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Starting a PhD!

In very exciting news, last week I was officially offered a scholarship to start a PhD in Sociology at the Australian National University (ANU) next year. I will be starting in around February or March. A PhD is something that has been in the back of my mind for a while now. It has been […]

Toronto, Ontario - JUNE 27, 2015  The rainbow painted  crosswalks on Church Street reflect the feet of passersby after heavy rain. Participants in the Toronto Dyke March did not let the heavy rainfall dampen their spirits during Pride Toronto 2015. JUNE 27, 2015.        (Chris So/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

The importance of teaching queer history in schools

It’s LGBTI+ history month for school students in Victoria. Simon Copland discusses why this is an important step forward for queer kids everywhere. Originally published in SBS Sexuality, 10 October 2016 School students in Victoria will be learning about and celebrating LGBTI+ History this October, as part of a program launched today. Following the campaign […]

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It’s the elite who are holding us back on queer rights, not the general population

Time and time again, the Parliamentary elites are using whatever means necessary to hold back queer issues, not the general population, writes Simon Copland. Originally published in SBS Sexuality, 30 September 2016 It happened late at night, surprising everyone.  Last week, Labor MPs in South Australia rushed a vote on a new bill that would […]