I am a passionate advocate and activist on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) communities.
I have been involved in a range of LGBTI rights organisations, including as the Policy Working Group Chair of both the Victorian and NSW Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobbies. I have also served as a federal political adviser, although I am currently not involved in any political party.
This blog will primarily discuss legal and policy issues that affect LGBTI Australians, with posts on anti-discrimination legislation (including religious exceptions and protections against vilification) and marriage equality, as well as other LGBTI law reform, health and education matters.
Other articles will focus on ‘culture’ (including book, TV and film reviews) and secularism/the separation of church and state. As usual, all views expressed are my own, and not those of any employer, past or present.
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The header images are a picture of the late Frank Kameny of the Mattachine Society of Washington, which he founded in 1961 and which popularised the phrase ‘Gay is Good’, and a photo of the late Lex Watson, addressing activists at the Gay Rights Embassy which had been established outside the house of then NSW Premier Neville Wran.