Interview With Elliana – Pride Australia And Lelo Giveaway!

Interview With Elliana

It’s my pleasure to do this interview with Elliana, a dynamic and influential voice in the Adult Industry. As a well regarded sex toy reviewer and tiktok personality they have captivated audiences, with many tiktok videos receiving over millions of views. They are brutally honest with a unique blend of humor and insight, Elliana has built a strong rapport with both their loyal customers and a broad online audience.

Elliana is  an outspoken advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights. Identifying openly as a non-binary, lesbian since they were 14, using their platform to promote inclusivity and awareness, actively participating in and promoting LGBTQIA+ events in Sydney.

Still working at the adultmart store in Kogarah, and managing the socials for their online platforms always expect a sex-positive and inclusive dialogue. This has established them as a pivotal figure in both the adult and LGBTQIA+ spheres.

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Rick: Today, we’re chatting with Elliana, team member at Adultsmart, who has spent nearly a decade in the adult industry. Elliana, thanks for joining us. Can you tell us a bit about your journey and how you ended up working with Adultsmart?

Elliana: Sure, thanks for having me. I came out as a queer when I was 14, which was a pretty big deal in my life. Since then, it’s been a journey of self-discovery and acceptance. Working with Adultsmart for the past nine years has really helped with that.

Rick: That sounds like quite the journey. How has working in the adult industry shaped your understanding of gender and sexuality?

Elliana: Working at Adultsmart has been a real eye-opener. I’ve learned so much about the range of adult products available, especially for non-binary people like myself. Things like packers and binders have been essential for dealing with body dysmorphia. These products help me and others feel more aligned with our gender identities.

Rick: That’s incredibly insightful. Can you talk a bit about how these products have impacted your personal confidence, particularly in the bedroom?

Elliana: Of course. Straps-ons, for instance, have really boosted my confidence. They help me feel more connected with my body and improve my intimate experiences. The right products can make a huge difference in how we feel about ourselves and our interactions with partners.

Rick: It’s wonderful to hear how these products have had such a positive impact on you. Have you also found that your role with Adultsmart has allowed you to help others in the LGBTQIA+ community?

Elliana: Absolutely. One of the best parts of my job is connecting with others in the community. I’ve had the privilege of helping many people find products that make them feel more comfortable and confident. Sharing our stories and experiences creates a supportive environment where we can all learn and grow together.

Rick: It sounds like your work with Adultsmart has been both professionally and personally rewarding. How has learning from others’ stories influenced your own journey?

Elliana: Each story I hear reminds me that we’re all on unique paths. Learning from others has reinforced the importance of self-acceptance and the value of community. It’s helped me see that while our experiences are unique, they often share common threads. This sense of shared understanding has been incredibly empowering.

Rick: That’s truly inspiring, Elliana. What advice would you give to someone in the LGBTQIA+ community who is considering a career in the adult industry?

Elliana: I’d say go for it. The adult industry is more than just products; it’s about connection, understanding, and support. Working here can be incredibly affirming, especially if you’re passionate about helping others and exploring the diverse aspects of sexuality and gender. Be open, stay true to yourself, and embrace the journey.

Rick: Thank you so much for sharing your story and insights with us today, Elliana. Your experiences highlight the positive impact that the adult industry can have on personal and community growth.

Elliana: Thank you for having me. It’s been great to share my journey and hopefully inspire others in the community.

Pride Australia
LGBTQI Pride

Understanding Pride: Celebrating Identity and Equality

By Elliana – Read Her Other Articles Here!

Pride is more than just a parade or a celebration; it’s a powerful movement. At its core, Pride represents the fight for equality, acceptance, and love for the LGBTQIA+ community. 

What Pride Means

Pride is about embracing who you are without fear or shame. It’s a celebration of self-identity, diversity, and community. For many, it’s a time to reflect on the struggles and achievements of the LGBTQIA+ movement. It’s also a moment to show solidarity and support for those who continue to face discrimination and prejudice.

Personal Journey

As someone who came out as a lesbian at 14 and non-binary a few years ago, I’ve experienced firsthand the importance of Pride. It is a source of strength for our community and reminds us that we’re not alone, and that our voices matter.

The Goals of Pride

  1. Equality: Ensuring equal rights and protections for the LGBTQIA+ community.
  2. Visibility: Promoting acceptance and understanding through visibility and representation.
  3. Community: Building a sense of belonging and support within the LGBTQIA+ community.
  4. Education: Raising awareness about LGBTQIA+ issues and history.
  5. Celebration: Honoring the diversity and individuality of every person.
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Who and What Pride Represents

Pride represents everyone within the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. This includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, asexual, and any other identities. It’s a celebration of all forms of love and identity, advocating for a world where everyone is free to be themselves.

The Origins of Pride

Pride began as a response to systemic oppression and violence. The modern Pride movement developed after the Stonewall Riots of 1969 in New York City. These riots were a series of demonstrations by members of the LGBTQIA+ community against a police raid at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village. The riots marked a turning point, igniting the fight for LGBTQIA+ rights.

Early Pride Celebrations

The first Pride marches were held in 1970, one year after the Stonewall Riots, in cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. These early events were both a protest and a celebration, setting the stage for the global Pride movement we see today.

Pride in Australia

The LGBTQI community in Australia during the early 1970s was marked by widespread discrimination, both socially and legally. This period laid the groundwork for significant protests and movements, including the origins of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Here are some specific examples of repression and key events from that era:

Criminalization of Homosexuality: During the early 1970s, homosexuality was still criminalized in all Australian states. This legal framework led to police harassment, raids, and arrests of LGBTQI individuals. In New South Wales, male homosexuality was not decriminalized until 1984, which meant that during the 1970s, gay men were particularly vulnerable to legal persecution.

 

The First Mardi Gras (1978): The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras originated as a protest march in 1978, on the anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York. The march was intended to be a peaceful demonstration for gay rights but ended with violence when participants were brutally attacked by the police. The event saw 53 people arrested and many were subjected to rough treatment by the police. This harsh response highlighted the oppressive environment faced by the LGBTQI community.

 

Media Exposure and Public Shaming: After the first Mardi Gras parade, the names, addresses, and professions of those arrested were published in the newspaper, leading to widespread public shaming. Many people lost their jobs or faced estrangement from their families, showcasing the societal stigma and discrimination prevalent at the time.

 

Limited Public Support: During the early 1970s, there was limited public support or understanding of LGBTQI rights. The broader social attitude towards homosexuality was largely negative, with widespread homophobia that was reinforced by media portrayals, religious teachings, and political rhetoric.

The Evolution of Pride

Since its inception, Pride has grown into a global phenomenon. It has evolved from a protest march into a vibrant celebration of love and diversity, while still retaining its roots in activism and advocacy. Pride events now take place in cities around the world, each with its unique flavor and significance.

Pride Today

Today, Pride is marked by parades, festivals, workshops, and various events that celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community. It serves as a reminder of how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go. Pride is not just a celebration; it’s a call to action to continue fighting for equality and justice.

Pride in Australia

Australia has a rich history of LGBTQIA+ activism and Pride celebrations. The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, one of the most famous Pride events globally, started in 1978 as a protest march and has since grown into a massive celebration of diversity and inclusion.

Pride Month 2024 in Australia

Pride Month in Australia for 2024 promises to be a significant and impactful celebration. Here’s what to expect:

Events and Celebrations

  • Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras: The highlight of Pride Month, featuring a spectacular parade, parties, and cultural events.
  • Community Workshops and Panels: Educational sessions focusing on LGBTQIA+ rights, history, and mental health.
  • Arts and Culture: Exhibitions, film screenings, and performances showcasing LGBTQIA+ talent.
  • Inclusive Sports Events: Promoting inclusivity and participation in sports.

Focus on Inclusivity

This year’s Pride Month will emphasize inclusivity and intersectionality, ensuring that all voices within the LGBTQIA+ community are heard and celebrated. Special attention will be given to marginalized groups, including people of color, transgender individuals, and those with disabilities.

Advocacy and Activism

Advocacy remains a core component of Pride. There will be campaigns and initiatives aimed at tackling ongoing issues such as discrimination, mental health challenges, and legal inequalities. Activists and allies will rally together to push for positive change and greater acceptance.

The Importance of Pride

  1. Visibility and Representation: It provides a platform for LGBTQIA+ individuals to be seen and heard.
  2. Community Building: It fosters a sense of belonging and support.
  3. Awareness and Education: It educates the broader public about LGBTQIA+ issues and history.
  4. Inspiration and Empowerment: It inspires individuals to embrace their true selves and empowers them to advocate for their rights.

Pride is a celebration of love, identity, and community. It’s a time to honor the past, celebrate the present, and fight for a better future. As we come to the end of Pride Month 2024 in Australia, let’s remember the significance of this movement.

Together, we can create a world where everyone is free to be who they are, without fear or discrimination.

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