Mon Aug 04, 2003
a) Gay Tasmania
Is the New Tasmania as amazing as it appears?
(address at the launch of Tasmania Together partnerships program, Hobart, August 2003)
Firstly, letís have a look at who just signed that partnership document.
On the one hand the Tasmania Together Progress Board: an official Tasmanian Government agency, and on the other hand Working It Out, a community-based gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender organisation.
Can this really be the same Tasmania which only two years ago still criminalised cross dressing, which only four years ago allowed GLBT people to be sacked from their jobs without any legal recourse, which only six years ago still considered all gay men to be criminals, and which less than a decade ago loudly declared through its then leaders, that GLBT people were not welcome here?
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