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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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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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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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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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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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