Archer: ‘Daniel Andrews, shame and the othering of gay bodies’

‘Inter-generational trauma: Daniel Andrews, shame and the othering of gay bodies’ was published in Archer on 27 May 2016.

On Tuesday, sitting in a room in Parliament House, among community members and advocates, I watched the Premier of Victoria deliver a public apology to men convicted under since-repealed laws criminalising homosexuality.

In this state at least, the decriminalisation process ended in the early ‘80s (before I was born) but as the Premier’s speech eloquently acknowledged, the damage of those laws is still keenly felt by the men who were subjected to them.

Read the full article in Archer.

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