Thu Jun 12, 2003
e) Life, love and belonging
Brisbane Pride Rally
Pro-gay and anti-gay alike; we are all bound together in the dance of change.
(address at the Brisbane LGBT Pride Rally, June 12th, 2003)
Just a few days ago it was announced that three Tasmanian gay activists, Richard Hale, Nick Toonen and myself, have received Orders of Australia for our contributions to gay and lesbian human rights.
Richard, Nick and I are humbled by these honours. But what is more important to us is what these awards symbolise.
They show how far Tasmanian and Australian society have changed for the better over the past decade.
They commemorate the efforts and sacrifices of the many thousands of people who helped make this change possible.
And they say that advocating for LGBTI rights is a legitimate, important and honourable thing to do.
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