FULL CIRCLE, DONE AND DUSTED…
Download the thirty-eighth, and final, installment of ‘Postcards from the LGBT Edge’ here: Tour Week Thirty-Eight: Geelong Again
Here are some of the highlights of the 38-week national challenging homophobia tour. Included is a reflection written by Rodney Croome about Outlink (1999-2000) and Beyond ‘That’s So Gay’.
(SORT OF) SNEAKING BACK IN, SHORT AND SHARP…
Download the thirty-seventh installments of ‘Postcards from the LGBT Edge’ here: Tour Week Thirty-Seven: Melbourne
Daniel talks with Rainbow Network Victoria about Beyond ‘That’s So Gay’: The Tour Diaries. Daniel “digs deeper” with a familiar voice. Daniel revisits the bush telegraph.
OPTING IN OR OUT – MARILYN MUNROE WHISPERS AND COMING A LONG WAY…
Download the thirty-fifth & sixth installments of ‘Postcards from the LGBT Edge’ here:
Tour Weeks Thirty-Five & Six – Tasmania
Daniel talks with rural farm boy, “Neil” about not getting struck by lightning in church. Daniel hears from local health professionals about what’s happening in Tasmania’s north. Daniel revisits “Lee”, who he trained years ago in Pride & Prejudice, who has been out as lesbian in both primary and secondary schools.
A RETURN TO SILENCE – THE LITTLE LGBT GRAVY TRAIN THAT COULD, AT LEAST FOR A WHILE…
Download the thirty-fourth installment of ‘Postcards from the LGBT Edge’ here: Tour Week Thirty-Four: Gippsland
Daniel revisits Bairnsdale a decade after their first LGBT steps. Daniel hears from Eve about local LGBT people’s experience of small towns and workplaces. Daniel speaks to local LGBT young people’s group, Whatever, with “Zoe”, “Moira” and Jack.
TALKING ABOUT OUR KIDS AGAIN – LGBT FISH ‘N’ CHIPS AND BEING TRUMPED BY A PUPPY AND A FLUFFY DUCKLING…
Download the thirty-third installment of ‘Postcards from the LGBT Edge’ here: Tour Week Thirty-Three: Shepparton
Daniel hears from local LGBT young people that perhaps their town is not so bad after all. Daniel speaks to local parents, with Phyllis “coming out” as the mother of a gay son to a close frienc and “Lydia” forcing it down people’s throats. After a successful training session with local teachers and health professionals, Daniel reflects on all the US media attention on gay teen suicides.
THE RECAP EPISODE…
Download the thirty-second installment of ‘Postcards from the LGBT Edge’ here: Tour Week Thirty-Two: The Recap Episode
You’ve seen those US shows where they do the recap episode in order to drag it out one more week. Well welcome to that stage of the tour! Daniel spent one week of the Victorian school holidays looking back, tying up some loose ends and preparing for the final legs of his national project.
Here are some of the highlights of the first 31 weeks of the 38-week national challenging homophobia tour. All of this and much more can be read about in the weekly location blogs at www.thatssogay.com.au
JUST AS HARD, IF NOT HARDER, MAN CRUSHES, GRAND FINAL REPLAYS AND CHAIN SAWS AT 80FT…
Download the thirty-first installment of ‘Postcards from the LGBT Edge’ here: Tour Week Thirty-One: Warrnambool
Daniel revisits his first same-sex relationship in Colac whilst meeting local LGBT young people. Daniel trains teachers, health professionals and homophobia-curious others in Warrnambool. Daniel meets local LGBT youth worker, “Rose” and hears, in AFL Grand Final Week (Part One), how she had her first same-sex kiss 20 years ago when Collingwood last won the Grand Final.
To mark the return to Victoria of the Beyond ‘That’s So Gay’ Tour, here is the latest newsletter!
Tour Newsletter September 2010
Also, this Thank-You document shows the generosity of regional, rural and remote (and metropolitan) Australia.
Tour Thank You (September 2010)
NOT AT THE PACE I’D LIKE, REFRAMING, GREEN TEA AND FETCHING BIG NANNA…
Download the thirtieth installment of ‘Postcards from the LGBT Edge’ here: Tour Week Thirty: Ballarat
Daniel compares the individual efforts of the likes of “Malcolm” and the collective impact of school staff at “Phoebe’s” school. Daniel catches up with Zaque’s “Karl” and hears about the challenges and successes of local LGBT young people. Daniel learns the art of making green tea and homophobia in local schools from “Olly” and “Vin”.
A FAIR WHACK OF HOMOPHOBIA, HUMPTY REVISITED, EROTIC HANDSHAKES AND BEING DISCREETLY OPEN…
Download the twenty-ninth installment of ‘Postcards from the LGBT Edge’ here: Tour Week Twenty-Nine: Mildura
Back once again in Victoria, Daniel hears about “Therese’s” experience of being openly lesbian in the Sunraysia region. Daniel visits the local LGBT support group meeting “Jeff”, a gay man who “ran the roughest pub in town”. After meeting former Swan Hill resident, “Fred”, Daniel drives there along bulging rivers and gets a sobering assessment of modern day life for LGBT young people from “Wendy”.