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Vote yes and talk about your vote in the Same-sex Marriage survey.

Vote yes and talk about your vote in the Same-sex Marriage survey.

Today the High Court of Australia ruled to proceed with the postal survey on Same-Sex Marriage.  Most Australians by now have heard of the postal survey which is open to all Australians on the electoral roll and will take place from September 12 until the results will be delivered on November 15.

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Dear Diary Our Wedding

Dear Diary Our Wedding

Hello!  For my own selfish purposes I started a diary 7 days before our wedding to live the experience through words.  It’s now over 7 days since our wedding and I wanted to share it with our family and friends.  Love A

Day 7 and counting

The Decision

Well, if you are going to elope you don’t want…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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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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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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Adjusting sails

“When you can’t change the direction of the wind – adjust your sails.” H Jackson Brown Jnr.

It’s unlikely that you have missed that Marriage Equality has been high profile in Australia during the past week.  I continue to watch two sides of the debate so diametrically opposed that I question if either is actually hearing…Continue Reading

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Waiting and reflecting

Tonight many of us across Australia are waiting in anticipation while our Coalition government debates whether or not they will allow a free vote in the party room regarding Marriage Equality.  At this stage they have been debating the topic for the past 5 hours and we can but speculate what conversations are occurring.

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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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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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