By Kate Doak If there’s one thing that will stay with me for many years from the afternoon of the Lindt Cafe Siege, it’ll be the memory of seeing families strolling up the length of Martin Place and taking “selfies” from just beyond the confines of the police barricade. Like moths being entranced into the […]
A Transgender journey “In My Shoes” – To Parliament House in Canberra and back again…..
A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of presenting a short film on Transgender Youth to a group of politicians, staffers and other dignitaries at Parliament House in Canberra. This group, otherwise known as the “Parliamentary Friends of LGBTI Australians”, focuses heavily on improving the lives of all Australians who are a part […]
God Save Our….. Tax Dollars? Senator Eggleston and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
With all the news about strange travel claims being made by Australia’s politicians, one of the most princely claims that I’ve come across so far has been the one by Senator (Doctor) Alan Eggleston from the 2nd to the 10th of June last year in London. Now as the ardent Monarchists amongst you will know, […]
Troll Wars, Haters and the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
I don’t normally engage in troll wars, though given that a close friend of mine has been the target of systematic abuse throughout International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (aka IDAHO), I’m going to break that little rule for once. Throughout yesterday and today, the following transphobic abuse has been hurled at Lt Colonel Catherine […]