their 12 months was actually a remarkably difficult any for plenty people. Here in Australian Continent, unprecedented amounts of homophobia and transphobia, attributable to an unprecedented postal survey, made this current year much more difficult than maybe it must’ve already been.

Many folks will likely be celebrating once we transfer to 2018, such as those of us who will be remembering our very own, or our very own liked ones’, marriages.

More of united states nevertheless will be getting into 2018 with perseverance to continue the momentum attributable to wedding equality, and continue the battle for people on margins.

Archer Magazine is actually ready to carry on the fight, to continue to talk about the stories of the whose sounds aren’t frequently heard.

We have had a huge 12 months as well. Our Very Own
‘SPACES’ issue
premiered in July, and all of our
‘FAMILY’ issue
has just hit shops. Fittingly, the ‘FAMILY’ issue was the final one supervised by beginning editor Amy Middleton, before she progresses to her fantastic obstacle of 2018 (and beyond): parenthood. Amy should be staying on with our company as writer and director of

Archer Mag

, post-maternity leave, but will (attempt to) just take a well-deserved small break-in the very first half the season.

For people, and also for many more, 2017 had been the end of a time. The final problem before Amy continues maternity leave; the termination of a decades-long fight for wedding equivalence.

For people, and for many more, 2018 will be a year of the latest problems, brand new fights. We greet our new editor-in-chief, Adolfo Aranjuez, and tend to be thrilled to possess him up to speed. We want Amy along with her girlfriend Cash the very best of fortune due to their newborn. We greet the task of continuing to fight and offer space for sounds on margins.

All of our most-read stories of 2017 appear to mirror the difficulties of the 12 months, listed below. Yet again, it certainly is humbling observe a few of the older parts result in the leading list once more: Nic Holas’ piece on
tina and gay males
appears inside the top ten for third successive 12 months, while Steven Lindsay Ross’ post on
Homosexuality and Aboriginal tradition
hits the very best 10 for your fourth year in a row.

A large thanks to everyone who’s subscribed, bought, or study

Archer Mag

this present year. We like you.

See you the coming year, from most of us at

Archer Mag


Probably the most read stories of 2017

On queer visual appeals rather than experiencing ‘queer adequate’
by Emma H

« once we decrease our very own identities right down to a visual, since liberating as that aesthetic could be, we in addition risk commodifying it. »
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The whiteness of ‘coming down’: culture and identification in the disclosure story
by Asiel Adan Sanchez

« Mainstream narratives of being released imply a white subjectivity, the one that forgets the influence of society, family and history. For all queer folks of color, being released is actually an infinitely more nuanced procedure than an individual moment of spoken disclosure. »
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Dealing with crystal meth: tina and gay is not
by Nic Holas

« medication utilize isn’t an innovative new issue to us as homosexual males. Leisurely medication usage is inextricably linked to the gay area; possibly even part of the identification. Opiates, heroin, cocaine, speed, poppers, euphoria, GHB, tina; pick a period and you’ll discover the drug

de jour

that has had run-through gay communities in Australia. »
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Queers against homosexual marriage: how to proceed inside postal vote?
by Jess Ison

« within this postal vote, harm reduction is all about more positive spin I’m able to put on it. Therefore, I’ll tick yes because it matters for some gays and lesbians. And that’s finished . with us significant queers, we often perform join their battles and support them. I guess we will need to tick certainly, and prevent anticipating any such thing in return. »
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Homosexuality and Aboriginal culture: a lore unto themselves
by Steven Lindsay Ross

« When you’re Aboriginal, you’re constantly reminded of distinction… when you are Aboriginal and gay, there are levels of distinction which could be challenging for many people. »
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Non-hierarchical polyamory: Stepping off the partnership escalator
by Liz Duck-Chong

« yourself, I don’t have primary or second partners, I don’t seek authorization from my personal current associates for psychological or intimate closeness, and I do not see my relationships as naturally of better significance than my friendships just by character to be enchanting. »
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Call-out tradition’s generation gap: Tumblr, queer theory, and lateral physical violence
by Fury

« discover numerous main reasons why you can find therefore couple of older people in the neighborhood – AIDS, committing suicide and a harsher social framework with more mature years – to name a few. I can only think of the bittersweet experience they have to have of watching their unique desires arrive at fruition as « the gayest generation » blossoms in front of all of them, merely to be therefore excluded and savagely treated because of it. »
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TERFs uprising: Trans exclusionary revolutionary feminists gatekeeping womanhood
by Iris Lee

« While most of the people indeed there would probably say they were ‘trans inclusive’, performs this mean they might be in fact switching the way they describe the world and position on their own within it? Precisely why have there been many indications that equated womanhood on possession of a particular pair of genitals? »
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Twink, keep, sub, Dom: How gay category reinforces heteronormativity
by David Hughes

« The greater we expose these glossing gay archetypes predicated on masculine and feminine ideals, the much less queer we become. Strengthening heteronormative ideals through stereotyping various other gay males is, certainly, damaging to a culture constructed on that belong. »
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Relationship equality being trans: The legal gray places in gender while the Wedding operate
by Joni Nelson

« i really could get traveling using my new cis feminine partner and then we might possibly be a legally hitched lesbian pair whose Australian passports both say feminine. If we hold my personal cock. Even so, easily performed undergo operation, I could just not tell the federal government about it and then we’d remain lawfully hitched, with two vaginas. »
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Lucy Watson could be the internet based editor of Archer mag.