Category Archives: Politics

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Getting back into the fight

Daniel Witthaus says if we want marriage equality we’re going to have to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and get back into the struggle.

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Rainbow Apathy

We’re an apathetic lot, it seems. Aussies, that is – but especially LGBTI folk. “It’s not that we don’t care, it’s just that we seldom care to do anything about it. That’s why we have Julia Gillard for a Prime Minister, Tony Abbott for an opposition leader, and Alan Jones still on air!”

Marriage Equality Videos 2

Aryeora Lewis shares some of her favourite equal marriage videos from Spain, Canada, Protugal and Argentina

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Marriage Equality Videos from Around the World 1

Some amazing Marriage Equality videos from around the world. Some are witty, some are moving, all send a powerful message. Let us know of any more YOU love!

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Akermanis. Akerman. Rod Swift wonders whether the Australian lexicon could do with a new synonym for ‘idiotic, loud-mouthed, and just plain wrong’ — an ‘Aker’.

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Bite that hand!

James Newburrie takes issue with the notion that we shouldn’t ‘bite the hand that feeds’, arguing that we’ll never win equality by being nice and grateful to politicians, even if they are nominally on our side.

Freshly Doug on Thursday

Tassie marriage doomed; Vatican ramps up hate; gay takeover of Swiss town; Pink Oktoberfest; gay-free pro-gay ads: and a little Adam Lambert.

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An Open Letter to Alex Somlyay MP – Fairfax, Queensland

Chrys Stevenson was outraged when her MP voted against marriage equality. You know the saying “don’t get mad, get even”? In this post, reposted with her kind permission from her blog http://thatsmyphilosophy.wordpress.com/ she does both. Chrys is a first-class writer with a determination to ferret out the facts that is second to none. And a real Stirrer!

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Toddler Tantrums

They may not like the word, but the parliamentarians who voted against marriage equality are bigots, whether they admit it or not. They stick to their positions despite all the evidence against them.

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Are we biting the hand that feeds us?

In the past few weeks the parliamentary Australian Labor Party has come under a great deal of attack from within the lesbian, gay, bi and trans community (LGBT) for not…