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Don't be Invisible on Valentines Day

Theres an inspirational new campaign in Perth for queer families. This Valentines Day the queer community in WA has organised a rally and festival in support of same-sex and gender diverse couples, thruples, families and other relationships.

Embedded is their promotional video - its worth a look! Website at

Unfortunately, some f@#%er has tagged this as offensive on Facebook, so we're all trying to get it out via any means we can. I encourage everyone who is inspired by this to pass it on and send the links out to their friends.

With love, rome_o

(apologies for cross-posting) 


Please take this survey to help other lesbian moms!

My name is Sequoia and I am a graduate student in Counseling Psych and a lesbian. As part of a GLBT course I am researching lesbian parenting; both so that I can help lesbian couples as a counselor, and in preparation of my own parenting goals eventually. I want to include some women’s voices as part of my paper so that it is not just about dry research. I am collecting these perspectives through an online survey, and then I will include snippets in my paper. Everything will be anonymous and only used in this paper.


Here is the link to the survey:


This survey is to get personalized, subjective opinions and experiences about the decision-making and interpersonal process of lesbian couples who became planned parents through donor insemination.

To complete this survey, please make sure that you match the following criteria:

  • you identify as a woman-who-loves-exclusively-women, regardless of the term you choose to use.
  • you and another woman decided to become parents through using donor insemination (not adoption, not from previous relationship, etc) such that either you or your partner became pregnant and the intention is to raise the child together as co-mothers.

Feel free to answer as many or as few questions as you feel comfortable, with as much or little detail as you like.

This survey will be used in a graduate counseling paper, not in formal research. The results will all be anonymous.

Thank you so much for your participation and your inspiration!


Australian Prime Minister Vows to Fight Marriage Equality

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd of Australia has made hypocritical statements regarding same-sex marriage. He maintains his party "respects" same-sex couples, but still vows to fight against their right to marry.

Take action by contacting the Prime Minister and urging him to support marriage rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual couples.

zines anyone?

hey all here's the deal: i flew into australia for my first time via melbourne several months ago now and zines were everywhere! there was even a zine fair the first week i got to town. sooo it being my first exposure to australia, i was under the impression there would be plenty of places for me to drop them off all over the country. i took off backpacking up the east coast with a gigantic pile of zines in my bag, and, having covered thousands of kilometers, i have not found one shop that stocks them since i left melbourne, so the pile is still quite gigantic and cumbersome...i'm getting rid of them by donation, some help covering the cost of postage would be awesome. if you're interested tell me where to send them, and how many! i'll get them in the mail first post office i see. we'll sort out the rest later.

the zine is called below noon. i have 2 issues available. here's a description of one of them:

below noon #3 is about girl sex and booze and bodily function. and elementary school. this is all contained in 3 short stories, 2 of which are memoir, one of which is my first shot at letting other people read my fiction. all of which are intended to make you laugh. there's also a mad lib and some other random stuff.

it's 1/4 size, about 50 pages, and includes illustrations by amber case.

below noon #2's feature story is called 'the libido process: growing up horny in rural america'...

both are quite straightforward, deviant.

feel free to email me with any questions:


p.s. beyond that i'm in darwin at the moment, and will be headed down the center towards melbourne again. if anyone knows places i might be able to drop some off along the way please let me know! darwin? alice springs? adelaide?
Alex // Looking Good

National Day of Action

Come join us on August 1st for a mass illegal wedding!

Here for details and to register. Meeting midday at Town Hall for a march to Darling Harbour where the National Labor Conference is being held, for a mass illegal wedding.

They even give you an illegal marriage certificate :D
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LGBT Family-Inclusive Immigration Bills Need Your Help

Wednesday, June 3, the Senate Judiciary Committee will convene the first-ever hearing on inequality for same-sex couples in federal immigration law. The Uniting American Families Act (UAFA) is long overdue legislation that will end current discriminatory immigration policy by allowing American citizens to sponsor their same-sex partners for residency in the United States.
Dial the Capital Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 to be directly connected to your Representative. click here to read the rest of the story at the lesbian dating community

Lesbian Film Screening in Sydney

Kick off your June long weekend celebrations with Lightswitch…

The much-anticipated film Lightswitch will be shown at an exclusive one-off event in Sydney on June 6th to officially launch the DVD. Starting at 7pm this event will be the perfect beginning to your Saturday night activities. Hosted by Denise Hanlon (Dykes on Mikes) with a special video message from one of LA’s funniest comedienne’s Cat Davis, this event will be a wonderful occasion for you and your friends. The event will also include a musical performance by the soundtrack composers Pyrene, the film shown on the big screen and a Q&A panel with the Director and stars, including Kylie Watson (Home and Away). There will be give-aways and huge door prizes on the night as well as the opportunity for you to meet the filmmakers following the screening. Come and support Lightswitch and independent queer filmmaking – you won’t be disappointed.

Down Dere Films is always looking for support so please visit our website to donate to this event and future projects. If you would like to come on board as a sponsor for the event please contact Natalie at 

Where:  Everest Theatre (Seymour Centre), University of Sydney,

   Corner of City Road and Cleveland Street, Chippendale NSW 2008

When:   Saturday 6th June, 2009 (7pm start)

Tickets: $22 (General Admission) - Tickets are selling fast so book now!

   Available at:


Visit the website for more information:

Proudly supported by LOTL Magazine and Pink Sofa

l word australian convention

The events offical page has been updated with more news and a brand new forum so check it out at

I know the planners will be releasing the final line up of guests and tickets very soon so make sure to registar your details at this site so you are the first ones to get tickets and info.

Also check out the myspace page I created for the event at:

The L Word Down Under Convention

It is with great pleasure that we announce The L Word Down Under Convention to be hosted in Sydney in January 2010.  We are in the final stages of confirming a venue and dates as well as confirming the guests that will attend.  Thus far Laurel Holloman (Tina) and Rachel Shelly (Helena) have confirmed their intention to attend.   We are currently in negotiations with three further guests from the show.


The L Word Down Under Convention provides an opportunity for fans to get up close and personal with The Ladies from the show.  It provides an opportunity to ask The Ladies of The L Word a question about themselves or the show, be photographed with your favourite Ladies of The L Word, a chance to get the their autograph as well as meet other attendees from across Australia and abroad.

What’s all about?

The L Word Down Under Convention comprises but not limited to:

·         Opening and closing festivities

·         Forums with the Ladies of The L Word

·         Photos and autographs with the Ladies of The L Word

·         Opportunity to purchase convention merchandise

·         Entry to entertainment including an audience with special guests

·         Competitions held throughout the weekend

Express your interest to attend?

Go to the web site and register your interest to attend to receive the latest information as well as ticketing release dates.

We look forward to seeing you there!