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Badge protesting against labelling of gay and lesbian minority, c1979

This is a circular badge with light blue background, featuring the word 'MEMBER' printed in white capital letters across the centre within a wide orange stripe. The words 'IMMORAL' and 'MINORITY', also in white capitals, are printed across the top and bottom respectively. There is slight rust at the top of the badge and ...


Gay solidarity badge, 1969

This is a red circular badge from New York. The black outline of a butterfly inside the black outline of a triangle is printed in the centre. Around the top rim is the thick black inscription 'GAY SOLIDARITY'. 'CHRISTOPHER ST, JUNE '69' is printed around the bottom rim. The badge has a diameter of 3.70 cm.


Badge for heterosexuals in solidarity with gays and lesbians, c1980

This is a white circular plastic-coated metal badge with a black image of a panda in the centre and 'heterosexuals unafraid of gays and lesbians' printed in black around the rim. The badge probably dates from the period 1970-90. Its diameter is 4.4 cm.


Badge encouraging people to 'come out', c1980

This is a circula, black and plastic-coated metal badge featuring a central pink triangle overlaid with a light-grey butterfly. The slogan 'COME OUT!' is printed in strong pink capital letters around the edge of the bottom half of the badge, which is 4.9 cm in diameter.


Sporting Volunteers

Sport is a way of life for many Australians. Often all we see are the players on the field, but have you ever thought about what is involved behind the scenes? Jarvis Holt from Kurraca, Victoria, was a finalist of the 2012 Heywire storytelling competition for young people. Listen as he explores the whole army of people ...

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Racing the boys

Brittany Armstrong's regular Friday night? Competing against the boys on the Lismore Speedway. In her Heywire story 'Go hard, turn left', find out how teenage speedway racer Brittany describes her experiences. Could you write or record a similar story about yourself and/or your community? The ABC's Heywire competition calls ...

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Community stories, community values

What does community mean to you? Watch this Heywire clip to find out what Melody Pedler thinks. During her quest to become a city journalist, this girl from a Darling Downs grain farm found a sense of purpose that involves telling stories of vibrant regional communities to city dwellers. Could you write or record a similar ...

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This isn't English, it's Australian English!

Mara Zeissig had a hard time understanding what was going on when she first went to school in Australia after moving from Buenos Aires, Argentina. In her Heywire audio story, explore the importance of language in our social interactions.<br /><br />Could you write or record a story about yourself and/or your community? ...

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Presenting a point of view about marriage equality

Marriage equality is a controversial issue in Australia, one that has provoked media sensationalism, political rhetoric and heated arguments. Sometimes, however, quieter voices make their point amid all the furore. Explore the voice of Lochsley Wilson in his Heywire audio story.<br /><br />To talk with someone about anxiety ...

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Julia Gillard addresses misogyny in parliament

Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard's 2012 address to Parliament, in which she described the Federal Opposition's criticism of her support for controversial politician Peter Slipper as being misogynistic, proved to be one her most memorable. The speech went viral and was reported widely in international media, scoring over ...

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Keeping the fat cats out of the dairy

Writers construct representations of people and events to suit their purposes. Once we understand this, we can evaluate the validity of those representations and decide whether we agree with them or not. In her Heywire audio story, Chelsey Landford speaks of the hardships facing dairy farmers. Explore her representations ...

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Growing up Roman

Imagine living in ancient Rome, when your father could decide whether you lived or died, sell you into slavery and decide who you would marry. Explore the dynamics of ancient Roman families, along with fascinating facts about housework, family pets, schooling and names.

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'The Tempest': Shakespeare's farewell?

'The Tempest' is believed by some to be Shakespeare's final play. With this in mind, could Prospero in some ways represent Shakespeare himself? If so, Prospero's epilogue at the end of the play takes on a new and poignant resonance. John Bell discusses the themes of giving up and letting go with Bell Shakespeare's James ...

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'The Tempest': set free at last?

The epilogue in 'The Tempest' signals Prospero's acknowledgment that his time is over. He has given up his powers and seeks to return to Naples to live out the rest of his days. John Bell of Bell Shakespeare delivers Prospero's farewell directly to camera in a powerful and evocative plea for release.


Gay and lesbian 'Wimbledon Dance' badge, 1981

This is a cream circular badge featuring the profile in green of US tennis player Billie Jean King inside the top left quadrant, against a dotted green background. The remainder of the badge has the inscription, also in green, 'GCN / "We All Make Mistakes" / Wimbledon Dance / July 1981'. The badge's diameter is 3.2 cm.


Ticket to a film at Bendigo Queer Film Festival, 2005

This is a pink admission ticket to an 8.00 pm screening of 'A Touch of Pink' at the second Bendigo Queer Film Festival (BQFF) on Saturday 2 April 2005. Ticketing details and a festival logo showing the letters 'bqff' inside a section of film strip are printed in black on this ticket.


Bendigo Queer Film Festival memorial T-shirt, 2004

This is a black cotton T-shirt, size XL, printed with a Bendigo Queer Film Festival logo inside a white square on the front. It was produced as memorial merchandise by and for the Bendigo Queer Film Festival 2004. The T-shirt is 100.50 cm in width x 81.00 cm in length.


Leaflet for the Queer Melbourne History Walk, February 2003

This is a yellow four-page leaflet produced by the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives (ALGA) for the Queer Melbourne History Walk in February 2003. The leaflet consists of double-sided foldable pages containing photocopied text, a historical print and a photograph, all in black. Some of the print has smudged or rubbed ...


Badge proclaiming pride in sexual orientation, c1980

This is a black metal badge with 'out proud and fighting' printed on it in stylised black-and-yellow print. There are yellow joined female symbols at centre left and yellow joined male symbols at centre right. At the bottom is a small yellow square containing the black letters 'IS'. The badge was in use at some time between ...


Badge against presumption of heterosexuality, c1980

This is a circular mottled fawn-coloured badge with 'How dare you presume I'm heterosexual' printed across its centre. The words are black except for 'dare', which is pink. The diameter of this badge is 4.40 cm