And it doesn’t just feature same sex people. The list covers all. SameSame founder Tim Duggan wrote:
“For many years if you mentioned the words ‘gay’ and ‘icon’ in the same sentence, you’d instantly conjure up images of Cher straddling a canon, Judy commanding Carnegie Hall, Bette on the beach or Madonna twisting yoga poses into dance moves. But it’s twenty frigging twelve, and us new gays think it’s high time we politely shoved the previous generation of icons back into the closet and anointed a new breed of modern gay icons.
Some of them are gay, some are straight and a few sit somewhere in the middle – yet they’re all united by one thing: a healthy amount of respect and admiration from the gay community for fiercely being who they are. A strong sense of self is the biggest requirement to be considered an icon, and in the lead up to Sydney’s Mardi Gras this weekend, here is our pick of the definitive list of Australia’s most influential new gay icons.” Without further ado, here’s some of those picks:
A new law passed in the Senate today will make the pill (and anti-cholesterol drugs) to get a top up on an exhausted supply without the need of a prescription from the doctor. The measure would apply to women who had previously had a prescription but have simply run out. Health Minister Tanya Plibersek said the new laws will mean “patients will not have to risk missing their medication if they’re unable to see a doctor”. As news.com.au reported: Provisions already exist allowing chemists to dispense emergency supplies of a necessary drug, but in these cases the drugs without prescriptions do not attract the subsidy from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, which can make them expensive. The pharmacist would be required to notify the most recent prescribing doctor in writing that the medication had been topped up.
– This is how Mamamia first covered the issue. Should the pill also be free?