It takes resilience, courage, and strength to...
ariespoetic: in reference to a conversation with a girl on why coming out is necessary. Wow! beautifully said!
New Zealand Marriage Equality and what it means...
So this week New Zealand voted on the right side of history and finally allowed same sex marriage. Meanwhile back here in Australia………………………………………………………………………………… So what does this mean for Australia? 1. It...
My letter to MPs on the issue of Marriage Equality in Australia For me this...– A mother
Chris Auchinvole's Marriage Equality Speech →
I think he says this so beautifully!:- What I learnt from listening to the submissions, colleagues, was that in fact each homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender person appearing before us was not to be seen just as an individual, not to be identified just by gender preference, but in fact to be seen as a mother’s son or a daughter, and a father’s daughter or son, as siblings to their...
When Jeanne Manford learned that her son Morty had been badly beaten up at a gay...– Barack Obama honors the late PFLAG founder Jeanne Manford in a ceremony Friday afternoon. (via The Advocate)
What PFLAG have been up to over the last few...
stopgaybullyinginqld: PFLAG Brisbane have been hard at work with the help of a number of other organisations and supporters of LGBTI youth. After putting in a lot of time researching what is happening here in QLD with homophobic bullying we found out that there are no policies in place to address homophobic bullying unlike every other state in Australia. With the help of Dr Tiffany Jones and...
PFLAG Brisbane takes on QLD Department of... →
Ten questions you might use to tell your story!
stopgaybullyinginqld: 1. Have you experienced bullying because of your actual or perceived sexual/gender identity? 2. Did you seek support from any of the staff at your school? 3. What support (if any) did you get from the school or teachers? 4. What support (if any) did you get from other students? 5. How did the experience(s) affect your education? 6. How did the experience(s) affect...
felicefan: I honestly think that in this particular time period that we live in now, with technology advancing and already such a prevalent part of all of our lives, cyber-bullying is one of the most damaging and threatening issues that people, especially in my generation, have to deal with. The internet provides people with a “safe” space to share their thoughts and experiences. While you have...
mamabeartina: People who don’t understand that coming out isn’t something you do only once frustrate me. It’s something you need to decide to do/not do for the rest of your life. Read More I agree with this and think it expresses it so well!
OK - I know I have been missing in action and I thank all my followers that have stuck with me! Life got pretty hectic for me over the past few months. I won’t bore you with all the details! Update on what is going on and what I am up to in terms of LGBT “stuff”. I was elected President of PFLAG Brisbane chapter in December Meeting with the Dept of Education QLD to discuss...
PFLAG: Tips for a Happy Holiday for Families,... →
projectqueer: If you are the friend or family member of someone who is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender… Get support for yourself. It is important to realize you are not alone. Find the phone number of the nearest Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) chapter. Take your time. Acceptance may not come instantly, but be honest about your feelings. Don’t be nervous about...
qbits: (via Rachel Maddow: Jeanne Manford, model for parental love) Rachel Maddow eulogizes Jeanne Manford, founder of PFLAG, who recently passed away. Q.
A farewell to PFLAG founder - Rachel Maddow →