Nude Art Inquiry dropped

Australian police have dropped an obscenity investigation into photos of nude children at an art gallery that sparked a major debate on censorship. Investigators said no charges would be brought over Bill Henson’s portraits, which feature naked 13-year-olds. The decision appeared to clear the way for reopening his exhibit, shut on 22 May, at Sydney’s [...]

Marble Monday *13

  Cupid Playing with a Butterfly by Antoine-Denis Chaudet (1763 – 1810) Chaudet went to the seine river in Paris to look for a model for this masterpiece. Approaching the young nude Parisian boys swimming. There was a misunderstanding about what he wanted from a nude young boy. This landed him in jail.    Cupid [...]

Bill Henson Returns

A new show by the acclaimed photographer Bill Henson will feature portraits of figures, similar to images of naked teenagers that provoked controversy and a police raid of his show at a Sydney gallery in 2008. The invitation to Henson’s upcoming exhibition at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery features a photo of a teenage boy, bare-chested and [...]

Whispering Moon

Jannis, a cute gay post-adolescent, and his adorable mute boyfriend, Patrick, infiltrate a circus to shoot an undercover documentary exposing an underground political conspiracy responsible for a recent spate of assassination attempts.  But when Patrick meets Mo, a young woman whose sensitivity to sunlight forces her to live by night, Jannis’ jealousy threatens the entire [...]

Periodical Political Post *88

Queer News Anti-gay bullying widespread in U.S. elementary schools, study finds Washington State senate votes in favour of marriage equality bill Scottish teen gets mandatory life sentence for murder of gay classmate Gay candidate loses run-off election for Finland’s presidency The new terrorists: Canadian rule bans transgender people from flying Canadian trans teen’s suicide may [...]

Are you the 1%?

There was a lot of moral panic when surveys a few years ago came to the conclusion that a significant percentage (the numbers were somewhere between 20% and 50%) of teens do what was coined as sexting: sending each other sexually explicit or suggestive photos. And while there’s an obvious risk of having your photos [...]