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                                                                                                            An anniversary is an opportunity to reflect on the past,
Note: Membership year is from July 1 to June 30. Members joining between January
1 and June 30 each year will not be asked to renew until July the following year.    TIGA 3 Artwork         take stock of the present and redefine future directions.
                                                                                          19                So is sorting out three dozen or so boxes under the
Please enclose cheque/money order with the completed form and mail to:
GLC Centre Inc./Memberships, PO Box 152, North Hobart, TAS, 7002                                            house accumulated over my twenty three years of calling
                                                                                      April/May             Tasmania home. This much-avoided task coincided with
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                                                                                         2007               the tenth anniversary of gay law reform, so I’ve been re-
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                                                                                             !              familiarising myself with thousands of sheets of
Membership No.(s):
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president’s rave                                                                                                                  advertise
Tracey Wing, GLC President                                                                       We will soon commence            your
                                            community, and the best way you                      work on a new business
At the risk of repeating the front          can give that support is to use your                 directory, with the aim of
                                                                                                                                  business
                                            voice. I don’t just mean using your
page of this GLC newsletter edition,
Happy Anniversary to all our                voice by exercising your democratic                  making       it   an   annual    here
members and to the Tasmanian                right in elections, going to rallies and             publication.      Advertising
Queer Community at large. The ten           fundraisers,      donating      money,               rates would be similar to
year mark since gay law reform is a         emailing elected representatives and
                                                                                                 what you see here. If you
good time for reflection, not only on       writing letters to ‘the editor’,
                                            although all of these are fabulous and               are   interested,      contact
how far we have come, but also on
how far we still have to go.                important ways of supporting                         via the email address on
It’s no surprise that some of the           positive change for our community. I
                                                                                                 this page.
people who were instrumental in             mean using your voice to
making the impossible possible, are         communicate with and benefit your
still there at the forefront of human       community. Talk to those who are
rights and social justice 10 years on.
It’s a pattern repeated in most
communities, where a few people
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will take on the extra responsibility,
go the extra distance in effort, time
and risk, to produce change which
benefits everyone. I guess the point I
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want to make is that no matter how
determined and courageous those
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         restaurants                                 &     cafes                           From page 3
                                                                                                                                   the Salamanca Market arrests in
There are several queer friendly cafes and restaurants around Tasmania. They include the
                                                                                           campaign-related paper. There are       1988, Pride marches, the kiss-in,
Groovey Penguin in Penguin, Fresh on Charles in Launceston, Kabuki near Swansea
and, in the Hobart area, Lebrina in New Town, Kaos Café in Elizabeth Street,               copies of Pink Thylacines (TGLRG’s      the day of the United Nations
Criterion Café in Criterion Street, and Sirens in Victoria Street, Retro Café in           newsletter), notices to appear in       decision, the evening of May 1st
Salamanca Place, Machine Laundry-Café in Salamanca Square, Mummies in Battery
Point, Jackman and McCross in both New Town and Battery Point, and Magnolia in             court,            stickers,                         1997        when       the
South Hobart, Granny Lew’s Organics in Huonville, every first Saturday of the month,       applications for Hobart      I see how many         Legislative        Council
11am - 1pm.                                                                                Christmas          Pageant     lesbians were        finally     passed     the
                                                    Let us know if we’ve left out your                                 involved in what legislation and we drank
                                                                        favourite one..    entry, lists of names and
                                                                                                                       was superficially a
                                                                                           T-shirt sizes for Mardi                             a toast on the steps, and
                                                    venues                                                              struggle for the
                                                                                           Gras floats, newspaper rights of gay men the party at Kaos after
                                         Lalaland bar and club is open the first           clippings, minutes of                               that. Photos of people,
                                         Saturday of the month upstairs at Halo, 37A       meetings, Queer Film Festival           the faces of the campaign. I see
                                         Elizabeth Street Mall, Hobart, from 10pm until
                                         5am. Entry is $10/8. Enter from Purdys Mart,      programs, conference papers, and        how many lesbians were involved
                                         the lane off Collins Street between Starbucks     fliers for rallies, demonstrations,     in what was superficially a struggle
                                         and Drysdale. Check the Entertainment Section     fundraising        cabarets      and    for the rights of gay men and how
                                         of Saturday’s Mercury newspaper. Phone 0408
                                         328 456.                                          celebrations.                           many heterosexual people were
                                                                                                                                   committed to repealing laws that
Coven gothic alternative club night, also at Halo (see Lalaland) To check dates go to:     And lots of photographs. Photos of
www.covenclub.com Next date: June 8
                                                                                                                                   only indirectly affected them. I see
                                                                                                                                         people         from       other
Soak@Kaos café and lounge bar is open 7 days and nights from midday til late at 237
                                                                                                                                         movements – women’s and
Elizabeth Street, Hobart. Phone 6231 5699 for details. They have a resident DJ on Friday
and Saturday nights.                                                                                                                     men’s liberation, Aboriginal
                                                                                                                                         rights,            conservation,
Black Prince Hotel, Elizabeth St Hobart, Friday afternoons, happy hours 5.30pm -
7.30pm.                                                                                                                                  international human rights,
                                                                                                                                         mental health – who took
The Mustard Pot, hotel, Main Rd, Moonah, Friday/Saturday evenings.
                                                                                                                                         time out from their own
Flamingos alternative bar is open Saturdays 10.30pm til late at 60 Argyle Street Hobart.                                                 campaigns to join with us to
Free or low priced entry.
                                                                                                                                         make something right.
Indigo Soulutions 307 Elizabeth St, North Hobart, ph: 6234 2479. Alternative therapies
and treasures for the alternative soul.                                                                                                     And there are the faces of
Borderlines - Queer Radio every Wednesday, 2 - 3pm on Edge Radio 99.3FM                                                                     people I never see anymore,

         Let us know if your favourite queer venue/event isn’t listed here, or if          Now we are ten, (for those wondering, it was a                  Continued page 4
        something has changed and the information here is no longer correct..              chocolate mud cake, yum!)
22.                                                                                                                                                                    3.
whose names I’ve forgotten or           because there is still a lot to fight
                                                                                       groups                                       WILLOW, Women in Launceston
barely remember, who I once             for. None of us are free till all of us        6434 6315 or Launceston on 6336 2216.        Loving Other Women, have regular
painted banners, linked arms and        are free.                                                                                   women’s walks and social events.
                                                                                       TasBears is a social group for hairy         Contact through Trish at Working It
marched with, people who just           There is great strength in our                 men and their admirers. (in                  Out North on 6334 4013.
seem to have vanished. And people       goodness, our diversity, our                   hibernation)
                                                                                                                                    Working It Out is Tasmania’s peak
who I still know but                                   interconnectedness,             TasCAHRD, the Tasmanian Council              support body for the lesbian, gay,
struggle to keep in
                            None of us are our links with other                        on AIDS, Hepatitis and Related Diseases
                                                                                       including the Gay Men's Health Program,
                                                                                                                                    bisexual, transgender and intersex
                                                                                                                                    communities providing information,
touch with, who have                                   movements,          our
left Tasmania for
                               free, till all          creativity,         our
                                                                                       can be contacted on 6234 1242. Freecall      support and referral for people of all
                                                                                       9am - 5pm 1800 005 900.                      ages who are coming out or exploring
interstate          and       of us are free           capacity to love, our                                                        their sexuality and gender. In the South,
                                                                                       Tasmanian Gay and Lesbian Rights             phone Susan or Baden on 6231 1200
overseas. And the                                      sense of community,             Group (TGLRG) can be contacted on            In the North, phone Julianne on 6334
faces of people who have died,          our understanding of oppression,               6224 3556 or at www.tglrg.org or via         4013
                                                                                       www.rodneycroome.id.au or at their           In the NorthWest, phone Jenny on
from suicide, car accidents, AIDS       and our commitment to liberation.
                                                                                       stall at Salamanca Market every              6432 3643.
or cancer. And the faces of old                                                        Saturday.                                    For email to WIO:
                                        So Happy Gay Law Reform and I
friends I see often or rarely.                                                                                                      info@workingitout.org.au
                                        invite you to join with me in                  TasUnity is an ecumenical support and
                                                                                       study group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and   Let us know if you know of any others
There are also people who aren’t        reflecting, in taking a look at our            transgender people, their friends,           or if any contact details need correcting.
in the photographs, people who          lives right now, and in shaping our            families and supporters. Phone Pat on        media
                                                                                       6344 2357 for further information.
wouldn’t or couldn’t join us            shared future together.                                                                     This newsletter GLCNews is available
because of their politics or their                                                     Taswomania web-based group for               by subscription – see the back page – or
                                                                                       Tasmanian Lesbians to share info:            from some of the venues, groups and
fears or the thickness                                                                                                              cafes listed above on the next page. Or
                                                                                       groups.yahoo.com/group/
of their closet doors.                                                                 taswomania                                   contact us if you’d like copies to
                                                                                                                                    distribute through somewhere else you
                                                                                       Transisters social support group for         know. Currently, you can get copies at
We fought hard for                                                                     M2F trans people                             Kaos, Machine, Working It Out,
nine years for gay law                                                                 groups.yahoo.com/group/                      TasCAHRD, Hobart Women’s Health
reform, and for anti-                                                                  transisters                                  Centre and Sexual Health Branches in
                                                                                                                                    Hobart and Launceston. Check the GLC
discrimination     after                                                               Wellington Wanderers Gay, Lesbian,
                                                                                                                                    website for news and pdf downloads of
that, and relationship                                                                 Bisexual and Transgender Activity
                                                                                                                                    all our newletters too at:
                                                                                       Group can be contacted on 0418 590
recognition after that.                                                                                                             www.glctas.org
                                                                                       262 or 6223 2690 or 6273 3184 or
We had a lot of fun                                                                    6234 2946 or write to GPO Box 1872
                                                                                       Hobart 7001 or email
along the way. Some                                                                    wellingtonwanderers@yahoo.com.au
                         10 years ago. 9 years for one fight. Lifetimes committed to
of us are still fighting change. We never stop coming out. We never stop.

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organisations and                                                                       the rights stuff
Bi-Tasmania, a social and support           lesbian & bi women’s counselling,
group for bisexual Tasmanians, can be       support and referrals. Phone 62313212.      Rodney Croome                         part,
contacted on 0401 054 003.
                                            League of Gentlemen (Huon,                  Campaign Coordinator, Tasmanian Gay
                                                                                        and Lesbian Rights Group              Labor will take action to ensure the
ECQLS East Coast Queer Life                 Channel and Bruny Island Chapter)
Support is a GLBTIQ support                                                                                                   development of nationally consistent,
                                            is an informal social group of gay men in   Media Release
association being established in the        the Huon, Channel and Bruny region
                                                                                                                              state-based relationship recognition
                                                                                        Friday April 27th 2007
North-East to co-ordinate and provide       who meet about once a month.                                                      legislation that will include the
services and social activities for gay,     www.logtas.org Contact Julian Punch         ALP ENDORSEMENT OF                    opportunity for couples who have a
lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex    on 6239 6606 or email                       RELATIONSHIP REGISTRIES               mutual commitment to a shared life to
and questioning people of all ages in the   julian@logtas.org                           APPLAUDED, BUT REGISTRIES NO          have those relationships registered
region. For more information, phone                                                     SUBSTITUTE FOR EQUAL
                                                                                                                              and certified...based on the scheme
Peter on: 0417 017 105 or join the          NW Gay Men’s Social Group meets             MARRIAGE.
                                                                                                                                         that has existed in Tasmania
ECQLS informal email network on             weekly, usually on a Tuesday in
                                                                                        Tasmanian gay activists                          since 2004.
ecqls@gmail.com                             Ulverstone. For details, please email
                                                                                        have welcomed an
                                                                                                                  our system for
                                            gilw@our.net.au                                                       recognising          Mr Croome expressed
Fruity Bits is a Launceston-based                                                       endorsement of the
                                                                                                                                       concern that in the same
group that aims to have fun and to build    PFFLAG, Parents, Families and Friends       state's    relationship   relationships        motion Labor reaffirmed
positive attitudes towards gender and       of Lesbians and Gays, offers support.       registry by the ALP       has received
sexual diversity. Contact them through                                                                                                 its opposition to same-sex
                                            Phone Els on 6234 2372 , or email           National Conference.
Trish at at Working It Out North on         pflagtas@yahoo.com.au                                                 n a t i o n a l      marriage.
6334 4013.                                                                              Tasmanian Gay and         endorsement          "Australia requires both
                                            QueerTas is Tassie’s GLBTI email            Lesbian Rights Group                           relationship registries and
Gay and Lesbian Community                   group. To subscribe, email groups.          spokesperson, Rodney
Centre Incorporated (GLC Inc) is            yahoo.com/group/queertas                                                                   equal marriage to ensure
                                                                                        Croome, said that relationship        couples have maximum choice
Tasmania’s premier queer social and
community development group. GLC            Q-Soc, the Queer Uni students society       registries   offer   equal    legal   when it comes to how their
hosts regular events, provides Gay          in Hobart, can be contacted via Brad,       entitlements     and    protection    relationships      are      formally
Information Line, and publishes a regular   email queerep@yahoo.com.au                  to couples who can't or don't wish    recognised and protected."
newsletter. To join or subscribe write                                                  to marry.
to PO Box 152 North Hobart 7002 or          Relationship Registration
                                            www.relationshipstasmania.org.au            "Tasmanians can be proud that ten                            Continued page 7
email glcgeneral@glctas.org or go to
the GLC’s website www.glctas.org                                                        years after our state was widely
For advertising in this newsletter or the   S.A.F.E Spirituality And Faith              condemned for being the last to
business directory please email             Exploration meet f’nightly, for LGBTI       decriminalise homosexuality, our      Gay people should be allowed
glcadvertising@glctas.org                   people who wish to explore their            system for recognising same-sex       to get married. Just because
Gay Info Line is a 24hour 5 minute          spirituality, phone Peter 6228 1068 or      and other significant personal
                                            email safetas@gmail.com
                                                                                                                              someone is gay doesn’t mean
recorded message service funded by                                                      relationships has received national
                                                                                                                              he shouldn’t be allowed to
GLC Inc. Phone 03 6234 8179.                Sexual Health Service offers                endorsement", Mr Croome said.
                                                                                                                              suffer like the rest of us.
                                            counselling, support, referrals and STI
Hobart Women’s Health Centre at                                                         The ALP National Conference this
25 Lefroy Street, North Hobart offers
                                            testing. Phone Hobart on 6233 2557,
                                                                                        evening passed a motion stating in    Jeff Shaw
                                            Devonport on 6421 7759, Burnie on
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                                                                                           The Collective TIGA 3 A Tribal Celebration
                                                Would you like to deal with a Real          The GLC invites you, your friends          complete a totem pole to one of the
                                                Estate Sales Consultant who actually        and your community to participate in       following detailing your name,
                                                does what they say they will?               the collective art project for 2007.       contact details and your chosen
                                                                                            The finished art piece will go on          colour to:
Would you like constant feedback on all aspects of your property sale without
                                                                                            display at the 2007 GLC Artfully
waiting for days to be contacted?
                                                                                            Queer Exhibition (see calendar, page       Email: glcgeneral@glctas.org
Contact Rod Krstic at Roberts Real Estate, Hobart.                                          10 for details).
                                                                                                                                       Post:
Every new listing receives a $70.00 Kaos Café gift voucher. Perfect for morning or          The intention of the collective artwork    GLC Inc, PO Box 152,
afternoon tea whilst Open Homes are being conducted at your property, or to use             in 2007 is to create a rainbow forest      North Hobart, 7000.
for an enjoyable evening meal.                                                              of totem poles.
If a friend or relative you recommend lists their home for sale, you will also receive a                                               You must have your artwork
$70.00 Kaos Café gift voucher or a Tattslotto pack of equal value.                          What you need to do                        completed and delivered to GLC by
                                                                                                                                       30 June 2007.
Please contact me if you would like to experience the Roberts Real Estate                   This year you will need to pop down
                difference.                                                                 to the tip, hardware or plumbing           Also include a title and description of
                                                                                            shop, buy a piece of PVC pipe (or          your artwork along with your name
                                                                                            similar) then do what you want to          and address for recording when you
                                                   Rod Krstic                                                                          deliver your totem pole. (Only given
                                                                                            colour the pipe from one of the
                   Listing area:                   Roberts Real Estate                      colours from the pride flag. (red,         name and town are shown on any
                   Taroona to New Town             2 Collins Street, Hobart TAS 7000        orange, yellow, green, blue or             public document)
                                                   Ph 6231 0311 Fx 6235 1400                purple).
                                                   Mobile 0417 394 210                                                                 GLC Inc retains the right to display
                                                   rodkrstic@robertsre.com.au               Colour it, stick things on, drill or cut   and use all artworks submitted in any
                                                                                            holes in it – it’s up to you!              manner deemed by the Committee.

                                                                                            Anyone wanting additional should           GLC Inc also retains the right to not
The Tasmanian LGBTI Pride Festival                                                          contact the GLC Inc Committee.             accept any artworks deemed
is on again in 2007. It will run from October 12 – 27.                                                                                 unsuitable or unacceptable by the
                                                                                            The Rules                                  GLBTI and general communities.
Would you like to be involved? We are interested in hearing from groups,
organizations and individuals who would like to hold an event, sponsor us, run              The PVC pipe is to be the same             Tips
                                                                                            length as you are high.
a workshop, help out with the opening or closing events, have a stall or
                                                                                                                                       You may want to lightly sand your
competition at the Big Queer Picnic, or anything else your imagination can                  The PVC pipe can be any width/             PVC pipe and prime with paint
conjure!                                                                                    diameter up to 300 millimetres.            before you start.
The deadline for the first round of interest is July 27. It is essential you let us         All the totem poles will be displayed      Search the Internet for inspiration.
know you are interested by this date if you want it to be included in the Pride             in an upright/vertical position.           Be safe with what ever you are
                                                                                            (Please indicate which direction is up     doing.
Festival Program, even if the details are not arranged by July 27, we need to
                                                                                            on the inside of your pipe)
know the basics of your idea. This still leaves time for the details to be sorted                                                      Have fun and tell everyone – the
before we go to print.                                                                      Must be a member or have reference         more the merrier. Yes you can do
                                                                                            to the Tasmanian GLBTI community.          more than one!
Contact us at: glcgeneral@glctas.org
                                                                                            You must register your intention to
6.                                                                                                                                                                       19.
                                                       From page 5                                 - be based on the scheme that has
           Tasmanian Pride Choir                       "Registration and marriage meet             existed in Tasmania since 2004 and
  The Tasmanian Gay & Lesbian Choir is                 different needs for different people        that the Victorian Government has
                                                       and are not interchangeable."               announced its intention to introduce;
  reforming as the Tasmanian Pride Choir and                                                       - not create schemes that mimic
                                                       "Without equality in marriage, same-
  seeks members and a Choir Leader. Members            sex couples remain second class
                                                                                                   marriage or undermine existing laws
                                                                                                   that define marriage as being between
  need to have a sense of fun, and the Leader needs    citizens."                                  a man and a woman.”
  to have some experience with teaching and            Mr Croome went on to urge all
                                                       governments                considering
  leading the choir, plus a sense of fun!              relationship registries to ensure they
                                                       meet the standards set in Tasmania
  Next meeting: Thursday, May 31st, 5.30pm, at         by giving legal equality to the widest
  the Hobart Women’s Health Centre, 25 Lefroy St,      possible range of relationships, and
                                                       by ensuring same-sex couples access
  Hobart, and fortnightly thereafter.                  to parenting rights in areas such as
  To enquire further about meeting details or          adoption.
  becoming the Choir Leader, call Robert on: 6278      For more on the Tasmanian
  7607 or Richard on: 6223 2690.                       relationship registry go to www.
                                                       relationshipstasmania.org.au
  To be a choir member simply show up! We have         The full text of the new ALP policy
                                                       is included below.
  started rehearsing by just having a sing-along,
                                                       For more information contact
  you don’t have to have done any singing before       Rodney Croome on 0409 010 668.
  to join in.                                          “Labor will ensure that all couples who
                                                       have a mutual commitment to a shared
  *Note* Once a Choir Leader has been found and        life do not suffer discrimination because
  rehearsals are under way, it is anticipated that     they are not married.
                                                       “Labor will take action to ensure the
  those wishing to take part will pay $5 per session   development of nationally consistent,
  in order to cover costs. If you are a GLC member,    state-based relationship recognition
                                                       legislation that will include the
  there is no cost, the GLC will pay the $5 for you!   opportunity for couples who have a
  (current member card must be shown)                  mutual commitment to a shared life to
                                                       have those relationships registered and
                                                       certified.
                                                       “This legislation will:
                                                                                                         From ‘Payday News’ Dept of Ed newsletter
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Indigo Soulutions launch a                                                          contributions welcome
new shop for the soul                                                            Quirky stories. Funny photos. Community group reports. Queer
                                                                                 film, theatre, book, music, club or café reviews. Interviews with
                                         the community are thinking about
                                                                                 famous and not so famous local, interstate or international
                                         shopping and services, they think
                                         about     supporting   local queer      members of our lesbian, gay, bi, transgender and intersex
                                         business.” said Penni, co-owner of      communities.
                                         Indigo Soulutions. “That way the
                                         businesses can better support the       All these and more are welcome. Write to the Newsletter
                                         community!”
                                                                                 Editor, PO Box 152, North Hobart 7002 or email glcgeneral@
                                         Special offer to GLC                    glctas.org
                                         members, new and old.
                                                                                 We won’t print malicious gossip or oppressive material.
                                         As a special offer to celebrate their
Indigo Soulutions recently opened        new premises, Indigo Soulutions are
                                                                                 And don’t forget to let us know corrections and additions to the
their doors at their new premises,       offering a free half hour numerology    contact and venue lists.
and welcomed the community in            reading to the first new or renewed
with an evening launch on April 20.      GLC membership we receive in the        President’s Rave from page 2
Putting the ‘u’ back into Solutions,     mail. (See the back page of the
Tasmania’s only queer store is in an     newsletter and remember unless you      leading the push for change. Tell        discuss and debate the issues. The
even better position for helping you     joined or renewed since January 07,     them your stories and concerns. If       last ten years have seen remarkable
find the tools to dig your own           memberships expire at the end of        you think an issue is not getting the    change for Tasmania, but the need
garden. Pen and Stef think of their      June)                                   attention it deserves, talk to           to be visible and vocal remains the
business as a DIY spirituality store                                             someone as soon as you get the           same.
and report that a lot of younger and                                             chance. Our community leaders rely       As you can see, this is another
older queer identified people are                                                on you not only for your support,        packed edition of the newsletter. It’s
using the services they offer. These                                             but to know what it is they should       almost Queens Ball time again, the
include counseling, healing therapies,                                           be fighting for. Most importantly, use   Tasmanian Pride Choir has reformed
workshops and group work on a                                                    your voice by talking to each other.     and the GLC Artfully Queer
range of different topics, card and                                              If you hear someone express a view       exhibition is not far away. Take part
numerology readings and various                                                  or opinion which is not a positive       in and celebrate your community.
resources.                                                                       reflection of our community, speak
They also display artwork for sale by                                            up. Talk to them about it, challenge     Cheers Queers!
queer artists.                                                                   them, speak about your views and
“We hope that when members of                                                    open up a space where you can both       Tracey Wing.
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                                                                                                                    Possum
                                                                                                                    Promo
                                                                                                                    Push?
                     Get involved in 2007
                                                                                                                    After viewing the "Dame Edna's - an
                                                                                                                    official Possum Product" range of
                                                                                                                    wigs and masks carefully cabinet-
                                                                                                                    displayed at the Salvo's Store in
                                                                                                                    Elizabeth Mall my brain slowly
                                                                                                                    started to crank out every type of
                       GLC Committee Members
                                                                                           Bus to                   marketing exercise. I wonder at
                                                                                                                    p os s ib i li t ie s   of   an  o f f i ci a l
President, Tracey Wing Vice-President, Richard Hale
                                                                                         Queens Ball                endorsement, even launch of our
Treasurer, Bruce Stocks Secretary, Claire Bonner Public Officer, James Mainwaring                                   Queens Ball by the famous housewife.
Committee Member, Dean Duggan                                                               from                    Why stop at the major ball, get
                                                                                                                    international stardom from this
                                                                                         Launceston!                superstar for the launch of our GLC
                                                                                                                    Directory 2007/8 in conjunction with
There is room for more committee members!! Would you like to get involved with          The GLC are currently       the 'Lord Mayors' of Hobart, London,
your community? Contact us via email or post, details at the back of this newsletter.   looking into organizing a   New York, San Fran and Moonie Ponds!
                                                                                        bus for north/north-west    My Royal contacts could just work
                                                                                        community to come           wonders. The Salvo's would benefit
                    Upcoming Committee Meetings                                                                     too,      wit h     fr ont   cover        (?)
                                                                                        down to the Queens Ball
                                                                                                                    advertising and a sell-out of THE
Subject to changes, all meetings are on Thursday evenings, starting 6pm, at the GLC     & return the next day. To   wigs and masks world-wide. However,
Centre, 39 Burnett St, Nth Hobart.                                                      make it feasible, we need   The League of Gentlemen might be
                                                                                        to hear from you asap if    somewhat concerned on performance
Phone Tracey, B/H 6231 3212 for further details, members and guests welcome.            you are interested.         language used; and we would have to
Meeting dates for next couple of months:                                                Projected fare is approx.   calculate our costs of airfreighting
                                                                                        $30 & $50, which            the     entourage.        He  might      just
                                                                                        includes entry to Ball.     consider it as a freebie for the
                                      May 24th                                          If you are interested,      outstanding publicity a Hobart gig
                                                                                                                    would generate. What do our members
                                June 7th & 21st                                         please call Julianne at     and readers think?
                                                                                        WIO North: 6334 4013        - Robert roberts4u@bigpond.com
                                 July 5th & 19th                                        or Jenny at WIO N/W:
                                                                                        6432 3643.
16.                                                                                                                                                              9.
                                                                               Desperately Seeking Participants

glc inc. calendar
                                                                      For Evaluation of Sexuality and Gender Program

                                                                     Hello, my name is Helen Bourke and I am in the Third year of a Bachelor of
                                                                     Applied Science Degree in Indigenous Community Health and Indigenous
                                                                     Community Development and Management, at the Centre for Aboriginal
      June Pre Queens Ball Cocktail Party, June 10th @ Soak          Studies, (CAS) Curtin University of Technology in Perth, WA. A prerequisite
               7pm, $15 bottles of bubbly & special cocktails.       this year is to undertake an Evaluation. I have been granted permission by the
                                                                     Coordinator of the Hobart Women’s Health Centre to evaluate the Sexuality
             Queens Ball ‘Sunday Night Fever’                        and Gender Program.
             June 10th, 2007.                                        I am seeking local women who identify as Lesbian, Bi, Transgender, Intersex,
             Curly’s Bar, 112 Murray St, Hobart.
                                                                     or who are questioning their sexuality. I am especially interested in Indigenous
             Recovery Breakfast, June 11th, 10am @ Kaos Café         women who have accessed the Centre.
             $10 eggs, bacon, toast & coffee, plus recovery drinks   By consenting to participate in either a questionnaire or an interview your
             available from Soak.                                    anonymity and confidentiality will be paramount. Sections of the evaluation
                                                                     must be submitted for assessment by one of the lecturing staff at CAS. I have
                                                                     developed a consent form for any willing participants to sign.
      August                                                         If you would like to assist me by either filling out a questionnaire or an
      After the Liberation - Ten Years of Queer                      interview you can contact me on
      GLC Artfully Queer Exhibition opening                          Mob: 0406127803
      Friday 10th August 2007, Moonah Arts Centre                    Email: helen.bourke@student.curtin.edu.au or Tracey at the Centre: 6231 3212
      Exhibition runs 10th - 22nd August.

      October                                                                                                                  Bachelor of Applied Science
      Tasmanian LGBTI Pride Festival                                                                                     Indigenous Community Health and
      Friday 12th - Saturday 27th October, 2007.                                                        Indigenous Community Development and Management
                                                                                                                              Centre for Aboriginal Studies
      Details to be announced                                                                                         Curtin Univeristy of Technology 2007

                                                                                                   lesbian & bi women’s meeting place




 2007
                                                                     The Lounge                                                       5.30pm
                                                                           Every second and fourth Tuesday of month @ Hobart Women’s Health Centre
                                                                               25 Lefroy Street North Hobart. For information call Tracey on 62 313 212
10.                                                                                                                                                  15.
    Postcards from the
   North and North-West                                                        Sunday Night Fever!
First Saturday of the month at the Deloraine Deli, 11am gathering of
local lesbians, all visitors welcome. If you can’t pick us out of the crowd,
ask the staff for ‘Ros’s table’. Any queries call Jenny at WIO Northwest
                                                                                 Sunday
                                                                                 June 10
                                                                                                        GLC
on: 0419 361 128
                                                                                 Curly’s                 Queen’s
                                                                                   Bar
                                                                               9pm - 5am                    Ball
                                                                                 Tix on sale                      From
        23rd June, 2007.                                                        Curly’s, Kaos,                  Melbourne
                                                                                  Tascahrd,
Venue: Workers Club, Elizabeth St.                                             Working It Out
                                                                                                                   Bent
                                                                                                                 Burlesque
Live entertainment & Dance, 8pm                                                   Pre-sold:
Martin Pearson & Hayley Webster perform                                          *$15 & $25
                                                                                  *$20 & $30 at                Drag Kings
               Pool competition 8.30pm,                                               door                     & Queens
            DJs dance music 10pm onwards                                       *current id        Launch of
           $7 or bring a plate to share & $5                                   for concession     Tascahrd’s
                                                                               must be                            Prizes for
                     ♦ Door prizes                                                                 ‘Drama        best & most
                                                                               shown.
Accomodation available for out of towners, contact Chris: 0429 236 729                              Down          inventive
                   Smoke and drug free venue                                                        Under’          Disco
                                                                                                   With an          Glam
                                                                                                  Underwear         Wear
                                                                                                   Fashion
STOP PRESS! See page 9 for details about a bus from Launceston
to go to the Queens Ball on June 10, returning June 11.                                            Parade
14.                                                                                                                      11.
                                                                                                                                  StepOut Sisters
Swoon2                                                                                                                            Women’s Dance
                                                                                                                                             March 11
       February 16
 GLC Valentine’s Day
       celebration,
upstairs @ the Republic   DJ Sam tries to look innocent, Baden knows better.

                                                                               Mel, Lou and Sue, Swooning at you.




                                                                                                                                  One half of Miasma. It never takes
                                                                                                 Just one of Miasma’s many fans   long for the knives to come out.

 Swooners
                          Some questioning soul mates

                                                                                    Next
                                                                                   Women’s
                                                                                  Dance in
                                                                                     July,
                                                                                stay tuned for
 More Swooners              Some Swooning party grrls.                              details                            Shock guest appearance by Willie Nelson,
                                                                                                                       “waddya mean it’s women only?”
 12.
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