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To be in the mainstream if only for a day!

The most memorable day since I started living openly as a lesbian was the first day I ever went to a Pride rally, march and fair day.

Until only a few short years before this I had spent my life living as part of the mainstream or the majority, depending on how you like to put…Continue Reading

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#Parisattacks and the horror in the world

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This is not my usual type of blog post however I want to share my thoughts on this topic. 

In light of recent atrocities across the world I have been watching and participating in many posts on Facebook and Twitter…Continue Reading

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Media Release – Results of Andrew Laming’s Survey in Bowman Electorate

Media Release
Sunday August 16th 2015
 
UNRELIABLE SURVEY DELIVERS UNREPRESENTATIVE RESULT
 
Marriage equality advocates in the Brisbane electorate of Bowman say a survey by local MP, Andrew Laming, was so flawed the result cannot be taken seriously.
Mr Laming’s survey, which found 58% opposition to marriage equality, was…Continue Reading
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Adjusting sails

“When you can’t change the direction of the wind – adjust your sails.” H Jackson Brown Jnr.

It’s unlikely that you have missed that Marriage Equality has been high profile in Australia during the past week.  I continue to watch two sides of the debate so diametrically opposed that I question if either is actually hearing…Continue Reading

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The decision is made for now

Breaking news!  After a marathon sitting the coalition party room has decided not to allow a free vote on Marriage Equality.

I cannot describe how deeply this hurts.  I am numb.  Why is our fate at the hands of a room of people who have not even spoken to us.  Correction, they have heard from us…Continue Reading

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Waiting and reflecting

Tonight many of us across Australia are waiting in anticipation while our Coalition government debates whether or not they will allow a free vote in the party room regarding Marriage Equality.  At this stage they have been debating the topic for the past 5 hours and we can but speculate what conversations are occurring.

While we…Continue Reading

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Open letter to Andrew Laming, Mark Robinson, Don Brown and Redlands Council

270px-Redland_Bay_Passage_with_FerriesDear Andrew Laming, Mark Robinson, Don Brown, Karen Williams and the Redland City Councillors

I am a member of the LGBTIQ community in Redlands City and the Bowman electorate.  Along with some other citizens of Redlands I am looking for your participation in hearing from your constituents…Continue Reading

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Actions or words? Both matter right now! Part 2 – actions. 9 easy steps you can take.

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I often wonder what drives people to action?  For me action seems to come naturally – I can’t help but act, however I’m sure I don’t act on topics that do not impact on me personally.  Logically it seems to me that if it is important…Continue Reading

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Actions or words? Both matter right now! Part 1 – conversation.

start-conversationA few weeks ago Monique and I agreed to be interviewed by a journalist about homophobia.   Recent research indicates homophobia is experienced in outer metropolitan areas similarly to that experienced in regional and remote communities.  Sadly the research didn’t surprise me and as the article…Continue Reading

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Change your language!

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I have a request for you, anyone who is reading this, please stop using the phrases “Gay Marriage” or “Same-sex Marriage”.  Around the world Marriage Equality is occurring.  I am not asking for Gay Marriage or Same-sex Marriage; we are not asking for a different definition…Continue Reading

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