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What a great September issue. I am not
going to pick out an article for special
attention as they were all excellent. Also, as
I have moved from Sydney to Melbourne
in the last eighteen months I appreciate the
increase in Victorian/Melbourne content.
See you at the GAYAZ Expo.
Kerry, Oakleigh South VIC.
OK, Dr Ann did respond to the request for
more detailed information about “The good
bits” (health, September). But, how hard
it is to really understand and follow her
description. After all, a picture is worth a
thousand words. I would highly recommend
the following two books for those seeking
a closer look at our anatomy. The first is
A New View of a Woman’s Body by the
Federation of Feminist Women’s Health
Centres. This book is brilliantly illustrated
and includes an excellent range of clear
photographs with accompanying clear text.
Not new as such any more, it took five
years to research and write. It cannot be
bettered. The second, a different approach
but equally important is Dr Carol Booth’s
Woman to Woman: A Guide to Lesbian
Sexuality. Chapter headings include
Knowing Your Own Body, Knowing
Another ’s Woman’s Body, Women’s
Sexuality, Young Lesbians etc. Dr Booth is
an Australian GP.Name supplied, via email.
SARA LE FEVRE
(AKA Crazy Pony, Secret Squirrel,
29/6/80 – 4/9/05
Sara was tragically taken from the Launceston GLBT community last month. To
attend her funeral a group of her queer friends traveled out into “the sticks” to
see Sara laid to rest near her beloved cows. We know Sara was looking down and
watching the queers playing straight with the farmers…glad we could make you
Sara was the quiet achiever of Launceston’s GLBT group Fruity Bits. Always
the first to volunteer to do the crappiest jobs, Sara was also a dab hand with fairy
lights. When we met at the pub to toast Sara’s young life everyone could recall a
time Sara had touched their lives: her thongs, her beer, her rollies, swimming in
sub-arctic temperatures, her BBQ skills and her absolute devotion to her friends.
Laid back in her attitude towards life Sara also was politically minded and a deep
To know Sara was to love her – who couldn’t love a girl that took the time to feed
her beloved cat, Miss Kitty, fettuccine carbonara! Sara was the glue that held our
little Launceston GLBT community together.
Sadly missed, Sara will never be forgotten.
LETTER OF THE MONTH
The ALP must think we were born
yesterday if they expect us to believe that
Carmel Tebbutt is on our side. This is the
"caring and committed" Education Minister
who callously abandoned gay and lesbian
teenagers by branding gay-friendly role
playing as "inappropriate".
This so called "strong voice for the gay
and lesbian community" sat by silently
when primary school reading material
depicting rainbow families was subjected
to homophobic attacks in Parliament. And
the reforms which she claims have given
gay and lesbian couples "the same
rights as heterosexual de factos" have
in fact failed to remove discriminatory
definitions from NSW legislation including
the Adoption Act. After all this, she thinks
it just takes a pretty picture in LOTL to buy
our vote? I hope the gay and lesbian voters
of Marrickville send her the answer loud
and clear on 17 Sept.
Kate Deakin, Summer Hill NSW.
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