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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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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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The Enemy, 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?


King and king


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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International Day Against Homophobia – IDAHO Day 17th May

This Saturday 17th May is the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) which commenced in 2004.  There are some alterations to this term that I would like to acknowledge, IDAHO is a day against all phobias…Continue Reading

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Why the Special Occasions and Celebrations? Part 1


The first Pride Rally and March I attended was both life changing and life affirming.  I will never forget the overwhelming sense of inclusion and belonging.  To arrive at a park in central Brisbane surrounded by hundreds of LGBTI people and their straight allies…Continue Reading

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