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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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Mass shooting at Pulse – Orlando

Mass shooting at Pulse – Orlando

Today I wake to the news that the worst terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11 and the worst mass shooting in American history have occurred overnight in a gay nightclub.  A sole terrorist walked in to the Pulse nightclub and shot in excess of 100 people killing at least 50.  Terrorism is part…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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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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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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“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 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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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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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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