Mon Jan 19, 2009
o) Articles by other people
'It is only in telling our stories that our lives will change for the better'
The following address was given by Iain Clacher in October 2002.In celebrating the life and memory of Iain Clacher, Brisbane's acclaimed gay activist, photographer, musician, editor and journalist - who passed away on the evening of 10th January 2009 - I present below his own life story, which is written from the heart and which he read in public in October 2002 as a Guest Speaker of the Brisbane Writers Festival in a forum on Gender and Sexuality. The other speakers were Krissy Johnson (ATSAQ) and Professor Milton Diamond (University of Hawaii). I scanned and proof read the text from his notes, with hand written amendments, which he was kind enough to give me that day. With loving respect, John Frame.
Iain Clacher's own life story: As read October 2002 as a Guest Speaker of the Brisbane Writers Festival in a forum on Gender and Sexuality.
I'd like to acknowledge the traditional owners and guardians of the land we stand on today. I had a hard time writing this. I'd put hours into writing a different speech. But this time yesterday I ditched it to follow Susan's advice and just tell my own story. So I'm going to tell it like it is - or was, for me growing up gay in the 80's.
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