Queer Utopias

In this issue of Poslink, which coincides with Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival and Sydney World Pride, we draw on the concept of queer utopia as a way to describe and imagine solutions to problems like HIV stigma and other forms of oppression. Brent Allan shares their story of building a community of chosen family in regional Victoria, Fiona Kelly McGregor’s essay transports us back to the queer alternative party scene of 1990’s Sydney, and Dean Murphy envisages new ways of discussing HIV status within sexual cultures.


Living Positive Victoria acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land where we work and live. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.