Tag: marriage equality
At Last, But Still Some Way To Go
“It has passed!!”, was the text I received from a colleague late this afternoon. As I was at “Christmas Drinks”, I missed the actual moment when the marriage equality laws passed through the Australian Parliament, but I received a bunch of messages from friends, family and workmates to tell me so.… Read the rest “At Last, But Still Some Way To Go”
Marriage Equality Rally
“How’s it going for you at the moment?”, a friend asked me, as we sat under a tree in Victoria Park, and waited for speeches at today’s marriage equality rally. The last time I’d seen her was at the last marriage equality rally I’d attended, about a month ago.
She’s a heterosexual woman with a large number of friends, as well as a large number of clients (professionally) in the LGBTQI community.… Read the rest “Marriage Equality Rally”
Sydney’s Marriage Equality Rallybisexual, gay, intersex, lesbian, lgbtqia+, marriage equality, queer, same sex marriage, Sydney, transgender
It was a beautiful spring day in Sydney: perfect weather for the first Marriage Equality rally since the plebiscite was confirmed. Current estimates: 30,000 people. Here are some photographs.
Marriage Equality Rally
In an echo to one of the rally cries of the early days of the “Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras”, one of the chants at yesterday’s Marriage Equality Rally in Sydney yesterday was “get out of the bars and onto the streets”. When I heard this, I smiled, reflecting on the closure of many gay bars in Sydney, which may be largely due to the different ways in which people meet these days.… Read the rest “Marriage Equality Rally”
“I was once described to have a very radical gay agenda. I’m in favour of getting married and allowing people to join and stay in the military. I don’t think that’s such a radical agenda. In fact, I think that’s a rather bourgeois agenda”, said US Congressman, Barney Frank as he spoke tonight at Sydney’s Masonic Centre in a talk organised by the McKell Institute.… Read the rest “Barney Frank”
I’ve been thinking all week about Penny Wong’s appearance on Q&A, in which she was asked the question about gay marriage.
As a member of the ALP Cabinet, she “agrees” with the cabinet position which remains opposed to gay marriage. As a member of the ALP she has also been fighting for a number of years for recognition of gay and lesbian relationships.… Read the rest “Gay Marriage”