On the frontline: The queer press and the fight against homophobia

Robinson, Shirleene (2008). On the frontline: The queer press and the fight against homophobia. In Robinson, Shirleene (Ed.), Homophobia: An Australian history (pp. 193-217) Annandale NSW: Federation Press.

Author Robinson, Shirleene
Title of chapter On the frontline: The queer press and the fight against homophobia
Title of book Homophobia: An Australian history
Place of Publication Annandale NSW
Publisher Federation Press
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
ISBN 9781862877030
Editor Robinson, Shirleene
Chapter number 9
Start page 193
End page 217
Total pages 25
Total chapters 11
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The Australian gay and lesbian press developed in conjunction with the homosexual liberation movement of the 1970s and over time has reflected trends in the broader GLBTIQ (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer) movement. When the gay and lesbian press first emerged, it was staunchly political, challenging the invisibility of the gay and lesbian community within the broader social order and the prejudiced views about homosexuality that were in circulation. The arrival of HIV and AIDS on Australian shores galvanised the GLBTIQ press and provided it with the impetus to maintain a political stance. The AIDS crisis also forced the various Australian State governments to direct financial support towards GLBTIQ health. A significant amount of this funding was used to finance advertising in the GLBTIQ press. This advertising allowed the GLBTIQ press to continue functioning in an intensely competitive era when its future viability may have otherwise been threatened. [Extract]
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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