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Sydney’s public housing community has lost a great activist and a great friend with Irene Doutney’s death on June 11.
Official launch of Equal Voices by the Hon. Michael Kirby.
Three years ago the SSH published a story by Libby Hogan on a pop-up museum showcasing the history of the sex and gender diverse Mardi Gras Parade and Party. The museum included original newspaper clippings, photographs, videos and costumes highlighting the changing face of Mardi Gras over the years.
CAMPERDOWN: “Come as you are” is the anecdote and most appropriate invitation for all those who partake in Fair Day. Without judgement or shame, Victoria Park transforms into a playground for all those excluded from the regular stomping grounds in our hetero-normative world.
There is a commonly held view that a conflict rages between religion and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) community. Conservative Christian leaders continue to make public statements against LGBTIQ people. Most recently, leader of the Christian Democrats, the Hon. Rev. Fred Nile, made comments that homosexuality should be defined as a mental disorder. In response, many LGBTIQ people steer clear of churches and other religious institutions, fearful that they will experience discrimination and rejection.