7 lucky Scavenger Hunt contestants will get tickets to Winterfest 2014! Thanks #ActivateUTS! 
If you’d like to be a contestant, sign up at:
Tinyurl.com/UTSScavHunt
#uts #utssa #UTSScavHunt #MakeATeam #July31st (at UTS Students’ Association)

7 lucky Scavenger Hunt contestants will get tickets to Winterfest 2014! Thanks #ActivateUTS!
If you’d like to be a contestant, sign up at:
Tinyurl.com/UTSScavHunt
#uts #utssa #UTSScavHunt #MakeATeam #July31st (at UTS Students’ Association)

"The Faculty of Health considers Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander peoples’ health to be everyone’s business, and acknowledged that ongoing colonialism and racism are vital determinants impacting on the health of Indigenous peoples."
#uts #HRA2014 visit www.utsIndigenoushealth.com

"The Faculty of Health considers Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander peoples’ health to be everyone’s business, and acknowledged that ongoing colonialism and racism are vital determinants impacting on the health of Indigenous peoples."
#uts #HRA2014 visit www.utsIndigenoushealth.com

Tags: uts hra2014


Christianist Texas Republican Senator Dan Patrick accidentally praises gay marriage ruling 

New Buzzfeed article : “15 typos your pastor finds hilarious but expects you to repent for”

Christianist Texas Republican Senator Dan Patrick accidentally praises gay marriage ruling 

New Buzzfeed article : “15 typos your pastor finds hilarious but expects you to repent for”

(Source: christiannightmares, via iconicboyfriend)

"I gave a speech on bisexual health at a medical association conference a few years ago. One of the attendees, who is a mental health professional — he’s a therapist — wasn’t at my talk, but when he heard the topic of my speech, he told me, "Oh, when I have clients who say they’re bi, I really question it. I really make them talk it through, and we examine it very closely."

I said, "What if they say they’re gay?" He was gay, by the way.

He said, "Oh, in that case, we just talk about whatever they came to me for.""

Amy Andre in Nothing About Us Without Us from her speech on problems of Physical Health in the Bisexual Community, at a bisexual roundtable on 23 September 2013 in Washington DC USA (via bialogue-group)

It’s this shit right here that gets me so fucking mad at people who trivialise biphobia and monosexism by saying shit like “oh the worst you get is people thinking you are confused and greedy”, as if those stereotypes has no real consequences for bisexuals.

This is a fucking therapist, a man in charge of helping people overcome mental health issues and trauma, admitting freely that he and his colleagues treat bisexuality as if it is a mental health problem and a symptom of mental disturbance to be treated and cured.

He is telling a bi woman that he does treat gay people the same way and I’m pretty sure that he doesn’t treat straight folks that way, he is singling out bisexuals because he thinks there is something wrong with us identifying that way, because we are, in his mind, confused.

It makes me sick to think that he is making clients doubt and dissect their own sexuality, blamed their bisexuality for their mental state, told them that bisexuality was a symptom or something to take centre-stage over everything because he thinks it’s not as natural or mentally healthy as monosexuality.

This attitude towards bisexuality is endemic to the medical health industry, especially mental health, which is already a problematic field given how much stigma is attached to mental illness.

So many times I hear bisexuals express their anger at being told by qualified therapists and doctors that they were confused, greedy and/or unstable and therefore had to jump through pointless hoops, longer and more invasive therapy sessions, or even worse, threatened with having treatment withheld or taken in a direction completely different from monosexuals because “it’s all in their heads” or “just doing it for attention”. All because the person in charge takes Freud a little too seriously and/or believes all the shitty stereotypes that seem ever so trivial and not worth combatting to biphobia-deniers.

And people wonder why bisexuals don’t come out to health professionals? They wonder why we don’t come out at all? They wonder why bisexuals have a rate of suicide and poor health way above straight and gay people?

Don’t ever tell me that is trivial. Bisexuals die because of these stereotypes, they are killed by these so-called mental health professionals telling them that they need to be cured by denying themselves and are erased after death by monosexism. Fuck everyone who doesn’t think that’s worth caring about.

(via a-little-bi-furious)

(via a-little-bi-furious)

This was the fantastic art exhibition I went to when I was in Melbourne regarding HIV & AIDS. It’s well worth the visit!

This was the fantastic art exhibition I went to when I was in Melbourne regarding HIV & AIDS. It’s well worth the visit!

#HeyGirl #newtown #feminism

#HeyGirl #newtown #feminism

fragilegifts:

Sometimes recovery is waking up early to write in coffee shops and practicing yoga and eating lots of fruit and chocolate and sometimes it’s staying in bed all day and hiding from the world until you can stop crying. All of this is okay. What’s important is that you take care of yourself no matter what kind of day you’re having.

(via agenttleofitz)

Existential Crisis Alert.

What if I’m a fish and no one told me…

(Source: mountainmoonvolcano, via princethorin)

Channel 10 has paid $400,000 to do an interview with Ian Thorpe regarding his sexuality.

Dear Sir Michael Parkinson and Channel 10,

After seeing your ads for your interview with Ian Thorpe, I have come to believe that questions about someone’s sexuality are incredibly relevant and are more newsworthy than the systematic destruction of Palestine by Israel.

I write to you to claim the $400,000 my non-heterosexual sexuality is worth, in return for a “No question off limits” interview, just like Thorpie did.

In this interview, I will give you such perfect shots as the “feeling uncomfortable about my sexuality” shot. I have been practicing since I first started to understand that I wasn’t just attracted to girls, but boys as well. This has now been well over 7 years, and one could say I am an expert.

In this interview, I will accept less-than-satisfactory understandings of sexuality and allow you to perpetuate them such as using the term ‘gay’ instead of ‘queer’ or ‘bisexual’ that I may in fact prefer.

In this interview, I will allow an older, straight white male to ask ignorantly about my status of mental health, trips to rehabs and institutions for rehabilitation and even allow you to pretend that this isn’t common amongst those who are queer or trans*gender.

In this interview, I will allow Channel 10 to credit they were the ones who ‘caught me out’ and made me ‘spill the beans’ and ‘prove’ you were onto me the entire time regarding my love of dick.

Wasn’t it all just so obvious. Apparently.

I can provide all of this and more to your fine media establishment so that you can tick boxes of diversity and credibility in providing Australia with hard hitting facts and truths. I will allow you to pander my life and personal decisions across the screen for hours, and potentially even suggest a revisit interview after 6 weeks or so of being public with my newly found sexuality.

Perhaps we can even make a joke about my gender, and how it’s apparently intertwined with my sexual and romantic practices and interests.

I look forward to hear from you soon for a date and time.

Andy Zephyr

'president@utsstudentsassociation.org' for further comment.

@snavender Leah and I being all Greensy, #doorknocking in new state seat of #Newtown - hello #erko #JennyLeong #TheGreens #greensnsw #greensfornewtown

@snavender Leah and I being all Greensy, #doorknocking in new state seat of #Newtown - hello #erko #JennyLeong #TheGreens #greensnsw #greensfornewtown

Fuck society she’s #beautiful. Love you Sis!

Fuck society she’s #beautiful. Love you Sis!

Tags: beautiful

Can see the full moon from my bed #bliss #goodnight

Can see the full moon from my bed #bliss #goodnight

Cooking with Lawrence, MUCH MORE FUN THAN QUEER COLLABORATIONS. We’re making curry.

Cooking with Lawrence, MUCH MORE FUN THAN QUEER COLLABORATIONS. We’re making curry.

#GreensForNewtown phone calls for #GreensNSW thanks for the #Tea and company <3

#GreensForNewtown phone calls for #GreensNSW thanks for the #Tea and company <3

Jess Xu pointed this out earlier! So cool! Knitters unite!!

Jess Xu pointed this out earlier! So cool! Knitters unite!!