbow Band proudly present their Christmas gift to the community… Carols by Queerlight. Under the batons of Musical Directors Adrian Schultz (MGLC) and Mark Lyall (MRB) a program of traditional and modern Christmas Carols and a couple of bonus tunes will be performed. Popular entertainment personality Luke Gallagher and Joy FM’s general manager Danae Gibson will add a special sparkle as MCs. The concert will be broadcast live on Joy 94.9. Carols by Queerlight, Prahran Market Courtyard, Commercial Rd, Prahran, Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 8.30pm. Entry is free.

David, what’s the difference between a sound designer and a composer? For me I would say there is no difference. Deciding when or where a “noise” is played or when or where a “musical note” is played. These days, what’s the difference? When I work on a piece of theatre or a film or whatever, I really want to blur the line between design and composition to the point the audience cannot tell the difference. Then I feel I have integrated the “noise”, as I like to call it, into the piece. There’s a certain idea of circus music people have, a clichéd fanfare perhaps? How do you approach writing for circus acts? Ahh! ‘The Entrance of the Gladiators!’ by Julius Fučík! Every time I tell someone that I’m doing a circus show they either hum it or sing it out loud to me in a mocking tone! This show is quite different to those I’ve done for NICA in the past. It’s a “showcase”, the students have chosen all their own music. There is no thematic structure or overarching theme. My job here is to help them make their wildest dreams come true. Adding atmosphere and effects to convey the type of performance they want with the music they’ve chosen.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Later this month, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image at Federation Square presents the screwball comedy Gentlemen Prefer Blondes starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell as two gals looking for a rollicking good time and a millionaire to finance it. Director Howard Hawks’ classic comedy on the high sea has been beautifully restored for the big screen. Don’t miss Monroe and Russell at their brassy best in 91 minutes of American splendour from 1953. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes , ACMI, November 25-28, check ACMI site for session times.

How do you communicate with performers about music? Exactly the same way I communicate with anyone! It’s really hard to explain – I use a whole lot of abstract similes and metaphors, random associations and they usually consider me a little bit strange and slightly eccentric to say the least. Usually though, what happens after the initial conversations, once they’ve actually got to listen to my initial ideas, we can come to a mutual understanding and a common language that enables us to work on common ground. Everybody’s conception of what sound is is different. I find that really exciting. I almost find myself in the position of a “medium” in this sort of situation; like “Madam Rosa” the

séance lady, channelling their imagination into their sonic landscape. Do you write scores out or do you use a music station – how do you compose? I get inspired by anything and everything. Primarily I use a digital audio workstation (D.A.W), in other words, a computer. I put my soundscapes and my field recordings down in a digital domain and then elaborate on them with samples and midi files. I do not use a traditional ‘score’. I tend to ‘draw’ music in a more artistic way using lines, squiggles, colours and shapes. What advice on equipment would you give to someone who wanted to compose music for film, theatre, etc, as you have? Buy as little as possible. Use it till you break it. Exhaust all its possibilities. Then consider something else. Do you have a favourite instrument? Yeah. At the moment I’m loving my $100 online purchase – a lap steel guitar made in China. My only regret is that I have precious little free time to master it! What emerging music technologies excite you? For a gig like this I suppose that a program like Qlab is really floating my boat. It’s just so flexible and easy to use in the type of situation I’m in right now. What I can do with Qlab on a show like this is to integrate literally hundreds and hundreds of sound cues, mix them and give them visual references for myself. So after hours of programming, I can watch the performance and just hit the spacebar at the desired moment, creating the illusion of the perfect circus show. Circus Showcase 2010 at NICA National Circus Centre, Green St, Prahran, December 1-11. Tickets: nica.com.au. Queries: NICA (03) 9214 6975.

CHRISTMAS IN HAWAII PARTY 8–11pm, Saturday 18th December od. Riva, 42b Marine Pde, Elwood. Bookings essential

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The Market’s Final Birthday The Market’s days as we now know it may be numbered, but there’s still plenty of partying in the old girl. Market creative director Matt Jowett has a long association with the venue, and he spills the beans on the Market’s Final Birthday celebrations. Matt, this Market birthday comes with a tinge of sadness in that it’s the last one – what have you got planned for the night? What can we expect? Of course it’s sad to see the end of an era, but it’s also an exciting time. The Birthday night is always one of, if not the, biggest nights on the calendar for The Market, and our last one will be no exception! We’ve put together an amazing DJ line-up showcasing some great resident talent alongside one of Australia’s best DJs, Grant Smillie (pictured). We also have a huge show produced by Todd Patrick, and a live performance by the lovely Zoe Badwi. Grant Smillie is a very busy man – how did you go about signing him up? We’d been interested in having Grant play at The Market for a while and it almost didn’t happen. After having Zoe perform live a few times before, we were looking at her availability to do the birthday and it turned out Grant and Zoe both had a free date in November. Given the pending sale of The Market, what’s the mood like among the other staff and regular DJs? And what feedback have you had from regular Market patrons? “Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you got til it’s gone!” [laughs]. Emotions have run high, many of the staff and DJs have called The Market home for years and have so many memories and experiences attached to their time here, we’re determined to make many more memories before the keys to the kingdom are handed over. There’s a lot of excitement and anticipation to see what happens next though. People are so eager to know where to from here, so there’s been a lot of questions. There’s also been some really supportive and great feedback from patrons via email, Facebook and letters in MCV sharing their memories. How long have you been associated with the venue, and care to share some Market highlights during your time?

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It’s all one big weekend in my mind. I guess it’d be 4 or 5 years I’ve been working at The Market, and I guess 6 years I’ve been a patron. There are so many highlights over that 6 year weekend; there was Frankie Knuckles’ birthday and a surprise performance by The Shapeshifters, Vivien coming out of King Kong’s mouth as Faye Wray on the 9th birthday, the Bimbo drag show was awesome, Inaya Day’s first vegemite experience, Miss Vic’s birthday cake and punch, Bimbo Jones – this list could get long. As someone who works on Commercial Road, what are your thoughts on the future of the strip – what do you think it needs to continue to be a drawcard? The old girl just needs a breath of fresh air, if the new owners of The Market play their cards right, they could breathe new life into the strip. Back to the Market’s 11th Birthday Party: what gets you through the door (dress code/medallion memberships etc)? A cheeky smile and a wink at Brett maybe? More likely it’s a ticket, pre-sale tickets are available as always at Bang Clothing and Market reception. A Medallion will get you a cheaper ticket and a silver trolley will get you in free. Dress code? Well it is our biggest night so dress to impress, even if your shirt is only going to stay on 10 mins, make it your best. What else is coming up at The Market that we need to know about? As always we have a huge Xmas and New Year’s calendar. Throw in extra opening nights for public holidays, and our new free entry Fridays, there’s also United We Dance on the 28th November and ALSO’s 30th birthday cum fundraiser for Equal Love, their first dance party in a while – that’s in early December and they’re bringing an amazing production to the venue with some huge names in the way of performers, this one will really be non-stop entertainment. The Market’s 11th Birthday, feat. Grant Smillie and Zoe Badwi, November 27, 2010, 10pm-10am, 143 Commercial Road, South Yarra.

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Neverwhere on Smith Street, Collingwood, continues to support drag talent with their popular Sunday soiree, All Dragged Up And Nowhere To Go. The night is hosted by drag king Rocco D’Amore, although the next few weeks will see guest talent stepping up to the microphone while Rocco takes a well deserved break. Look out for Mister Meanor and Dee Dee Dazzler this Sunday (November 28). Drag newbies who want to show their wares before an eager audience need to register by 6pm on the night – there are only six spots per night so be early and don’t forget to round up a gang of your friends for moral support. All Dragged Up @ Neverwhere, Every Sunday from 6pm, Happy Hour from 5 - 7pm, 185 Smith Street, Collingwood. neverwhere.com.au

This Friday will have the men of The Laird in a lather with the return to the venue of three-piece electro band Kodiak for the popular Man Friday event. Described as “live and beary” patrons can expect a toe tapping, tail wagging experience guaranteed to get you up and moving. The band hits the Laird stage around 10pm but of course, smart fellas arrive much earlier for a bevy or three amongst friendly like-minded guys. This Saturday (November 27) the Den hosts Bearoke with big ballads and bonza tunes for those game enough to step up the mic. Man Friday @ The Laird, Friday November 26, 149 Gipps Street, Abbotsford. lairdhotel.com

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Gossip Sundays at Love Machine are getting behind World AIDS Day with their Red Party. Part of their now famous event parties, this affair will be held Sunday, November 28 as a fundraiser in support of the Victorian AIDS Council/ Gay Men’s Health Centre in the lead up to World AIDS Day on Wednesday, December 1. “Join us as we paint the town RED with an explosion of light and sound,” say the Gossip creative crew. The party features the applauded DJ talents of kdj, Mr Stoj and Peter ‘Mona’ McNamara. Red Party patrons can also look forward to a special show from Miss Paris and her energetic male dancers. The Red Party @ Gossip Sundays, Sunday, November 28. Entry $25 (no guest list as this is a charity fundraiser), $5 from each patron donated to VAC/GMHC. Red Ribbons on sale at the cloakroom. lovemachine.net.au ★ ★★★★★ ★

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DT’s Open 4pm. Pub with beer garden. GLASSHOUSE Midday-1am. Pub with dancefloor, beer garden, meals, and drag. GOOD HEAD BEER BAR Spag and drag from 8.30pm. HEAVEN’S DOOR Dance club and bar with international DJ and shows. Weekly gaysian night. 9pm to 3am. LAIRD 5pm-late. Trivia night 8pm start. Men only. LIBATION Lounge bar opens 4pm. NOISE BAR 9pm-3am Q&A-style, live music, 291 Albert St, Brunswick. PRISCILLA’S@153 9pm-late. Karaoke and cocktail night, DJ. SIRCUIT 5pm-3am. Pool competition 7.30pm for 8pm. Men only. XCHANGE Dance club and bar with drag shows from 10pm.

PEEL Dance club and bar. Mainly men + guests. Open 9pm. PRISCILLA’S@153 9pm-late. Drag shows. SIRCUIT 5pm-3am. Bar, pool tables. Mixed gender night. XCHANGE Dance club and bar with drag shows from 10pm.

Friday

ABODE Dance club, queer/mixed, 10pm-late. ALIA Drag shows, electroclash DJs. DT’s Open 4pm. Pub with beer garden. BBQ 7.30-8.30pm. GH 8pm-1am. Front bar – 4 drag shows from 9.30pm. GLASSHOUSE Midday-3am. Local female DJs. 3rd Fri of month: Provocation BDSM (check website). GOOD HEAD BEER BAR Bar with restaurant, pool table, entertainment. HEAVEN’S DOOR Dance club and bar with rnb DJs, dancers and drag shows. G-Spot night every 2nd Fri for Lesbians & friends. 10pm to 5am. Thursday HUNG FRIDAYS @ THE SPOT From ALIA Lounge cocktail bar, DJs. 8pm. Drag queen/king shows - 133 COMMERCIAL HOTEL 3 drag shows Sydney Rd, Brunswick. from 10.30pm. LAIRD 5pm-late. Pub with beer garden. DT’s Open 4pm. Pub with beer garden. Men only. Pool comp 7.30pm. LIBATION Lounge bar opens 2pm. GH (Greyhound Hotel) 8pm-late. Drag MARKET Dance club: vocal electro house bingo, balls drop 8pm. & pop. shows and giveaways. 9pm - 6am. GLASSHOUSE Midday-1am. Pub with MEZZANINE (at Abode) Alternative, dancefloor, beer garden, meals, DJs queer dance club. 10pm. from 9pm. NEVERWHERE Bar with dancefloor, GOOD HEAD BEER BAR Bar with lounges. restaurant, pool table, entertainment. ORLANDO 8pm-1am. Queer indie dance HEAVEN’S DOOR Dance club/bar with party last Friday of every month, Victoria drag shows and competition. 9pm to 3am. Hotel, 380 Victoria St, Brunswick. LAIRD 5pm-late. Pub with beer garden. PEEL Dance club and bar. Mainly men + Spit n Polish in Back Bar from 10pm. guests. Open 9pm. Men only. PRISCILLA’S@153 Lounge bar with drag LIBATION 80s & 90s night opens 4pm. shows from 11pm. Open 9pm. NEVERWHERE Lounge bar with dance SIRCUIT 5pm-3am. Bar, pool tables. floor. Open 7pm. Men only.

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LAIRD 5pm-midnight. Men’s pub with beer garden. Underwear Party 1st Monday of month. Men only. LIBATION Lounge bar opens 4pm. PRINCE OF WALES Gay friendly pub, drag show 10pm. XCHANGE 4pm-late. Dance club and bar.

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Promoting safety, solidarity, support, friendship and social fun for all riders and their pillions. www.dykesonbikesvic.org.au 0400 870 930. FAB-CV (Friends Alike of Bendigo-Central Victoria) GLBTI Social Group, living in or visiting central Victoria. Monthly dance parties, BBQs, www.fabcv.org.au · 0418836006 FOREIGN AND GAY IN VICTORIA (FAGV) Social group for foreign gay men in Melbourne. contact@fagv.com.au · www.fagv.com.au G & L SWITCHBOARD Free, anonymous & confidential phone service for GLBT community · 03 9663 2939 1800184527 GAMMALINE For bi men. Feening isolated? Need advice? HIV info? · 9899 0509 (Melb) 1800 807 660 (rural only)· www.vicnet.net.au/~abma GAY & LESBIAN IMMIGRATION TASK FORCE Advice for same sex couples seeking permanent residence for overseas partners. www.glitfvic.org.au. 03 5294 0293 GAYART - Art for Girls & Boys - spend a Saturday afternoon once a month exploring the many artistic delights of Melbourne’s gallery scene followed by lunch and conversation. Open to all of a certain bent. Register your interest gayartmelbourne@hotmail.com GLAMOURHEAD SHARKS GLBT swimming group. Regular training, and social and competition events. Training at Wesley Pool Tue and Thur 6.30pm. www.glamourheads.org. MSAC Sun 4.30 - 6.00pm. GLOBE Gay and Lesbian Businesses and Professionals · www.globemelbourne.com.au · 0427560973 GREEK & GAY Support group for Greek men Meet monthly, 1st & 3rd Mon · www.greekandgay.com 0398656700 – Asvin ITALIAN LESBIANS ArciLesbica Australia`Social support group. www.arcilesbicaaustralia.org · arciles_au@hotmail.com · Ph:0408 137 037 LESBIAN OPEN HOUSE MELBOURNE Informal social/discussion group for lesbians. 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month · www.openhousemelbourne.com.au · 0412 294 581 - Michelle MELBOURNE CHARGERS RUGBY UNION FOOTBALL CLUB Melbourne’s first Gay Rugby Union Club. New players and supporters welcome. www.melbournechargers.org · 0448 RUGBYU (784 298). MELBOURNE FRONT RUNNERS Social running group meeting every Sat. walkers welcome www.melbournefrontrunners.ning.com 0400502979 MELBOURNE SPIKERS VOLLEYBALL Social volleyball meets Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm, Collingwood Education Centre, McCutcheon Way · All skill levels welcome, coaching provided · www.melbournespikers.org.au MELBOURNE WANKERS Jack-off on the 2nd & 4th Monday, Starts 7.30pm, Friendly guys, visitors welcome www.melbournewankers.com.au · 0395282381 MEN FOR DINNER Non profit social group, meeting fortnightly for dinners. PO Box 447 Preston 3072 m4dinc@gmail.com NEW WAVE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Supporting the GLBTI community, Worship Sunday 11am - Burnley www.nwcfchurch.com.au · 0397253116 – Carol NOMADS Bush and Urban walks. Camping & out door activities · http://home.vicnet.net.au/~nomads/ Thenomadsinc@yahoo.com.au OUT 4 X 4 Gay/Bi 4 Wheel drive social group regular day & weekend trips · www.out4x4.com · 0403907609 PLWHA Advice, support and advocacy for those living with HIV/AIDS. 9865 6772. www.plwhavictoria.org.au QMS (Queer Muslims in Australia) Safe, online yahoogroup for and by Australian LGBTIQ Muslims. More? http://groups.yahoo.com/group/queermuslims/ SOUL MATES GLBTI non-religious open-discussion group on spirituality/philosophy. Scott: 0407 097 174 www.soul-mates.org STH POOFTA Touch Rugby Every Sunday 4pm (5pm Summer) in St Kilda. home.vicnet.net.au/~spoofta 0424947992 - Paul VAC/GMHC – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Working to confront the continuing challenges of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the gay community’s broader health concerns. Contact Shane Kelly 9865 6700, email volunteer_coordinator@vicaids.asn.au VIC BEARS Social group for Bears & admirers. www.vicbears.org.au · 0438 355 887 VIC TENNIS Sun. mixed social. Mon. night men’s comp. New tennis players welcome. www.victennis.com 0434 217 526 VINTAGE MEN INC. Social/Support group for mature gay/bi men. Weekly www.vintagemen.org vintagemen@yahoo.com.au · 039776 8667 WAYWARD WOMEN WALKERS Walking group for lesbians, most weekends. 03 95582160 wwomenwalkers@hotmail.com

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QUEERIOSITY STARS

Stephen Devine

BRUCE LEE NOVEMBER 27, 1940 SAGITTARIUS

It was Bruce Lee who first popularised Martial Arts in the western world. His films such as Fists of Fury and Enter The Dragon are considered classics of the action genre. Before his acting career he was a champion Kung Fu fighter and his death in 1973 is still surrounded by mystery. Time magazine named him one of the most 100 influential people of the 20th Century.

ARIES

LIBRA

21 MARCH – 20 APRIL

23 SEPTEMBER – 22 OCTOBER

You should feel confident and carefree. Look beyond your present circumstances and make plans. Relationships should be giving you joy and if you are single you should be out on the prowl. Don’t be scared to ask for advice or favours.

With Venus still in your sign you will feel like a star this week. Many invitations will come your way and others will appreciate your wit and joie de vivre. Great gossip will be heard. Just make sure you don’t burn the candle at both ends.

TAURUS

SCORPIO

21 APRIL – 21 MAY

23 OCT – 21 NOVEMBER

Your ability to command attention is high. If you have public duties to perform then do so. You must attend to money matters now so do not hide your head in the sand. If you have any doubts look to the past for helpful clues.

It is important that you are realistic this week. Face up to the facts and don’t become angry if things don’t go according to plan. Hard work is called for if you are going to reach your full potential. Try to resist the lure of hedonistic excess.

GEMINI

SAGITTARIUS

22 MAY – 21 JUNE

22 NOV – 21 DECEMBER

CANCER

CAPRICORN

22 JUNE – 22 JULY

22 DEC – 20 JANUARY

LEO

AQUARIUS

23 JULY – 23 AUGUST

21 JAN – 19 FEBRUARY

Three astrological bodies are in the relationship zone of your chart, signifying that you do not have to be alone. Decide who you most want to spend time with. Venus’s position suggests that this is a week where your good deeds will be noticed.

You’ll be focused, hardworking and very sure of what you want. Venus’s position means that all should be stable on the home front, leaving you free to concentrate on your career. Don’t be tempted to overload yourself with too many responsibilities.

You should be firing on all cylinders this week. You’ll have energy to burn and your mind will be working overtime. Don’t be tempted to rush headlong into adventures just yet. Venus’s position is emphasising your social skills, so it may be a good time to ask for advice.

VIRGO 24 AUGUST – 22 SEPTEMBER

The stars are encouraging you to be cautious. Prioritise and only attend to those tasks that are really important. Your future financial security will be much on your mind but you can relax as lucky Venus will take care of monetary issues.

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You have the capacity to deal with any issues. Your best policy, however, is to find a unique approach to individual issues. Don’t worry about what other people may think of you. This is a good time to plan travel and make big changes.

Don’t push yourself too hard. Realise that your energy levels are low so prioritise your activities. Venus’s position suggests it will be beneficial to spend quality time with friends. Don’t be distracted by trivia, concentrate on the bigger picture.

You are likely to be more eccentric than ever. It may drive others mad, but for most of you this means that you are having a good time. Dare to choose your own path and decide where you would like it to go. Have faith in your judgement.

PISCES 20 FEB – 20 MARCH

Don’t procrastinate any longer. This is not a time to make excuses. Be brave and seize any opportunities you are offered. Venus’s new position should help to erase past doubts and give you a better understanding of your strengths.

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