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Horoscope horror 2
What's with the comment in
the July edition of Herscope,
within Scorpio, regarding "the
bi curious girl"? How about I
replace it with a di erent iden-
tity like 'transexual' or 'black
girl'. Is the author aware that
comments like this went out
back in the '80s. ankfully
most people are! Get with
My friends and I found
that comment o ensive as
we are mostly lesbians who
have evolved from being
at one time bisexual and
we have friends/family
who are bisexual.
We have noticed words like he/
hy are being used sometimes -- well, that's ne if you
were catering exclusively to the Butch/Femme crowd
or gay guys, providing the Butch isn't with another
Butch and the Femmes aren't into other Femmes or
Lipsticks. Keep it general or it becomes irrelevant, if
not confusing, to the majority.
-- Lex (via email)
We have addressed your complaints with our
horoscope writer, who was upset to realise she had
offended and assures us she will not make comments
like this again - Ed.
My partner and I have been holidaying in Lon-
don and were most impressed when we walked into
Candy Bar last ursday night, it was not the bar
that we were impressed with nor the atmosphere of
the bar but we were very impressed to see two Gay
and Lesbian Liaison police o cers sitting inside the
bar with very welcoming
smiles and attitudes, my
partner and I really felt
that if we needed their
help for any reason that
they would be there, they
were very friendly from the
minute we walked in, they
spoke to everyone and had
some items to give to the
community with their con-
tact details on them. I was
most impressed with this and
told the police o cers that I
would write a letter about this
in the Australian lesbian maga-
zine in hope that this could be
a thing that occurs at our events.
In the past I feel that the only
time we see police at our events
search for drugs etc. I think this
could really develop a better relationship between our
community and the police.
-- Angie (via email)
My partner and I were doing our food shopping in
Coles supermarket Penrith on Sunday the 4th of July
A man approx about 30 years old, big build,
(looked like a steroid muncher) holding a newborn
baby, punched my girlfriend in the jaw and broke 2 of
her teeth a er threatening us in previous aisles.
His wife jumped in and tried to attack my partner
as well, luckily my partner works in security and could
hold her own against the female, while the man still
holding the baby punched me in the throat while an-
other customer was trying to inter vene and hold him
Our injuries aren't too serious but we are both in
a quite a bit of pain, emotionally and physically. And
we have to pay for my partner's teeth to be xed!
e man had confronted us in the previous aisle
and said that he would punch us both in the mouth,
and I said, "You would hit two females?" and he said
"Fucking oath I would, you dress like blokes I'll take
you out like a bloke." is attack was unprevoked.
ere was a small argument in the previous aisle but
nothing serious that deser ved a punch in the face to
both of us.
e Coles supermarket manager was quite rude
to us. We were quite upset and angry and asking why
they didn't try to detain the guy, and she said, "If you
keep carrying on I won't help you at all." We also had
to call the police ourselves. at wasn't her job, so
we were told.
e police are trying to nd the man but they
haven't had any luck. ey say there is no footage
of him leaving the shopping centre (which I think
An ad was put in our local paper but I don't think
it does any justice to how serious this is and how
much worse it could have been.
You can't even be your own person in your own
neighbourhood without getting picked on. My
partner got a haircut yesterday and I am changing
the colour of mine because we are worried the as-
sailant will attack us again if he sees us in the street.
Just seems like that's the kind of people him and his
It's not like we are troublemakers either. I don't
think we are big butch lesbians either, not that it
would matter. It's just so unbelievable.
I just wanted to bring this to your attention and
ask where I should go to take the matter further.
-- (name withheld)
We have put the writer in touch with ACON's Anti
Violence Project - Ed.
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