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MEDIA RELEASE: Telegraph admission welcome, but damage done

The Australian LGBTI Media Centre has welcomed the admission of the Daily Telegraph that it stuffed up, but warns the damage may have been done to the LGBTIQ* community. A graphic in the July 12 edition of the Sydney newspaper insinuated that same-sex attraction was an unhealthy "choice". The Telegraph admitted that it was inadvertent … Continue reading MEDIA RELEASE: Telegraph admission welcome, but damage done

MEDIA RELEASE: Telegraph graphic sloppy at best, false and unfair at worst

The Australian LGBTI Media Centre has expressed its concern over a graphic published in today’s edition of the Daily Telegraph that has, inadvertently or otherwise, described same-sex attraction as a health concern. The percentage of school students who identified as being attracted to the same sex or multiple genders was taken from a New South … Continue reading MEDIA RELEASE: Telegraph graphic sloppy at best, false and unfair at worst

Tackling biphobia: why bisexual visibility matters

In this sneak peak from the upcoming 1st Edition of our Guidelines, Misty Farquhar, a proud non-binary bisexual person, explains why bisexual visibility matters and how journalists, creators and audiences alike can tackle stereotypes and biphobia. For a long time, I thought self-acceptance of my bisexuality was enough. No one asked me for a label and … Continue reading Tackling biphobia: why bisexual visibility matters

The Australian queer community needs advocacy in the media

In this first post, our Director Andre Charadia looks at the need for an advocate for LGBTI people in the media landscape, and the aims he sees the Centre having into the future. This time last year I went to the United States on a State Department program called the Intentional Visitor Leaders Program. My program was … Continue reading The Australian queer community needs advocacy in the media