The heartwrenching television series It’s a Sin has evoked memories of the AIDS epidemic in Adelaide, when young men died and were commonly buried in rejection and shame. Simon Royal wonders if the real, terrible, sins of that time can be remedied.
A gift made possible by two of South Australia’s most significant arts figures is changing the lives of vulnerable LGBTQI+ people. Simon Royal explains how one scholarship rescued the dreams of the young person who received it.
The mystique of the American presidency owes much to photography. Simon Royal reflects on powerful images of the past and how everything has changed in the Trump era.
An old photograph brings up memories of love, loss and chance encounters for journalist Simon Royal.
A few months after the death of his beloved dog Hayley, Simon Royal writes about the absurdity and beauty of the fleeting relationships between humans and their dogs.