Radical Faeries of Australia

Welcome to the Australian Radical Faery Website

2018 OzFaerie Summer Gathering

REGISTRATIONS OPEN NOW

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VISITORS TO FAERYLAND IN OCTOBER

PLEASE NOTE FAERYLAND IS CLOSED TO VISITORS 19-28 OCT due to the holding of the Sex Magick Workshop

The Radical Faeries

The Radical Faeries will be buzzing around to keep you up to date on the latest news and information on what's going down with the Ozfaeries in Australia.

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VISIT US AT FAERYLAND

Contact us now at ozfaeries@gmail.com to let us know when you'd like to come- if you haven't been before drop us a line saying how you found out about us and what attracted you to know more about the community?

Next Event

  1. OzFaeries Summer Gathering 9th to 16th December Faeryland

    December 9 @ 8:00 am - December 16 @ 5:00 pm

Visiting Faerieland

How and when to visit

Events

Our events calendar

WHO ARE WE FAERIES?

Radical Faeries are a loosely affiliated international group of mostly gay men and mostlycounterculturepagans. The Faeries began in California, and have spread throughout the world over the past several decades, in tandem with the larger gay rights movement. The group challenges the commercialisation and  patriarchal gay life while celebrating  pagan constructs and rituals and adapting  rural living and environmentally sustainable concepts to moderntechnologies as part of their creative expression.

Members embody the fae or, in simplified terms feminized ideals in gay men while, also, being fiercely independent, anti-establishment and community-focused. The group offers a fascinating look into counter-cultural survival within the gay community which is itself a minority. In other words, the group is considered a beloved fringe group of a larger fringe group of society

Radical Faeries vary greatly from region to region and often commune at large gatherings timed with the seasons and solar system — especially the Equinox and Solstice.

Started in 1979 by Harry Hay, his long-time partner John Burnside, Don Kilhefner, and Mitch Walker. A central tenet of the group is that there is no single definition of faerie — Faerie is a self-assumed identity.

The Faeries were a contributing influence to John Cameron Mitchell’s film Shortbus.

The Radical Faerie movement started in the United States among gay men during the 1970s sexual revolution. Radical Faerie communities are generally inspired by aboriginal or native, traditional spiritualities, especially those that incorporate queer sensibilities. The Radical Faeries use heart circle, communal living, consensus decision-making, dance, drag, pagan ritual, drumming, sex, magic, and intimacy to examine what it means to be a whole human who is also a queer person. In the beginning, the movement was open exclusively to gay men, though most communities are now open to all genders andsexual orientations. Radical Faerie communities  practice queer-themed spirituality associated with radical  politics, paganism or neo-paganism, feminism, gender liberation, and may encompass any and all religions or a lack of them.

 

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