RECOGNISING a need to protect LGBTIQ students from all forms of discrimination, new university programs and initatives have been put in place to ensure students thrive at university and beyond. Amber Ziye Wang has more.
IT’S hard enough being a student studying abroad but how much harder would it be if you were transgender international student? Dea Putra spoke to one transgender male student about his journey and addresses the misconceptions surrounding transgender people.
VIDEO has not killed the radio star! Music videos are still relevant today as evidenced by the bold short films and stories that are now being told about LGBTIQ people and their issues. Natalie Ng examines the significance of the modern music video.
DESPITE the efforts of Western countries to make queer issues more aware globally, there are still parts the world where conservative values make queer engagement difficult. Amber Wang spoke to two international students — from the United States and China — to get their perspectives on what being gay means for them.
WITH dating apps such as Tinder and Grindr becoming increasingly prevalent amongst young people, we ask some international students about why enjoy using these apps and offer ways in which you can have a fun but safe experience with meeting people online. Diana Ponce writes.
Marginalised by gender inequality and sexual dysfunction, women are often forced to repress their own sexuality and desires. Here’s a list of sexually motivational songs exploring female sexuality and empowerment to listen to this SEXtember.
RECOGNISING a need to create a safe and supportive community for LGBTIQ international students to feel comfortable being themselves, Victorian Aids Council and Study Melbourne will be opening a space for those reluctant to visit their university’s queer spaces. Dea Putra has more.
Coming of age films that focus on LGBTQ youth are particularly hard to find, but they are such necessary stories that need to be told and shared. Natalie Ng spotlights a selection of films focusing on the sexuality and coming of age of queer youth.
EACH country breeds its own cultural attitudes towards LGBTQI issues but is this truly indicative of what its people are thinking? Trinity College Foundation Studies students Emily Chou and Shamira Priyanka chat to other students to find out what they’ve noticed about LGBTQI issues in Australia, what it’s like in their own country and offer their own opinions.
FAR from being just another epic fantasy series of warring kingdoms and political intrigue, the Captive Prince books has captured the hearts of fans worldwide for its intense representation of queer relationships. Natalie Ng caught up with series’ author C.S. Pacat to discuss her process in crafting LGBTQ fiction and the need for diverse representation of LGBTQ characters and stories.
FOR years, RMIT’s Queer Department have lobbied for change and development to better represent queer students of the university. Trinh Le caught up with RMIT’s Queer Officer Ai Vee Goh to talk about the importance of queer advocacy.
ARE you a sexually active international student? Make sure you’re taking all the right precautions to ensure you don’t end up with an unwanted pregnancy, and know what your OSHC can or can’t cover. Deakin University’s Dr. Georgia Babatsikos and student Max Zhu provide a comprehensive guide on the contraceptives international students have access to.