Fri Sep 08, 2006
o) Articles by other people
Coming Out Proud Movement: Get Over It
This critique of Tasmanian LGBT community activism accompanied an art work on display at the 2nd annual Tasmanian LGBTI art exhibition at the Moonah Arts Centre, August 2006. It was submitted under the name of the Coming Out Proud Program (COPP).I am certainly not an artist Comrades as you will now understand, but I am an activist. For too long in Tasmania GLBTI people have been a political football with very few of us having a right to self determine our future and place in the Community. Sure we now have good anti-discrimination legislation but at a cost that has been born by gays & lesbians in local areas bearing the brunt of enraged fundamentalists and homophobes as well as the commiseration of the ‘wellbeing-fairies’ all with very little (or controlled) consultation.
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