Conversations: Lysa – The Renaissance was Fan Fiction

Hello wonderful listeners, today we have a special guest. Recently, Tahlya appeared on the Sexuali-tea podcast to talk about David Lynch, and in return Lisa is here to talk to us about fandom from a queer perspective. We start off talking about Lisa’s podcast and how she started it, and then deep dive into the many ways fandom and queerness interact, and the ways to engage with fandom. Check a listen and enjoy the content.

  • Jonathan

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Conversations: Alex - I’m petting a cat

Another return guest has come today, here to catch up and update us. Alex is back to talk to us about theatre and MELT, an annual queer arts festival held at the Brisbane Powerhouse. The MELT festival allows stories and accounts of Brisbane history to be told through immersive and alternative works that offer a new perspective on queer history and experiences. Following that we move onto the performance of gender, and the ways in which people can be more comfortable handling their presentation of gender. Check a listen and enjoy

  • Jonathan

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Conversations: Merrin - I’ll block myself

CW- the discourse, queerphobia, references to selfharm

Hello once again friends, we continue our trend of returning guests with Merrin coming back for the third time to catch up once more. Tahlya has chosen the topic for today’s episode and has decided to focus on tumblr and identity. A common narrative among young queer folx is that the first time they were exposed to alternative identities is thanks to tumblr, so the team decided to deep dive on the causes of this and their own experiences. Take a listen and enjoy reliving your high school years on tumblr. 

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Conversations: Kelsey - Always Listen to Kanye

Content Warning: Discussion of suicide and mental health

Hello everyone! Today we're revisited by our first ever guest Kelsey! Kelsey is back with a change in uni course and with a host of new topics to talk to us about. This episode we talk about the Gar'ban'djee'lum Network and Indigilez, two indiginous support networks, and the recent National Suicide Prevention campaign they have launched, called Yarn's Heal. Take a listen and enjoy the insight. 

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Conversations: Harry, Ethically Sourced Milk

Heya Folks! Today Megan is back, and we have a chat with Harry, an asexual man who is returning from our ace specials to continue our conversation on ace issues. This largely takes the form of a discussion on the exclusion of asexual and aromantic people from the LGBT community and the gatekeeping experienced therein. Take a listen for good chats and good bants. - Jonathan 


Talking points: The Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire, Milk

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Stonewall Part 3

TW: Homophobia, Transphobia, Police Brutality 


In this episode we address the riot at Stonewall Inn. Nita and Tahlya dive into what went down after the inciting incident and dispel some of the misinformation about who did what first. As well as how a routine raid became a five day long protest and the first ever Pride Parade. The duo also discuss the aftermath of the riots and the long lasting effects it had on the community. Tahlya continues to be a little radical bitch and now sports the merch to match. Links to that and everything referenced in this episode will be posted to the Facebook page. Take a listen and learn more about the first Pride, which was a riot. 

- Harper

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Stonewall Special Part 2

TW: Homophobia, Transphobia, Police Brutality, Use of slurs

Hello everyone, we are back with our second part of our Stonewall specials. This week we take a look at the Stonewall Inn itself, a bar marketed toward the “alternative” members of the LGBT community. This includes examining its ties to the mob, and the creative phrasing used to allow the sale of liquor. On top of that we also deep dive on some of the notable names involved in Stonewall, including Marsha P Johnson, Sylvia Rivera and Storme DeLarverie. Lastly, we cover the start of the Stonewall riots, talking about various accounts given and conflicting stories. Take a listen to this vital part of our community’s history, and don’t forget where we come from.

-          Jonathan

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Stonewall Special Part 1

TW: Homophobia, Transphobia, Police Brutality

Heya Folks! We’re back from our little break with our first ever set of historical specials. This is the first part of a three-part series about the Stonewall riots, a defining part of LGBT+ history that aided in the growth of the Gay Liberation movement. Today’s episode is all about setting the scene and establishing the social and political context of the times. Take a listen and learn about a vital part of our community’s history.

  • Jonathan

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Conversations: Michael - My OG Husband

Hello once more friends, and welcome back to general queries. Today we are joined in the studio by friend of the podcast Michael! Michael is a bad comedian and creative writing student, who is now studying a Master of Teaching and has come to talk to us about being gay and the life of trying to write after finishing uni. This includes a deep dive into the current project he’s on and queer identities in fiction, particularly how he wants to incorporate them into his fiction.

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Is it too early to call this episode a mistake?

Hello listeners and friends, get ready for the audio chaos of our assembled team. This episode is a chance for the squad to meet up and talk to you about what we’ve been up to, plans for the podcast, interesting things to see, and more! Good luck, I hope you enjoy the banter, and take care. - Jonathan

p.s. Sorry for the coughing

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Conversations: Harry - Hashtag Horoscopes and Words have Meaning

Content warning for use of fag in this episode

Hello dearest listeners! Today we have a conversation with Harry, a returning guest! This time start on a rant about horoscopes and a deep dive on terms about it (I'm an Aquarius), as well as the prevalence of being gay defining characteristics and relationships. Tahlya also goes all literary theory on us and talks about the binary and dichotomy of societal expectations for men and women. If you know what that means I'm glad, cause I sure don't.

Have a listen and enjoy the podcast

-Jonathan

Talking points: horoscopes, gay speed, Kickass, GBF, toxic masculinity

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Conversations Bek: It’s ‘feck off’ if you want to be funny

Hello friends! Tahlya is away this week filing taxes, so today’s episode is being hosted by Megan and our wonderful graphic designer Nita. We also have long time friend Bek come back on to talk about her experiences as a sex-repulsed person, and how she navigates the sometimes intrusive questions of allosexuals. We also talk about identity fluidity, self identification, and the odd and divisive intersection of being queer and being Christian.

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Conversations: Dana – Here, Queer and ready to talk

Hello our dear audience, today we talk to a listener and friend, Dana! Dana is a UQ graduate and teacher who has come to talk to us about queerness in the workspace, and what influenced her to begin teaching. Dana talks about her teaching philosophy, which is focused on providing students in vulnerable positions a place of support and safety, hoping to make things easier to handle. She also gives us some insight into the benefits of joining a union for your job, especially from a queer perspective, and job security.

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Conversations: Bec - Dr Phil is a “Psychologist”

Hey everyone! Today we are joined by Megan’s lovely girlfriend Bec! Bec is a disabled queer woman who talks to us about how disabilities have affected her, and the intersection between being disabled and being queer. This ranges from the way she thinks of herself and her disabilities, to the practical effects on day to day life. We also hear from Megan on how the relationship has made her change her way of thinking about several issues.

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Conversations: Graeme - It’s Just Sandalwood

Content warnings: kink, BDSM, sexual references

Hello, everyone! Today we’re in the studio with Graeme, a corporate man who’s down to discuss everything from drag to diversity. Strap in as Maldives gets mispronounced, hell gets rebranded, and we discuss why it’s so important to have a safe space, and what it’s like to find your people.

Talking points: bears, drag queens, pubs, diversity, workplaces, safe spaces, Brisbane queer scene, the connection between the queer scene and the kink scene

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Conversations: Josh - I Occasionally Sleep

Hello friends! Today we talk to Josh, a doer of things and occasional sleeper. Josh is a psychology student at the University of Southern Queensland and vice-president of USQPride. This episode he talks to us about creating USQPride, and the many contentions that have arisen around it.

Talking points: university, bartending, night clubs, psychology, pride, safe spaces, glitter

USQ Pride Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usqpride

USQ Pride Email: usqpride@gmail.com

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Conversations Bradley

Hello and welcome back to General Queeries friends! A previous guest, Bradely from the Holding the Man episode has returned to talk about how the show went, as well as more from his personal experiences. As well as being involved in theatre, Bradley is a teacher, and talks to us about his experiences in schooling regarding sexuality and the role of teachers taking care of students. Check a listen and enjoy.

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Conversations Nita - A Passionate Hatred for Romantic Subplots

Howdy howdy kind listeners, today we get to talk to our graphic designer and all-around delight Nita. Nita is an Aromantic and Queer artist who also helps us with areas of research for the podcast. In this episode we talk about Nita’s process for art and how symbolism is so vital in the queer community. We also deep dive on some of her upcoming projects and her goals for them and the topics she wants to represent.

Talking points: aromantic, aromanticism, queer, art, representation, the creative process, a passionate hatred for romantic subplots, creative projects, writing, Archie, Riverdale

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