December 17 is the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, a day to remember those lost this year and renew commitments to the ongoing struggle for empowerment, visibility, and rights for all sex workers.
James speaks with Sam Elkin, Victoria's first dedicated LGBTIQ+ Outreach lawyer, about the LGBTIQ Legal Service, a partnership between St Kilda Legal Service and Thorne Harbour Health and its work in relation to queer family issues, discrimination, employment, social welfare, family violence, and the vital work the service provides.
For more information, contact Sam Elkin via firstname.lastname@example.org.
James speaks withTimothy Jones, a historian of gender, sexuality and religion, and lecturer at La Trobe University, about the same-sex marriage postal survey one year on and its implications on the queer community, the Ruddock report into religious freedom, and his writing contribution to The Lifted Brow’s publication 'Going Postal'.
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James speaks with Jane Green, a sex worker activist and member of the Vixen Collective, about the collective’s campaign to decriminalise sex work in Victoria, the ongoing fight for sex worker rights, and the effects on sex workers resulting from Tumblr's ban of ‘explicit images’.
Read Jane’s blog at sexliesducttape.me.