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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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The Enemy, Silence

Silence

 

When was the last time you had a conversation with your children about homosexuality?  When was the last time you had a conversation with friends or family about homosexuality?  When was the last time you had a thought about homosexuality?

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Ban a story book about love?

 

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Today is IDAHOT day.  The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia and while I was reading the news I came across an article about hundreds of angry parents confronting a school because a teacher read a book to young students.  While this occurred in…Continue Reading

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45 Years of Love

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There is a couple I know, it has been through wonderful fate and chance I had the utter pleasure of meeting them on social media, this couple are celebrating 45 years together.  I have no idea what these men have experienced in their lives but I’ve…Continue Reading

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Why do I want you to speak up? Will you?

For those of us who put significant energy into fighting what we consider to be the good fight and repeatedly attempting to raise awareness around LGBTI rights, discrimination, laws and hurt it often appears that our voices go unheard.  I often wonder why – is it perception or reality? If you don’t share your opinion…Continue Reading

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Will You Wear a Rainbow Ribbon Everyday?

WaRRe

 

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In December I joined an event on Facebook.  The link to the event is above.  I could explain more about the event however I think the person who started it says it best so I have…Continue Reading

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I’ll be home for Christmas

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So how many LGBTI people couldn’t go ‘home’ for Christmas?  40% of homeless youths report as LGBTI, suicide rates are higher in the LGBTI community and 54% face rejection from their family.

Home means something different for everyone but my question is how many could not spend…Continue Reading

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5 Ways to introduce the idea of LGBTI people to your kids

Have you had a question from your children about people who are gay?  How have you answered it?  Have your children met kids with same-sex parents, asked you about the term lesbian/gay or asked why someone in their family doesn’t have a girlfriend or boyfriend?  Have these questions left you looking for what and how…Continue Reading

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Have you ever thought of whether or not to hold your partner’s hand in public?

PDA

I’m not talking about ‘get a room’ style public displays of affection that most of us would be happy to agree is uncomfortable for everyone except those writhing in the grips of passion.  I’m talking about holding hands, a quick kiss on…Continue Reading

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That’s so gay

An update and addition to my previous post about homophobic language.  Has anyone checked out this website?

No Homophobes

It shows an amazing real time view of the use…Continue Reading

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