End Discriminatory Religious Privileges

COMMUNITY STATEMENT CALLS FOR END TO LGBTI DISCRIMINATION IN NAME OF RELIGION “When LGBTI people face discrimination and hatred, God weeps.” – Shelley Argent LGBTI equality advocates have welcomed a…

Open Letter

The government has indicated it will introduce a ‘religious freedom’ bill at the beginning of July. There are grave concerns about this (and so should you) because Labor are now looking to support it in the wake of their election loss. Some sections of the LGBTI community are also talking about a possible ‘compromise’ – but there can be no compromises on equality. Either we are equal, or we are not. I have signed: will you?

What Is To Be Done?

Ever since the election I’ve been struggling to find something useful to say about the future for the Australian LGBTI community, and consistently coming up empty. Fortunately, others have written…

Letter to Warren Entsch MP

Hi Warren,Well, I said I was going to do it, and I finally have. I have left Melbourne and taken up residence in our apartment in Clifton Beach. Which means…

Letter to Leader of the Opposition

Anthony.AlbaneseMP@aph.gov.au mark.dreyfus.mp@aph.gov.au Dear Mr Albanese,I have been a campaigner, writer, journalist and broadcaster on LGBTI rights for almost 50 years: one of the founders of Gay News in London in…

Letter to the Prime Minister

The LGBTI community needs to let government and opposition know that we are alarmed at the dangers posed by empowering religious organisations to discriminate against us. I have written to…

The smell of woodsmoke

Is someone living in Deadman’s Gully?

You’ve got to have hope

“The election result is a shocker. No two ways about it. I spent a day numb, in shock, sick to my stomach. But we have to go on. No doubt…

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Une Nouvelle Dame

Look forwards, not back. Celebrate living humans, not dead gods and corrupt, decaying religious institutions. Create new glories: the old ones are gone.

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Say Hello to Dementia

Looking over an old blog, I found some posts I made during a visit to London. This was after my father had died, while Mum was still living at home,…