Does Michael Danby Put Family First, Or Sex?


Michael Danby’s how to vote card

Welcome to the curious case of the man with a double identity.

Above is a how to vote card for Michael Danby, standing for Labor in Melbourne Ports. Strangely, it differs somewhat from the one I was sent earlier in the week and commented on here.

Here’s the previous version:


Michael Danby’s other how to vote card

As they say in the ads, compare the pair. One puts extreme right wing fundamentalist Christians Family First as Danby’s first preference, and puts the libertarian Australian Sex Party dead last.

The other does the exact reverse.

So what do you really prefer, Mr Danby? Sex, or Family? Or does that depend on who you’re talking to?

About the author

Veteran gay writer and speaker, Doug was one of the founders of the UKs pioneering GLBTI newspaper Gay News (1972) , and of the second, Gay Week, and is a former Features Editor of Him International. He presented news and current affairs on JOY 94.9 FM Melbourne for more than ten years. "Doug is revered, feared and reviled in equal quantities, at times dividing people with his journalistic wrath. Yet there is no doubt this grandpa-esque bear keeps everyone abreast of anything and everything LGBT across the globe." (Daniel Witthaus, "Beyond Priscilla", Clouds of Magellan, Melbourne, 2014)