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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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“Children, There is No Such Thing as Other Peoples”

“Children, There is No Such Thing as Other Peoples”

 

I saw a sentence yesterday that has stuck with me.  “There is No Such Thing as Other People’s Children”  Since then these words have been coming to my mind.  These words resonate deeply and I like them.  “No such thing as other people’s children” means to me that it is incumbent on all of us…Continue Reading

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How to educate and support youth on LGBTIQ topics without alienating parents?

How to educate and support youth on LGBTIQ topics without alienating parents?

 

 

It continues to become more difficult to provide sensitive and age appropriate education and support to LGBTIQ youth and their peers within the school environment.  The reason for this is the mere suggestion of this education alienates a significant number of parents and interested community members. It causes an unnecessary hysteria.  A post I read…Continue Reading

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There are three sides to every story

Thanks to my lovely friend Liz for bringing the old post to my attention yesterday.  It’s from an old blog site of mine and I don’t think it is on this site so I thought I’d share it again.

10 things that you might want to ask same-sex parents?

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LGBTIQ children safety – Safe School Coalition

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The Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has launched an investigation into the Safe School Coalition program.  The Safe School Coalition is aimed at providing a safe and inclusive school environment free from homophobic and transphobic bullying.

I have watched as the increasing coverage in the…Continue Reading

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Where ITAV and my Parenting Meet – Guest Blogger Tania

Tania

 

I’d like to introduce my first ever guest blogger. (Cheers and applause as the crowd goes wild!!) Tania generously offered her time and thoughts on It Takes a Village and what it means to her.

When I first spoke to Tania about ITAV it was…Continue Reading

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It starts – 5 Tips on a plebiscite in Australia

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I’ve been watching and waiting for the division to occur about the proposed plebiscite by our current PM Malcolm Turnbull.  Originally proposed by Tony Abbott when he was Prime Minister it seems to be an agreement that Mr Turnbull has now agreed to run…Continue Reading

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How important are our pre-teens and tweens?

I want to tell you what I have realised.  I’ve realised that our pre-teens, tweens and their parents have little information to help them when it comes to being LGBTIQ+ and this is impacting on the mental health of adults.  This is not due to a lack of desire to help by all the wonderful…Continue Reading

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What’s in a Word; how to make communication a little easier?

“Because even the smallest of words can be the ones to hurt you, or save you.” – Natsuki Takaya

This quote says a lot more than its mere 16 words. It truly can be as simple as one word spoken by a person to you that can be completely benign or even funny, the same word…Continue Reading

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Mother’s Day in a house with two mums.

Two-Mamas2-e1336510777888Did you know the largest group of countries around the world celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend the second Sunday of May?  So that means there are hundreds of lesbian mothers celebrating!  Yes, shock horror, in many countries without marriage equality children are part of families where…Continue Reading

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