At the end of another re-watch, having by now contributed significantly to the video’s 50 million views, I still feel somewhat blindsided. I argue that Styles’ breadcrumbing of bisexual symbolism has culminated in a brand that serves him well.
Oh, my, my, my! There has never been a better time for queer* couples in our nation’s capital looking for romantic date spots. From the whole of Braddon to selective parts of Civic, Fyshwick and greater Canberra, queer* couples everywhere can now comfortably take their pick of almost all of Canberra’s favourite rendezvous hotspots.
“I had just sat through three movies where Sam had followed Frodo across Middle Earth on a perilous journey, and it seemed obvious to me that after everything they’d been through they would get married … How could the story now veer wildly off course and have Samwise marry a girl from the Shire?”
“As a gender-diverse person worried about their future in the workforce, I approached a non-binary employee of the Australian Public Service, Rian Jenkins, in order to gain an understanding of how their experience being out at work has impacted their life … I hope this interview, as it did for me, eases gender diverse people’s worries and makes them a little happier about the prospect of growing up in a cisgender world.”
“Is it cheating to realise, while dating a man, that you are also interested in women?”
“She stole it. Cousin Josephina was a thief.”
“Many viewers found it hard to reconcile what seemed to be two incompatible notions: being on The Bachelor … and being in a relationship with a woman.”
In celebration of the Canberra-based Facebook group “like if ur a cool queer who owns a Gorman raincoat”, its memes and water protection, we asked several cool queers to review their Gorman raincoats (and one lone Driza-Bone).
“I simply cannot shake the feeling that the event … has become another target of capitalist exploitation.”
“I felt invisible and very in the spotlight all at once. I played that memory game in my head.”