A Sydney podcast for the LGBTI and Queer community across NSW. Each episode will be about being Out, getting out, and belonging. Produced weekly, the show will hear from people campaigning for equality, feature news and sports from a Queer bent, and hopefully foster a sense of wellbeing. Enjoy.
05: How to be a wingman for your gay mates
This show looks at both ends of the spectrum. From the critical discussion around mental health for LGBTQ communities, to a little bit of Kylie Minogue.
The Beyond Blue organisation has launched a series of online conversation starters called Wingmen resources. It's a series of tips about how to talk to a friend experiencing depression or anxiety.
Meet Craig Mack who shares a deeply personal account of experience with depression, anxiety and self-harm. He's currently well, and campaigning to help others.
You can find the Beyond Blue Resources here:
In the news this week, keep an eye out for new jobs being advertised by Pride in Diversity. Have you got what it takes become a relationships manager, making big business more welcoming for LGBTQ employees? Check out the role here:
I mentioned a great ready by Amy Coopes about the recent LBQ Women's conference in Sydney. The gathering hightlighted strengths in women's research but also debated voids in services and funding. Amy's piece is a great summary. Read it at Croakey here:
And then join me and Tina TurnOn as we rave and flap about why we love Kylie Minogue. Locomotion turns 30 next week. We should be so lucky. Show Tina some love on Facebook here
04: Marriage equality momentum and the balls fall at Bingay
Marriage equality never left the agenda for LGBTQ people, but it's back in the news in Australia.
Are there signs of a significant policy change that could see the coalition introduce a conscience vote as early August this year? I chat with the Australians for Marriage Equality CoChair, Alex Greenwich to get a better handle of what could happen next in Canberra.
This is a great link in The Guardian that explains the politics around the marriage equality standoff.
The AFL Pride Match between the Sydney Swans and St Kilda is fast approaching. The AFL says the game is about celebrating the diversity of its fans. The Rainbow Swans have full event details.
The Gay Games in Paris currently have a deal for registrations. I chat to Team Sydney about what you need to do to get to Europe next year! Start training.
There's kooky and serious this week.
Bingay is a Sydney institution that's raised about $1Million for ACON over the last 18 years. Why do so many people love it so much? Come along and find out. Upcoming Bingay nights are usually listed at ACON events.
Remember, Out in Sydney is available in all good pod directories or listen easily on your mobile at www.OutInSydney.Show
03: The art of gender and wearing coloured hankys
I promise an episode of diverse content this week.
Be sure to get along to Resonance at the ESD Gallery on Burton Street. Curator Lisa Tolcher is exhibiting several works that look at gender theory and how we communicate who we are through colour.
Has Facebook gone crazy for you? Yes, everyone's RSVPing to next year's Mardi Gras parade. We talk to Matt Akersten about why there's so much buzz so early. Make sure you find the right page.
Bentstix hockey club is going strong again this year. How you can get involved, dress up, and raise money for our favourite hockey players.
And do you know the hanky code? Find about this underground code and find out how to wear your colours. But be warned, I wore a hanky up and down Oxford street only to be asked if I had a bad cold. Thanks to the team at Sax Fetish for explaining all.
See you next week.
02: From the first Sydney Mardi Gras to Pollys Club
It was a cold night in June 1978 when Sydney's Queer history changed forever. Join me on the 39th anniversary walking tour, following the steps of some of the original Sydney Mardi Gras protesters.
You can learn more about the 78ers and friends by joining their Page at https://www.facebook.com/78flows.on/
We have breaking news out of Germany where their lawmakers have voted in favour of marriage equality. The move was only made possible because leader Angela Merkel allowed a conscious vote.
And the Pollys Social Club is experiencing a resurgence of sorts. Get ready for their next dance night, 'The Farmer wants a Drag Queen'. I chat to secretary Paul Doig about why the club is still going strong more than 40 years after the first dance.
Reserve a table for the next Pollys dance at https://www.thepollysclub.com.au/
Next week... is the handkerchief code making a comeback?
01: We begin with some Pride and Priscilla
Welcome to the first full episode. It has all sorts of camp and queer which is just the way you like it, right?
How will Australian Marriage Equality win over hearts and minds? by talking various languages. Patrick Abboud gets emotional about the new multicultural resources now out at equalitycampaign.org.au.
June 24 is Pride in Sydney and Mardi Gras have a great new resource online which features stacks of events in Sydney. Check it out here
Be sure to register for the upcoming Lesbian Bisexual Queer Women's conference at https://lbq.org.au/
And are you going to the Tarty Arty Party? If not, find out how to help two Sydney creatives take their work, Alpha, to the Edinburgh Fringe here.
New show preview
There are so many podcasts for the LGBT and Queer community so why produce a new one? This cool new show has a Sydney and NSW bent.
This short clip is a bit like the appetiser before the main course.
I was a TV reporter for a long time, and now I want to tell the stories that excite me and hopefully you too. When Out in Sydney starts in late June you'll hear from people like Nevo Zisin who has a great new book about their Trans activism. SBS presenter Patrick Abboud talks Marriage Equality in a future show, and I talk to the Drag Diva helping to organise the Broken Heel Festival at Broken Hill.
Welcome to Out In Sydney. I hope this podcast becomes yours as much as it is mine.
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I really enjoyed this podcast, but why did it finish after 5 episodes??