Posts Tagged ‘queerphobia’

The yes announcement in Sydney. Pic from perthnow.com.au

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On this episode we discuss the Australian public voting yes to same-sex marriage in the recent postal vote. We play a talk from the yes announcement event in Melbourne, by someone from the union movement. You can listen to our recording of more of the talks from this event here.

We also analyse the high no vote in Western Sydney, drawing on a Facebook post from Carrie Hou.

We also discuss some critiques of the yes campaign and of same-sex marriage in general from within the queer movement. For more on this, check out the articles ‘Marriage equality: yes, it’s about gender’ by Amy Thomas and Hannah McCann and ‘Queers against gay marriage: What to do in this postal vote?’ by Jess Ison. We also did a whole episode (#55) on this topic featuring Jess Ison and returned to this topic with Jess at the end of episode 135.

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We’re not sure if Australia should get too much credit for being a country where only about 6 in 10 people are not blatantly homophobic! Image from 9news.com.au

Clips:

Pop BlastSydney, Australia Reacts To Gay Marriage “YES” Ruling’, Talk from the yes announcement event in Melbourne by someone from the union movement, The FeedQuick History of Same sex marriage’, Myq Kaplan ‘Tolerance and Vampires’ – from the album ‘Vegan Mind Meld’, OnsindHeterosexuality is a social construct’.

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Orlando-Vigil

Image from newmatilda.com

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Nick is joined by Jess Ison to discuss the Orlando massacre and the response from the queer community. We focus primarily on Victoria’s Show of Solidarity for Orlando, including playing a selection of speeches from the event – see the Soundcloud description here for a list of the speakers. You can hear full versions of all of the speeches featured on the episode, as well as a lot more, through Joy FM.

We also discuss Roz Ward, Safe Schools, Nick’s article ‘The Continuum Of Violence: Homophobia Didn’t Start With A Mass Shooting In Orlando’ and language around queer issues.

Finally, with a plebiscite (vote) on same-sex marriage possibly coming up soon in Australia, we discuss queer critiques of same-sex marriage, “homonormativity” and the dangers of the majority voting on minority rights.

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Clips:

War on WomenEffemimania’, A Selection of Speeches from Victoria’s Show of Solidarity for Orlando, Clergy Rebukes Media for Asking Wrong Questions About Amendment One, Daniel Versus the WorldStrange’.

You can listen to a short (8 minute) version of this episode, which features a selection of speeches from Victoria’s Show of Solidarity of Orlando, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

*This is from Asiel Adan Sanchez’s poem, which is featured on the episode and you can also listen to it through the Joy website.

safe schools

Image from @johndory49 on Twitter.

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On this episode we speak out in defense of Safe Schools, a program designed to increase awareness of queer issues in schools and reduce the bullying faced by queer kids. This program is currently under attack from homophobic, transphobic and all round queerphobic assholes – some of who are politicians such as Senator Cory Bernadi, leading to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull approving an investigation into Safe Schools.

Some things you can do to support Safe Schools:

Also covered on the episode is: further discussion on activism for refugees and on the importance of not just letting them stay but also closing the camps (opposing mandatory detention and offshore processing) in light of Baby Asha being released into community detention for the short term at least, #CrushPlastic and our latest find from the street.

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Clips:

Mary LambertShe Keeps Me Warm’, Julie GoldmanPro-Choice’, Omar OffendumNew Orient’, Anti-Flag ‘Feminism is for Everybody (with a Beating Heart and a Functioning Brain)’.

You can listen to a short (10 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of our discussion on Safe Schools, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

Nick's message of support queer refugees

Nick’s message of support for queer refugees. This picture was taken at the End Queer Lockdown on Manus Island stall where Nick met Aaron and we set up this discussion.

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Nick is joined by Aaron from End Queer Lockdown on Manus Island for the entire episode. We discuss the intersections between queer and refugee issues, with the Australian government’s policies such as “offshore processing” of asylum seekers harming refugees as a whole, but queer refugees in particular. We also read a letter from a queer refugee, discuss refugee activism and the importance of individual stories in changing attitudes, violence and/or the threat of violence preventing people’s free movement around the world, Emma Goldman’s ‘Patriotism: A Menace to Liberty’, and punk rock music and social change.

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Clips:

Anti-FlagI’d tell you but’, Rise AgainstBehind Closed Doors’, Simon Taylor ‘What an Amazing Journey’ – from the album ‘Funny’, Rage Against the Machine ‘War within a Breath’.

You can listen to a short (7 minute) version of this episode, which features our opening discussion on the Australian government’s policies towards queer refugees and what we can do to stand up against these policies, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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Male lions like the two pictured above ‘pair-bond and initiate homosexual activity’ – image and text from intentblog.com

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Nick and new co-host “the Kitten” are joined by Jess Ison, author of the blog Queering Speciesism and Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania Rep. Jess discusses links between queer issues and speciesism (discrimination based on species)/animal rights issues, including: mourning the deaths of non-human animals and queer people, Bash Back!, Operation Splash Back, links between the campaign for same-sex marriage and the live export campaign, Critical Animal Studies and queer issues, direct action and the Animal Liberation Front, Mardis Gras, how to be a queer ally, and non-human animals refusing gender norms and binaries. You can hear more from Jess on Freedom of Species – she particularly recommends her interview with pattrice jones.

We also encourage people to read Nick’s article ‘When Will Moderate Whites Condemn the NAACP Bombing?’, and listen to: Crimethinc podcast on white supremacy, Ebola and MayDay; The Angry Hippie’s podcast on terrorism and police racism in the US; and we also briefly touched on police racism in the US on our 78th episode.

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Clips:

Adhamh Roland ‘Queers Bash Back’, Part 1 of our discussion with Jess, Good Riddance ‘Cheyenne’, Part 2 of our discussion with Jess, Angel HazeSame Love’.

You can listen to a short (8 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of our discussion with Jess, here: Queering Speciesism. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

 

climate guardians

The “Climate Guardians” environmental protest from the G20. Image is from news.com.au

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We’re back for a short one where we do a wrap up of the G20 and some of the protests against it. These protests raised issues that were left out of the G20 agenda, which mainly focused on economic growth. We discuss Tony Abbott’s “inspiring” speech, featuring a MLK moment. There’s also a mention of Obama, US imperialism and drones.

There were a number of creative environmental protests during the G20, which was fitting as there was unusually hot weather during the meeting. Protesters buried their heads in the sand to mock the Abbott government’s stance on climate change. The “climate guardians” (pictured above) dressed as angels to raise awareness of the importance of taking action on climate change. We play an interview with one of the climate guardians, Deborah Hart from Climacts. This interview is from Indymedia on RTR92.1FM and she is interviewed by Alex Whisson and Ray Grenfeld.

The episode also features a discussion on some criticisms of the widespread criticism of Russell Brand from mainstream journalists. You can hear further discussion on the G20 and protests against it on our 74th episode.

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Movie Recommendation:

Pride. You can read about the queerphobic rating the movie received in the US here and you can hear the Queer Punx review Pride here.

Clips:

Captain PlanetTheme Song’, Mad as Hell ‘Series 4, Episode 8’, Interview with Deborah Hart from RTR92.1FM Indymedia, Austin PowersPeep Show ‘Series 4 Episode 5’, Daniel Versus the WorldSecond Class Citizen’.

You can listen to a short (6 minute) version of this episode, which features our movie recommendation for Pride, here: Pride is Rated R18+ in the US – Are You Kidding Me?!. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.