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Current Queer Affairs – News and Views you need to know.

partnerspeak2Every other week it seems that the TV news reports Federal Police arresting people for viewing images of child abuse on the internet.  Society demonises such perpetrators, but what happens to the partners of these people.  Sadly their life is all-too-often left shattered too.  PartnerSpeak.org is an organisation founded to support the partners of such people.  Its founder Natalie Walker joins us to discuss why such an organisation is so important.

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner Karen Toohey discusses the recent “Fair Go Sport” phase #1 report and highlights how far we still have to go before equality on the sporting field is achieved.

fc14c_402477Overnight reports of Sydney’s Rainbow Crossing being destroyed, were doing the rounds on twitter.  Independent Member for Sydney Alex Greenwich joins to talk about the cloak and dagger way in which this destruction was executed and to discuss the developments regarding Police brutality during the 2013 Mardi Gras Parade.

Next week the “Health In Difference” conference comes to Melbourne and a free open forum for sex and gender diverse people is being held.  Lisa from Genderqueer Australia explains further.

Finally Benn Dorrington from Star Observer newspaper reveals what will be in the paper tomorrow.



About the author: Dean


Producer. Broadcaster. Community Advocate. ENUF Ambassador.
Dean Beck has over 5 years experience as a broadcaster and radio producer. Dean is the founder and original presenter of community radio’s most popular show about sex, sexuality and self, Hide And Seek. He presents the nationally syndicated interview program Word For Word, heard each week on JOY 94.9 and across the Community Radio Network. He also presents a weekly news and current affairs program, On The Line. A tireless advocate for people living with HIV and ENUF Ambassador, Dean coordinated and hosted JOY 94.9’s groundbreaking radio and video web streaming broadcast, World AIDS Day Worldwide, a global 24 hour conversation held on December 1 2013, World AIDS Day. In 2013 JOY 94.9 presented Dean with the Addam Stobbs Broadcast Excellence Award and Living Positive Victoria presented him with their coveted Community Endeavour Award. Dean's work in promoting gay men’s health saw Hide And Seek receive the HIV Awareness Media Award from Living Positive Victoria in 2013.


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