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July 22, 2013

Femme-phobia in the queer community.

July 23, 2012

How to argue for marriage equality—and win.

July 23, 2012

Queerdoes, gaywads, gender-benders, homos and heteros, may I have your attention… ZOMFG, you guys! It’s Pride Week! We’ve worked really hard to bring you our most jam- packed festival yet, so make sure you check it out. Also, we hope you’re enjoying your Queerlient issue. As always, Jonathan Goode and myself thoroughly enjoyed subediting the excellent, [...]

May 21, 2012

Barack Obama made history this week, becoming the first US President to openly support same-sex marriage. While the New Zealand headlines certainly reflected the world’s fascination with this game-changing statement, the comment sections told a different story. True to cynical kiwi form, the same concern persisted – ’Why bother? Don’t gays already have civil unions? What [...]

April 30, 2012

Does the word ‘queer’ sound silly to you? Well, it shouldn’t. Recently, I’ve found myself in all sorts of interesting conversations, having divulged what my new (and awesome) role with VUWSA is this year. ‘Queer, like weird?’ ‘Uh, well, why don’t we have a straight officer?’ ‘Ha! Is that really a thing?’ ‘Do you actually get [...]

February 29, 2012

Dear First-Years, So, you’re gay. A little bi-curious maybe? Ambisextrous? Homoflexible? Bent? Asexual? Trans? Undecided? Whatever? Meh? All of the above? Well, whoever you are, wherever you’re from and however you identify: welcome. You have come to the right place. As the hub of one of the most culturally vibrant and liberal cities in the [...]

September 25, 2011

A few years ago, I went through a pretty nasty breakup. It started out civil. A clean split. No hard feelings. We had grown apart. I just didn’t see the world the way he did anymore. Slowly, life resumed normality and I went about it alone. It was okay, at first. Liberating, even. Then the [...]

August 15, 2011

Another year, another Gaylient. Hello, and happy gay week to all you queerdos and queer-interested folk at Victoria University. This is your Salient. One of the paradoxes we’ve found in guest-editing this edition is that being gay means lots and nothing, all at the same time. We live in a weird and wonderful zeitgeist in [...]

April 11, 2011

God bless you, Bill Maher, God bless you – despite the fact, of course, that the big guy’s probably not too keen on the idea. You’re generally kind of dick to him. And considering that you don’t think he exists, well, the whole thing’s a little problematic, really. Nevertheless, the sentiment of the statement still [...]