Today I awoke to the momentous news that 62% of Australianís had voted YES in favour of marriage equality! So many friends and loved oneís had sent messages making sure that even though I am not living in my home town of Melbourne anymore, I am still included in the elation and celebration (even if I am missing the party of the century!).
This week is Hate Crime Awareness week, a time devoted to increasing the awareness of issues faced by targeted minorities within the UK; to think about those who are targeted and abused for being who they are or for aspects of their identity including their race, religion, disability, sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
The TUV’s leader, and only MLA, Jim Allister snagged himself the front page of the Newsletter today. It’s not that hard to do; find a story with a gay angle, be outraged, Bingo!