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Vote yes and talk about your vote in the Same-sex Marriage survey.

Vote yes and talk about your vote in the Same-sex Marriage survey.

Today the High Court of Australia ruled to proceed with the postal survey on Same-Sex Marriage.  Most Australians by now have heard of the postal survey which is open to all Australians on the electoral roll and will take place from September 12 until the results will be delivered on November 15.

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Christmas and festivities 2016

Below is a blog I wrote about people who don’t get to spend Christmas with their family of origin because their family is not comfortable with their sexuality or gender.  For many not much has changed since I wrote this post in 2014.  I hope for some families there may have been some reconciliation.  For…Continue Reading

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It’s not happening later – the marriage equality plebiscite is causing harm now

It’s not happening later – the marriage equality plebiscite is causing harm now

While we expect the Marriage Equality plebiscite debate to become heated, I think we are perhaps overlooking already the insidious creep from the extreme sides of the arguments.   All major players are building their resources both financial and human and we have had the government agree to public funding for both sides of the…Continue Reading

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Dear Diary Our Wedding

Dear Diary Our Wedding

Hello!  For my own selfish purposes I started a diary 7 days before our wedding to live the experience through words.  It’s now over 7 days since our wedding and I wanted to share it with our family and friends.  Love A

Day 7 and counting

The Decision

Well, if you are going to elope you don’t want…Continue Reading

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We The Village – Join the Movement today!

We The Village – Join the Movement today!

In the famous words of Jimi Hendrix “There’s a train a comin'” and we need you to be part of this incredible movement to keep it moving along.  Save lives of our youth, reduce self harm and improve mental health in the LGBTIQ community and their loved ones.

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Post Orlando – 10 acts to do NOW make a difference.

Post Orlando – 10 acts to do NOW make a difference.

 

The Orlando Pulse Nightclub Massacre has rocked much of the world.  It killed and injured in excess of 100 members of the LGBTIQ community and their loved ones.  Many of us feel helpless to make a real difference especially those of us who are not locally or financially able to support.  In the wake of…Continue Reading

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A safe world for our children

A safe world for our children

How do we create and sustain a safe world for our children?  25 years ago Australia signed the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.    What have we done to ensure those rights for our children within the LGBTIQ community?  As a nation we pledged to allow each child to reach their full…Continue Reading

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June gives you the feeling of Pride

June gives you the feeling of Pride

June has long been the Pride month celebrated in many cities around the world.  It is a month where people are affirmed in their sexuality and gender.  Many pride events and marches are held to celebrate Pride.  Why is the month of June chosen?  It stems from the infamous Stonewall riots late in June…Continue Reading

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Why Do Adults Bully in the LGBTIQ community

Why Do Adults Bully in the LGBTIQ community

I’ve had recent reason to reflect on bullying in the LGBTIQ community.  I am curious about why there appears to be an abundance of bullying between members of the community.  As a group I would have thought we would wish to uphold each other and promote connection.  Instead of tearing each other apart with bitchy…Continue Reading

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IDAHOT 2016 – Is there hope?

IDAHOT 2016 – Is there hope?

I try to always write a blog for IDAHOT day and today is no different.  IDAHOT day has a special place in my heart because it actually brings to me some wonderful memories.  4 years ago armed with our “No Homophobia at Work” stickers three of us banded together and shared our message.  Through many…Continue Reading

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