Category Archives: Politics

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What now for marriage equality?

Opponents of marriage equality think is the debate is over, but they haven’t counted on grassroots support for the issue in suburban and regional Australia.

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I’m pro-Israel, but . . .

Andy Schmulow asks us to look past the angry Muslim protests over ‘that film’ and see the bigger picture emerging in the Arab world.

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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.

Mike Gifford http://www.flickr.com/photos/mgifford/

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

Brizzle http://www.flickr.com/photos/brizzlebornandbred

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’.

Violetta Lough http://www.flickr.com/photos/violettalough

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.

Lloyd Morgan http://www.flickr.com/photos/lloydm/

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!