Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Anthony Venn-Brown helps reconcile Religion and Sexuality

Anthony Venn-Brown spent the first 40 years of his life as a married father of two and an evangelist preacher for the Assemblies of God Church. Then he realised he could no longer hide from his true self. He confessed and came out, and the results of that confession took him on a journey that made him who he is today. Anthony has been recognised by gay website for his contribution to the GLBTI community in their 2009 25 Most Influential Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Individuals.

Anthony has written a book titled "A Life of Unlearning" and is the Co-founder and Convener of Freedom 2 b[e]. The group aims to provide a place to assist LGBT people from Christian backgrounds on their journey to reconcile their faith and sexuality.

Click here to listen to the interview.

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Still Going Crazy For Thea Gill

The last time this lady was inducted into The Hump Day Crew,she was residing in a RIVERWORLD, solving MURDER AMONGST FRIENDS in THE STRANGE WORLD OF DJ COSMIC. 

She may be HARMONY'S HALLOWEEN HAUNT but she cast a spell on us to make us QUEER AS FOLK and spread THE PUTT PUTT SYNDROME which is probably why Thee Hump Day Crew is still going CRAZY for Thea Gill.

We last spoke to Thea in The Hump Day Crew's Queer As Folk Gay May Special, and since then, it seems Ms Gill has been quite the busy lady!

She's featured The Putt Putt Syndrome and has just wrapped up a film called The Boy She Met Online. Recently, Gill starred alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt in the hit series,"Ghost Whisperer."

We can also look forward to seeing Thea Gill return to our television screens this Summer - Channel 9's Digital Channel - "Go" is airing the series
Dante's Cove, which stars not only Gill, but another of the HDC's guests - Jill Bennett.

And if we thought the small screen wasn't enough to see her in, we Aussies also have to look
 forward to is a film that is coming to our shores next year. It features not only 80% of some on Australia's best actors including Ian Bishop, Alan Fletcher and Rhonda Birchmore but has Thea singing a version of "Crazy," on the Soundtrack. 

Remembering Nigel

Ginni from The Hump Day Crew catches up with Thea to hear the latest - download their chat here

Saturday, December 19, 2009

HDC Global Community: Club Skirts - The Dinah

It's the biggest all girls party in the world - and it's turning 20 next year! With an astounding A-List of guests who attend the annual event; some of which include Lady Gaga, The Pussycat Dolls and Katy Perry, Club Skirts - The Dinah epitomizes the diversity that our community is all about.

Run by Club Skirts CEO, Mariah Hanson - the weekend generally attracts over 10,000 women from all across the world. However, given the reputation us Aussies have on knowing how to party, I think it's time we proved and upheld the title that is rightfully ours and jet over to Palm Springs next year.

Setting a high predicent with Lady Gaga and Pussycat Dolls, we can only wonder what Hanson has up her sleeves for next year's big bash. A few hints are dropped with her chat with Ginni from The Hump Day Crew about what's in store next year. 

Stay tuned for more updates on The Hump Day Crew.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Peter Helliar - Back On The Australian Comedy Stage

Peter Hellair has been Rove's right hand man for the past decade but in 2010 is stepping back into the spotlight. Look out for Pete as he tours around Australia with his stand up shows and stars in his first feature film.

He took some time out from raising his profile, and his family to talk to Adz about 2010, Angelina Jolie, fashion tips plus his first time back on stage after 2 years.

Click here to listen.

To stalk Peter Helliar...from afar....check out his Twitter at

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Craig Monley & Sriani Argaet in Dancing With The.....Hump Day Crew?

They paired up with Fiona O'Loughlin and Rob Mills in this years "Dancing With The Stars," - but there are many reasons why Craig Monley and Sriani Argaet are one of Australia's best and most sought after couples. Specialising in Latin, the couple have been dancing together for 13 years and will be competing in the 63rd Australian Dancesport Championships held right here in Melbourne. With three days of the best dancers in Australia - showcasing from Ballroom, Contemporary, Latin; the couple are just one of the reasons why the Hisense Arena will be heating up on Sunday!

Having experienced Dancing With The Stars and teaching different people, The Hump Day Crew set a Dance Off for Craig and Sriani to team up with Bish and Ginni and teach them a same-sex ballroom dance routine in the style of Cha Cha. Who won? Judge for yourself by watching the video above.

You can catch Craig and Sriani compete and this years Australian Dancesport Championships to be held over three days at Hisense Arena in Richmond.

HDC Global Community - Cleveland, Ohio to host the 2014 Gay Games

With all sights set on Cologne for the 2010 Gay Games, one US city is already gearing up for 2014. Cleveland, Ohio has just won the bid to host the games in five years time. It's been a success for their community and organisers are hoping to amaze the world with the best ever Gay Games but to also use the games to increase the awareness of the rights GLBTI people still live without.

Click here to listen to Mike Readinger discuss how in 2014 Cleveland is going to Rock!

Sensation Dance Party NYE - Meet The Creators

After months of rumours and wild speculation the hottest tickets in town just got hotter with the official announcement of Sensation’s artist lineup for its New Year’s Eve show “The Ocean Of White” at Etihad Stadium on December 31, 2009.

Performing in the main room of Sensation “The Ocean of White” NYE spectacular will be Swedish House Mafia superstar Sebastian Ingrosso, New York City house legend Roger Sanchez, Richard Durand and Australia's own international success stories Dirty South, Kaz James and TV Rock stars Ivan Gough and Grant Smillie will open the show.

The Creators/Directors of Sensation came into the studio and talked about the origins of the parties and why everyone wears white, why they chose Melbourne as well as what we can expect in Melbourne for NYE. Click here to listen to their Melbourne interview.

The below Sensation promo gives you just a sample of what to expect:

Check out their website at

HDC Global Community - Ylan Chrem - Gay Travel in Latin America

Latin America is an area of the world not commonly ventured to by Australian travellers but that is sure to change. The region offers beautiful scenery, architecture, history, cuisine, parties and friendly people.

Click here to listen to the HDC talk with Ylan Chrem, the Latin American representative of the IGLTA.

To find out more about the IGLTA, please visit

HDC Global Community - Rosanna Flamer Caldera - Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka was considered one of the "world's most politically unstable countries" by the World Bank and Asian Development Bank in 2004. Homosexuality is illegal in Sri Lanka. Punishment ranges from a fine to 10 years in prison. In certain situations, cross-dressing is tolerated. Since the 1990s their have been public efforts made to advance the rights of LGBT Sri Lankans, given heart from neighbours India, who have had some break throughs in current times.

Rosanna Flamer-Caldera takes the time to discuss the achievements of the GLBT community in Sri Lanka and what still needs to be done.

Click here to listen to the interview.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Hump Day Crew leave become cake decorators?

One of the biggest fund raisers for Melbourne's Pride March is the annual Cake Raffle. Each year the community turns to the kitchen to create baked masterpieces. These are then raffled off to raise money for the coordination funds needed for March during the Pride Festival.
In the spirit of the event, the Hump Day Crew decided to have a shot at decorating a couple of cakes during their show. How much did their 2 cakes fetch at auction? $500!!!! Someone must have been hungry. I think they will have to stay on the radio for now. You be the judge: