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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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6 Differences if Marriage Equality existed in Australia in the year 2000?

6 Differences if Marriage Equality existed in Australia in the year 2000?

We may get Marriage Equality in 2016, 2017 or later in Australia. However what would be different if we had marriage equality back in 2000; the year Monique and I had our Commitment Ceremony?
1. We would be celebrating 16 years of marriage this year.
2. We would automatically be considered Next of Kin for…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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45 Years of Love



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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Will You Wear a Rainbow Ribbon Everyday?




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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Is your gaydar working? Yes or no?


I border on being proud of what I consider to be my finely tuned gaydar.  I have often claimed to have ‘known’ people were gay before they knew and I stand by those claims.

In the past few days, in the aftermath of Ian Thorpe…Continue Reading

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


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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Dykes on Bikes Queensland – The story so far and a must buy calendar

This is the original draft of an article I wrote for  LOTL magazine earlier this year.  LOTL are great supporters of Dykes On Bikes.  Here is the complete article not fully published before.  It’s a story that I think shows the true spirit of the Dykes on Bikes Queensland Chapter and should be heard.


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