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Title: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 21, 2009, 02:02:23 am
Celebrating Diversity and
Challenging Homophobia


http://www.thisisoz.com.au/photo-gallery

Permission approved for reproduction of the images appearing in this thread © thisisoz.com.au, ACON

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Matthew Mitcham
Olympic Gold Medalist

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This Is Oz  is a website about celebrating diversity and challenging homophobia and making Australia a place where everyone belongs.

This Is Oz  is an online photo gallery where you can help spread the word about GLBT rights by uploading an image of yourself with your message and encouraging friends and family to do the same.

In Australia, although we’ve come a long way, unjust laws and unfriendly attitudes mean that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people don’t always get a fair go.

Homophobia and discrimination have profound negative effects on GLBT people, and especially on GLBT young people. Young people often grow up in an environment of overwhelmingly negative messages about being gay or lesbian, and school years are often the hardest. As a result, GLBT young people are more likely to start using drugs, self harm or attempt suicide.

Visit the This is Oz  photo gallery and see a wonderful collection of beautiful Aussie faces (and some from other lands) all holding messages celebrating diversity and challenging homophobia. And they are not exclusively gay people. There are Members of Parliament,  sports stars and entertainers too. In fact, the photos represent a wonderful cross-section of Australian society, all joined together in presenting their own personal messages of love and support. My favourites are Matthew Mitcham, the Olympic gold medalist, who lives not far from me in Sydney. And Clover Moore, the Lord Mayor of Sydney, who is a great friend of Sydney’s gay community.

Click on this link and look through the photos. Some will bring tears to your eyes, but many more are absolutely joyous and will make you smile and laugh out loud. Enjoy!

http://www.thisisoz.com.au/photo-gallery

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The Hon. Clover Moore, M.P.
Lord Mayor of Sydney

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N.B., The views expressed in this thread are exclusively those of each individual card-holder and do not necessarily represent those of the founder of this thread nor of BetterMost.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 21, 2009, 03:59:35 am
I love the images at This is Oz  so much, I'm going to share my favourites with you.  :D

I have lots of favourites so I'll spread them over several days. Hope you enjoy them.  :D

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Narelle
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 21, 2009, 04:01:12 am
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Kathleen
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 21, 2009, 04:03:02 am
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Pene & Andrea
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 21, 2009, 04:04:21 am
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Joseph
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 21, 2009, 04:05:43 am
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Louise
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 21, 2009, 04:06:50 am
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Ross & Paul
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 21, 2009, 04:11:57 am
And the final message for today is from Al Baxter, the Australian international rugby star. Al's message is not so profound or amusing, but who cares? Isn't he gorgeous!!!   :P    :laugh:

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Monika on November 21, 2009, 04:14:50 am
Gorgeous looking people all of them, if I may say so. Their message makes them all glow.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Ellemeno on November 21, 2009, 04:17:08 am
Kerry, these are touching and lovely.  Thank you for showing them to us.  I love it.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 21, 2009, 04:17:20 am
Gorgeous looking people all of them, if I may say so. Their message makes them all glow.

More tomorrow!!!  :D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kelda on November 21, 2009, 06:13:59 am
Nice!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 21, 2009, 09:56:50 am
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David
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 21, 2009, 09:58:50 am
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Jay
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 21, 2009, 10:00:53 am
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Rob
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 21, 2009, 10:02:33 am
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Kerry
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: CellarDweller on November 21, 2009, 10:53:28 am
very cool Kerry!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Clyde-B on November 21, 2009, 11:00:20 am
What a great thread!!!   ;D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: bailey1205 on November 21, 2009, 11:15:43 am
Loving it !!!!

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: CellarDweller on November 21, 2009, 12:42:29 pm
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: CellarDweller on November 21, 2009, 12:44:02 pm
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 21, 2009, 10:17:29 pm
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Magno
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 21, 2009, 10:19:17 pm
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Marissa
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 21, 2009, 10:22:41 pm
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Veri
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 21, 2009, 10:25:06 pm
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Brendan
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on November 21, 2009, 10:41:37 pm
This is a wonderful thread Kerry! I'm really enjoying it! Thanks for telling us about it and sharing some of the pictures with us. It's nice you are archiving some of the pictures here on Bettermost, just in case at some point the website they are located on goes offline. They will still be here. It's nice to see so many people standing up against homophobia.

btw, I like Brendan up there! He's a cutie pie! :D

The rugby player was very nice looking too!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: louisev on November 21, 2009, 10:46:29 pm
two thumbs up!    :)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: mariez on November 21, 2009, 10:47:28 pm
Oh, Bravo, Kerry!!  What a beautiful and uplifting thread!  Thank you.   :)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Lynne on November 21, 2009, 11:48:05 pm
There should be an award for best new thread - I love it, Kerry!  :-*
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Monika on November 22, 2009, 05:50:09 am
thanks again. Love, love the pics
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kelda on November 22, 2009, 11:02:05 am
(http://www.jcarsonproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/activist-protest-sign.jpg)

I love this one!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on November 22, 2009, 06:25:30 pm
What a fantastic idea that website is!!!

Thanks for showing it to us, Kerry, and for starting this thread!


Wonderful pics, wonderful people, and wonderful messages.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 22, 2009, 09:34:28 pm
I'm so happy you're all enjoying this thread.  :D

Here are some more of my favourites.  ;D

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Amy
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 22, 2009, 09:36:51 pm
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Royce
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 22, 2009, 09:40:26 pm
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Wayne
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 22, 2009, 09:42:57 pm
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Tim & Adam
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: bailey1205 on November 22, 2009, 10:24:41 pm
I'm so happy you're all enjoying this thread.  :D

Here are some more of my favourites.  ;D

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Amy

I like this one !!!

 ;)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 22, 2009, 11:53:06 pm
I'm loving this!!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 23, 2009, 07:11:27 am
But wait, there's more . . . .  :D

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Michael & Michael
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 23, 2009, 07:13:16 am
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Teresa
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 23, 2009, 07:16:14 am
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Charles
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: ifyoucantfixit on November 23, 2009, 06:30:06 pm



     Kerry;  you are a treasure.  and so is this topic.  Thanks so much for sharing it with us.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kelda on November 23, 2009, 07:05:25 pm


     Kerry;  you are a treasure.  and so is this topic.  Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

yes!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 23, 2009, 08:20:02 pm
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Ray
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 23, 2009, 08:21:02 pm
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Emily
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 23, 2009, 08:22:53 pm
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Tim
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 24, 2009, 11:01:41 am
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Gavin
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 24, 2009, 11:02:43 am
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Kelly-Anne
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 24, 2009, 11:03:54 am
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Garry
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 24, 2009, 11:43:57 pm
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Maeve
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 24, 2009, 11:45:12 pm
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John
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 24, 2009, 11:46:17 pm
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Hannah
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 25, 2009, 06:16:28 am
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Sydney College of Fine Arts student
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 25, 2009, 06:17:49 am
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Robbie
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 25, 2009, 06:19:31 am
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Jaqueline
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: southendmd on November 25, 2009, 09:32:31 am
Happy Thanksgiving, Kerry.

I'm thankful for you and for this wonderful thread.  :-*
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Penthesilea on November 25, 2009, 11:10:17 am
I just wanted to agree with everybody that this is a wonderful idea for a thread. Thanks for opening it :).

I like especially the slogan: Fear and hate are NOT family values. How true.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on November 25, 2009, 05:43:22 pm
I love this thread!

Thanks Kerry for opening it.

The pictures are absolutely wonderful!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 26, 2009, 08:10:26 am
Thank you for your kind words Paul, Chrissi and Sason.  :-*   :-*   :-*

I'm very pleased you are enjoying the thread.  :D

Chrissi, all the people pictured actually composed their own messages, as seen on the cards they are holding. As I've been posting the pics, I've been wondering what the story is behind each message. Some are very deep and thought provoking, as in Tim's message you quoted. I wonder what his personal experience is of "family."   :-\  Others, however, have made me laugh out loud,  :laugh:  and they are my favourites.  :D

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 26, 2009, 08:16:17 am
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Patsy
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 26, 2009, 08:17:23 am
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Tim
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 26, 2009, 08:18:51 am
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Shehzad
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 26, 2009, 09:50:34 pm
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Sydney College of Fine Arts student
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 26, 2009, 09:51:56 pm
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James
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 26, 2009, 09:53:29 pm
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Yasmin
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on November 27, 2009, 03:11:39 am
Thanks for posting these Kerry! I really enjoy looking at them. And it gives me hope for the future. :)

Please don't stop! Checking this thread daily is one of my favorite things to do on Bettermost now. :D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 27, 2009, 09:25:11 am
I'm so glad you're enjoying this thread, David.  :-*  

The next three pics are Gay & Lesbian Liaison Officers (GLLOs) with the New South Wales Police Force. GLLOs are police officers who have done special training in gay and lesbian issues, ranging from day-to-day domestic matters, right through to the real heavy stuff, such as homicides. GLLOs are not necessarily gay or lesbian themselves; though, there would appear to be quite a few lesbian GLLOs.

GLLOs are posted at police stations throughout New South Wales. They liaise with the gay community within their individual precincts which, in the case of Sydney, where I live, involves attending and marching in the annual Mardi Gras Parade. It's a tough job, but someone has to do it!  ;)   :laugh:

I find it very comforting to know there is a GLLO at my local police station. For example, should I have a dispute with a neighbour in my apartment building and said neighbour makes a homophobic remark about me, I could visit my local GLLO to seek their advice.

http://www.police.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/86393/GLLO_Fact_Sheet.pdf

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Gay & Lesbian Liaison Officers (GLLOs)
New South Wales Police Force
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 27, 2009, 09:33:46 am
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Constable Kate
Gay & Lesbian Liaison Officer
NSW Police Force
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 27, 2009, 09:36:09 am
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Constable Alison
Gay & Lesbian Liaison Officer
New South Wales Police Force
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 27, 2009, 10:38:35 pm
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Sydney College of Fine Arts student
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 27, 2009, 10:40:17 pm
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Shaun
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 27, 2009, 10:42:13 pm
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Shauna & Ann-Maree
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 28, 2009, 08:06:41 am
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Rachel
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 28, 2009, 08:08:09 am
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Larry
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 28, 2009, 08:10:20 am
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The Hon. Amanda Fazio, MLC
Member of the Legislative Council
New South Wales Parliament

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sophia on November 28, 2009, 10:31:13 am
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Maeve

its so great when you finally finds the reason why you like something. Now I know, why I am a BMs fan I can´t miss out on all the fun things queer people have.  ;D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 29, 2009, 01:17:16 am
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Vicky
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 29, 2009, 01:19:03 am
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Maxi Shield
Sydney Drag Mega-Star!

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 29, 2009, 01:24:24 am
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Joanna
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 29, 2009, 10:17:31 am
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Shannon
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 29, 2009, 10:18:45 am
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Jared
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 29, 2009, 10:20:08 am
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Cara
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 29, 2009, 10:47:15 pm
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 29, 2009, 10:49:05 pm
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 29, 2009, 10:50:33 pm
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 30, 2009, 12:15:19 am
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Nancy

I am feeling quite tame after seeing her!!  :)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on November 30, 2009, 01:31:12 am
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Ben


HOOOOOOHHH!!! There we go!!! :D :D

That's MY kind of man! :)


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Jared


I always like to see the straight people sticking up for us. Certainly the gay people are important too, but they are going to say those things, aren't they? The straight people won't necessarily do it and I'm always glad when they do!

(He's very cute too btw...)


Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on November 30, 2009, 01:36:06 am
Oh I just read that again. I guess Jarad is gay. He said he is STRAIGHT friendly.

That's okay. He's very cute!




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Shannon

I like Shannon's words. If only others would heed them...

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 30, 2009, 08:48:31 am

HOOOOOOHHH!!! There we go!!! :D :D

That's MY kind of man! :)


Ben recently won some title or other. I forget what title it was. "Mr Gay Sydney" or some such thing.  :D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 30, 2009, 08:52:32 am

I like Shannon's words. If only others would heed them...


Yep, it's the Golden Rule:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Golden_Rule_%28ethics%29
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 30, 2009, 09:14:38 am
Ben recently won some title or other. I forget what title it was. "Mr Gay Sydney" or some such thing.  :D

Oops, mea culpa, Mr Gay Australia.   :D

http://www.samesame.com.au/news/local/3581/Mr-Gay-Australia-In-Top-5.htm

http://www.sydneyconvicts.org/ben-edwards
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on November 30, 2009, 06:16:26 pm
I might have mentioned this before:

I love this thread!!

 ;D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 30, 2009, 08:27:54 pm
I might have mentioned this before:

I love this thread!!

 ;D

Glad you're enjoying it. Here's the next batch, including my favourite so far. Can you guess which one it is?  :D

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Teddy
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 30, 2009, 08:29:28 pm
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Katya & Kitty
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on November 30, 2009, 08:31:00 pm
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Unidentified Dog
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on December 01, 2009, 03:34:58 am
Glad you're enjoying it. Here's the next batch, including my favourite so far. Can you guess which one it is?  :D

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/teddy-sydney.jpg)
Teddy


Ummm..... Hmmm.

Well, let's see here - unless you are into women and/or dogs, ( ;) ) I'm guessing your favorite is probably Teddy! I must admit, he's quite cute! He reminds me of someone, but I can't think of who it is.... :-\


Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Penthesilea on December 01, 2009, 03:41:32 am
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Unidentified Dog


Awww. Smart dog :).


I did the same once with my dog. Different purpose though; I hung a sign saying "Thank you" around his neck, positioned him next to his present and posted the photo in an online community (the present was anonymous, from someone on the forum).


Anyway, despite the doggie being cute, I'm with David and think Teddy is your fav.
Now tell. :)


Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on December 01, 2009, 03:59:01 am

Awww. Smart dog :).


I did the same once with my dog. Different purpose though; I hung a sign saying "Thank you" around his neck, positioned him next to his present and posted the photo in an online community (the present was anonymous, from someone on the forum).


Anyway, despite the doggie being cute, I'm with David and think Teddy is your fav.
Now tell. :)





Aww! You mean Mäxi? I LOVE Mäxi! He is such a cute Cute CUTE dog! He looks so soft and fluffy and warm and cuddly! :-* :-*

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 01, 2009, 07:47:03 am
Until Christopher Meloni appears with a sign, it's the doggy that's my favourite so far!  :D

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Unidentified Dog
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 02, 2009, 01:28:23 am
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Maya
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 02, 2009, 01:29:47 am
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 02, 2009, 01:31:09 am
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Theresa
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 02, 2009, 08:31:53 am
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Ben
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 02, 2009, 08:33:15 am
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Melissa
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 02, 2009, 08:34:47 am
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on December 02, 2009, 03:10:01 pm
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Unidentified Dog

I'm guessing doggie here is your favourite. Unless you're more interested in the models than in the messages!!  ;D

Anyway, doggie's message is simple, clear, and can't be misunderstood!  ;)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on December 02, 2009, 03:12:37 pm
Until Christopher Meloni appears with a sign, it's the doggy that's my favourite so far!  :D


Yeah! I was right!!
(I didn't cheat, promise!)    ;D


Now, where's my price?

  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: CellarDweller on December 02, 2009, 04:35:49 pm
Now, where's my price?


Your price?

I don't know.....how much do you charge?


 :o


*runs from Sonja, very quickly*   :laugh:
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on December 02, 2009, 04:43:07 pm
Don't worry.

I don't charge a lot for running after you and axing you in the head.

 ;D ;)


In fact, I think I'll do it free of charge.

*runs after Chuck, axe in hand, even quicker*
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 02, 2009, 09:39:33 pm
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 02, 2009, 09:40:29 pm
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Brooke
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 02, 2009, 09:42:00 pm
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Jason Lee
Mr Australasian Bear

2009
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 03, 2009, 09:27:57 am
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Jeanne
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 03, 2009, 09:29:00 am
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Ben
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 03, 2009, 09:30:11 am
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Jenny
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Monika on December 03, 2009, 10:19:58 am
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Ben
Isn´t this guy an actor? He looks familiar
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 03, 2009, 10:46:31 am
Isn´t this guy an actor? He looks familiar

He could be an actor. I don't recognise him myself, but someone else here might.

On the site, he's just identified as Ben from Sydney.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 04, 2009, 12:38:45 am
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Terri
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 04, 2009, 12:39:48 am
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Jim
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 04, 2009, 12:41:06 am
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Aimee
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Monika on December 04, 2009, 02:03:08 am
He could be an actor. I don't recognise him myself, but someone else here might.

On the site, he's just identified as Ben from Sydney.
I think I had him confused with this guy. They look pretty similar, I got to say



Andrew McFarlane from "Flying Doctors"
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: milomorris on December 04, 2009, 02:28:11 am
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Ben

Guys, this is my point.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 04, 2009, 07:57:53 am

 I think I had him confused with this guy. They look pretty similar, I got to say

Andrew McFarlane from "Flying Doctors"


Ah, yes, Andrew McFarlane from the Flying Doctors. I agree, there is a resemblance. Alas, however, the pic you posted of Andrew was taken many years ago. He would probably be in his 50s by now. Whereas the pic of Ben was taken in 2009.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 04, 2009, 08:07:55 am
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Shane Jenek (L) and his gorgeous alter ego,
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 04, 2009, 08:12:27 am
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Kylie & Amanda
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 04, 2009, 08:29:24 am
Ah, yes, Andrew McFarlane from the Flying Doctors. I agree, there is a resemblance. Alas, however, the pic you posted of Andrew was taken many years ago. He would probably be in his 50s by now. Whereas the pic of Ben was taken in 2009.

Just Googled Andrew McFarlane and found he was born in 1951, so he's now 58. This is what he looks like these days. Still very handsome, I'm sure you'll agree.

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/AMcF.jpg)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on December 04, 2009, 02:43:02 pm
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Jason Lee
Mr Australasian Bear
2009

OMG!!   :o :o   *THUD*

I wonder..... is he absolutely positive he isn't a closeted straight man??

Maybe he's been straight all his life, just didn't want to admit it to himself...??

*hopefully thinks it's worth a chance, and starts looking into flights to Australia*
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on December 04, 2009, 02:51:26 pm
I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before...

but I LOVE this thread!

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Clyde-B on December 04, 2009, 02:54:23 pm
I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before...

but I LOVE this thread!

 ;D ;D

Me too!!!

(It's worth saying more than once!  ;D)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 04, 2009, 09:25:08 pm
OMG!!   :o :o   *THUD*

I wonder..... is he absolutely positive he isn't a closeted straight man??

Maybe he's been straight all his life, just didn't want to admit it to himself...??

*hopefully thinks it's worth a chance, and starts looking into flights to Australia*

If you're interested  in Jason, Sason, you'll have to queue-up . . . . . . behind  ME! I'm at the head of the queue!    ;)    ;)    ;)    :laugh:
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 04, 2009, 11:22:12 pm
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Adam
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 04, 2009, 11:23:46 pm
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Joanne
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 04, 2009, 11:25:35 pm
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Genesis
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on December 05, 2009, 02:52:09 am
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Adam

Holy haystacks! Adam is CUTE!! :-*

I like Joanne's sign - "Straight but not NARROW!" That is clever!

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on December 05, 2009, 07:40:03 am
If you're interested  in Jason, Sason, you'll have to queue-up . . . . . . behind  ME! I'm at the head of the queue!    ;)    ;)    ;)    :laugh:

Sorry Kerry, you're too late.

I already bought my weddingdress and ordered flowers.

I'll have him, but you can support him if you like.


 ;)  ;)  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 05, 2009, 09:01:04 am

Holy haystacks! Adam is CUTE!! :-*

I like Joanne's sign - "Straight but not NARROW!" That is clever!


When I saw Adam's pic, I immediately thought, "Ooh, he is sooooo David!"  ;)     ;D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on December 06, 2009, 12:35:08 am
When I saw Adam's pic, I immediately thought, "Ooh, he is sooooo David!"  ;)     ;D

:laugh: :laugh:

Now if I could get him to take off that shirt. I'd like to check out his 6 pack! :D

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 06, 2009, 01:15:12 am
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Paul Aiton
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Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 06, 2009, 01:18:19 am
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Paul Vautin
Rugby League Legend
& host of "The Footy Show"
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 06, 2009, 01:22:47 am
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Frank Puletua
Penrith Panthers Rugby League Team
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 06, 2009, 09:20:06 am
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Junior Tia Kilifi
Penrith Panthers Rugby League Team
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 06, 2009, 09:22:37 am
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Luke Lewis
Penrith Panthers Rugby League Team
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 06, 2009, 09:25:51 am
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Stephen Moore
Australian Wallabies International Representative Rugby Union Team

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Penthesilea on December 06, 2009, 09:46:40 am
Visiting this thread has become a daily for me, Kerry :).
Thank you again.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kelda on December 06, 2009, 02:58:28 pm
Visiting this thread has become a daily for me, Kerry :).
Thank you again.

me too!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on December 06, 2009, 05:33:34 pm
me too!

me three!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Berit on December 06, 2009, 06:42:07 pm
This thread is refreshing!......and has become a necessity in my life.....Thank you Kerry for starting this thread.  :-*
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 06, 2009, 09:20:33 pm
Glad y'all are enjoying it! Here are some more.  :D

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/elizabeth-ann-macgregor-Director-MC.jpg)
Elizabeth-Ann MacGregor
Director
Museum of Contemporary Art
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 06, 2009, 09:21:57 pm
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Launce
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 06, 2009, 09:23:38 pm
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Stella
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 07, 2009, 10:07:39 pm
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Yasmin
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 07, 2009, 10:09:13 pm
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Chris
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 07, 2009, 10:10:49 pm
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Judy
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Monika on December 07, 2009, 11:58:23 pm
I must say that this is a good thing to wake up to every morning, Kerry!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on December 08, 2009, 01:26:03 am
I am enjoying this thread too Kerry! I always look at it at least once or twice a day!

And it is a positive counterweight to some of the negativity we've been experiencing. :)

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 08, 2009, 02:07:40 am
I must say that this is a good thing to wake up to every morning, Kerry!

That makes me very happy.   :-*   :D

I am enjoying this thread too Kerry! I always look at it at least once or twice a day!

And it is a positive counterweight to some of the negativity we've been experiencing. :)

I'm so glad you're enjoying it, David.  :-* Keep visiting twice a day, because I usually make posts at midday and midnight each day, my time. So there should hopefully be new posts for you to see, each time you visit.   ;D

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 08, 2009, 07:42:43 am
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Ann-Maree
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 08, 2009, 07:44:48 am
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John
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 08, 2009, 07:47:14 am
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Celina Edmonds
Sky News Presenter
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on December 08, 2009, 04:27:08 pm
I must say that this is a good thing to wake up to every morning, Kerry!

Wow, you're waking up early aren't you!!!   :o :o
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on December 08, 2009, 04:29:21 pm
Oh btw...

Did I ever mention that I love this thread?  ::)


 ;D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 08, 2009, 09:12:17 pm
Oh btw...

Did I ever mention that I love this thread?  ::)


 ;D

 :-* {{{ Sason }}}  :-*
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 08, 2009, 09:21:06 pm
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/cindy-pan-CelebrityMediaMedico.jpg)
Dr Cindy Pan
Celebrity Media Medico
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 08, 2009, 09:23:13 pm
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PFLAG Members
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 08, 2009, 09:25:26 pm
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Matty
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Ellemeno on December 09, 2009, 06:09:20 am
I love this thread!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 09, 2009, 07:26:56 am
I love this thread!

 :-* {{{ Clarissa }}}  :-*
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Monika on December 09, 2009, 09:11:20 am
Wow, you're waking up early aren't you!!!   :o :o
you bet I am. I get on my bus for work every morning at 5.45.


Thanks, Kerry, for your updates
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 09, 2009, 09:30:25 am
you bet I am. I get on my bus for work every morning at 5.45.


Thanks, Kerry, for your updates

You're very welcome.  :-*  Here are some more.  :D

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/corinne-sydney.jpg)
Corinne
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 09, 2009, 09:32:34 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/tala-sally-highschoolers-against-ho.jpg)
Tala & Sally
Highschoolers Against Homophobia
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on December 09, 2009, 03:02:27 pm
you bet I am. I get on my bus for work every morning at 5.45.

 :o :o :o
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kelda on December 09, 2009, 06:14:58 pm
Gay =Yay!

Love it!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 09, 2009, 09:01:02 pm
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/JoshQuongTart-Actor-HomeandAway.jpg)
Josh Quong Tart
"Home & Away"
TV Soap Star

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 09, 2009, 09:05:23 pm
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/lisa-katrina-sydney.jpg)
Lisa & Katrina
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 09, 2009, 09:06:59 pm
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/fanny-jacobson-adelaide.jpg)
Fanny
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 10, 2009, 07:52:43 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/charlest-sydney.jpg)
Charles
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 10, 2009, 07:54:09 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/evai-sydney.jpg)
Eva
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 10, 2009, 07:55:41 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/chrisw-sydney.jpg)
Chris
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 10, 2009, 09:09:44 pm
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/kated-sydney.jpg)
Kate
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 10, 2009, 09:11:18 pm
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/michaelb-sydney.jpg)
Michael
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 10, 2009, 09:12:57 pm
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/christina-sydney.jpg)
Christina
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 11, 2009, 07:56:29 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/GeorgiaandRomi.jpg)
Georgia & Romi
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 11, 2009, 07:58:52 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/jack-highschoolers-against-homophob.jpg)
Jack
Highschoolers Against Homophobia
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 11, 2009, 08:03:15 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/CrVanessaEkins-LismoreCityCouncil.jpg)
Cr Vanessa Ekins
Lismore City Council

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 12, 2009, 08:56:27 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/joemcmahon-sydney.jpg)
Joe
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 12, 2009, 08:57:46 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/virginia-gay-sydney.jpg)
Virginia Gay
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 12, 2009, 08:59:04 am
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Andre
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: CellarDweller on December 12, 2009, 01:39:37 pm
So Kerry, can we add our own?

;D





(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/Picture001-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on December 12, 2009, 03:11:51 pm
So Kerry, can we add our own?

;D





(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/Picture001-1.jpg)


Way to go Chuckie!!!!!!!    :-*
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Ellemeno on December 12, 2009, 04:38:14 pm
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/kated-sydney.jpg)
Kate


I love this sign, because we don't know anything about this person, so basically we just have to accept them, period.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 12, 2009, 10:28:24 pm

So Kerry, can we add our own?

;D

(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/Picture001-1.jpg)


Aww, that's absolutely fabulous, Chuck!  I love it!  :-*   :-*

You should visit the site and post your pic there.   :D

www.thisisoz.com.au



Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 12, 2009, 10:38:51 pm

I love this sign, because we don't know anything about this person, so basically we just have to accept them, period.


I agree, Clarissa. To my eye, Kate has a somewhat androgynous look. S/he could be straight or gay, or biologically male or female. Could be transexual or intersexual, for that matter. Who knows? The important thing is that Kate is happy with who and what s/he is, and that make me happy too.  :D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sheriff Roland on December 12, 2009, 10:41:59 pm
My turn!

I too love this thread.

It should be features in the banner.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Ellemeno on December 12, 2009, 10:48:53 pm
My turn!

I too love this thread.

It should be features in the banner.


Agreed!

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 12, 2009, 11:23:25 pm
It would be lovely to see the wonderfully uplifting messages expressed in this thread, highlighted on the banner.  :D

Until then, here are some more . . .

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/GilandGin.jpg)
Gil & Gin
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 12, 2009, 11:25:19 pm
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/johnmuggletonandstuartbreen2.jpg)
John & Stuart
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 12, 2009, 11:27:22 pm
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Bel-WA.jpg)
Bel
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: CellarDweller on December 13, 2009, 01:39:44 am
You should visit the site and post your pic there.   :D

www.thisisoz.com.au


done.  ;D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 13, 2009, 01:58:33 am

done.  ;D


Yee-Haw! Brilliant!  :D

I must get myself organised and do likewise.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 13, 2009, 08:11:26 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/malcolmmcneilly2.jpg)
Malcolm
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 13, 2009, 08:13:09 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/AmyandCharlotte.jpg)
Amy & Charlotte
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 13, 2009, 08:15:13 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/justin-j-bear-sydney.jpg)
Justin
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on December 13, 2009, 12:42:49 pm
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/AmyandCharlotte.jpg)
Amy & Charlotte

What a wonderful message!!!


Don't know if I ever told you this, but I love this thread!

 ;D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: sel on December 13, 2009, 02:45:44 pm
Great thread!!!

(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/Picture001-1.jpg)

This is my fav pic!

 
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: oilgun on December 13, 2009, 03:19:37 pm
I thought this would be appropriate here, go ahead and delete it if it isn't.

Paris Kiss-in against Homophobia
Several dozen Parisian activists held a kiss-in against homophobia for five minutes on rue Caumartin near the Printemps shopping center during the busy holiday shopping rush on Saturday afternoon.

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/ABC%20Movies/ParisKissIn.jpg)

Source:
http://www.towleroad.com/2009/12/santa-spotted-smooching-a-man-at-gay-paris-kissin.html
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 13, 2009, 10:37:22 pm

Great thread!!!

This is my fav pic!

 

Mine too, Sel!  :D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 13, 2009, 10:39:22 pm
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/emily2-sydney.jpg)
Emily
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 13, 2009, 10:58:19 pm
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/WesBas-GLLO-Sydney.jpg)
Constable Wes Bas
Gay & Lesbian Liaison Officer, New South Wales Police Force, Sydney
Board Member, AIDS Council of New South Wales (ACON)

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 13, 2009, 11:02:22 pm
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Alexandra
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 14, 2009, 08:34:03 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/diana-gold-coast.jpg)
Diana
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 14, 2009, 08:36:01 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/police-gllo-graduates-tweed-heads.jpg)
Gay & Lesbian Liaison Officer Graduates
New South Wales Police Force

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 14, 2009, 08:38:06 am
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Jay
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 14, 2009, 10:34:24 pm
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/miranda-family-planning-nsw.jpg)
Miranda
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 14, 2009, 10:35:40 pm
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/christian-sydney.jpg)
Christian
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 14, 2009, 10:36:59 pm
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/emma-family-planning-nsw.jpg)
Emma
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 15, 2009, 07:51:15 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/mathew-family-planning-nsw.jpg)
Mathew
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 15, 2009, 07:52:54 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/cofa-student-42-sydney.jpg)
Sydney College of Fine Arts student
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 15, 2009, 07:54:50 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/cofa-student-58-sydney.jpg)
Sydney College of Fine Arts student
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 15, 2009, 06:53:19 pm

I thought this would be appropriate here, go ahead and delete it if it isn't.

Paris Kiss-in against Homophobia
Several dozen Parisian activists held a kiss-in against homophobia for five minutes on rue Caumartin near the Printemps shopping center during the busy holiday shopping rush on Saturday afternoon.

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/ABC%20Movies/ParisKissIn.jpg)

Source:
http://www.towleroad.com/2009/12/santa-spotted-smooching-a-man-at-gay-paris-kissin.html


We had a Kiss-In here in Sydney last Saturday too, as part of the same event as above. Ours took place  under the big statue of Queen Victoria, outside the southern entrance to the Queen Victoria Building (QVB), opposite Sydney Town Hall (the QVB is where Chuck, Brian and I had coffee during Chuck's recent visit to Sydney).

Read all about the Sydney Kiss-In here:

www.sydneykiss.wordpress.com

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/kiss1.jpg)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 15, 2009, 09:31:09 pm
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Niall
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 15, 2009, 09:33:36 pm
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/cofa-student-40-sydney.jpg)
Sydney College of Fine Arts student
(the partially obscured word is "prettier")

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 15, 2009, 09:35:44 pm
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/cofa-student-13-sydney.jpg)
Sydney College of Fine Arts student
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 15, 2009, 10:32:57 pm
This was reported in the Verbatim  column of the Dec. 7 edition of TIME  magazine (South Pacific edition), and even though Chaz Bono is not actually holding a sign in the attached pic, I believe his words should be noted here.

For those of you who are not aware who Chaz Bono is, he was born female to entertainers Cher and Sonny Bono. The following quote comes from his recent appearance on Good Morning, America,  discussing the process of becoming a man.

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/ChazBono.jpg)

"Gender is between your ears,
not between your legs."
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 16, 2009, 09:09:01 am

Hmm, looks like Peter Tchaikovsky may have written a ballet about the valiant gay battle against homophobic oppression.  ;)   ;)   :laugh:

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4scYwd1m_Xg&feature=related[/youtube]
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 16, 2009, 09:51:43 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/jackie-sydney.jpg)
Jackie
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 16, 2009, 09:52:47 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/michaelg-sydney.jpg)
Michael
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 16, 2009, 09:55:09 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/liz-sydney-phnom-penh.jpg)
Liz
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 16, 2009, 08:49:46 pm
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/cofa-student-35-sydney.jpg)
Sydney College of Fine Arts student
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 16, 2009, 08:50:57 pm
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/simon-sydney.jpg)
Simon
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 16, 2009, 08:52:25 pm
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/nicola-sydney.jpg)
Nicola
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 17, 2009, 08:27:46 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/cofa-student-12-sydney.jpg)
Sydney College of Fine Arts student
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 17, 2009, 08:30:20 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/rev-johnathan-jones-mcc-sydney.jpg)
Rev. Johnathan Jones
Metropolitan Community Church
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 17, 2009, 08:32:09 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/cofa-student-10-sydney.jpg)
Sydney College of Fine Arts students
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on December 17, 2009, 05:08:48 pm
Hmm, looks like Peter Tchaikovsky may have written a ballet about the valiant gay battle against homophobic oppression.  ;)   ;)   :laugh:

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4scYwd1m_Xg&feature=related[/youtube]

 ;D ;D :laugh:
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 17, 2009, 10:15:47 pm
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/mariko-sydney.jpg)
Mariko
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 17, 2009, 10:17:27 pm
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/KellySamCharlottePerth.jpg)
Kelly, Sam & Charlotte
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 17, 2009, 10:18:53 pm
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/luke-sydney.jpg)
Luke
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 18, 2009, 08:24:56 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/bel-russell-perth.jpg)
Bel
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 18, 2009, 08:26:26 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/jason-melbourne.jpg)
Jason
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 18, 2009, 08:28:45 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/verity-firth-sydney.jpg)
The Hon. Verity Firth, M.P.
New South Wales State Member of Parliament representing Balmain
(my local Member of Parliament)

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 18, 2009, 10:16:35 pm
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/john-douglas-sydney.jpg)
John
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 18, 2009, 10:51:30 pm
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/mitzi-macintosh-sydney.jpg)
Mitzi Macintosh
aka Graeme Browning

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Just another air-headed drag queen?
Not so . . . .

Graeme has worked tirelessly in raising millions of dollars for gay and lesbian
charities in Sydney and is a much cherished member of our community.

http://www.starobserver.com.au/news/2009/09/08/mitzi-makes-the-honours-list/15925
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 18, 2009, 11:04:27 pm
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Mark
Outback Australia

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"I don't need to be treated
SPECIAL
I need to be treated the
SAME!"
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Ellemeno on December 19, 2009, 03:25:45 am
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Jason


I LOVE this one.  Both clever and poignant.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 19, 2009, 08:49:03 am
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Ron
PFLAG
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 19, 2009, 08:54:03 am
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The Hon. Helen Westwood, M.P.
Member of the Legislative Council
New South Wales Parliament

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 19, 2009, 08:55:50 am
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Rev. Gavin Ward
Metropolitan Community Church
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on December 19, 2009, 11:51:50 am
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Mark
Outback Australia

"I don't need to be treated
SPECIAL
I need to be treated the
SAME!"

This is so true.
It's what it's all about, for all minorities.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 19, 2009, 11:27:24 pm
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Gavin
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 19, 2009, 11:29:54 pm
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Superintendent Donna Adney
New South Wales Police Force
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 19, 2009, 11:31:55 pm
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Issar
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: milomorris on December 20, 2009, 12:07:03 am
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Mark
Outback Australia

"I don't need to be treated
SPECIAL
I need to be treated the
SAME!"

I couldn't agree more.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 20, 2009, 08:13:42 am
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Tarnia
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 20, 2009, 08:24:20 am
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The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG
Puisne Justice of the High Court of Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 20, 2009, 08:29:23 am
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The Hon. Carmel Tebbutt MP
Deputy Premier of New South Wales

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 21, 2009, 12:29:55 am
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Joseph Paolo
Penrith Panthers Rugby League Team
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 21, 2009, 12:33:17 am
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Rayne
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 21, 2009, 12:42:01 am
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Senator Dr. Bob Brown MB BS
Leader of the Australian Greens Party

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on December 21, 2009, 04:37:22 am
I couldn't agree more.

You couldn't agree more with WHAT?

 
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: milomorris on December 21, 2009, 08:08:15 am
You couldn't agree more with WHAT?

I couldn't agree more with Mark's quote:

"I don't need to be treated
SPECIAL
I need to be treated the
SAME!"

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 21, 2009, 09:03:38 am
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Angela
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 21, 2009, 09:05:10 am
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Mel & Stacey
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 21, 2009, 09:06:25 am
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Bill
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kelda on December 21, 2009, 07:11:26 pm
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Bill

like the sentiment.. hate the tie!!!  :P
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 21, 2009, 09:48:06 pm
like the sentiment.. hate the tie!!!  :P

Yep, polyester has a lot to answer for.   :)

Which reminds me, I was watching "Deal or No Deal" the other night, with the ever delectable host, Andrew O'Keefe (be still my beating heart). The contestant on that occasion was a young woman named Polly Cotton. You think that's bad? But wait, it gets worse! About half way through the show, Andrew revealed that Polly's middle name was Ester! Polly Ester Cotton! How could any parent do that to a child?! True story!   :laugh:
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 21, 2009, 10:47:17 pm
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Shannon
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 21, 2009, 10:48:45 pm
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Grant & Vince
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 21, 2009, 10:50:13 pm
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Kristy
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on December 22, 2009, 03:34:30 am
Yep, polyester has a lot to answer for.   :)

Which reminds me, I was watching "Deal or No Deal" the other night, with the ever delectable host, Andrew O'Keefe (be still my beating heart). The contestant on that occasion was a young woman named Polly Cotton. You think that's bad? But wait, it gets worse! About half way through the show, Andrew revealed that Polly's middle name was Ester! Polly Ester Cotton! How could any parent do that to a child?! True story!   :laugh:

Nobody living in the Northern hemisphere should ever wear polyester after Labor Day. It collects static.

I remember one time when I was wearing polyester and this really cute guy approached me. And when he leaned in and kissed me we both got the shock of our lives. :P

And besides, it is out of style anyway! ;)

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on December 22, 2009, 03:37:16 am
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Issar

What a CUTIE!! :-*

And I like his message too!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 22, 2009, 08:18:33 am

Nobody living in the Northern hemisphere should ever wear polyester after Labor Day. It collects static.

I remember one time when I was wearing polyester and this really cute guy approached me. And when he leaned in and kissed me we both got the shock of our lives. :P

And besides, it is out of style anyway! ;)


Very true, David. I personally prefer cotton and linen myself.  :)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 22, 2009, 08:26:08 am
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Daniel
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 22, 2009, 08:27:47 am
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Jan
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 22, 2009, 08:29:16 am
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Matthew
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 22, 2009, 10:09:04 pm
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Craig
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 22, 2009, 10:11:25 pm
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Jodie et al.
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(Love the typo!)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 22, 2009, 10:14:22 pm
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Leahy
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 23, 2009, 07:53:10 am
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Patricia
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 23, 2009, 07:55:16 am
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Richard Goncalves
Sky News Business Presenter
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 23, 2009, 07:56:41 am
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Tatiana
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sammi on December 23, 2009, 08:45:42 am
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Malcolm

This is my favorite one.

I love this thread!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 23, 2009, 08:58:47 am
This is my favorite one.

I love this thread!

Malcolm looks like a lovely guy. I'm sure he'd make a wonderful friend.  :D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: CellarDweller on December 23, 2009, 01:52:20 pm
when are we gonna see yours, Kerry?
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 23, 2009, 09:50:47 pm
when are we gonna see yours, Kerry?

There's never enough time, Chuck, never enough.  ;)   ;D

But seriously, I'll try to get myself organised and have a snap taken sometime over the holiday period. Promise.  :D

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 23, 2009, 09:52:17 pm
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Jessie
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 23, 2009, 09:54:20 pm
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Kelly
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 23, 2009, 09:56:13 pm
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Melissa & J J
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on December 24, 2009, 01:38:04 am
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Jessie


Awww! Look at Jessie! How cute! :-*

And they have a purple bandana around his neck! I put bandanas on Cody sometimes. He has a Santa bandana he's wearing now!

I love this thread too Kerry! It is sooo much fun and refreshing!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kelda on December 24, 2009, 04:41:55 am
Yep, polyester has a lot to answer for.   :)

Which reminds me, I was watching "Deal or No Deal" the other night, with the ever delectable host, Andrew O'Keefe (be still my beating heart). The contestant on that occasion was a young woman named Polly Cotton. You think that's bad? But wait, it gets worse! About half way through the show, Andrew revealed that Polly's middle name was Ester! Polly Ester Cotton! How could any parent do that to a child?! True story!   :laugh:

OMG! Poor woman! My Mum had a kid in her nursery class called Dwayne. His Mum & Dad were Mr & Mrs Pipe!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on December 24, 2009, 04:52:59 am
OMG! Poor woman! My Mum had a kid in her nursery class called Dwayne. His Mum & Dad were Mr & Mrs Pipe!

Dwayne Pipe? Polly Ester Cotton?

:laugh: :laugh:

I'm sorry! :-\

WHY do people do things like this to their children?

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Monika on December 24, 2009, 05:38:21 am
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Tatiana
Oh, I like that!

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 24, 2009, 09:29:27 am
OMG! Poor woman! My Mum had a kid in her nursery class called Dwayne. His Mum & Dad were Mr & Mrs Pipe!

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 24, 2009, 09:33:01 am

Awww! Look at Jessie! How cute! :-*

And they have a purple bandana around his neck! I put bandanas on Cody sometimes. He has a Santa bandana he's wearing now!

I love this thread too Kerry! It is sooo much fun and refreshing!

Yep, Jessie sure is a little cutie. And I'm sure your Cody looks cute in his Santa bandana, David.  ;D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 24, 2009, 10:10:49 am
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Lizhou-ii
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 24, 2009, 10:12:36 am
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Dykes-on-Mics
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 24, 2009, 10:14:10 am
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Matt
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on December 24, 2009, 09:04:55 pm
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Lizhou-ii

Oh god....

NO, she shouldn't!!!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on December 24, 2009, 09:08:52 pm
I don't get the Dwayne  Pipe thing....  :-\

What does it mean?
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 24, 2009, 09:54:59 pm
Oh god....

NO, she shouldn't!!!

I agree, Sason. I like the way Lizhou-ii has been photographed in the middle of traffic, just to add emphasis to the danger/safety  theme of his message.

And there are other things going on in Lizhou-ii's pic that only a fellow Sydneysider, like myself, would pick up on. For instance, he is photographed in Liverpool Street, situated at the southern end of Sydney's Central Business District. Directly behind him, and veering off to the right of picture is Oxford Street. Oxford Street is the main street running through the centre of Sydney's gay precinct.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 24, 2009, 10:03:50 pm
I don't get the Dwayne  Pipe thing....  :-\

What does it mean?

The word "Dwaine" sounds similar to "drain". Not a lot in that, you may think, but  "Dwaine" (drain)  in combination with "Pipe", sounds like "drain pipe"; i.e., a pipe used for the elimination of waste!   :o  Not a particularly nice name to give your child!  :P   :laugh:
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on December 24, 2009, 10:05:05 pm
I agree, Sason. I like the way Lizhou-ii has been photographed in the middle of traffic, just to add emphasis to the danger/safety  theme of his message.

And there are other things going on in Lizhou-ii's pic that only a fellow Sydneysider, like myself, would pick up on. For instance, he is photographed in Liverpool Street, situated at the southern end of Sydney's Central Business District. Directly behind Lizhou-ii, and veering off to the right of picture is Oxford Street. Oxford Street is the main street running through the centre of Sydney's gay precinct.

That's interesting Kerry.

My thoughts were that he is obviously cultivating a somewhat different look as far as his hairdo goes.

And ----- that THAT IS OK!!!

He (and everyone else of course) should be able to look how the hell he wants, without his mum EVER having to worry about it!!!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on December 24, 2009, 10:09:23 pm
The word "Dwaine" sounds similar to "drain". Not a lot in that, you may think, but  "Dwaine" (drain)  in combination with "Pipe", sounds like "drain pipe"; i.e., a pipe used for the elimination of waste!   :o  Not a particularly nice name to give your child!  :P   :laugh:

Oh I see!!  ;D  Poor child...   :-\

Thanks for explaining, Kerry.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 24, 2009, 10:10:43 pm
That's interesting Kerry.

My thoughts were that he is obviously cultivating a somewhat different look as far as his hairdo goes.

And ----- that THAT IS OK!!!

He (and everyone else of course) should be able to look how the hell he wants, without his mum EVER having to worry about it!!!

{{{ Sason }}}
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 24, 2009, 10:18:13 pm
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Poh
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 24, 2009, 10:21:08 pm
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Robert
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 24, 2009, 10:22:26 pm
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Jen
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on December 25, 2009, 09:21:57 am
It's a treat to find new posts in this thread every time I sign on to BM.

Thanks so much, Kerry, for posting these uplifting pictures!!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 25, 2009, 09:52:42 am
It's a treat to find new posts in this thread every time I sign on to BM.

Thanks so much, Kerry, for posting these uplifting pictures!!

You're very welcome, Sason. I'm glad you're enjoying the thread.  :D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 25, 2009, 09:53:21 am
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Josette
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 25, 2009, 09:54:47 am
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James
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on December 25, 2009, 09:56:26 am
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Sydney College of Fine Arts student
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Monika on December 25, 2009, 11:38:46 am
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Robert
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: southendmd on December 25, 2009, 12:23:24 pm
Good eye, Monika!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 03, 2010, 08:44:10 pm

when are we gonna see yours, Kerry?


Here ya go, Chuck. Here's mine.  :D

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/1A-2.jpg)
Kerry
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Monika on January 03, 2010, 08:47:18 pm
love the message and all the bright, happy colors, Kerry!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: CellarDweller on January 03, 2010, 08:49:49 pm
Nicely done, Kerry!


 :-*
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: southendmd on January 03, 2010, 08:55:49 pm
Well done, Kerry! 
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 04, 2010, 08:47:10 am
Thanks for your kind words, friends.  :-*   :-*   :-*

Here are some more pics from the site . . . .

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/michael-barnett-colin-krycer-melbou.jpg)
Michael & Colin
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 04, 2010, 08:49:20 am
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Sarah
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 04, 2010, 08:51:27 am
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Glenn
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on January 04, 2010, 06:04:09 pm
Here ya go, Chuck. Here's mine.  :D

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/1A-2.jpg)
Kerry

Love it, Kerry!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on January 04, 2010, 06:28:35 pm
Thanks for your kind words, friends.  :-*   :-*   :-*

Here are some more pics from the site . . . .

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/michael-barnett-colin-krycer-melbou.jpg)
Michael & Colin

This one saddens me immensely.  :'(

There should be no need for it. There's no room for intolerance in a jewish community imo!!!!

It's always been my opinion that jews and gays have a lot in common, among others from a historic point of view.
As groups, we both know what it's like to be persecuted and killed just because of who we are.

And I think, as groups, we should learn from that. A jewish community should be including to other minorities,
and not make itself a part of a system of exclusion and intolerance that we all know only too well what the uttermost consequence once was.

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 05, 2010, 07:19:43 am
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Troy
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 05, 2010, 07:21:46 am
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Cherine
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 05, 2010, 07:25:47 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/john-richardson-VicePresident-Harbo.jpg)
John Richardson
Vice-President
Harbour City Bears
Sydney

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www.hcbears.com
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 05, 2010, 08:11:54 am
Love it, Kerry!

 :-* {{{ Sason }}}  :-*
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 06, 2010, 09:42:52 am
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Kirsten & Cindy
(with unidentified child)

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 06, 2010, 09:44:34 am
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Paul
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 06, 2010, 09:46:30 am
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Spud
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 07, 2010, 08:32:02 am
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Laura & Bel
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 07, 2010, 08:35:22 am
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Unidentified supporters:
Sydney Convicts (Gay) Rugby Club

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www.sydneyconvicts.org
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 07, 2010, 08:36:52 am
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Julie
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 08, 2010, 09:18:18 am
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Corey
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 08, 2010, 09:20:22 am
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(Message from) David
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 08, 2010, 09:23:07 am
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Liz Ellis
World & Commonwealth Games
Netball Champion

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 09, 2010, 10:19:01 am
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Greg Norenberg
Sky News Sports Presenter
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 09, 2010, 10:20:22 am
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Maryanne
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 09, 2010, 10:22:24 am
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Geoff Daniela
Penrith Panthers Rugby Team
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 10, 2010, 09:20:40 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%201/phil-zane-sydney.jpg)
Phil & Zane
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 10, 2010, 09:22:00 am
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Aeinn
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 10, 2010, 09:22:52 am
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Gerry
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 11, 2010, 08:49:55 am
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Matthew
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 11, 2010, 08:51:15 am
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Jules
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 12, 2010, 08:30:18 am
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Ele
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 12, 2010, 08:31:43 am
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Unidentified
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 12, 2010, 08:32:47 am
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Kevin
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kelda on January 12, 2010, 12:52:46 pm
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%201/Ring.jpg)
Unidentified

This one is cute.. and thisone well it says it all eh.
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%201/kevin-sydney.jpg)
Kevin
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 14, 2010, 01:29:18 am
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Kai
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 14, 2010, 01:30:21 am
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Gabi
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 14, 2010, 01:32:41 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%201/hon-peter-primrose-mla-sydney.jpg)
The Hon. Peter Primrose MLA
Member of the Legislative Assembly
New South Wales Parliament
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on January 14, 2010, 05:35:08 pm
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%201/gabi-sydney.jpg)
Gabi

Now, this is an interesting picture!


Other than her sign, which is a good one, there are several intriguing pics behind her.

Right behind her left shoulder is a picture of Pippi Långstrump (Longstocking), from the original Swedish tv series, recorded in the 60s.

To the right of that one is a Hebrew postcard, unfortunately my Hebrew isn't good enough to read what it says.

And at her right ear is what appears to be a card with a German text.

Quite an international collection of postcards!
 ;D

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 14, 2010, 09:57:20 pm
Now, this is an interesting picture!


Other than her sign, which is a good one, there are several intriguing pics behind her.

Right behind her left shoulder is a picture of Pippi Långstrump (Longstocking), from the original Swedish tv series, recorded in the 60s.

To the right of that one is a Hebrew postcard, unfortunately my Hebrew isn't good enough to read what it says.

And at her right ear is what appears to be a card with a German text.

Quite an international collection of postcards!
 ;D


Zowie!  :o  You have an amazing  eye for detail, Sason!  :D

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on January 15, 2010, 05:09:31 pm
Zowie!  :o  You have an amazing  eye for detail, Sason!  :D



You think so?

Well, thanks.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 16, 2010, 01:08:22 am
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Kim
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 16, 2010, 01:09:42 am
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The Gray Family
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 16, 2010, 01:11:16 am
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Matt
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 17, 2010, 02:35:49 am
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Ralph
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 17, 2010, 02:39:44 am
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Eloise
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 17, 2010, 02:41:50 am
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Charlie
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kelda on January 17, 2010, 05:57:54 pm
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Charlie
:)

I must ask Kerry, why are the rugby team named 'convicts'?
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 17, 2010, 10:28:36 pm
:)

I must ask Kerry, why are the rugby team named 'convicts'?

Here's a quote from the Sydney Convicts homepage, Kelda - http://www.sydneyconvicts.org

"The Sydney Convicts are Australia’s first gay Rugby Union club and current title holders of the Bingham Cup, the World Cup of gay Rugby. Founded in 2004, the Convicts are a group committed to building a competitive, social and diverse club which welcomes players from all levels of playing experience.

The Convicts, affiliated with the Woollahra Colleagues RFC, compete in the Halligan Cup and also the Sydney Suburban Rugby Union championship. The team have proved their ability to hold their own in mainstream competition by winning the Halligan Cup, undefeated, in 2005 and 2006.

The Convicts I team, successfully defended their World Championship title at the Bingham Cup, the Gay Rugby World Cup, held last June in Dublin, Ireland. The Convicts II team were close runners up in the Bingham Shield division."

The reason why they are called the Convicts has nothing at all to do with modern-day criminals and incarcerated felons as we would define them, and absolutely everything to do with the previous penal history of Sydney. Sydney was founded in the late 18th century as a British penal colony. Following the American War of Independence, the Brits needed a new place to send their criminals - and Sydney was it! It was once considered a disgrace to discover that one had a convict ancestor, but nowadays Aussies wear their convict ancestry as a badge of honour. Why is that so? Well, because most of the "criminals" transported to Australia from Britain in the late 18th and early 19th centuries were not what we would define as criminals at all. The really bad guys were executed in England. The "convicts" (as they were called) sent to Australia had been convicted of such offenses as stealing bread to feed their starving families. To give you an example, the part of Sydney where I live was once owned by an emancipated Jewish female convict who had been transported to Sydney for the offense of stealing lace. Today, she would have got 12 hours community service!

But why, you may ask, have Sydney's gay rugby team, the Convicts, given themselves that name? Well, I guess you'd need to ask them, but I suspect it's all to do with their pride in being Australian and having overcome the initial injustice and hardships their forebears had to endure . . . . . and also because it sounds really  BUTCH!   ;)   :laugh:
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 18, 2010, 09:15:02 am
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Sen
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 18, 2010, 09:16:56 am
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Gemma
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 18, 2010, 09:17:48 am
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Stacy
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kelda on January 18, 2010, 04:31:52 pm
Here's a quote from the Sydney Convicts homepage, Kelda - http://www.sydneyconvicts.org

"The Sydney Convicts are Australia’s first gay Rugby Union club and current title holders of the Bingham Cup, the World Cup of gay Rugby. Founded in 2004, the Convicts are a group committed to building a competitive, social and diverse club which welcomes players from all levels of playing experience.

The Convicts, affiliated with the Woollahra Colleagues RFC, compete in the Halligan Cup and also the Sydney Suburban Rugby Union championship. The team have proved their ability to hold their own in mainstream competition by winning the Halligan Cup, undefeated, in 2005 and 2006.

The Convicts I team, successfully defended their World Championship title at the Bingham Cup, the Gay Rugby World Cup, held last June in Dublin, Ireland. The Convicts II team were close runners up in the Bingham Shield division."

The reason why they are called the Convicts has nothing at all to do with modern-day criminals and incarcerated felons as we would define them, and absolutely everything to do with the previous penal history of Sydney. Sydney was founded in the late 18th century as a British penal colony. Following the American War of Independence, the Brits needed a new place to send their criminals - and Sydney was it! It was once considered a disgrace to discover that one had a convict ancestor, but nowadays Aussies wear their convict ancestry as a badge of honour. Why is that so? Well, because most of the "criminals" transported to Australia from Britain in the late 18th and early 19th centuries were not what we would define as criminals at all. The really bad guys were executed in England. The "convicts" (as they were called) sent to Australia had been convicted of such offenses as stealing bread to feed their starving families. To give you an example, the part of Sydney where I live was once owned by an emancipated Jewish female convict who had been transported to Sydney for the offense of stealing lace. Today, she would have got 12 hours community service!

But why, you may ask, have Sydney's gay rugby team, the Convicts, given themselves that name? Well, I guess you'd need to ask them, but I suspect it's all to do with their pride in being Australian and having overcome the initial injustice and hardships their forebears had to endure . . . . . and also because it sounds really  BUTCH!   ;)   :laugh:

 :D Thanks Kerry!!!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 19, 2010, 09:04:37 am
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Sydney College of Fine Arts student
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 19, 2010, 09:06:59 am
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Jonny Bastin
President
Harbour City Bears
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 19, 2010, 09:08:39 am
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Vanessa Trezise
Sky News Presenter
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 22, 2010, 08:17:35 am
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Neridah
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 22, 2010, 08:18:53 am
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Matt
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 22, 2010, 08:20:15 am
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Gemmah
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 23, 2010, 03:28:14 am
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Laurah
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 23, 2010, 03:29:15 am
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Phinn
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 23, 2010, 03:30:42 am
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Zoe
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 25, 2010, 07:44:27 am
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Phil
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 25, 2010, 07:45:43 am
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Grace
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 25, 2010, 07:47:09 am
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Jon
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 26, 2010, 01:50:39 am
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Andrew
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 26, 2010, 01:52:04 am
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Margaret
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 26, 2010, 01:54:00 am
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Chris
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on January 26, 2010, 04:01:50 pm
I like Chris' sign. That is a very powerful message!

These are wonderful, Kerry. I always enjoy looking in here each day. It has become a daily ritual of mine. :)



Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on January 26, 2010, 04:31:31 pm
I also like Chris's sign. Very simple and very profound.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 26, 2010, 06:44:38 pm

I like Chris' sign. That is a very powerful message!

These are wonderful, Kerry. I always enjoy looking in here each day. It has become a daily ritual of mine. :)


I agree, David and Sason.  :)  Chris' message is very powerful, indeed. I love the different ways people approach the matter of homophobia - some very seriously and some with humour. I'm so glad you're enjoying the thread!   :D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Penthesilea on January 27, 2010, 01:48:20 am
I agree, David and Sason.  :)  Chris' message is very powerful, indeed. I love the different ways people approach the matter of homophobia - some very seriously and some with humour. I'm so glad you're enjoying the thread!   :D

Yes, same here. I'm impressed with the many ways people find to say basically the same thing. So much creativity.

Keep them coming, Kerry.  :)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 27, 2010, 07:21:31 am

Keep them coming, Kerry.  :)


Here's some more, Chrissi!  :D

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%201/ian-sydney.jpg)
Ian
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 27, 2010, 07:23:57 am
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Millina
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 27, 2010, 07:26:55 am
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Paul
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sheriff Roland on January 27, 2010, 08:52:09 am
I just love Paul's sign. (Love is love ... is love) So honest.

But then Ian's sign is wonderful too. (... hold my boyfriend's hand in public - I wish I had a boyfriend)

Thanks again Kerry.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Penthesilea on January 27, 2010, 01:49:57 pm
Ian is my fav of today. :)

Like is humorous sign and impish face.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kelda on January 27, 2010, 07:50:35 pm
Yep Iain's is my fave for today too... Kerry.. I love this thread!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 28, 2010, 01:43:42 am

I just love Paul's sign. (Love is love ... is love) So honest.


Very true, Roland. Paul's sign is, indeed, very honest and direct. It reminds me of something Whoopi Goldberg once said. She was being interviewed shortly after the release of the movie, The Color Purple. She said that someone had approached her at a social function to congratulate her on her role in The Color Purple. Whilst praising Whoopi's performance, the fan went on to say (something like), "I had no idea you people were capable of experiencing love - I thought you just did sex."  My heart went out to Whoopi when I heard her recounting that terrible story (I loved her in The Color Purple ) and it made me realize that lots of straight people probably think exactly the same way about gay people too - that we just do sex and are incapable of experiencing love. Paul's sign, "Love is love . . . . is love"  tells it how it is.  A big thank you to Paul!   :-* 
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 28, 2010, 01:50:01 am
Here's another cute sign about holding hands, Chrissi and Kelda.  :D

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%201/johnl-sydney.jpg)
John
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 28, 2010, 01:53:22 am
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Amanda
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 28, 2010, 01:54:44 am
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Justin
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 29, 2010, 02:05:06 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%201/juliusm-sydney.jpg)
Julius
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 29, 2010, 02:07:36 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%201/lisa-annie-southport.jpg)
Lisa & Annie
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 29, 2010, 02:20:40 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%201/stirlingmortlock-captain-wallabies.jpg)
Stirling Mortlock
Previous Captain
Australian Wallabies Rugby Union Team

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stirling_Mortlock

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%201/StirlingMortlock.jpg)
Stirling Mortlock on top!   ;)   :D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on January 29, 2010, 02:26:35 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%201/stirlingmortlock-captain-wallabies.jpg)
Stirling Mortlock
Previous Captain
Australian Wallabies Rugby Union Team

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stirling_Mortlock

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%201/StirlingMortlock.jpg)
Stirling Mortlock on top!   ;)   :D


Yeah, I figured he was probably a "top". :laugh:

;)

Seriously, I love his message. and he's very sexy and handsome too.

*David loves those rough tough rugby guys*

I'm just glad we have some of those sports people on OUR side, you know?
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 29, 2010, 02:44:13 am
Yeah, I figured he was probably a "top". :laugh:

;)

Seriously, I love his message. and he's very sexy and handsome too.

*David loves those rough tough rugby guys*

I'm just glad we have some of those sports people on OUR side, you know?

Stirling Mortlock has a very high public profile here in Oz. In the sporting world, you can't really get much higher than  Captain of the Wallabies in this country . . . . cricket fans may not necessarily agree with me on that one.   ;)   :)   I was so thrilled to see that Stirling had involved himself in the Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia  project. Hats off to you, Stirling!   :-*   :-*  :D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 29, 2010, 03:09:26 am

I've already posted this over at the Komedy Klub (as a "feel-good" item) but I'm not exactly sure that it's the right thread for it. So I'm posting it here too. They're not holding signs, but what they're doing  speaks volumes for celebrating diversity and challenging homophobia.

I love this . . . .

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTvJdpkdLiw[/youtube]


Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Monika on January 29, 2010, 08:24:06 am
Here's some more, Chrissi!  :D

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%201/ian-sydney.jpg)
Ian
Love this pic!!

So nice to read all these positive messages.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 30, 2010, 01:28:33 am
Love this pic!!

So nice to read all these positive messages.

Glad you're enjoying the thread, Monika. Here are some more.  :D

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%201/leah-westcourt.jpg)
Leah
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 30, 2010, 01:30:16 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%201/ronald-sydney.jpg)
Ronald
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 30, 2010, 01:32:09 am
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Lizzi
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 30, 2010, 01:38:58 am
Yee-Haw! Chuck's pic has been posted on the This is Oz  site!   :D

http://www.thisisoz.com.au/photo-gallery
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on January 30, 2010, 02:54:10 am
Yay!!! There's Chuck! There's OUR Chuck!! 8) 8)

(http://www.thisisoz.com.au/picture/chuck-usa.jpg?pictureId=3956100)

Awww! He's my favorite one yet! :-*

(Thanks for alerting him to us, Kerry!)

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on January 30, 2010, 02:56:55 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%201/ronald-sydney.jpg)
Ronald

I love Roland! And his message!

I love it when older people get involved in the cause, LGBT or straight. It's all good! 8)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Penthesilea on January 30, 2010, 05:06:43 am
Hooray Chuckie!!!
You rock, friend. And now even in OZ  :D.




Thanks for telling us Kerry. And for brightening our forum with this positive thread. But you already know that.




Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kelda on January 30, 2010, 06:36:37 am
yay, hello chuck!!!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: southendmd on January 30, 2010, 11:26:36 am
Kerry, I want to say it is such a pleasure waking up to this thread every morning.  Cheer, mate!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on January 30, 2010, 05:49:09 pm
Yee-Haw! Chuck's pic has been posted on the This is Oz  site!   :D

http://www.thisisoz.com.au/photo-gallery


Way to go, Chuck!!   :D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: CellarDweller on January 30, 2010, 06:48:02 pm
 :laugh:

Awww....glad you all like my pic, and it's soooo cool to be on the site!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 31, 2010, 02:17:10 am
Some more celebratory pics to start the day with a smile . . . .   :D

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%201/chris-costa-sydney.jpg)
Chris & Costa
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 31, 2010, 02:20:15 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%201/coopes-sydney.jpg)
Coopes
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 31, 2010, 02:21:31 am
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Michael
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 31, 2010, 11:23:22 pm
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Alfredo
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 31, 2010, 11:24:52 pm
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Jessica
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 31, 2010, 11:30:11 pm
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%201/olly-highschoolers-against-homophob.jpg)
Olly
Highschoolers Against Homophobia
Sydney

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/esthet/2323229127/
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 02, 2010, 01:30:48 am
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Julie & Nymboida
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 02, 2010, 01:32:29 am
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Anon.
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 02, 2010, 01:33:49 am
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Miss Yasmin
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on February 02, 2010, 02:21:38 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%201/anonymous2-sydney.jpg)
Anon.

Oh wow! That is a very sad one, isn't it? :'(

VERY sad.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on February 02, 2010, 02:25:15 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%201/alfredo-sydney.jpg)
Alfredo

Good for Alfredo! We need more people like him in the world!

While I love seeing gay people standing up for their rights, I am always very encouraged when I see the straight people stepping up to the plate.

I am assuming Alfredo is straight based on his message.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 02, 2010, 08:36:18 am
Oh wow! That is a very sad one, isn't it? :'(

VERY sad.

Sad and poignant. I too was very moved by this one.  :'(


Good for Alfredo! We need more people like him in the world!

While I love seeing gay people standing up for their rights, I am always very encouraged when I see the straight people stepping up to the plate.

I am assuming Alfredo is straight based on his message.

Nice to see Alfredo standing by his gay brother. Good to see.  :)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on February 02, 2010, 02:50:58 pm
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%201/miss-yasmin-sydney.jpg)
Miss Yasmin

I can't see what it says on her sign...?
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: southendmd on February 02, 2010, 02:58:55 pm
I can't see what it says on her sign...?

"We might be made with different ingredients, but we're all cake inside."

Aren't you glad you asked?   ;)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on February 02, 2010, 03:16:31 pm
 LOL
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: CellarDweller on February 02, 2010, 03:24:31 pm
Do we get to pick the type of cake we are?

I wanna be red velvet.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on February 02, 2010, 03:39:34 pm
Why am I not surprised.....







 ;D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: southendmd on February 02, 2010, 03:47:43 pm
Do we get to pick the type of cake we are?

I wanna be red velvet.

Honey, ya are  red velvet!   :-*
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on February 02, 2010, 03:50:19 pm
Aww..... sweet!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: CellarDweller on February 02, 2010, 09:12:21 pm
Honey, ya are  red velvet!   :-*


 :-*
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 03, 2010, 01:16:49 am

It's an Aussie lamington for me!   :D

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/Lamington.jpg)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 03, 2010, 01:34:43 am
Michael has created a clever sign. Can you read what it says?

<Hint - Concentrate on the red>

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/michaele-sydney-some-people-are-gay.jpg)
Michael
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 03, 2010, 01:36:56 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/jacinta-tynan-SkyNewsPresenter-sydn.jpg)
Jacinta Tynan
Sky News Presenter
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 03, 2010, 01:39:02 am
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Joal
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on February 03, 2010, 01:50:40 am
Michael has created a clever sign. Can you read what it says?

<Hint - Concentrate on the red>

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/michaele-sydney-some-people-are-gay.jpg)
Michael

I've got the first, third and fourth words Kerry, but I can't seem to make out the second one.

I'll keep trying....

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on February 03, 2010, 01:59:05 am
Okay! I figured it out! lol

Yeah, that is very clever!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Penthesilea on February 03, 2010, 02:14:09 am
I can see a few letters, M, E, A, another E and the Y at the end. But I can't make out any words.
Like the idea anyway :).


Is the last word "BAY"?
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on February 03, 2010, 02:33:24 am
I can see a few letters, M, E, A, another E and the Y at the end. But I can't make out any words.
Like the idea anyway :).


Is the last word "BAY"?


You're close Chrissi! You almost have it!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 03, 2010, 02:49:22 am
Okay! I figured it out! lol

Yeah, that is very clever!

 :D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 03, 2010, 02:51:51 am
I can see a few letters, M, E, A, another E and the Y at the end. But I can't make out any words.
Like the idea anyway :).

Is the last word "BAY"?

Very close, Chrissi.   :)

Think of a three-letter word that rhymes with "bay" and also ends in "ay"   ;)   :D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Penthesilea on February 03, 2010, 03:06:53 am
I have the third word! :D

Still thinking about the fourth:

bay
May
say

*bingo* Got it! Now I have the last two words :D.

going back to the pic ...
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Penthesilea on February 03, 2010, 03:08:55 am
Ta- Da!

I have it figured out!

Now where's my pony?

 ;) :laugh:
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on February 03, 2010, 03:13:30 am
Ta- Da!

I have it figured out!

Now where's my pony?

 ;) :laugh:

You send either Kerry or myself a verification pm and THEN you'll get your pony!

Naww!!! Okay! Here you go Chrissi! Your pony prize!

(http://www.supertechnogirl.com/images/Registers/mylittlepony/MyLittlePony2Demo.jpg)

And he knows how to work a cash register too! ;) ;)

He's very talented! And pink!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 03, 2010, 03:18:30 am
Ta- Da!

I have it figured out!

Now where's my pony?

 ;) :laugh:

I don't have a pony. How about a unicorn?!   :D

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/glitter-unicorn.gif)

Oh, hold on, maybe I'd better hear your answer before I go giving away glittery unicorns!  ;)   ;D

And the answer is . . . . . .
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 03, 2010, 03:22:19 am
You send either Kerry or myself a verification pm and THEN you'll get your pony!

Naww!!! Okay! Here you go Chrissi! Your pony prize!

(http://www.supertechnogirl.com/images/Registers/mylittlepony/MyLittlePony2Demo.jpg)

And he knows how to work a cash register too! ;) ;)

He's very talented! And pink!

Haha, that's hilarious, David!  :laugh:

What's the likelihood that we would both come up with pink ponies at exactly the same time? Great minds!  :D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 03, 2010, 03:29:12 am
Thanks for your PM, Chrissi!, and congratulations!!!  :D

Guess what I found tethered in the back paddock, just for you . . .

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/glitter-horse-1.gif)

And also a glittery green pony for David, because he also got it right . . . .

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/glitter-horse-1.gif)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Penthesilea on February 03, 2010, 03:31:28 am
I PMed the two of you.

Two little pink ponies! That's one more than I had hoped for. Thank you :-*.
You two are great! :D


I have no idea how many pink and purple ponies there are already in our household :laugh:. One of my daughters loved them, and now my son is totally into them. The ponies from you will be very happy with their new herd ;) :laugh:.


Oh, I just see the green one in preview. The more the merrier ;D.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on February 03, 2010, 03:33:15 am
I just told Chrissi I'd try to find her a BETTER pony, but I can't possibly top a glittery green one!

And I got one too! Thank you Kerry! :-*

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on February 03, 2010, 03:35:45 am
I just found a pony that pees rainbows, but I wouldn't dare post it.

LOL

Okay Kerry! Sorry for the brief OT, buddy!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: CellarDweller on February 03, 2010, 06:49:29 am
Figured it out!

Very interesting way to make the sign!  ;D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 03, 2010, 08:50:58 am

Okay Kerry! Sorry for the brief OT, buddy!


No worries, David! I enjoyed the diversion.   :D



Figured it out!


In that case, Chuck, you too get a glittery green pony!  :D

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/glitter-horse-1.gif)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 03, 2010, 08:54:46 am
For those of you having difficulty reading Michael's message, it is . . . .

"Some people are gay"

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/michaele-sydney-some-people-are-gay.jpg)
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on February 03, 2010, 09:13:35 am
It's an Aussie lamington for me!   :D

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/Lamington.jpg)


Looks delicious! What's in it?
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on February 03, 2010, 09:15:10 am
Michael has created a clever sign. Can you read what it says?

<Hint - Concentrate on the red>

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/michaele-sydney-some-people-are-gay.jpg)
Michael

Very clever indeed!

Took me a while, but I managed to read it in the end.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 03, 2010, 09:21:22 am

Looks delicious! What's in it?

Lamingtons are delicious, Sason. They comprise of a cube of sponge cake, about the size of a Rubik's cube (though they can be smaller or larger), generously coated in thick chocolate icing (?frosting?) and then rolled in decicated coconut. They are sometimes sliced in the middle for assorted fillings to be inserted; e.g., whipped cream in the pic posted, but the filling can also be strawberry jam (?jello?) and cream, or whatever you fancy - NOT Vegemite, though!  ;)   :laugh:
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on February 03, 2010, 09:21:46 am
And now I see that the solution was already posted.

But I didn't cheat! I figured it out myself! Promise!!


 ;D


Can I have the pony that pees rainbows? Please?

 ;)

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on February 03, 2010, 09:25:10 am
Lamingtons are delicious, Sason. They comprise of a cube of sponge cake, about the size of a Rubik's cube (though they can be smaller or larger), generously coated in thick chocolate icing (?frosting?) and then rolled in decicated coconut. They are sometimes sliced in the middle for assorted fillings to be inserted; e.g., whipped cream in the pic posted, but the filling can also be strawberry jam (?jello?) and cream, or whatever you fancy - NOT Vegemite, though!  ;)   :laugh:

Sounds yummi, esp the chocolate icing! LOL!

If Vegemite is anything like Marmite, I hear you!

 ;D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 03, 2010, 09:28:59 am
And now I see that the solution was already posted.

But I didn't cheat! I figured it out myself! Promise!!


 ;D


Can I have the pony that pees rainbows? Please?

 ;)



All I can give you is a glittery green pony, Sason . . . .   :D

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/glitter-horse-1.gif)

. . . . you'll have to ask David for the rainbow weeing peeing pony.   ;)   :laugh:




Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on February 03, 2010, 09:43:22 am
Thanks, Kerry!

A glittery green pony is wonderful.   :D

But nothing like a rainbow peeing one....    ;) ;D

David? Please?

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 04, 2010, 12:18:36 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/stevie-clayton-ACON-CEO-sydney.jpg)
Stevie Clayton
Chief Executive Officer
AIDS Council on New South Wales (ACON)
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 04, 2010, 12:20:43 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/steve-donovan-the-badu-dances-port-.jpg)
Badu Dancers
Port Macquarie
New South Wales

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 04, 2010, 12:22:35 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/cofa-student-38-sydney1.jpg)
Sydney College of Fine Arts student
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 05, 2010, 12:26:46 am
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Alicia
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 05, 2010, 12:27:54 am
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 05, 2010, 12:30:51 am
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on February 05, 2010, 03:31:25 am
Thanks, Kerry!

A glittery green pony is wonderful.   :D

But nothing like a rainbow peeing one....    ;) ;D

David? Please?

 :laugh:


I sent you a PM, Sason! ;)

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on February 05, 2010, 03:36:44 am
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Sydney College of Fine Arts student

I LOVE it, Kerry! :D

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 05, 2010, 08:03:28 am

I LOVE it, Kerry! :D


Queertastic! That might catch on!  :D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 06, 2010, 09:47:23 am
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 06, 2010, 09:49:08 am
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 06, 2010, 09:50:42 am
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Sydney College of Fine Arts student
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 07, 2010, 07:16:49 am
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Constable Debbie
Gay & Lesbian Liaison Officer (GLLO)
New South Wales Police Force
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 07, 2010, 07:18:25 am
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Bruce
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 07, 2010, 07:19:39 am
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Kimberley
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 08, 2010, 09:14:23 am
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Gareth
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 08, 2010, 09:15:22 am
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Yenny
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 08, 2010, 09:16:41 am
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Lawrence
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 09, 2010, 01:34:38 am
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 09, 2010, 01:37:54 am
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Sydney College of Fine Arts students
"I am gay. Do you still love me?"
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 09, 2010, 01:40:12 am
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Mila
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 10, 2010, 01:46:27 am
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Tony
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 10, 2010, 01:48:10 am
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Deanne, Sue & Noah
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 10, 2010, 01:49:33 am
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Kate
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on February 10, 2010, 02:38:37 am
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Sydney College of Fine Arts students
"I am gay. Do you still love me?"

I am gay. Do you still love me?

That is such a simple, straight forward, innocent and poignant question.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on February 10, 2010, 02:43:06 am
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Tony

I like his message. And as a Catholic I clearly understand his position. However many Catholics around here will tell you that they are not homophobic at all. Quite the contrary. They will tell you they are very pro gay and that they love gay people. They love us by telling us the truth. They claim true love for another person sometimes hurts. It sometimes involves telling them things they do not want to hear. In this case, the "truth" according to them is that we are going to hell unless we change our lifestyle.

How charming. ::)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 10, 2010, 08:36:16 am
I am gay. Do you still love me?

That is such a simple, straight forward, innocent and poignant question.

Yep, that's so very true, David. And it looks to me like his friends in the pic do,  indeed, love him.  :D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 10, 2010, 08:39:34 am
I like his message. And as a Catholic I clearly understand his position. However many Catholics around here will tell you that they are not homophobic at all. Quite the contrary. They will tell you they are very pro gay and that they love gay people. They love us by telling us the truth. They claim true love for another person sometimes hurts. It sometimes involves telling them things they do not want to hear. In this case, the "truth" according to them is that we are going to hell unless we change our lifestyle.

How charming. ::)

Don't you just love that tired old line about loving the sinner but hating the sin?  What a crock!  :-\   ::)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 11, 2010, 02:31:17 am
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Sam
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 11, 2010, 02:32:44 am
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Sergeant Scott Davis
Victoria Police

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 11, 2010, 02:34:29 am
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Isobel
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sheriff Roland on February 11, 2010, 07:15:21 am
Love is unto itself a higher law

Love It!!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 12, 2010, 02:15:16 am
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Sergeant Scott Davis
Victoria Police

Oh, and by the way, under Australian law, Sergeant Davis means that quite literally!  :D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 12, 2010, 02:16:39 am
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Paolo
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 12, 2010, 02:20:31 am
Tee-Hee!  :laugh:

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Roxy & Gia
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 12, 2010, 02:22:04 am
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Rob
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: CellarDweller on February 12, 2010, 06:42:11 am
Great additions, as always! ;D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 13, 2010, 02:17:59 am
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Sydney College of Fine Arts student
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 13, 2010, 02:20:02 am
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Indra Veer
HIV/AIDS Legal Centre
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 13, 2010, 02:22:23 am
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Angeli
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 14, 2010, 02:31:56 am
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The Hon. Trevor Khan, MLC
Member of the Legislative Council
New South Wales Parliament
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 14, 2010, 02:33:20 am
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Denise
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 14, 2010, 02:35:03 am
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Adam
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 15, 2010, 12:41:16 am
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Michelle
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 15, 2010, 12:43:14 am
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Rhys
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 15, 2010, 12:45:54 am
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Christine Manfield
Chef & Author
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 16, 2010, 01:58:56 am
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Mandi
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 16, 2010, 02:01:05 am
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Alan Cumming
GLBIT Rights Campaigner
New York
USA

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 16, 2010, 02:03:06 am
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Mallis
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Ellemeno on February 16, 2010, 04:00:19 am
I love that minxy Alan Cumming.  Yikes he's getting older (as are we all!).

Thank you for this lovely thread, Kerry.  Today's batch didn't make me cry.  Several have.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 16, 2010, 08:05:35 am

I love that minxy Alan Cumming.  Yikes he's getting older (as are we all!).

Thank you for this lovely thread, Kerry.  Today's batch didn't make me cry.  Several have.


I'm so pleased you're enjoying the thread, Clarissa. I too have been very moved by many of the messages. I often wonder what the story is behind those happy (and sometimes not so happy) faces.

Alan Cumming's message only recently appeared on the thisisoz  site. It was posted at about the same time Chuck posted his pic. Made me wonder if Alan and Chuck may know each other. Here's a message from another New Yorker, Lance Horne. Do you know him? He and Alan Cumming would appear to know each other, seeing as they are pictured in the same garden, virtually standing on the same spot. Most of the contributors to the thisisoz  site are Australians, so it was good to see three Americans posting messages.  :D

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Lance Horne
Emmy Award winning composer and lyricist
New York
USA

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: CellarDweller on February 16, 2010, 04:38:48 pm
It was posted at about the same time Chuck posted his pic. Made me wonder if Alan and Chuck may know each other.


 :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 17, 2010, 12:39:37 am
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Fran
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 17, 2010, 12:41:05 am
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Brad
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 17, 2010, 12:45:13 am
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Shannon
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on February 17, 2010, 12:49:17 am
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Adam


Awww! Adam is so cute! :-*

"Adam" is such a cute name too.

I love all of these messages Kerry, but I cannot help but notice (and comment) on some of the cute guys every now and then...

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 17, 2010, 01:46:52 am

Awww! Adam is so cute! :-*

"Adam" is such a cute name too.

I love all of these messages Kerry, but I cannot help but notice (and comment) on some of the cute guys every now and then...


I agree, David. Adam is cute.  :D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Ellemeno on February 17, 2010, 02:36:26 am

 Here's a message from another New Yorker, Lance Horne. Do you know him? He and Alan Cumming would appear to know each other, seeing as they are pictured in the same garden, virtually standing on the same spot. Most of the contributors to the thisisoz  site are Australians, so it was good to see three Americans posting messages.  :D



I hadn't known anything about Lance Horne (a quite priapic name) til I Googled him a minute ago.  Here's the bio from his website, note where he was born:

http://www.lancehorne.com/html/bio.htm
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 17, 2010, 11:42:22 pm
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Caroline
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 17, 2010, 11:43:53 pm
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Colin & Ray
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 17, 2010, 11:46:11 pm
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Kris
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 19, 2010, 11:52:15 pm
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Sandra
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 19, 2010, 11:54:13 pm
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Mark
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 19, 2010, 11:55:31 pm
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Kim
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 21, 2010, 02:44:26 am
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Staff of the
Needle & Syringe Program
North Coast Area Health Service
Port Macquarie
New South Wales

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 21, 2010, 02:48:44 am
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Staff of
Westpac Bank
Surry Hills Branch
Sydney

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(Surry Hills is not as rural as it sounds.
It's actually a high density, inner-city
region of Sydney, in the heart of the
gay ghetto)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 21, 2010, 02:52:04 am
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Members of
"Gay Camping NSW"
doing what they do best

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 22, 2010, 01:01:04 am
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John
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 22, 2010, 01:02:55 am
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Tracie
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 22, 2010, 01:04:14 am
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Chris
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sheriff Roland on February 22, 2010, 05:57:00 am
"I was Bashed"

"I Am Not a Monster"

That's HARD this morning, Kerry.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 22, 2010, 09:51:19 am
"I was Bashed"

"I Am Not a Monster"

That's HARD this morning, Kerry.

Here's something to lighten the mood . . . .

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Notorious Sydney Drag Queen
Vanessa Wagner
and friends

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Penthesilea on February 22, 2010, 09:52:36 am
What Roland said.
These two contributions are hard stuff. They make me sad.

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Penthesilea on February 22, 2010, 10:07:06 am
Here's something to lighten the mood . . . .

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/vanessa-wagner-byron-bay-community-.jpg)
Notorious Sydney Drag Queen
Vanessa Wagner
and friends



That's ok. Not all contributions can be lighthearted on this thread. And that's good as it is.


Had to smile about the "Notorious Drag Quen". My cousin was a drag queen (not notorious though ;D). The whole extended family was proud and said how great his performance was. Even my oh-so-catholic aunt went to the show to see him. I would have paid money to see her, lol. She's not seriously religious in the sense many Americans are religious, but still the most religious person in my family, and a bit niminy-piminy. I bet she turned beet-red, but she enjoyed it anyway.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 22, 2010, 10:44:28 am

That's ok. Not all contributions can be lighthearted on this thread. And that's good as it is.


Had to smile about the "Notorious Drag Quen". My cousin was a drag queen (not notorious though ;D). The whole extended family was proud and said how great his performance was. Even my oh-so-catholic aunt went to the show to see him. I would have paid money to see her, lol. She's not seriously religious in the sense many Americans are religious, but still the most religious person in my family, and a bit niminy-piminy. I bet she turned beet-red, but she enjoyed it anyway.

Vanessa Wagner is notorious in that she is more of a comedian and social commentator than a serious female impersonator. She appears on television here in Oz and is well known throughout the wider community, not just on the gay scene. Her drag is very tacky - makeup applied with a trowel, unconvincing fright-wigs, over-the-top jewelry, five o'clock shadow, etc. You get the picture. Straight people here seem to love her, as witnessed by the above pic.  :D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 23, 2010, 02:33:42 am
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Saysana & Rupert the Wonder Dog
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 23, 2010, 02:35:04 am
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Beck
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 23, 2010, 02:36:39 am
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Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM
University of Western Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Lumière on February 23, 2010, 04:41:26 pm
Kerry -

Been meaning to post in here and tell you that I love these entries.
Too awesome.
Thank you for bringing them to the forum, bud!  :)


~M
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 24, 2010, 02:28:58 am
I'm so glad you are enjoying the thread, Milli.  :D

Here are today's pics. The first one I find quite distressing, not least of all because I suspect, sadly, that Xerxes may be speaking from personal experience:

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Xerxes
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 24, 2010, 02:31:24 am
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Rachel
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 24, 2010, 02:33:37 am
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Rory
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 25, 2010, 04:44:04 am
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Rhonda
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 25, 2010, 04:47:21 am
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Brad
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 25, 2010, 04:50:08 am
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Nicole
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 26, 2010, 02:11:29 am
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Christina
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 26, 2010, 02:14:06 am
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Terrence
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 26, 2010, 02:17:35 am
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Professor Janice Reid
Chancellor
University of Western Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on February 26, 2010, 05:02:54 pm
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Christina
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Let's spread the what??
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sheriff Roland on February 26, 2010, 05:08:59 pm
Let's spread the what??

RUV = love
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on February 26, 2010, 05:12:43 pm
RUV = love

Really?


Well, thanks!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: southendmd on February 26, 2010, 08:27:46 pm
RUV = love

Ri Ruv Rou, Rorge.

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 27, 2010, 12:35:34 am
(http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/5117/rubyrosemtvvjsydney.jpg) (http://img37.imageshack.us/i/rubyrosemtvvjsydney.jpg/)
Ruby Rose
MTV VJ
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 27, 2010, 12:38:36 am
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Jason
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 27, 2010, 12:41:58 am
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on February 27, 2010, 05:05:52 pm
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Ruby Rose
MTV VJ
Sydney

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I like this one. I've always questioned the word "homophobia". It's the same in Swedish.

Exactly what Ruby Rose says: What's fear got to do with it?

"Homoism" (like racism or sexism), or "Antihomoism" (like antisemitism), would be better words, imo.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 28, 2010, 03:09:15 am
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Helen
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 28, 2010, 03:13:13 am
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Michelle, Aandrea & Khadine
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on February 28, 2010, 03:16:54 am
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Leanne
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 01, 2010, 01:27:15 am
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Unidentified Convicts Rugby Team Supporter
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 01, 2010, 01:30:31 am
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Robert, Michael & Brian
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 01, 2010, 01:34:31 am
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Yves
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on March 01, 2010, 01:56:34 am
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Yves
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HOLY MERDE!!!! :o


I love those French guys! lol :-*

That's cute! I love the way he "changed" the headline to say Oz instead. :D

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 01, 2010, 08:15:58 am

HOLY MERDE!!!! :o


I love those French guys! lol :-*

That's cute! I love the way he "changed" the headline to say Oz instead. :D


Yves looks a bit like Charlie's brother, Alan, in Two and a Half Men.  :)

Yep, definitely cute, and I love his clever message too.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 02, 2010, 08:05:31 am
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Iota
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 02, 2010, 08:11:10 am
Anyone understand French? Roland?  :D

(http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/5029/jacquesjacquelineparis.jpg) (http://img696.imageshack.us/i/jacquesjacquelineparis.jpg/)
Jacques & Jacqueline
Paris

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 02, 2010, 08:14:32 am
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Jonty
Johannesburg

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sheriff Roland on March 02, 2010, 10:26:16 am
Anyone understand French? Roland?  :D

(http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/5029/jacquesjacquelineparis.jpg) (http://img696.imageshack.us/i/jacquesjacquelineparis.jpg/)
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Paris

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"If all men were homosexual, the world would be more gay."
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on March 02, 2010, 03:21:48 pm
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Jonty
Johannesburg

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I can't read what it says on his shirt.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: southendmd on March 02, 2010, 03:23:04 pm
I can't read what it says on his shirt.

Looks like "Love--not Hate"
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on March 02, 2010, 03:25:46 pm
*looks again*

Yeah, I think you're right. Thanks.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 03, 2010, 01:55:51 am
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Anthony
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 03, 2010, 01:59:43 am
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Sydney College of Fine Arts (COFA) student
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 03, 2010, 02:03:01 am
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Matt & Ned
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Ellemeno on March 03, 2010, 03:43:03 am
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Leanne
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I like the motto on this T shirt.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 04, 2010, 01:49:46 am
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Jim
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 04, 2010, 01:53:27 am
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DJ Lani-G
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 04, 2010, 01:56:31 am
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Jem
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 05, 2010, 12:13:53 am
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Draven
Ohio, USA

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 05, 2010, 12:18:40 am
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Briar
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"I can't think straight"
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 05, 2010, 12:21:49 am
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Matt
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on March 05, 2010, 01:25:34 am
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Draven
Ohio, USA

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I started looking at this picture more closely - are those wounds on his stomach? Bruises? If so, I think I understand why he wrote the message on his stomach. :(

He's right down the road from me too - in Ohio.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 05, 2010, 01:55:11 am
I started looking at this picture more closely - are those wounds on his stomach? Bruises? If so, I think I understand why he wrote the message on his stomach. :(

He's right down the road from me too - in Ohio.

I'm not entirely convinced, David, that Draven is actually a "he".   ;)    :)

Speaking of "right down the road" from you, David, seeing we're in your neck of the woods, when are we going to see your pic at thisisoz.com.au?   :D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 07, 2010, 12:34:05 am
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Richard Goncalves
Sky News Business Presenter
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 07, 2010, 12:36:48 am
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Hana
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 07, 2010, 12:40:44 am
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Zaney
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 08, 2010, 12:54:14 am
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Louise
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 08, 2010, 12:57:56 am
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Parramatta Queer Forum
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 08, 2010, 01:04:08 am

Laurent is from Barcelona so I'm guessing his message is in Spanish. Anyone speak Spanish?  :)

(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/3185/laurentbarcelona.jpg) (http://img291.imageshack.us/i/laurentbarcelona.jpg/)
Laurent
Barcelona

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on March 08, 2010, 05:31:20 pm
^^^^^^^^^^

I
You
They
Equal


(at least that's what I think it says, my Spanish is very rusty)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 13, 2010, 03:19:50 am

Apologies for my absence over the past couple of days. I've had major  computer worries. Fixed now, I hope. Fingers crossed.  

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Marny
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 13, 2010, 03:23:27 am
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"GG"
Brazil

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 13, 2010, 03:27:23 am
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Polly
Highschoolers Against Homophobia
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 16, 2010, 01:23:22 am
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"Teacosy"
* Nimbin
New South Wales

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* Nimbin is a pretty town in far-north, sub-tropical,
rainforested New South Wales, where many alternative
lifestylers and followers of the New Age have settled.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 16, 2010, 01:28:33 am
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Carolina
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 16, 2010, 01:33:43 am
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Fred
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on March 16, 2010, 05:17:44 pm
(http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/672/teacosynimbin.jpg) (http://img63.imageshack.us/i/teacosynimbin.jpg/)
"Teacosy"
* Nimbin
New South Wales

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* Nimbin is a pretty town in far-north, sub-tropical,
rainforested New South Wales, where many alternative
lifestylers and followers of the New Age have settled.

You had computer problems Kerry? Oh no!!! I know what THAT feels like! >:( :'(

We are glad you are back with us! Fingers crossed your computer is fixed and healthy again! :-*

I've been trying to figure out Teacosy's message. I wonder what he means by Straight Austrailia having a queer history too? I guess I'm not familiar enough with Australia's history to understand it. I will check Wikipedia and see if it offers any information. :D

Nimbin sounds like a beautiful area. I love subtropical/tropical areas of the world. And rainforests too!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 16, 2010, 10:00:29 pm
You had computer problems Kerry? Oh no!!! I know what THAT feels like! >:( :'(

We are glad you are back with us! Fingers crossed your computer is fixed and healthy again! :-*

I've been trying to figure out Teacosy's message. I wonder what he means by Straight Austrailia having a queer history too? I guess I'm not familiar enough with Australia's history to understand it. I will check Wikipedia and see if it offers any information. :D

Nimbin sounds like a beautiful area. I love subtropical/tropical areas of the world. And rainforests too!

I, too, am not exactly sure what Teacosy's message means, David.  ???

I suspect, however, that he may be having a snipe at the, until relatively recently, total absence of any formal reference to GLBIT people within Australian history. Even though we were there all along, right from the very first days of the colony. And probably even before that, on the ships of the First Fleet.   :)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 17, 2010, 01:22:37 am
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Jean
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 17, 2010, 01:25:32 am
(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/7132/terrysydney.jpg) (http://img23.imageshack.us/i/terrysydney.jpg/)
Terry
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 17, 2010, 01:28:35 am
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Dash & Will
Melbourne

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 18, 2010, 01:52:51 am
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Jose
Gold Coast
Queensland

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 18, 2010, 01:55:41 am
(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/584/stephsandssydney.jpg) (http://img411.imageshack.us/i/stephsandssydney.jpg/)
Steph
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 18, 2010, 01:58:44 am
(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/8003/nicibrisbane.jpg) (http://img268.imageshack.us/i/nicibrisbane.jpg/)
Nici
Brisbane
Queensland

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Penthesilea on March 18, 2010, 02:06:22 am
Still here and enjoying this thread. Thank you for keeping it up, Kerry :).
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 19, 2010, 01:39:57 am
Still here and enjoying this thread. Thank you for keeping it up, Kerry :).

Glad to hear you're still enjoying it, Chrissi.  :-*  Here are today's images.  :D

(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/4876/secretloverzsydney.jpg) (http://img155.imageshack.us/i/secretloverzsydney.jpg/)
"Secret Loverz"
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 19, 2010, 01:42:36 am
(http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/3444/christianssydney.jpg) (http://img519.imageshack.us/i/christianssydney.jpg/)
Christian
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 19, 2010, 01:46:59 am
(http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/1129/tessajamesjordanrodrigu.jpg) (http://img715.imageshack.us/i/tessajamesjordanrodrigu.jpg/)
Tessa, Jordan & Charlotte
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on March 19, 2010, 01:59:23 am
*raises his hand*

I'm still enjoying them too Kerry! I look in here every day! :D


I love this one....

(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/8003/nicibrisbane.jpg) (http://img268.imageshack.us/i/nicibrisbane.jpg/)
Nici
Brisbane
Queensland

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I am always pleased when I see straight people standing up for gay rights. That means a lot to me. Obviously gay people will be in favor of gay rights (well most of them anyway) but that isn't necessarily true for straight people. So I always feel very encouraged when I see it. :)

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 20, 2010, 02:25:25 am
*raises his hand*

I'm still enjoying them too Kerry! I look in here every day! :D


Good to see you here, David!  :-*   :D

(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/2208/suziekalgoorlie.jpg) (http://img641.imageshack.us/i/suziekalgoorlie.jpg/)
Suzie
Kalgoorlie
Western Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 20, 2010, 02:39:06 am
I should mention that I have obtained written approval from the thisisoz  people to reproduce their images here.

Should you want to reproduce any of the images appearing in this thread, do what I did and go to  thisisoz.com.au (http://thisisoz.com.au)  and ask for permission to do so.

They are affiliated with the AIDS Council of New South Wales (ACON) and I'm sure they'll get back to you with their approval. All they ask is that you recognise their ownership of their images when you reproduce them, as I do with
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Certainly, the images are freely available at their site, but it's nice to pay them the courtesy of asking if it's okay to reproduce their images before doing so. And I'm sure they'd love to hear from you and know that their beautiful,  uplifting images are appearing all over the world.

They are very nice people and do wonderful work.

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 20, 2010, 02:48:29 am
(http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/8430/joshgoldcoast.jpg) (http://img717.imageshack.us/i/joshgoldcoast.jpg/)
Josh
Gold Coast
Queensland

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 20, 2010, 02:52:28 am
(http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/4074/cofastudent26sydney.jpg) (http://img139.imageshack.us/i/cofastudent26sydney.jpg/)
College of Fine Arts student
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kelda on March 20, 2010, 05:44:57 pm
love the new ones today Kerry!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 21, 2010, 01:07:21 am
love the new ones today Kerry!

Glad you like them, Kelda.  :-*  Here are some more.  :D

(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/818/martymunich.jpg) (http://img156.imageshack.us/i/martymunich.jpg/)
Marty
Munich
Germany

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 21, 2010, 01:10:03 am
(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/1406/jodiecarrara.jpg) (http://img201.imageshack.us/i/jodiecarrara.jpg/)
Jodie
Carrara
Queensland

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 21, 2010, 01:14:44 am
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/3049/neilnorthernrivers.jpg) (http://img228.imageshack.us/i/neilnorthernrivers.jpg/)
Neil
Northern Rivers
New South Wales

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Penthesilea on March 21, 2010, 06:32:48 am
(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/818/martymunich.jpg) (http://img156.imageshack.us/i/martymunich.jpg/)
Marty
Munich
Germany

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To be honest, yes he does :laugh:.
I feel like a fifth-grader who didn't learn their Latin vocab, and of course the teacher is suspicious and wants to call them on it :laugh:.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 22, 2010, 01:16:07 am

To be honest, yes he does :laugh:.
I feel like a fifth-grader who didn't learn their Latin vocab, and of course the teacher is suspicious and wants to call them on it :laugh:.

Aww, I'm sorry Marty made you feel uncomfortable, Chrissi.   :-*

I hope today's images won't make you feel uncomfortable.    :)

(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/3096/cofastudent62sydney.jpg) (http://img716.imageshack.us/i/cofastudent62sydney.jpg/)
College of Fine Arts student
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 22, 2010, 01:18:55 am
(http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/7963/andrewpurchassydney.jpg) (http://img260.imageshack.us/i/andrewpurchassydney.jpg/)
Andrew
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 22, 2010, 01:22:28 am
Phew, speaking of uncomfortable, I bet it was difficult getting into that dress!  :o 

Don't ask me how I know!  ;)   :laugh:

(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/9152/ivysydney.jpg) (http://img269.imageshack.us/i/ivysydney.jpg/)
Ivy
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on March 22, 2010, 02:52:41 am

To be honest, yes he does :laugh:.
I feel like a fifth-grader who didn't learn their Latin vocab, and of course the teacher is suspicious and wants to call them on it :laugh:.


He does look like one of those High School teachers who just looooves to hand out those F's! I had a U.S. History teacher like that! :laugh:

I'm sure he's a really nice guy though...
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Monika on March 22, 2010, 02:54:55 am
Yay! More pics! Exactly what I need this morning!

I love all these positive messages!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 23, 2010, 02:02:56 am
Yay! More pics! Exactly what I need this morning!

I love all these positive messages!

More pics to enjoy today!  :D

Alas, however, I don't have many pics remaining.  Only enough for another fortnight or so and then this thread will be no more.  :'(

Hope you've all enjoyed it while it's lasted!  It certainly lasted longer than I initially anticipated.  :)

(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/8131/aantheaandbluesydney2.jpg) (http://img202.imageshack.us/i/aantheaandbluesydney2.jpg/)
Anthea & Blue
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 23, 2010, 02:06:16 am
(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/2754/roynorthernrivers.jpg) (http://img706.imageshack.us/i/roynorthernrivers.jpg/)
Roy
Northern Rivers
New South Wales

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 23, 2010, 02:10:20 am
(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/3393/tarynibiza.jpg) (http://img42.imageshack.us/i/tarynibiza.jpg/)
Taryn
Ibiza
Spain

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on March 23, 2010, 05:52:01 am
More pics to enjoy today!  :D

Alas, however, I don't have many pics remaining.  Only enough for another fortnight or so and then this thread will be no more.  :'(

Hope you've all enjoyed it while it's lasted!  It certainly lasted longer than I initially anticipated.  :)


That's too bad Kerry, that there will be no more pics.   :(

I've so enjoyed them all, and the daily uplifting messages here!!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: CellarDweller on March 23, 2010, 07:55:43 am
I will miss this thread.

Thanks for starting it here Kerry!  ;D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kelda on March 23, 2010, 07:35:41 pm
What Sonja and Chuck said!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on March 23, 2010, 11:15:09 pm
I will miss it too. But a fortnight is still a fairly long time. So I'm looking forward to some more pictures in the meantime! :)

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 24, 2010, 12:07:20 am
I, too, will miss this thread when it comes to an end.  :'(

It's become part of my daily routine. Most every day, just before dinner time each evening Sydney time, (in the wee small hours of the pre-dawn morning US time), I pop online briefly and post the daily pics.

I'd never intended it to become so monumental! When I made the inaugural post back in November last year, it was initially my intention to just make one post, quoting the link to thisisoz and leaving it up to each individual to follow-up at the site, if they felt they wanted to do so. In that first post, I added pics of my two favourite placard holders at the time - Matthew Mitcham, the gay Australian Olympic gold medalist; and Clover Moore, the Lord Mayor of Sydney.  :)

That was just over four months ago, and 11,879 views later!   :o

 

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Penthesilea on March 24, 2010, 01:48:41 am
I, too, will miss this thread when it comes to an end.  :'(

It's become part of my daily routine. Most every day, just before dinner time each evening Sydney time, (in the wee small hours of the pre-dawn morning US time), I pop online briefly and post the daily pics.

I'd never intended it to become so monumental! When I made the inaugural post back in November last year, it was initially my intention to just make one post, quoting the link to thisisoz and leaving it up to each individual to follow-up at the site, if they felt they wanted to do so. In that first post, I added pics of my two favourite placard holders at the time - Matthew Mitcham, the gay Australian Olympic gold medalist; and Clover Moore, the Lord Mayor of Sydney.  :)

That was just over four months ago, and 11,879 views later!   :o


Yes, we could go over and see the pics on the thisisoz site. But this thread brings so much positivity to BM that I'm glad to have it here. It makes a wonderful statement.
I also will be sad to see it come to an end. But we still have a while before it comes to it. :)
(Four fuckin months? - Time sure flies!)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 24, 2010, 01:53:58 am
(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/6179/dannysydney.jpg) (http://img171.imageshack.us/i/dannysydney.jpg/)
Danny
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 24, 2010, 01:58:06 am
(http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/9201/mstinaturnonnutbushcity.jpg) (http://img176.imageshack.us/i/mstinaturnonnutbushcity.jpg/)
Ms Tina Turnon
Nutbush City
Tennessee

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 24, 2010, 02:01:06 am
(http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/6748/nicnieuwoudt2.jpg) (http://img442.imageshack.us/i/nicnieuwoudt2.jpg/)
Nic
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 25, 2010, 02:27:01 am
(http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/3321/marksydney.jpg) (http://img29.imageshack.us/i/marksydney.jpg/)
Mark
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 25, 2010, 02:29:25 am
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David & Jenni
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 25, 2010, 02:32:10 am
(http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/1197/lisajaneforbes.jpg) (http://img442.imageshack.us/i/lisajaneforbes.jpg/)
Lisa-Jane
Forbes
New South Wales

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 26, 2010, 12:39:38 am
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/kez4oz/Album%202/john-richardson-VicePresident-Harbo.jpg)
John Richardson
Vice-President
Harbour City Bears
Sydney

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www.hcbears.com

VALE
John Richardson
1963-2010

I was saddened to read in this week's edition of the Sydney Star Observer (gay newspaper) of the death of John Richardson, Vice President of the Harbour City Bears, whose thisisoz pic I posted in January (see above). John was a tireless worker for charity, specifically the Inspire Foundation, which advocates for young people's mental health and well being.

Here is what the Sydney Star Observer article said:

Vice President of the Harbour City Bears, John Richardson, died on Tuesday, March 16. He is survived by his partner Peter Bayfield.

Peter and John became Australia's first legally married gay couple, after tying the knot in Peter's homeland of Canada.

Harbour City Bears President, Jonny Bastin, remembered a man full of energy and vision for the club's progress.

"John was so enthusiastic about working with the community. He had a vision for what Harbour City Bears could be, other than just being a social club," Jonny Bastin said.

John had pushed for the Harbour City Bears' involvement with the Inspire Foundation, anti-homophobia campaigns and safe-sex campaigns.

"John was able to engage with other community organisations and clubs to push for the wellbeing of our community."

As a token of respect, there will be no new posts to this thread today.

RIP
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on March 26, 2010, 02:39:26 am
:'( :'(

RIP John!!!

That is very sad news Kerry! He sounds like he was a wonderful person.

Often times the good die young. I'll never understand it though. Maybe he was too good for this world and the Lord called him on home early. I don't know why the good people often die so young.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on March 26, 2010, 07:33:13 am
That is indeed sad news, Kerry.   :'( :'(
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: CellarDweller on March 26, 2010, 08:39:53 am
Rest in Peace John Richardson.


(http://www.freewebs.com/kristendouglas/lit%20candle.gif)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 28, 2010, 01:39:35 am

It was lovely to read your kind words David and Sonja and Chuck. John became involved with thisisoz's anti-homophobia project and I can think of no better way to honour his memory than to post more images from the wonderful thisisoz site.

 
(http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/1213/kristylabrador.jpg) (http://img138.imageshack.us/i/kristylabrador.jpg/)
Kristy
Labrador
Queensland

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 28, 2010, 01:43:26 am
(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/2721/sydneyconvicts3.jpg) (http://img35.imageshack.us/i/sydneyconvicts3.jpg/)
Members of the
Sydney Convicts Rugby Club

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 28, 2010, 01:47:34 am
(http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/6205/cofastudent34sydney.jpg) (http://img176.imageshack.us/i/cofastudent34sydney.jpg/)
Sydney College of Fine Arts students
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 29, 2010, 01:19:18 am
(http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/2204/cofastudent37sydney.jpg) (http://img130.imageshack.us/i/cofastudent37sydney.jpg/)
Sydney College of Fine Arts student
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 29, 2010, 01:21:48 am
(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/9945/joelsydney.jpg) (http://img202.imageshack.us/i/joelsydney.jpg/)
Joel
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on March 29, 2010, 01:24:24 am
(http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/9779/cofastudentsydney.jpg) (http://img185.imageshack.us/i/cofastudentsydney.jpg/)
Sydney College of Fine Arts student
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: This Is Oz on March 30, 2010, 09:47:19 pm
Hi amazing people

It's Robert here from This Is Oz. This site is fantastic...thanks for keeping it alive. We get alerted by Google whenever something happens on the net involving This Is Oz. That way keep up to speed with this site too, which is brilliant.

I just wanted to let you know that the This Is Oz site is just about to receive a new boost of life.

We are using some of the images to create a set of 4 (no doubt collectable) postcards for the International Day Against Homophobia on May 17th. These postcards will carry This is Oz info on the back and direct people to the site. This is a postcard campaign targeting all young people in NSW (not GLBT youth). The cards will be distributed by Avant Card and this means they will go to schools, universities and youth specific locations. Its all incredibly exciting.

Therefore we are preparing for a lot more people to log on, upload images and support this campaign.

In fact, if you'd like to vote for your favourite images (out of a possible 15 we have selected) drop into the site www.thisisoz.com.au and vote now. Voting will only be possible for another day. And keep dropping into the site as there are more changes and exciting things to come.

Thanks again for your amazing support here. You totally rock.

Robert
This Is Oz team - of 3      :)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Front-Ranger on March 30, 2010, 10:07:45 pm
Welcome, Oz. Thanks for the information. Enjoy BetterMost and I hope you return here often!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on March 30, 2010, 11:46:41 pm
Wow Kerry! That was a really nice compliment to you from the This Is Oz website owners! And I concur. You are doing a wonderful job with this thread. Thanks for keeping up going for us! :-*
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kelda on March 31, 2010, 05:11:04 pm
Wow Kerry! That was a really nice compliment to you from the This Is Oz website owners! And I concur. You are doing a wonderful job with this thread. Thanks for keeping up going for us! :-*

I agree Kerry!

And, This is Oz.. thanks for your work! All 3 of you!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 01, 2010, 01:30:21 am
Wow! I am absolutely gob-smacked that Robert from thisisoz  has posted a message for us all here at BetterMost.  :D

It was wonderful to  get your message, Robert. Thank you for your kind words about our BetterMost community. I must say, however, that IMHO it is you and your team at thisisoz  who rock!

You do an amazing job and provide a wonderful outreach to Australian youth and, indeed, youth around the world. And not just youth - your message is wonderfully uplifting and inspirational for everyone who sees it. I'm 60 and I have been very moved by many of the images at your site.

Thank you for allowing us here at BetterMost to share thisisoz  with you.  :)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 01, 2010, 01:44:55 am
(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/38/justinfsydney.jpg) (http://img94.imageshack.us/i/justinfsydney.jpg/)
Justin
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 01, 2010, 01:48:07 am
(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/1700/pipsydney.jpg) (http://img338.imageshack.us/i/pipsydney.jpg/)
Pip
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 01, 2010, 01:51:05 am
(http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/6398/jtlohsingapore.jpg) (http://img169.imageshack.us/i/jtlohsingapore.jpg/)
J.T.Loh
Singapore

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 03, 2010, 01:09:35 am
(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/4392/cofastudent31sydney.jpg) (http://img268.imageshack.us/i/cofastudent31sydney.jpg/)
Sydney College of Fine Arts student
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 03, 2010, 01:11:38 am
(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/9043/onteesydney.jpg) (http://img7.imageshack.us/i/onteesydney.jpg/)
On-Tee
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 03, 2010, 01:14:21 am
(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/7587/cofastudent60sydney.jpg) (http://img444.imageshack.us/i/cofastudent60sydney.jpg/)
Sydney College of Fine Arts student
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Penthesilea on April 03, 2010, 05:01:17 am
(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/9043/onteesydney.jpg) (http://img7.imageshack.us/i/onteesydney.jpg/)
On-Tee
Sydney

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My new favorite! :)

Kerry, the message from Robert of ThisIsOz is wonderful. You can be proud, you're doing an awesome job here with this thread. You're spreading the message of love and acceptance from Oz across the world.


Robert, thank you for your kind message to BetterMost. Thank you also for allowing us to reproduce your images on our site. They're in good hands over here (;)), and we cherish them. What I said to Kerry is self-evidently true for you, too: you're spreading the important and beautiful message of love and acceptance. The world needs people like you.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 04, 2010, 02:42:56 am

Does anyone recognise this language / translate?

(http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/2605/cofastudent15sydney.jpg) (http://img682.imageshack.us/i/cofastudent15sydney.jpg/)
Sydney College of Fine Arts student
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 04, 2010, 02:46:37 am
(http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/9125/daniellausa.jpg) (http://img694.imageshack.us/i/daniellausa.jpg/)
Daniel
Los Angeles
USA

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 04, 2010, 02:50:49 am
(http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/4562/aleksjuszczakestherande.jpg) (http://img180.imageshack.us/i/aleksjuszczakestherande.jpg/)
Aleks & Esther
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: southendmd on April 04, 2010, 10:59:53 am
Does anyone recognise this language / translate?

(http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/2605/cofastudent15sydney.jpg) (http://img682.imageshack.us/i/cofastudent15sydney.jpg/)
Sydney College of Fine Arts student
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"You are what you are, not what others think you are."  Looks like Swedish.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Penthesilea on April 04, 2010, 12:40:56 pm
"You are what you are, not what others think you are."  Looks like Swedish.


My version is almost identical: "You are what you are, not what others say (that) you are."

My guess is also Swedish. Possibly Danish. I bet our Scandinavian Brokies can help us out :).
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Monika on April 04, 2010, 01:45:26 pm
It's Swedish allright


You are what you are, not what others say you are.

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on April 04, 2010, 04:18:12 pm
"You are what you are, not what others think you are."  Looks like Swedish.

Well done, Paul!!       (how did you translate it when you weren't even sure what language it was?)

And Chrissi too!!


My take on it would be: You are who you are, not what others say you are.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 05, 2010, 12:00:41 am
Thanks for the translations everyone. Another beneficial aspect of the thisisoz  site has been to make me realise what a truly multicultural society Australia is. Australians share a close bond with Scandinavia in that Denmark's Crown Princess Mary is an Australian, married to Crown Prince Frederik, meaning Denmark's next Queen will be an Australian.  ;)   ;D

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary,_Crown_Princess_of_Denmark

After making last night's post, I had a closer look at the message and when I read it aloud, I felt I could (phonetically?) almost have a guess at what it said:

du ar = you are

den du ar = what you are

inte vad andra sager = not what others say

att du ar = that you are

Very like English.  :)



 
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on April 05, 2010, 02:01:32 am
Thanks for the translations everyone. Another beneficial aspect of the thisisoz  site has been to make me realise what a truly multicultural society Australia is. Australians share a close bond with Scandinavia in that Denmark's Crown Princess Mary is an Australian, married to Crown Prince Frederik, meaning Denmark's next Queen will be an Australian.  ;)   ;D

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary,_Crown_Princess_of_Denmark

After making last night's post, I had a closer look at the message and when I read it aloud, I felt I could (phonetically?) almost have a guess at what it said:

du ar = you are

den du ar = what you are

inte vad andra sager = not what others say

att du ar = that you are

Very like English.  :)



 

I think the Scandinavian languages (especially Danish) are close cousins to English, Kerry. I know Dutch is. In fact, Dutch is the closest language to English. Although Dutch is not Scandinavian. Also, Dutch and Danish are similar.

Yeah, you can almost see it and figure it out just by looking at it! :)

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on April 05, 2010, 02:09:39 am
(http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/9125/daniellausa.jpg) (http://img694.imageshack.us/i/daniellausa.jpg/)
Daniel
Los Angeles
USA

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I love the way Daniel reflected his message back to a quotation from the Bible.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 05, 2010, 02:50:12 am

I think the Scandinavian languages (especially Danish) are close cousins to English, Kerry. I know Dutch is. In fact, Dutch is the closest language to English. Although Dutch is not Scandinavian. Also, Dutch and Danish are similar.

Yeah, you can almost see it and figure it out just by looking at it! :)


I find I can sometimes pick-up the jist of what's being said in a Dutch movie on television. Not completely, though. I still need the subtitles!  ;)   ;D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 05, 2010, 02:52:07 am
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Desmond
Adelaide
South Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 05, 2010, 02:54:57 am
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Inner City Legal Centre
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 05, 2010, 02:58:55 am
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"Army Shame"
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on April 05, 2010, 03:23:58 am
I find I can sometimes pick-up the jist of what's being said in a Dutch movie on television. Not completely, though. I still need the subtitles!  ;)   ;D

Just close enough to tease ya! :laugh: :-*

It's sooooo close though, isn't it?

I wish I could remember all the Dutch I knew in my youth. Much of it is gone now. :'(

However the fact remains that Dutch and English are very similar. The closest, in fact.

And to a lesser degree so is Danish and the other Scandinavian languages.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on April 05, 2010, 03:25:19 am
How many more days until it is over Kerry?

I hate to see it end! :'(
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on April 05, 2010, 04:58:59 am

After making last night's post, I had a closer look at the message and when I read it aloud, I felt I could (phonetically?) almost have a guess at what it said:

du ar = you are

den du ar = what you are

inte vad andra sager = not what others say

att du ar = that you are

Very like English.  :)
 

Very good!

You're more or less fluent in Swedish!   ;D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on April 05, 2010, 05:09:20 am
I think the Scandinavian languages (especially Danish) are close cousins to English, Kerry. I know Dutch is. In fact, Dutch is the closest language to English. Although Dutch is not Scandinavian. Also, Dutch and Danish are similar.

Yeah, you can almost see it and figure it out just by looking at it! :)


All the three Scandinavian languages are closely related, although also very different in some respects. The pronounciation e.g. is very different. Swedes and Norwegians usually understand each other better than any of them understand Danish, coz the Danish pronounciation is way different.

Danish is closer related to German than the other two are. I don't exactly know about Dutch, though.

Dutch is a funny language. When I hear it I sometimes have a feeling I understand almost everything, and sometimes
I don't have a clue!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 05, 2010, 09:34:15 am
How many more days until it is over Kerry?

I hate to see it end! :'(

There are more pics remaining than I originally thought, David.  :D  I just recounted the remaining pics and there are enough for another 3-4 weeks, if I continue to post 3 per day; though, I do sometimes miss the odd day here and there. This thread'll probably be all done and dusted by the end of the month.  :'(
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: This Is Oz on April 05, 2010, 11:09:31 pm
Awww you folks rock. Thanks for all your responses and your obvious passion here. Its so good to see and read what you are doing.

Kerry, what can I say...you are an angel and a rock star. This Is Oz is indeed for all people (age, race, background etc) - although the nature of the site really appeals to young people. In fact our up and coming IDAHO campaign will be targeting young folk specifically.

If any of you voted for our potential new postcards for the International Day Against Homophobia on May 17th...thanks so much. We think we have the top 4 chosen and they should be going to the printers this week. I'll keep you posted if you like about which are the final images we use.

Spread the word, love each other, reach for those pesky stars. Hugs from Oz xx

Robert  ;)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 06, 2010, 01:58:34 am
Always great to hear from you, Robert. Keep up the good work!  :D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 06, 2010, 01:59:35 am
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Adriana
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 06, 2010, 02:01:49 am
(http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/8972/kateandadrianoutbacknsw.jpg) (http://img138.imageshack.us/i/kateandadrianoutbacknsw.jpg/)
Kate & Adrian
Outback NSW

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 06, 2010, 02:05:15 am
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Khedur
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 07, 2010, 02:16:59 am
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Les
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 07, 2010, 02:22:12 am
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Erin
Perth
Western Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 07, 2010, 02:25:09 am
(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/9664/malmcphersonsydney.jpg) (http://img69.imageshack.us/i/malmcphersonsydney.jpg/)
Mal
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 08, 2010, 02:54:05 am
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Ian
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 08, 2010, 02:56:41 am
(http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/2887/cofastudent44sydney.jpg) (http://img534.imageshack.us/i/cofastudent44sydney.jpg/)
Sydney College of Fine Arts student
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 08, 2010, 03:00:16 am
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Jason
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 09, 2010, 02:32:36 am
(http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/6204/nicolesydney.jpg) (http://img512.imageshack.us/i/nicolesydney.jpg/)
Nicole
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 09, 2010, 02:34:52 am
(http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/2123/thedifferenceteamsydneyt.jpg) (http://img651.imageshack.us/i/thedifferenceteamsydneyt.jpg/)
The Difference Team
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 09, 2010, 02:37:37 am
(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/7844/johnmangosskynewspresen.jpg) (http://img88.imageshack.us/i/johnmangosskynewspresen.jpg/)
John Mangos
Sky News Presenter
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Monika on April 09, 2010, 04:57:08 pm
(http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/8972/kateandadrianoutbacknsw.jpg) (http://img138.imageshack.us/i/kateandadrianoutbacknsw.jpg/)
Kate & Adrian
Outback NSW

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Love this pic!

And I want to be wherever they are - looks beautiful and very relaxing!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on April 09, 2010, 06:04:49 pm
I agree Monika. Looks a little like the Twist farm, doesn't it?   ;D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 09, 2010, 08:11:39 pm
On first viewing I agree that, yes, the image conjured-up by Kate and Adrian does appear idyllic - Arcadian, even.

However, IMHO there's more to this pic than first meets the eye.

Kate's message reads, "There are no closets in the country." Well, um, yes there are. I would venture to say that closets in country (outback) New South Wales (NSW) are more the rule than the exception.

And Adrian's, "It's OK to be gay in the country," is deluded in the extreme. And it's a lie, too, given the enormous number of documented gay and lesbian suicides in rural areas of Australia.

I don't mean to rain on anyone's parade here, but rural areas in Australia where gay and lesbian people are openly accepted are few and far between. In fact, I can only think of two such places off the top of my head - Lismore in NSW and Daylesford in Victoria. And the acceptance in those two towns only exists because of the large numbers of cashed-up, affluent, G&L tree-changers who have moved to those towns from Sydney and Melbourne, respectively. The locals have been forced to accept the new arrivals because they've brought new wealth and affluence to their previously grim, hick towns.

I don't know what the story is behind Kate and Adrian's submission to thisisoz.  Are they gay or straight? Are they brother and sister? Husband and wife? Are they urban gay tree-changers with rose-tinted spectacles? Did they lose a much loved GL relative to suicide, prompting them to become involved in thisisoz?  Guess we'll never know. Certainly, this has been one of the most thought provoking thisisoz  image for me.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on April 12, 2010, 04:42:28 pm
What's a tree-changer, Kerry?
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Monika on April 12, 2010, 05:40:11 pm
On first viewing I agree that, yes, the image conjured-up by Kate and Adrian does appear idyllic - Arcadian, even.

However, IMHO there's more to this pic than first meets the eye.

Kate's message reads, "There are no closets in the country." Well, um, yes there are. I would venture to say that closets in country (outback) New South Wales (NSW) are more the rule than the exception.

And Adrian's, "It's OK to be gay in the country," is deluded in the extreme. And it's a lie, too, given the enormous number of documented gay and lesbian suicides in rural areas of Australia.

I don't mean to rain on anyone's parade here, but rural areas in Australia where gay and lesbian people are openly accepted are few and far between. In fact, I can only think of two such places off the top of my head - Lismore in NSW and Daylesford in Victoria. And the acceptance in those two towns only exists because of the large numbers of cashed-up, affluent, G&L tree-changers who have moved to those towns from Sydney and Melbourne, respectively. The locals have been forced to accept the new arrivals because they've brought new wealth and affluence to their previously grim, hick towns.

I don't know what the story is behind Kate and Adrian's submission to thisisoz.  Are they gay or straight? Are they brother and sister? Husband and wife? Are they urban gay tree-changers with rose-tinted spectacles? Did they lose a much loved GL relative to suicide, prompting them to become involved in thisisoz?  Guess we'll never know. Certainly, this has been one of the most thought provoking thisisoz  image for me.
I guess I thought their messages to be more about their own personal beliefs about how things should be, rather than them trying to present actual facts. Just like when people write messages like "we are all equal". In a perfect world maybe, but that´s not the reality. But I would also read a statement like that to mean that it´s more an expression of personal beliefs than anything else.

Too bad about the situation in outbacks of Australia; Kerry! :-*

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: brian on April 13, 2010, 04:28:38 am
What's a tree-changer, Kerry?
tree change – a relocation from the city to a rural area for a lifestyle change
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 13, 2010, 11:02:58 am

 I guess I thought their messages to be more about their own personal beliefs about how things should be, rather than them trying to present actual facts. Just like when people write messages like "we are all equal". In a perfect world maybe, but that´s not the reality. But I would also read a statement like that to mean that it´s more an expression of personal beliefs than anything else.

Too bad about the situation in outbacks of Australia; Kerry! :-*


I don't know why, but I had a somewhat strange over-reaction to that photo. I absolutely agree with what you've said - it is all about one's personal beliefs. I'm quite mystified as to why I reacted as I did.   ???  Probably just my GOM Syndrome manifesting itself again. Seems to be happening to me more and more often these days. (GOM Syndrome = Grumpy Old Man Syndrome)    :-\   ;)   :)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 13, 2010, 11:15:50 am
(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/3369/cofastudent54sydney.jpg) (http://img156.imageshack.us/i/cofastudent54sydney.jpg/)
Sydney College of Fine Arts student
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 13, 2010, 11:18:11 am
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Xavier
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 13, 2010, 11:23:33 am
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Siri
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on April 13, 2010, 03:28:11 pm
tree change – a relocation from the city to a rural area for a lifestyle change

Thanks Brian!

We have that here too, (at least we used to in the 70s), but under a different name: Green wave.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on April 13, 2010, 03:36:46 pm
Apologies for my tardy response, Sonja. Looks like Brian's already responded. Cheers, Brian.  :)

No problem, Kerry.  You can't expect an immediate answer from someone who sleeps when your're up, are up when you're asleep, goes swimming in the sea while you're freezing to death, and celebrates christmas and new year in the middle of the summer!!!    ;D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 14, 2010, 01:23:01 am
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Melissa
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 14, 2010, 01:27:29 am
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Sydney drag identity, Portia Turbo,
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 14, 2010, 01:32:20 am
(http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/2552/ianhuntermpadelaide.jpg) (http://img682.imageshack.us/i/ianhuntermpadelaide.jpg/)
The Hon. Ian Hunter MP
Member of Parliament
Adelaide
South Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Monika on April 14, 2010, 01:44:06 am
I don't know why, but I had a somewhat strange over-reaction to that photo. I absolutely agree with what you've said - it is all about one's personal beliefs. I'm quite mystified as to why I reacted as I did.   ???  Probably just my GOM Syndrome manifesting itself again. Seems to be happening to me more and more often these days. (GOM Syndrome = Grumpy Old Man Syndrome)    :-\   ;)   :)
Or maybe the BBM Syndrome ;)

Cause something about that truck and landscape sure reminded me of Jack and Ennis and they surely had closets
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 15, 2010, 02:16:25 am
(http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/1703/victorialsydney.jpg) (http://img25.imageshack.us/i/victorialsydney.jpg/)
Victoria
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 15, 2010, 02:20:09 am
(http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/7341/olivierjeffparis.jpg) (http://img704.imageshack.us/i/olivierjeffparis.jpg/)
Olivier & Jeff
Paris
France

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 15, 2010, 02:23:47 am
(http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/3122/cofastudent7sydney.jpg) (http://img685.imageshack.us/i/cofastudent7sydney.jpg/)
Sydney College of Fine Arts student
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 16, 2010, 02:31:34 am
(http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/7691/corinnesydney.jpg) (http://img25.imageshack.us/i/corinnesydney.jpg/)
Corinne
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 16, 2010, 02:35:40 am
(http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/756/suziejonathonsebastinem.jpg) (http://img100.imageshack.us/i/suziejonathonsebastinem.jpg/)
Suzie, Jonathon, Sebastine, Mandy & Julie
Belgium

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 16, 2010, 02:43:06 am
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/743/anthonysydney.jpg) (http://img15.imageshack.us/i/anthonysydney.jpg/)
Anthony
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on April 16, 2010, 12:13:24 pm
I really like Anthony's message!!

A lot of people don't realize there's a huge difference between "normal" and "common".

That's one of the reasons so many minorities are looked so suspiciously upon. To say the least.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 18, 2010, 03:23:28 am
(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/6725/honpennysharpemlcsydney.jpg) (http://img151.imageshack.us/i/honpennysharpemlcsydney.jpg/)
The Hon. Penny Sharpe MLC
Member of the Legislative Council
New South Wales Parliament
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 18, 2010, 03:29:13 am
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Robert
Melbourne
(pron. MEL-bun)
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 18, 2010, 03:31:35 am
(http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/9470/kyliedorresteyn2.jpg) (http://img97.imageshack.us/i/kyliedorresteyn2.jpg/)
Kylie
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on April 18, 2010, 03:42:04 am
(http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/756/suziejonathonsebastinem.jpg) (http://img100.imageshack.us/i/suziejonathonsebastinem.jpg/)
Suzie, Jonathon, Sebastine, Mandy & Julie
Belgium

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Don't you just love these youngsters? I think they, and many others like them, will be the ones who will save us in the long run. They seem very enlightened and they are not afraid to speak their minds - straight, gay, bisexual or otherwise. :)

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Monika on April 18, 2010, 05:11:25 am
(http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/5671/portiaelisimon.jpg) (http://img100.imageshack.us/i/portiaelisimon.jpg/)
Sydney drag identity, Portia Turbo,
with Eli and Simon

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I really like this one! They...glow. And I have always admired dragqueens.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 19, 2010, 02:12:40 am
(http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/8972/patricksydney.jpg) (http://img413.imageshack.us/i/patricksydney.jpg/)
Patrick
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 19, 2010, 02:18:02 am
(http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/7341/shinesaadelaide2.jpg) (http://img197.imageshack.us/i/shinesaadelaide2.jpg/)
Sexual Health information networking & education SA
(SHine SA)
Adelaide
South Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 19, 2010, 02:21:50 am
(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/1333/ashadelaide.jpg) (http://img26.imageshack.us/i/ashadelaide.jpg/)
Ash
Adelaide
South Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on April 19, 2010, 02:24:27 am
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Patrick
Sydney

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Awww!

{{{PATRICK}}}

He's a GOOD brother!! :-*
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on April 19, 2010, 02:27:21 am
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Ash
Adelaide
South Australia

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Love it!

And Ash is correct. Will & Grace was a horrible series. It laughed and poke fun of gay people at every turn. I can't believe some people consider it "pro gay". ::)

It was vile and disgusting. Nothing funny about it at all! 
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on April 19, 2010, 02:48:21 am
I didn't much take to Will & Grace either, David. It was bad enough, but when the writers decided that the high-camp character (forget his name - was it Jack?) would start having sex with one of the female characters (forget her name), it just lost all credibility as far as I was concerned.  :-\   ::)

It somehow managed to propagate and exploit every negative gay stereotype over and over and over and over and over again. And everyone was laughing! Well, almost everyone.

It did FAR more harm than good. But, somehow, I don't think doing good was NBC's goal. Just a bunch of cheap laughs at our expense. And apprently it worked. I STILL see "Will & Grace" DVDs for sale around here.

I wish they'd burn them.

Anyway, enough of my rant. Sorry about that Kerry! Maybe we should create a "Will & Grace" thread - not that there is a whole lot to discuss. Talk about a shallow and very unfunny series.

Ugh. Puke. :P :P

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on April 19, 2010, 04:32:41 pm
(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/1333/ashadelaide.jpg) (http://img26.imageshack.us/i/ashadelaide.jpg/)
Ash
Adelaide
South Australia

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Ash looks like a nice enough guy, doesn't he?

It's hard to believe he has caused such an air traffic chaos all over Europe.....   :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kelda on April 19, 2010, 04:47:11 pm
It's hard to believe he has caused such an air traffic chaos all over Europe.....   :laugh: :laugh:

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 20, 2010, 08:21:56 am
(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/3018/dinosydney.jpg) (http://img202.imageshack.us/i/dinosydney.jpg/)
Dino
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 20, 2010, 08:25:10 am
(http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/3285/nicolamanonparis.jpg) (http://img694.imageshack.us/i/nicolamanonparis.jpg/)
Nicola & Manon
Paris
France

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 20, 2010, 08:28:09 am
(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/4844/cherrydevouredperth.jpg) (http://img687.imageshack.us/i/cherrydevouredperth.jpg/)
Cherry de Voured
Perth
Western Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kelda on April 20, 2010, 02:07:06 pm
still love this thread!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 21, 2010, 02:47:43 am
still love this thread!

{{{ Kelda }}}

Here's some more . . . .

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/571/cofastudent53sydney.jpg) (http://img27.imageshack.us/i/cofastudent53sydney.jpg/)
Sydney College of Fine Arts student
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 21, 2010, 02:51:28 am
(http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/866/seanrichballina.jpg) (http://img710.imageshack.us/i/seanrichballina.jpg/)
Sean
Ballina
Upstate New South Wales

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 21, 2010, 02:53:52 am
(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/3232/albertosydney.jpg) (http://img18.imageshack.us/i/albertosydney.jpg/)
Alberto
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Penthesilea on April 21, 2010, 08:06:14 am
(http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/866/seanrichballina.jpg) (http://img710.imageshack.us/i/seanrichballina.jpg/)
Sean
Ballina
Upstate New South Wales

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Hard stuff today.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on April 21, 2010, 12:43:52 pm
(http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/866/seanrichballina.jpg) (http://img710.imageshack.us/i/seanrichballina.jpg/)
Sean
Ballina
Upstate New South Wales

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 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

 >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kelda on April 21, 2010, 05:28:32 pm

Hard stuff today.

Indeed...  :-\
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on April 22, 2010, 01:51:17 am
(http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/866/seanrichballina.jpg) (http://img710.imageshack.us/i/seanrichballina.jpg/)
Sean
Ballina
Upstate New South Wales

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Oh WOW!!!

:'( :'( :'( :'(



Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on April 22, 2010, 01:54:10 am
still love this thread!

I still love this thread too, Kelda! I open it up and look at it every day. :)

Some of the messages are cute. Some are funny. Some are disturbing and some are sad. All of them are thought provoking, which is what I believe Kerry and the thisisoz website are aiming for.

Well done!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on April 22, 2010, 01:57:56 am
(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/3232/albertosydney.jpg) (http://img18.imageshack.us/i/albertosydney.jpg/)
Alberto
Sydney

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I love Alberto's message! And I love how he wrote it in two languages. And while we are "embracing what makes us different" I wouldn't mind at all giving Alberto an embrace or two! What a cutie!

Just look at those bright sparkly eyes of his! Hard to resist imo!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 22, 2010, 02:35:25 am

We all need a bit of a cheer-up after Sean's upsetting post yesterday.

(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/3803/elexlincolnmelbourne.jpg) (http://img94.imageshack.us/i/elexlincolnmelbourne.jpg/)
Elex & Lincoln
Melbourne

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 22, 2010, 02:38:03 am
(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/1647/cofastudent2sydney.jpg) (http://img94.imageshack.us/i/cofastudent2sydney.jpg/)
Sydney College of Fine Arts student
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 22, 2010, 02:40:34 am
(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/9433/jimisydney.jpg) (http://img85.imageshack.us/i/jimisydney.jpg/)
Jimi
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on April 22, 2010, 02:52:20 am
We all need a bit of a cheer-up after Sean's upsetting post yesterday.

(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/3803/elexlincolnmelbourne.jpg) (http://img94.imageshack.us/i/elexlincolnmelbourne.jpg/)
Elex & Lincoln
Melbourne

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Awww! Now this is one of those CUTE ones! :-*

Cute, along with a powerful message. :)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 23, 2010, 02:58:07 am
(http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/8417/emiliahighschoolersagai.jpg) (http://img153.imageshack.us/i/emiliahighschoolersagai.jpg/)
Emilia
Highschoolers Against Homophobia
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 23, 2010, 03:00:40 am
(http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/4554/paulcsydney.jpg) (http://img143.imageshack.us/i/paulcsydney.jpg/)
Paul
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 23, 2010, 03:05:55 am
(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/2065/rachelvictoria.jpg) (http://img340.imageshack.us/i/rachelvictoria.jpg/)
Rachel
Victoria

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 24, 2010, 04:16:21 am
(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/9365/johnsydney.jpg) (http://img204.imageshack.us/i/johnsydney.jpg/)
John
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 24, 2010, 04:19:03 am
(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/8180/lisasydney.jpg) (http://img96.imageshack.us/i/lisasydney.jpg/)
Lisa
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 24, 2010, 04:22:08 am
(http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/4027/claytonnoblesydney.jpg) (http://img714.imageshack.us/i/claytonnoblesydney.jpg/)
Clayton
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 25, 2010, 03:56:35 am
(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/2691/graemewatsonrtrfmperth.jpg) (http://img408.imageshack.us/i/graemewatsonrtrfmperth.jpg/)
Graeme
Perth
Western Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 25, 2010, 04:01:13 am
(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/3484/meganbarnardskynewsspor.jpg) (http://img20.imageshack.us/i/meganbarnardskynewsspor.jpg/)
Megan Barnard
Sky News Sports Presenter
Sydney

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(In Australia, "It's just not cricket" means "It's just not right.")
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 25, 2010, 04:04:23 am
(http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/602/cofastudent25sydney.jpg) (http://img694.imageshack.us/i/cofastudent25sydney.jpg/)
Sydney College of Fine Arts student
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kelda on April 25, 2010, 02:12:35 pm
(http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/4027/claytonnoblesydney.jpg) (http://img714.imageshack.us/i/claytonnoblesydney.jpg/)
Clayton
Sydney

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love that tshirt!!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 26, 2010, 02:56:23 am
(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/2183/ginaoiiaustraliasydney.jpg) (http://img202.imageshack.us/i/ginaoiiaustraliasydney.jpg/)
Gina
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 26, 2010, 03:00:44 am
(http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/8852/crneilmarkslismore.jpg) (http://img691.imageshack.us/i/crneilmarkslismore.jpg/)
Councillor Neil Marks
Lismore City Council
Lismore
New South Wales

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 26, 2010, 03:03:32 am
(http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/3955/lynnemcgrangersydney.jpg) (http://img203.imageshack.us/i/lynnemcgrangersydney.jpg/)
Lynne
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 26, 2010, 03:35:30 am
I've just visited the This Is Oz  site and found a whole new lot of images that have recently been posted there, all of which I'll be posting here at BetterMost over the next couple of weeks. So this thread will now be functioning for a little while longer, probably until the end of May now. But there'll probably be even more new posts by then, so this thread could end-up continuing ad infinitum!  :o  Yee-Haw!  :D

Whilst visiting the This Is Oz  site, I saw this image from Kenya in Morrisville, New York. The blurb accompanying Kenya's pic advised that This Is Oz  has inspired This Is Morrisville,  a site that celebrates the diversity of Morrisville, New York.   :D

This Is Morrisville  can be visited at http://thisis.morrisville.edu

(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/672/kenyamorrisvillenewyork.jpg) (http://img269.imageshack.us/i/kenyamorrisvillenewyork.jpg/)
Kenya
Morrisville
New York
USA

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on April 26, 2010, 04:19:27 am
That is wonderful news Kerry! I open up and look at this thread every day. It has become a part of my daily regimine!

Thanks for starting it sweetie! :-*

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 26, 2010, 09:40:57 am

That is wonderful news Kerry! I open up and look at this thread every day. It has become a part of my daily regimine!

Thanks for starting it sweetie! :-*


You are very welcome, David. It's become part of my day too.  :D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 27, 2010, 01:48:21 am
(http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/9672/matthewpavlichfremantle.jpg) (http://img717.imageshack.us/i/matthewpavlichfremantle.jpg/)
Matthew Pavlich
Freemantle Football Club
Freemantle
Western Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 27, 2010, 01:51:11 am
(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/559/beckybigheadsydney.jpg) (http://img85.imageshack.us/i/beckybigheadsydney.jpg/)
Becky Bighead
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 27, 2010, 01:57:50 am
(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/1586/21down4mardigrasyouthfe.jpg) (http://img219.imageshack.us/i/21down4mardigrasyouthfe.jpg/)
"21-Down" Participant
Mardi Gras Youth Festival 2010
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on April 27, 2010, 02:11:47 pm
I've just visited the This Is Oz  site and found a whole new lot of images that have recently been posted there, all of which I'll be posting here at BetterMost over the next couple of weeks. So this thread will now be functioning for a little while longer, probably until the end of May now. But there'll probably be even more new posts by then, so this thread could end-up continuing ad infinitum!  :o  Yee-Haw!  :D


Great news, Kerry!!    :D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 29, 2010, 02:16:51 am
(http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/5323/charlesfenechmelbourne.jpg) (http://img571.imageshack.us/i/charlesfenechmelbourne.jpg/)
Charles
Melbourne

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 29, 2010, 02:24:15 am
(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/7025/senatorlouiseprattaramh.jpg) (http://img196.imageshack.us/i/senatorlouiseprattaramh.jpg/)
Senator Louise Pratt
Senator for Western Australia
with Aram Hosie

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 29, 2010, 02:27:59 am
(http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/6126/mitchstewartbrisbane.jpg) (http://img52.imageshack.us/i/mitchstewartbrisbane.jpg/)
Mitch
Brisbane
Queensland

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on April 29, 2010, 03:32:12 am
(http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/5323/charlesfenechmelbourne.jpg) (http://img571.imageshack.us/i/charlesfenechmelbourne.jpg/)
Charles
Melbourne

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What a wonderful (and very true) message!

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 29, 2010, 10:18:48 am

What a wonderful (and very true) message!


I agree, David, it is a wonderful message. The love needs to flow both ways.  :)

 
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 30, 2010, 02:51:06 am
Some of you who have visited my thread "Gay Outlaws Andrew & James - A True Love Story" will recognize the building in the background of Juang's photo, below, as Sydney's Darlinghurst Courthouse, where gay bushranger (outlaw) Andrew Scott (alias Captain Moonlite) went to trial and was found guilty of murder. He was subsequently executed in the jail immediately behind the courthouse on 20 January 1880. Myself and many others believe he was innocent and should never have gone to the gallows. In modern-day, contemporary Sydney, Darlinghurst Courthouse is located in the heart of the gay ghetto.

If you've not visited the thread, here's the link:

http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,6892.0/all.html

And now, back to This is Oz . . .  

(http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/4259/juangsydney.jpg) (http://img248.imageshack.us/i/juangsydney.jpg/)
Juang
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 30, 2010, 03:09:13 am
(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/1624/emmaandpasssydney.jpg) (http://img69.imageshack.us/i/emmaandpasssydney.jpg/)
Emma & Pass
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on April 30, 2010, 03:18:58 am
(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/2156/cofastudent52sydney.jpg) (http://img218.imageshack.us/i/cofastudent52sydney.jpg/)
Sydney College of Fine Arts student
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 01, 2010, 02:18:15 am
(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/886/cofastudent4sydney.jpg) (http://img8.imageshack.us/i/cofastudent4sydney.jpg/)
Sydney College of Fine Arts student
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 01, 2010, 02:21:11 am
(http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/121/21down3mardigrasyouthfe.jpg) (http://img52.imageshack.us/i/21down3mardigrasyouthfe.jpg/)
"21-Down" Participant
Mardi Gras Youth Festival 2010
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 01, 2010, 02:24:19 am
(http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/8185/siouxnorthernrivers.jpg) (http://img30.imageshack.us/i/siouxnorthernrivers.jpg/)
Sioux
Northern Rivers
New South Wales

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on May 01, 2010, 12:35:36 pm
^^^^^^^^^^^

Love the way she spells her name!!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 02, 2010, 02:33:17 am
(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/5699/samanthafsydney.jpg) (http://img88.imageshack.us/i/samanthafsydney.jpg/)
Samantha
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 02, 2010, 02:40:49 am
(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/167/panthersstaff.jpg) (http://img27.imageshack.us/i/panthersstaff.jpg/)
Staff Members
Penrith Panthers Rugby League Football Club
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 02, 2010, 02:44:37 am
(http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/2240/scottiescotland.jpg) (http://img121.imageshack.us/i/scottiescotland.jpg/)
Scottie
Scotland

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 03, 2010, 02:39:48 am
(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/5529/honalanashtonmpsydney.jpg) (http://img338.imageshack.us/i/honalanashtonmpsydney.jpg/)
The Hon. Alan Ashton MP
Member of Parliament
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 03, 2010, 02:44:11 am
(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/9751/samhannahnikirinasydney.jpg) (http://img340.imageshack.us/i/samhannahnikirinasydney.jpg/)
Sam, Hannah, Nik & Irina
Sydney

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I'm not sure what their message means.  ???
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 03, 2010, 02:50:29 am
(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/5336/thewhipcrackerrtrfmpert.jpg) (http://img24.imageshack.us/i/thewhipcrackerrtrfmpert.jpg/)
The Whipcracker
Radio Station RTRFM
Perth
Western Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 04, 2010, 08:55:54 am
(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/9181/21down8mardigradyouthfe.jpg) (http://img522.imageshack.us/i/21down8mardigradyouthfe.jpg/)
"21-Down" Participant
Mardi Gras Youth Festival 2010

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 04, 2010, 08:58:25 am
(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/6580/divyasydney.jpg) (http://img687.imageshack.us/i/divyasydney.jpg/)
Divya
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 04, 2010, 09:02:36 am
(http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/5118/wesleysydney.jpg) (http://img192.imageshack.us/i/wesleysydney.jpg/)
Wesley
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 05, 2010, 02:18:00 am
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/7940/davidadelaide.jpg) (http://img208.imageshack.us/i/davidadelaide.jpg/)
David
Adelaide
South Australia

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David's sign reads, "Gay hate is dull!"
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 05, 2010, 02:20:23 am
(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/9462/cofastudent5sydney.jpg) (http://img339.imageshack.us/i/cofastudent5sydney.jpg/)
Sydney College of Fine Arts student
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 05, 2010, 02:24:18 am
(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/1098/crsimoncloughlismore.jpg) (http://img218.imageshack.us/i/crsimoncloughlismore.jpg/)
Cr. Simon Clough
Lismore City Council
Lismore
New South Wales

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 06, 2010, 02:00:17 am
(http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/618/sirikommedahlaconboards.jpg) (http://img718.imageshack.us/i/sirikommedahlaconboards.jpg/)
Siri Kommedahl
Board Member
AIDS Council of New South Wales (ACON)
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 06, 2010, 02:03:44 am
(http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/57/21down2mardigrasyouthfe.jpg) (http://img72.imageshack.us/i/21down2mardigrasyouthfe.jpg/)
"21-Down" Participant
Mardi Gras Youth Festival 2010
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 06, 2010, 02:07:05 am
(http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/5215/suzie2kalgoorlie.jpg) (http://img532.imageshack.us/i/suzie2kalgoorlie.jpg/)
Suzie
Kalgoorlie
Western Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on May 12, 2010, 12:03:28 am
Kerry? Have we run out of pictures? I haven't seen any new ones for a few days!

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 14, 2010, 02:26:17 am
Kerry? Have we run out of pictures? I haven't seen any new ones for a few days!


Sorry for being away.   :'(

(http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/4893/sorryv.jpg) (http://img413.imageshack.us/i/sorryv.jpg/)

Plenty more pics to come!   :D


(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/8080/jasonbradshawaconboards.jpg) (http://img522.imageshack.us/i/jasonbradshawaconboards.jpg/)
Jason Bradshaw
Board Member
AIDS Council of New South Wales (ACON)
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 14, 2010, 02:29:25 am
(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/948/annaliesealiciasydney.jpg) (http://img249.imageshack.us/i/annaliesealiciasydney.jpg/)
Annalies & Alicia
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 14, 2010, 02:33:04 am
(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/5935/martysimonesydney.jpg) (http://img163.imageshack.us/i/martysimonesydney.jpg/)
Marty & Simon
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on May 14, 2010, 02:40:11 am
(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/5935/martysimonesydney.jpg) (http://img163.imageshack.us/i/martysimonesydney.jpg/)
Marty & Simon
Sydney

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What a wonderful and inspiring (and cute) picture!!

Thanks Kerry! :D :D


Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on May 14, 2010, 02:42:24 am

Sorry for being away.   :'(

(http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/4893/sorryv.jpg) (http://img413.imageshack.us/i/sorryv.jpg/)

Oh now, look how cute!! I feel like climbing through my computer screen and hugging that puppy!

You are TOTALLY forgiven, Kerry! :-*

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 14, 2010, 02:55:38 am
Oh now, look how cute!! I feel like climbing through my computer screen and hugging that puppy!

You are TOTALLY forgiven, Kerry! :-*



I had you in mind when I chose that puppy, David.  :)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on May 14, 2010, 03:04:42 am
I had you in mind when I chose that puppy, David.  :)

Awwww! Thank you Kerry! He reminds me of my childhood dog Droopy! She was a TRUE Easter Beagle, because I won her on an Easter egg hunt in Cincinnati when I was 6 or 7. That puppy there is a Basset, I think, but he/she sure does remind me of Droopy. We named her after the cartoon! lol

{{{{KERRY}}}}}

And like I said, you are totally Totally TOTALLY forgiven! :-* :-*

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on May 14, 2010, 03:07:28 am
After a second look, that puppy might be a Beagle! Droopy had a white stripe down her forehead, between her eyes. Other than that, the picture up there of the puppy looks very close to Droopy.

She was so CUTE!!!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kelda on May 14, 2010, 01:37:35 pm
Heh, we know what to lure david is hes angry with us!

David! If I bring a puppy especially for you, to NY in September will you come and meet me!?! :P ;) :P
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 15, 2010, 02:58:25 am
(http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/103/ryanaubersonwalshsydney.jpg) (http://img153.imageshack.us/i/ryanaubersonwalshsydney.jpg/)
Ryan
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 15, 2010, 03:01:10 am
(http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/843/21down1mardigrasyouthfe.jpg) (http://img203.imageshack.us/i/21down1mardigrasyouthfe.jpg/)
"21-Down" Participant
Mardi Gras Youth Festival 2010
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 15, 2010, 03:04:41 am
(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/1728/jonathanstambolisaconbo.jpg) (http://img85.imageshack.us/i/jonathanstambolisaconbo.jpg/)
Jonathan Stambolis
Board Member
AIDS Council of New South Wales (ACON)
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on May 15, 2010, 04:25:15 am
(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/1728/jonathanstambolisaconbo.jpg) (http://img85.imageshack.us/i/jonathanstambolisaconbo.jpg/)
Jonathan Stambolis
Board Member
AIDS Council of New South Wales (ACON)
Sydney

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Yes. I agree with Jonathan. Why can't they just be HAPPY for us? :-\
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 16, 2010, 03:15:03 am
Yes. I agree with Jonathan. Why can't they just be HAPPY for us? :-\

Some folks are just plain miserable I guess, David.   :-\
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 16, 2010, 03:17:46 am
(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/9152/garrettprestageaconboar.jpg) (http://img269.imageshack.us/i/garrettprestageaconboar.jpg/)
Garrett Prestage
Board Member
AIDS Council of New South Wales (ACON)
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 16, 2010, 03:28:08 am
(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/1992/shinesaadelaide.jpg) (http://img249.imageshack.us/i/shinesaadelaide.jpg/)
Sexual Health information networking & education South Australia
(SHineSA)
Adelaide
South Australia

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http://www.shinesa.org.au/
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 16, 2010, 03:37:18 am
(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/6596/briansydney.jpg) (http://img526.imageshack.us/i/briansydney.jpg/)
Brian
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 17, 2010, 02:53:30 am
(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/981/cofastudent56sydney.jpg) (http://img18.imageshack.us/i/cofastudent56sydney.jpg/)
Sydney College of Fine Arts Student
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 17, 2010, 02:55:12 am
(http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/5694/becgoldcoast.jpg) (http://img168.imageshack.us/i/becgoldcoast.jpg/)
Bec
Gold Coast
Queensland

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 17, 2010, 02:58:09 am
(http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/2969/deanbeackjamesfindlayme.jpg) (http://img100.imageshack.us/i/deanbeackjamesfindlayme.jpg/)
Dean & James
Melbourne

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on May 17, 2010, 04:14:27 am
(http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/2969/deanbeackjamesfindlayme.jpg) (http://img100.imageshack.us/i/deanbeackjamesfindlayme.jpg/)
Dean & James
Melbourne

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The guy on the left looks like my cousin! :o :o

Love their sign too! Is "Hide and Seek" a radio program in Australia? I love how they used it in their message! :D

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 17, 2010, 09:31:50 am

The guy on the left looks like my cousin! :o :o

Love their sign too! Is "Hide and Seek" a radio program in Australia? I love how they used it in their message! :D


Your cousin looks like Dean Beck? Wow, he must be really cute,  David!  ;)   ;D

From their website:

"HIDE & SEEK is a 2 hour radio show exploring sex, sexuality and self.

Based in Melbourne, the show goes live to air every Thursday night at 10pm (AEST) on Australia's only GLBTI radio station JOY 94.9 and streams around the world via www.joy.org.au

HIDE & SEEK is a show for adults and listeners are advised that our conversations are sexual in nature and may include course language and references to drugs."

Visit their website and read more about the gorgeous Dean Beck at:

http://hideandseekjoy949.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 18, 2010, 02:35:51 am
(http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/4185/grahamgoldcoast.jpg) (http://img541.imageshack.us/i/grahamgoldcoast.jpg/)
Graham
Gold Coast
Queensland

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 18, 2010, 02:38:34 am
(http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/146/dealwithitbrisbane2.jpg) (http://img40.imageshack.us/i/dealwithitbrisbane2.jpg/)
"Deal With It"
Brisbane
Queensland

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 18, 2010, 02:40:52 am
(http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/9619/joeyysydney.jpg) (http://img571.imageshack.us/i/joeyysydney.jpg/)
Joey
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on May 18, 2010, 03:11:29 am
Your cousin looks like Dean Beck? Wow, he must be really cute,  David!  ;)   ;D

From their website:

"HIDE & SEEK is a 2 hour radio show exploring sex, sexuality and self.

Based in Melbourne, the show goes live to air every Thursday night at 10pm (AEST) on Australia's only GLBTI radio station JOY 94.9 and streams around the world via www.joy.org.au

HIDE & SEEK is a show for adults and listeners are advised that our conversations are sexual in nature and may include course language and references to drugs."

Visit their website and read more about the gorgeous Dean Beck at:

http://hideandseekjoy949.blogspot.com/


He's cute Kerry. Trust me, he's cute. If he weren't family I'd go for him myself. ;)

He's a fireman in Cincinnati. His name is Drew. A few years ago he helped put out the Kroger family house fire. His son Bobby (also a fireman) assisted him. Both were injured but they are okay now. Thank God!

Yeah, Drew and Dean look quite a bit alike. Especially the eyes, hair and facial bone structure.

Thanks for the info on Dean, Kerry ! And thanks for this thread. I love checking in here each day!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 20, 2010, 02:43:50 am
He's cute Kerry. Trust me, he's cute. If he weren't family I'd go for him myself. ;)

He's a fireman in Cincinnati. His name is Drew. A few years ago he helped put out the Kroger family house fire. His son Bobby (also a fireman) assisted him. Both were injured but they are okay now. Thank God!

Yeah, Drew and Dean look quite a bit alike. Especially the eyes, hair and facial bone structure.

Thanks for the info on Dean, Kerry ! And thanks for this thread. I love checking in here each day!

Glad you're still enjoying the thread, David. I just checked my stockpile of images not yet posted and there aren't  many left. Thisisoz was an incentive of last year's International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) and I heard somewhere that more photo's were taken recently, as part of this year's IDAHO. They haven't been posted at the Thisisoz site yet, but I'll keeping checking over there, and post them here at BetterMost, as soon as they appear at Thisisoz.  :D

Meanwhile, here are today's posts . . .

(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/175/andrewpurchasaconboards.jpg) (http://img684.imageshack.us/i/andrewpurchasaconboards.jpg/)
Andrew Purchas
Board Member
AIDS Council of New South Wales (ACON)
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 20, 2010, 02:49:09 am
(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/7962/convictstrivia.jpg) (http://img337.imageshack.us/i/convictstrivia.jpg/)
Unidentified Sydney Convicts Rugby supporters
at Trivia Night fundraiser for the team
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 20, 2010, 02:52:17 am
(http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/1355/cofastudent22sydney.jpg) (http://img295.imageshack.us/i/cofastudent22sydney.jpg/)
Sydney College of Fine Arts Student
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Penthesilea on May 20, 2010, 03:01:37 am
Catching up after my trip. What a joy to come back to some pages of new contributions. Thank you Kerry.

I don't get this message:

(http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/4185/grahamgoldcoast.jpg) (http://img541.imageshack.us/i/grahamgoldcoast.jpg/)
Graham
Gold Coast
Queensland

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Are you twelve? Hunh?
And what do hobbits have to do with it?
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on May 20, 2010, 03:56:10 am
Catching up after my trip. What a joy to come back to some pages of new contributions. Thank you Kerry.

I don't get this message:

Are you twelve? Hunh?
And what do hobbits have to do with it?

I think the top part says "Are you one too?"

I'm not quite sure what the bottom part means though.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on May 20, 2010, 04:02:25 am
(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/7962/convictstrivia.jpg) (http://img337.imageshack.us/i/convictstrivia.jpg/)
Unidentified Sydney Convicts Rugby supporters
at Trivia Night fundraiser for the team
Sydney

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The one sitting down. Yeah, THAT one. Whooooo I'm gonna have sweet dreams about HIM tonight! lol

He's a cutie! :)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 20, 2010, 10:33:04 am
Catching up after my trip. What a joy to come back to some pages of new contributions. Thank you Kerry.

I don't get this message:

Are you twelve? Hunh?
And what do hobbits have to do with it?

Nope, not "Are you twelve?" What Graham is saying is "Are you one too?" ("RU12?") Meaning "Are you gay too?"

The "IDAHobit" relates to last year's International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO), which is when the Thisisoz project was launched. Not sure why Graham has chosen to change "IDAHO" to "IDAHobit." Just his sense of humour, I guess. Or maybe he's a J.R.R.Tolkien fan.

Glad you're enjoying the thread, Chrissi.   :)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 20, 2010, 10:37:42 am
The one sitting down. Yeah, THAT one. Whooooo I'm gonna have sweet dreams about HIM tonight! lol

He's a cutie! :)

Totally agree with ya, David. He's mega-cute and that's a fact!  :D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on May 20, 2010, 10:53:06 am
Came home today after my trip and catching up here.

Glad to see the thread is still alive, Kerry!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 21, 2010, 02:27:25 am
Came home today after my trip and catching up here.

Glad to see the thread is still alive, Kerry!

Yep, still alive, Sonja. Here are today's posts.   :D

(http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/8118/rodbruemaconboardsydney.jpg) (http://img693.imageshack.us/i/rodbruemaconboardsydney.jpg/)
Rod Bruem
Board Member
AIDS Council of New South Wales (ACON)
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 21, 2010, 02:32:08 am
(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/2381/markjameswilsonmelbourn.jpg) (http://img62.imageshack.us/i/markjameswilsonmelbourn.jpg/)
Mark, James & Wilson
(that's the caption at thisisoz)
Melbourne
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 21, 2010, 02:35:00 am
(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/4606/21down7mardigrasyoutfes.jpg) (http://img20.imageshack.us/i/21down7mardigrasyoutfes.jpg/)
"21-Down" Participants
Mardi Gras Youth Festival 2010
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kelda on May 21, 2010, 06:16:22 am
Im also still reading Kerry!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 22, 2010, 03:45:30 am

Im also still reading Kerry!


Good to see you here, Kelda.  :-*   :D

Here are today's . . . .

(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/8964/jeremyhuttonaconboardsy.jpg) (http://img526.imageshack.us/i/jeremyhuttonaconboardsy.jpg/)
Jeremy Hutton
Board Member
AIDS Council of New South Wales (ACON)
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 22, 2010, 03:48:45 am
(http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/9370/cofastudent11sydney.jpg) (http://img25.imageshack.us/i/cofastudent11sydney.jpg/)
Sydney College of Fine Arts Student
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 22, 2010, 03:52:47 am
(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/525/shaynpeutennewscastle.jpg) (http://img84.imageshack.us/i/shaynpeutennewscastle.jpg/)
Shayn
Newcastle
New South Wales

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on May 23, 2010, 01:48:18 am
(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/525/shaynpeutennewscastle.jpg) (http://img84.imageshack.us/i/shaynpeutennewscastle.jpg/)
Shayn
Newcastle
New South Wales

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What Shayn said is very true - there is a big difference between being accepted and merely being tolerated. I see and hear people all the time saying a certain church is tolerant of gay people, or a given city is "gay tolerant". Well, tolerant means "to put up with". I don't think ANYONE would be satisfied with simply being tolerated.

I suppose it is a start, but tolerance is a far cry from acceptance imo.

BTW, I love Shayn's golden and rainbow colored torsos in the background!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 24, 2010, 01:43:26 am
What Shayn said is very true - there is a big difference between being accepted and merely being tolerated. I see and hear people all the time saying a certain church is tolerant of gay people, or a given city is "gay tolerant". Well, tolerant means "to put up with". I don't think ANYONE would be satisfied with simply being tolerated.

I suppose it is a start, but tolerance is a far cry from acceptance imo.

BTW, I love Shayn's golden and rainbow colored torsos in the background!

I agree, David. What Shayn said - "Tolerance - Not Good Enough!"  >:(
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 24, 2010, 01:47:11 am

Just when I was down to my last handful of images, more images have been added to the This Is Oz  site. Here are some of the latest.   :D

(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/306/simonelpetersenbrisbane.jpg) (http://img3.imageshack.us/i/simonelpetersenbrisbane.jpg/)
Simone
Brisbane
Queensland

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 24, 2010, 01:52:17 am
(http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/3950/ivanmaricadelaidecrowsf.jpg) (http://img294.imageshack.us/i/ivanmaricadelaidecrowsf.jpg/)
Ivan Maric
Adelaide Crows Football Club
Adelaide
South Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 24, 2010, 01:55:56 am
(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/2035/jordynandnikkiadelaide.jpg) (http://img69.imageshack.us/i/jordynandnikkiadelaide.jpg/)
Jordyn & Nikki
Adelaide
South Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 26, 2010, 02:19:03 am
(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/615/letisydney.jpg) (http://img690.imageshack.us/i/letisydney.jpg/)
Leti
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 26, 2010, 02:22:33 am
(http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/8080/jessiandtristanadelaide.jpg) (http://img297.imageshack.us/i/jessiandtristanadelaide.jpg/)
Jessi & Tristan
Adelaide
South Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 26, 2010, 02:26:19 am
(http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/831/mattprestonmasterchefne.jpg) (http://img375.imageshack.us/i/mattprestonmasterchefne.jpg/)
Matt Preston
"Master Chef"
Network 10
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on May 26, 2010, 03:50:32 am
(http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/831/mattprestonmasterchefne.jpg) (http://img375.imageshack.us/i/mattprestonmasterchefne.jpg/)
Matt Preston
"Master Chef"
Network 10
Sydney

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He looks very familiar to me, but I can't place him. :-\

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 26, 2010, 10:44:24 am

He looks very familiar to me, but I can't place him. :-\


Matt Preston is a judge on the Master Chef Australia TV  program, David. You can read all about him here:

http://www.masterchef.com.au/matt-preston-biography.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Preston
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 27, 2010, 02:27:22 am
(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/6397/pipadelaide.jpg) (http://img689.imageshack.us/i/pipadelaide.jpg/)
Pip
Adelaide
South Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 27, 2010, 02:30:47 am
(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/9923/ameliaranneandstephanie.jpg) (http://img59.imageshack.us/i/ameliaranneandstephanie.jpg/)
Ameliaranne & Stephanie
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 27, 2010, 02:33:32 am
(http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/7584/zensydney.jpg) (http://img256.imageshack.us/i/zensydney.jpg/)
Zen
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on May 27, 2010, 01:53:45 pm
woof
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on May 27, 2010, 04:48:21 pm
(http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/7584/zensydney.jpg) (http://img256.imageshack.us/i/zensydney.jpg/)
Zen
Sydney

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Awwwwww!!!!! :-* :-*

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on May 27, 2010, 04:52:29 pm
Matt Preston is a judge on the Master Chef Australia TV  program, David. You can read all about him here:

http://www.masterchef.com.au/matt-preston-biography.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Preston


Thanks for the links Kerry!

He must have appeared on American teleivision at some point (something I watched) and that's why I remember him. His face looks very familiar to me.

Or maybe.......

Maybe he has a "double" running around here in the States somewhere! lol

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on May 27, 2010, 04:55:37 pm
I'm thinking Matt may have appeared on the Travel Channel at some point, perhaps on "Bizarre Foods" or "No Reservations". Both Tony and Andrew travel to Australia from time to time for their shows, and it seems like I may have seen him on "No Reservations" recently. I remember one of the shows being filmed in Melbourne.

That's probably where I've seen him, Kerry. :)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 29, 2010, 12:04:17 am
(http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/2792/nikneitsydney.jpg) (http://img295.imageshack.us/i/nikneitsydney.jpg/)
Nik & Neit
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 29, 2010, 12:07:04 am
(http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/3060/billbighead.jpg) (http://img10.imageshack.us/i/billbighead.jpg/)
Bill Bighead
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 29, 2010, 12:10:58 am
(http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/2802/sydneymrleather2009andb.jpg) (http://img697.imageshack.us/i/sydneymrleather2009andb.jpg/)
Sydney Mr Leather 2009
& Boy Jacob
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 30, 2010, 03:23:11 am
(http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/124/chaycebrisbane.jpg) (http://img33.imageshack.us/i/chaycebrisbane.jpg/)
Chayce
Brisbane
Queensland

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 30, 2010, 03:26:31 am
(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/6043/mattanddanieladelaide.jpg) (http://img444.imageshack.us/i/mattanddanieladelaide.jpg/)
Matt & Daniel
Adelaide
South Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on May 30, 2010, 03:29:00 am
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Alex
Melbourne
Victoria

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kelda on May 31, 2010, 05:45:13 pm
awww! I love the doggies!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 01, 2010, 02:30:47 am
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Jamie
Adelaide
South Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 01, 2010, 02:34:17 am
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Michelle Bridges
"The Biggest Loser"
Network 10
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 01, 2010, 02:37:35 am
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Paul
Adelaide
South Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 02, 2010, 08:08:47 pm
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Cheyenne
Adelaide
South Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 02, 2010, 08:11:39 pm
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Ecodigitograhy -
Earth

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 02, 2010, 08:14:12 pm
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Alison
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 04, 2010, 11:14:49 am
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Daniel
Sydney

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"Straight or Gay
Why does it matter?
We're all human!"
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 04, 2010, 11:19:40 am
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Shannon
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 04, 2010, 11:22:38 am
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Heidi & Riley
Adelaide
South Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 05, 2010, 03:15:49 am
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"21-Down" Participant
Mardi Gras Youth Festival 2010
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 05, 2010, 03:21:07 am
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James
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 05, 2010, 03:24:19 am
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Antonia
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 06, 2010, 03:31:42 am
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Wes Bas
Board Member
AIDS Council of New South Wales
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 06, 2010, 03:35:01 am
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Evelyn & Gaia
Melbourne

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 06, 2010, 03:39:16 am
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Dawn
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 08, 2010, 01:32:54 am
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Phillip
Adelaide
South Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 08, 2010, 01:36:55 am
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Naomi
Adelaide
South Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 08, 2010, 01:40:10 am
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Joseph Jewitt
Board Member
AIDS Council of New South Wales
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on June 08, 2010, 01:50:23 am
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Shannon
Sydney

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Awwwww! :'( :'(

This one really tugs at my heart strings. I don't know if it is his sweet angelic baby face or his message. I think it is a little bit of both.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on June 08, 2010, 01:54:01 am
(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/3522/wesbasaconboardsydney.jpg) (http://img96.imageshack.us/i/wesbasaconboardsydney.jpg/)
Wes Bas
Board Member
AIDS Council of New South Wales
Sydney

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I'm not going to say it. But you already know what I'm thinking. Don't you Kerry?! ;)

*faint*

"Let Love Set You Free". That is another very nice message! :)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 08, 2010, 08:35:54 am
I'm not going to say it. But you already know what I'm thinking. Don't you Kerry?! ;)

*faint*

"Let Love Set You Free". That is another very nice message! :)


And it gets better, David (if you like men in uniform, that is). There's been a previous pic of Wes Bas posted in this thread, wearing his policeman's uniform. Yep, that's right, Wes is a member of the New South Wales Police Force, stationed in Sydney. He is a Gay & Lesbian Liaison Officer (GLLO).   :D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 10, 2010, 02:18:38 am
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Kirsty
Adelaide
South Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 10, 2010, 02:21:57 am
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Scott Stevens
Adelaide Crows Australian Rules Football Team
Adelaide
South Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 10, 2010, 02:24:47 am
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Rich
Adelaide
South Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 12, 2010, 10:33:00 am
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Bexx
Adelaide
South Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 12, 2010, 10:35:48 am
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Shane
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 12, 2010, 10:40:12 am
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Anna
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 13, 2010, 11:47:54 pm
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His Highness Crown Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil
Rajpipla
India

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His Highness is the only known person of royal lineage in modern India to have publicly revealed he is gay.
Read more about him here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manvendra_Singh_Gohil

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 13, 2010, 11:55:29 pm
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Brianna
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 13, 2010, 11:59:01 pm
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Paul
Adelaide
South Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on June 14, 2010, 03:01:54 am
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His Highness Crown Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil
Rajpipla
India

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His Highness is the only known person of royal lineage in modern India to have publicly revealed he is gay.
Read more about him here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manvendra_Singh_Gohil




Yes, I remember reading about His Highness. I greatly admire him.

Talk about courage! I wish I posessed half the courage as he.

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 14, 2010, 09:53:28 am

Yes, I remember reading about His Highness. I greatly admire him.

Talk about courage! I wish I posessed half the courage as he.


Enormous courage, indeed.

His parent initially attempted but failed to disinherit him after he revealed his homosexuality. He has since been reunited with his father.

He works tirelessly for various HIV/AIDS causes in his homeland and abroad. The above pic was taken during a recent visit to Australia.

I love this formal court portrait of him, which can be found at his Wikipedia page. Alas, gone are the days when Maharajas wore whopping great rubies in their turbans.

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Marina on June 14, 2010, 10:05:37 am
Beautiful -

This is a wonderful thread, people's thoughts on the subject.

I loved Briana from Syndey's thoughts too.  So very true!




Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kelda on June 15, 2010, 03:08:10 pm
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His Highness Crown Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil
Rajpipla
India

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His Highness is the only known person of royal lineage in modern India to have publicly revealed he is gay.
Read more about him here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manvendra_Singh_Gohil



Yes, I've heard of him. He's a brave man.. In India thats a HUGE thing to do.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 16, 2010, 01:45:39 am

Yes, I've heard of him. He's a brave man.. In India thats a HUGE thing to do.


HUGE, indeed, Kelda!  :o

I remember a Bollywood movie was made in India a couple of years ago, featuring a lesbian love story. Riots and the fire bombing of cinemas ensued. It was quite nasty there for a while.  :'(
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 16, 2010, 01:55:10 am

Beautiful -

This is a wonderful thread, people's thoughts on the subject.

I loved Briana from Syndey's thoughts too.  So very true!


Glad you're enjoying the thread, Marina. Here's today's batch.  :D

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"Day of Silence"
South Grafton High School
Grafton
New South Wales

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Founded in 1996, the Day of Silence has become the largest single student-led action
towards creating safer schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or
gender expression. From the first-ever Day of Silence at the University of Virginia in 1996,
to the organizing efforts in over 8,000 middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities
across the USA in 2010, its textured history reflects its diversity in both numbers and
subsequent worldwide reach on 16 April 2010.

http://www.dayofsilence.org/content/history.html

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 16, 2010, 02:00:08 am
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Steven
Sydney

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The "threatened" word in Steven's message relates to a recent remark made by
Australian conservative politician and leader of the Federal opposition, Tony Abbott,
in which he stated that he felt threatened by homosexuality.

http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/national/gay-rights-groups-want-to-meet-threatened-tony-abbott/story-e6frfku9-1225838864881

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 16, 2010, 02:13:36 am
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Jacintha
Adelaide
South Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 18, 2010, 12:04:40 am
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Mitch
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 18, 2010, 12:13:55 am
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Sir Ian McKellen
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Sir Ian McKellen is presently touring Australia in Samuel Beckett's play, "Waiting for Godot."

http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2010/06/10/2923319.htm

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 18, 2010, 12:19:34 am
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Louisa Degenhardt
Board Member
AIDS Council of New South Wales (ACON)
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on June 18, 2010, 01:28:00 am
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Sir Ian McKellen
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Sir Ian McKellen is presently touring Australia in Samuel Beckett's play, "Waiting for Godot."

http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2010/06/10/2923319.htm




YAY Sir Ian!!!! :D

I loved his portrayal of James Whale in "Gods and Monsters". He has done MUCH for the gay community. :)

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 18, 2010, 01:40:03 am

YAY Sir Ian!!!! :D

I loved his portrayal of James Whale in "Gods and Monsters". He has done MUCH for the gay community. :)


I loved "Gods & Monsters" too. Brill movie, and Ian McKellen was brill in it!  :D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 20, 2010, 08:21:55 am
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Leanne & Sue
Adelaide
South Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 20, 2010, 08:28:31 am
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Michael
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 20, 2010, 08:31:59 am
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"21-Down" Participant
Mardi Gras Youth Festival 2010
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 22, 2010, 02:02:34 am
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Iain Brambell
Canadian Olympic Bronze Medal
winning Rower

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 25, 2010, 01:20:39 am
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Michelle
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 25, 2010, 01:27:26 am
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The Hon. Rob Hulls MP
Deputy Premier of Victoria
Melbourne

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 25, 2010, 01:30:36 am
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Elle
Perth
Western Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 27, 2010, 02:33:39 am
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Brodie
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 27, 2010, 02:36:13 am
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Janaya
Adelaide
South Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on June 27, 2010, 02:38:57 am
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"Dad"
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Penthesilea on June 27, 2010, 04:53:37 am
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Brodie
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory

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Cutie alert!


(http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/8/dadsydney.jpg) (http://img580.imageshack.us/i/dadsydney.jpg/)
"Dad"
Sydney

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He looks amiable. Like him.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 01, 2010, 02:21:57 am
(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/4733/danielkowalskimelbourne.jpg) (http://img96.imageshack.us/i/danielkowalskimelbourne.jpg/)
Daniel Kowalski
Australian Olympic Gold Medal-winning swimmer
Melbourne

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Kowalski
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 01, 2010, 02:28:23 am
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David Thodey, CEO, Telstra,
with Telstra's Senior Executive Team
Sydney

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Thodey
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 01, 2010, 02:33:02 am
(http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/3729/sergeantgeminibakosquak.jpg) (http://img691.imageshack.us/i/sergeantgeminibakosquak.jpg/)
Sergeant Gemini Bakos
Quakers Hill Local Area Command
New South Wales Police Force
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: David In Indy on July 01, 2010, 04:47:11 am
(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/4733/danielkowalskimelbourne.jpg) (http://img96.imageshack.us/i/danielkowalskimelbourne.jpg/)
Daniel Kowalski
Australian Olympic Gold Medal-winning swimmer
Melbourne

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Kowalski


Awwwww! 34 YEARS in the closet?!! Bless his heart! :-*

I'm so glad he is finally OUT!! YAY for Daniel!!!


(http://open.salon.com/blog/greg_correll/2009/02/11/files/applause1234363884.gif)

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: CellarDweller on July 01, 2010, 06:16:29 am
Yes, congrats to Daniel!

;D

Kerry, thanks for your work to keep this thread going!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 03, 2010, 01:29:31 am

Awwwww! 34 YEARS in the closet?!! Bless his heart! :-*

I'm so glad he is finally OUT!! YAY for Daniel!!!


He's a wonderful role-model for young gay Australians and for gay people everywhere. Yee-Haw, Daniel!  :D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 03, 2010, 01:33:13 am

Yes, congrats to Daniel!

;D

Kerry, thanks for your work to keep this thread going!


You're welcome, Chuck!  :D

Here are some more . . . . . .

(http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/1827/nicwheathcote.jpg) (http://img638.imageshack.us/i/nicwheathcote.jpg/)
Nic
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 03, 2010, 02:49:54 am
Here's what's probably my favorite This Is Oz  image to date.

It shows the New South Wales (NSW) State of Origin  team for 2010. The State of Origin  competition is fought-out in Australia each year in mid-Winter between representative rugby league teams from NSW and Queensland.

It may be necessary to scroll over to see the whole image ------>


(http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/2241/stateoforiginnswteam201.jpg) (http://img443.imageshack.us/i/stateoforiginnswteam201.jpg/)
New South Wales State of Origin Team 2010
Sydney

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Rugby league immortal, Andrew Johns, can be seen in the front row, fourth from the left, in his capacity as Assistant Coach. He is widely recognized as one of the greatest rugby league players of all time. And he's gorgeously handsome and stacked like a brick outhouse to boot. For me personally, it's the fact that he's a flawed hero that makes him all the more attractive and engaging. He has struggled with bipolar disorder and drug abuse in the past and has a major, ongoing problem with foot-in-mouth syndrome.

At the risk of going OT, I can't resist plugging Andrew's autobiography, "The Two of Me," which also happens to have one of my favorite pictures of Andrew on the cover:


(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/6844/andrewjohns.jpg) (http://img689.imageshack.us/i/andrewjohns.jpg/)


I also love this photo of Andrew with his brother, Matty. Again, it may be necessary to scroll over ----->


(http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/6380/andrewandmatty2.jpg) (http://img153.imageshack.us/i/andrewandmatty2.jpg/)
Andrew Johns (R) leaving the field following a State of Origin game. With him is his brother, Matty Johns, a television sports commentator.


You can read more about Andrew Johns here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Johns

And more about the State of Origin  here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rugby_League_State_of_Origin







Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 03, 2010, 02:58:23 am
(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/6395/naomisilvermontreal.jpg) (http://img291.imageshack.us/i/naomisilvermontreal.jpg/)
Naomi
Montreal
Canada

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on July 03, 2010, 11:51:28 am
What is foot-in-mouth syndrome, Kerry?
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: brian on July 03, 2010, 03:01:25 pm
What is foot-in-mouth syndrome, Kerry?
Not thinking before you speak. Kerry is omitting John's recent attack of this. Nice to know he is not homophobic, because he has shown himself to be a racist.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/state-of-origin/news/article.cfm?c_id=1500928&objectid=10651599
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on July 03, 2010, 05:20:36 pm
Thanks for the info Brian! (again  ;))
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: brian on July 03, 2010, 08:58:20 pm
Thanks for the info Brian! (again  ;))
I hope you do not expect me to be a fount of all knowledge if we meet in Copenhagen ;D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 04, 2010, 08:55:21 am
(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/6796/marionannandale.jpg) (http://img231.imageshack.us/i/marionannandale.jpg/)
Marion
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 04, 2010, 08:58:27 am
(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/417/rebekahbrisbane.jpg) (http://img249.imageshack.us/i/rebekahbrisbane.jpg/)
Rebekah
Brisbane
Queensland

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 04, 2010, 09:02:15 am
(http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/5927/sarahjaneperth.jpg) (http://img710.imageshack.us/i/sarahjaneperth.jpg/)
Sarah-Jane
Perth
Western Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on July 04, 2010, 03:36:59 pm
I hope you do not expect me to be a fount of all knowledge if we meet in Copenhagen ;D

Of course I do!

I already have a list of hundreds of questions I expect you to answer for me!   :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 05, 2010, 11:05:40 pm
(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/8992/cindibotany.jpg) (http://img199.imageshack.us/i/cindibotany.jpg/)
Cindi
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 05, 2010, 11:09:03 pm
(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/2821/harrymelbourne.jpg) (http://img401.imageshack.us/i/harrymelbourne.jpg/)
Harry
Melbourne

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 05, 2010, 11:11:44 pm
(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/6937/elizasydney.jpg) (http://img716.imageshack.us/i/elizasydney.jpg/)
Eliza
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Penthesilea on July 06, 2010, 12:51:17 pm
Hey Kerry,

thank you for the latest batch of pics! :)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 07, 2010, 01:01:02 am
Hey Kerry,

thank you for the latest batch of pics! :)

You're very welcome, Chrissi. Glad you're enjoying the thread. Here are some more pics. :D

(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/7897/nicoleobsydney.jpg) (http://img291.imageshack.us/i/nicoleobsydney.jpg/)
Nicole
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 07, 2010, 01:06:56 am
(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/9281/optimusprimecybertron.jpg) (http://img64.imageshack.us/i/optimusprimecybertron.jpg/)
"Optimus Prime Cybertron"
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 07, 2010, 01:12:12 am
(http://img816.imageshack.us/img816/2491/malcyandtashsydney.jpg) (http://img816.imageshack.us/i/malcyandtashsydney.jpg/)
Malcy & Tash
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 08, 2010, 02:33:51 am
(http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/499/moniquesydney.jpg) (http://img541.imageshack.us/i/moniquesydney.jpg/)
Monique
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 08, 2010, 02:36:45 am
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/6030/lexieeeesydney.jpg) (http://img208.imageshack.us/i/lexieeeesydney.jpg/)
"Lexieeee"
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 08, 2010, 02:41:43 am
(http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/9577/jomelbourne.jpg) (http://img811.imageshack.us/i/jomelbourne.jpg/)
Jo
Melbourne

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Marge_Innavera on July 08, 2010, 12:43:50 pm
Has this one been posted yet?


(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q135/talkstocoyotes/3924034391_80f71477af.jpg)

Geoff Daniela, Penrith Panthers, Sydney
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kelda on July 08, 2010, 02:30:22 pm
I believe it has Marcia!

Loveeee the doggy one!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 08, 2010, 08:43:00 pm
Has this one been posted yet?


(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q135/talkstocoyotes/3924034391_80f71477af.jpg)

Geoff Daniela, Penrith Panthers, Sydney

Geoff's pic has already been posted, Marcia, but it was a fair while ago and nice to see his handsome face again - and read his sweet message too. The Penrith Panthers are one of Sydney's top Rugby League teams.  :)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Monika on July 09, 2010, 01:54:30 am
(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/9281/optimusprimecybertron.jpg) (http://img64.imageshack.us/i/optimusprimecybertron.jpg/)
"Optimus Prime Cybertron"
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I´m in love!

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 10, 2010, 04:16:02 am
(http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/7074/zoesydney.jpg) (http://img714.imageshack.us/i/zoesydney.jpg/)
Zoe
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 10, 2010, 04:19:27 am
(http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/7807/denverandsaraannsydney.jpg) (http://img714.imageshack.us/i/denverandsaraannsydney.jpg/)
Denver & Sara-Ann
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 10, 2010, 04:22:58 am
(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/9090/allyunsw.jpg) (http://img202.imageshack.us/i/allyunsw.jpg/)
Ally
University of New South Wales
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 11, 2010, 09:35:36 am
(http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/751/lucynguyensydney.jpg) (http://img295.imageshack.us/i/lucynguyensydney.jpg/)
Lucy
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 11, 2010, 09:38:39 am
(http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/3048/robertksydney.jpg) (http://img682.imageshack.us/i/robertksydney.jpg/)
Robert
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 11, 2010, 09:42:21 am
(http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/8476/jamieleebrisbane.jpg) (http://img267.imageshack.us/i/jamieleebrisbane.jpg/)
Jamie-Lee
Brisbane
Queensland

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 12, 2010, 02:27:20 am
(http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/3825/markpostonchairmanemimu.jpg) (http://img101.imageshack.us/i/markpostonchairmanemimu.jpg/)
Mark Poston
Chairman
EMI Australasia
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 12, 2010, 02:31:00 am
(http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/4845/amyozbrisbane.jpg) (http://img149.imageshack.us/i/amyozbrisbane.jpg/)
Amy
Brisbane
Queensland

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 12, 2010, 02:34:30 am
(http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/8620/fullysickrapper.jpg) (http://img541.imageshack.us/i/fullysickrapper.jpg/)
"Fully Sick Rapper"
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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kelda on July 12, 2010, 02:26:30 pm
(http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/8620/fullysickrapper.jpg) (http://img541.imageshack.us/i/fullysickrapper.jpg/)
"Fully Sick Rapper"
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 :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 13, 2010, 02:47:19 am
(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/7539/liamsydney.jpg) (http://img199.imageshack.us/i/liamsydney.jpg/)
Liam
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 13, 2010, 02:51:51 am
(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/9310/diversitycouncilaustral.jpg) (http://img18.imageshack.us/i/diversitycouncilaustral.jpg/)
Diversity Council Australia
Team
Sydney

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http://www.dca.org.au/
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 13, 2010, 02:58:52 am
(http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/6483/bethandcheyshinesayouth.jpg) (http://img692.imageshack.us/i/bethandcheyshinesayouth.jpg/)
Beth & Chey
SHineSA* Youth Action Team
Adelaide
South Australia

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http://www.shinesa.org.au/

* Sexual Health information networking & education South Australia


Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 15, 2010, 03:19:36 am
(http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/1601/cassadelaide.jpg) (http://img718.imageshack.us/i/cassadelaide.jpg/)
Cass
Adelaide
South Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 15, 2010, 03:25:40 am
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/8072/evelynandgaiawithdaddyp.jpg) (http://img15.imageshack.us/i/evelynandgaiawithdaddyp.jpg/)
Evelyn & Gaia
With Daddy-P & Mia
Melbourne

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 15, 2010, 03:28:43 am
(http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/4364/bridiequeensland.jpg) (http://img441.imageshack.us/i/bridiequeensland.jpg/)
Bridie
Queensland

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 17, 2010, 12:32:25 am
(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/109/corrinetweedheads.jpg) (http://img690.imageshack.us/i/corrinetweedheads.jpg/)
Corrine
Tweed Heads
New South Wales

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 17, 2010, 12:45:27 am
(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/3318/drchrisbrownnetwork10sy.jpg) (http://img18.imageshack.us/i/drchrisbrownnetwork10sy.jpg/)
Dr Chris Brown
"Bondi Vet"
Network Ten
Sydney

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http://ten.com.au/bondi-vet.htm

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 17, 2010, 12:50:36 am
(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/2739/kristenbrisbane.jpg) (http://img641.imageshack.us/i/kristenbrisbane.jpg/)
Kristen
Brisbane
Queensland

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 20, 2010, 12:33:51 am
(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/7296/jessmelissapenrith.jpg) (http://img838.imageshack.us/i/jessmelissapenrith.jpg/)
Jess & Melissa
Penrith
New South Wales

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 20, 2010, 12:36:35 am
(http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/4404/ericaragonsydney.jpg) (http://img827.imageshack.us/i/ericaragonsydney.jpg/)
Eric
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 20, 2010, 12:40:43 am
(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/599/ginaperth.jpg) (http://img836.imageshack.us/i/ginaperth.jpg/)
Gina
Perth
Western Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 22, 2010, 12:52:16 am
(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/8132/dieselsydney.jpg) (http://img5.imageshack.us/i/dieselsydney.jpg/)
Diesel
Sydney

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Me vewy vewy TOUGH!
WOOF!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 22, 2010, 12:56:00 am

More likely it would have been whitewashed!  :-\

(http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/6831/benadelaide.jpg) (http://img31.imageshack.us/i/benadelaide.jpg/)
Ben
Adelaide
South Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 22, 2010, 12:59:55 am
(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/345/brionyandkatesassafrasv.jpg) (http://img824.imageshack.us/i/brionyandkatesassafrasv.jpg/)
Briony & Kate
Sassafras
Victoria

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Penthesilea on July 22, 2010, 12:46:54 pm
Coming home to three pages of new entries after my vacation. Feeling good :).

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kelda on July 22, 2010, 02:56:46 pm
More likely it would have been whitewashed!  :-\

(http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/6831/benadelaide.jpg) (http://img31.imageshack.us/i/benadelaide.jpg/)
Ben
Adelaide
South Australia

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love it!!!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 22, 2010, 10:30:19 pm

Coming home to three pages of new entries after my vacation. Feeling good :).



Welcome home, Chrissi!   :-*    :-*    :-*




Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 22, 2010, 10:34:12 pm

love it!!!



Tee-hee! I liked that one too, Kelda!  :laugh:

Here's today's batch!  :D


(http://a.imageshack.us/img43/5444/peterpennicottmelbourne.jpg) (http://img43.imageshack.us/i/peterpennicottmelbourne.jpg/)
Peter
Melbourne

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 22, 2010, 10:41:26 pm
(http://a.imageshack.us/img231/5798/mistycaloundra.jpg) (http://img231.imageshack.us/i/mistycaloundra.jpg/)
"Just Married"
Caloundra
Queensland

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 22, 2010, 10:46:22 pm
(http://a.imageshack.us/img824/3280/karakatoomba.jpg) (http://img824.imageshack.us/i/karakatoomba.jpg/)
Kara
Katoomba
New South Wales

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on July 23, 2010, 03:04:00 pm
(http://a.imageshack.us/img231/5798/mistycaloundra.jpg) (http://img231.imageshack.us/i/mistycaloundra.jpg/)
"Just Married"
Caloundra
Queensland

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What a wonderful picture!!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 24, 2010, 03:08:48 am
What a wonderful picture!!

It is, indeed, a lovely picture.  :)

Here are some more.   :D

(http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/4513/honstephenwademlcadelai.jpg) (http://img825.imageshack.us/i/honstephenwademlcadelai.jpg/)
The Hon. Stephen Wade M L C
Member of the Legislative Council
Adelaide
South Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 24, 2010, 03:12:05 am
(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/9325/nikkiperth.jpg) (http://img838.imageshack.us/i/nikkiperth.jpg/)
Nikki
Perth
Western Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 24, 2010, 03:16:42 am
(http://a.imageshack.us/img205/6696/jason4sydney.jpg) (http://img205.imageshack.us/i/jason4sydney.jpg/)
Jason
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on July 24, 2010, 04:37:51 pm
What does CTFO mean?
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Penthesilea on July 24, 2010, 05:01:33 pm
What does CTFO mean?

It's not CTFO, but GTFO: Get The F*ck Out (of the closet).
He has written it in small print under the GTFO. And on the closet door stands "clothes only".
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on July 24, 2010, 05:18:14 pm
Thanks Chrissi!  :-*
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 25, 2010, 03:35:05 am
(http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/6463/rachaelbondi.jpg) (http://img844.imageshack.us/i/rachaelbondi.jpg/)
Rachael
Bondi
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 25, 2010, 03:40:29 am
(http://a.imageshack.us/img294/4048/tamikashinesayouthactio.jpg) (http://img294.imageshack.us/i/tamikashinesayouthactio.jpg/)
Tamika
Adelaide
South Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 25, 2010, 03:43:07 am
(http://a.imageshack.us/img203/1425/caseysydney.jpg) (http://img203.imageshack.us/i/caseysydney.jpg/)
Casey
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 26, 2010, 02:24:53 am
(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/4835/celiasydney.jpg) (http://img836.imageshack.us/i/celiasydney.jpg/)
Celia
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 26, 2010, 02:28:09 am
(http://a.imageshack.us/img217/6217/jacquelinequeensland.jpg) (http://img217.imageshack.us/i/jacquelinequeensland.jpg/)
Jacqueline
Queensland

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 26, 2010, 02:32:12 am
(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/1359/thomassydney.jpg) (http://img266.imageshack.us/i/thomassydney.jpg/)
Thomas
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on July 26, 2010, 02:33:59 am

I regret to advise I will be absent for the remainder of the week.  :'(

R L calls!   :D
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Shakesthecoffecan on July 26, 2010, 08:44:53 am
Enjoy your RL, see you soon.  8)
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kelda on July 26, 2010, 04:16:32 pm
Have a good time in RL!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Penthesilea on August 19, 2010, 02:59:59 am
I regret to advise I will be absent for the remainder of the week.  :'(

R L calls!   :D


Will RL ever let you get online again? I miss this thread. And I miss you on the forum Kerry! :-*
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on August 19, 2010, 03:42:59 pm

Will RL ever let you get online again? I miss this thread. And I miss you on the forum Kerry! :-*

What Chrissi said!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kelda on August 19, 2010, 04:45:38 pm
What Chrissi and Sason said!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on August 20, 2010, 05:34:21 am

{{{Chrissi}}}    {{{Sonja}}}    {{{Kelda}}}

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Brisbane
Queensland

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: CellarDweller on August 20, 2010, 11:12:48 am
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!   Kerry's back!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Brown Eyes on August 20, 2010, 11:40:43 am

Welcome back Kerry!

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on August 20, 2010, 05:39:39 pm
Wow! 100 pages of positive and encouraging messages!!!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on August 22, 2010, 03:44:06 am

{{{Chuck}}}                   {{{Amanda}}}                  {{{Sonja}}}

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Mae
Tasmania

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on August 22, 2010, 03:46:46 am
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Nick
Adelaide
South Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on August 22, 2010, 03:50:06 am
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Janice, Lib & Sally
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Ellemeno on August 22, 2010, 05:13:10 am
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Janice, Lib & Sally
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory

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I love this one.  Could be me, sort of. 

Kerry, we've probably all taken breaks.  It's wonderful to have you back.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on August 22, 2010, 03:42:45 pm
Yay!

Welcome back, Kerry!


Looking forward to more additions to the thread.
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on September 02, 2010, 10:30:48 pm

It's springtime here in Oz and the jasmine is in full bloom. As we say in this part of the world, "On glorious days like this, ya wouldn't be dead for quids!"   :D

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Charlie
Brisbane
Queensland

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on September 02, 2010, 11:13:37 pm
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Joe
Armidale
New South Wales

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on September 02, 2010, 11:17:16 pm
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Eliza & Leah
Gold Coast
Queensland

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Front-Ranger on September 03, 2010, 09:26:41 pm
I love Charlotte, Mae, Nick, the Aunties, and Charlie!!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: CellarDweller on September 03, 2010, 11:03:15 pm
Lovin' this thread!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on September 09, 2010, 07:41:18 pm
This Is Oz  has been chosen as a finalist in this year’s Honour Awards.

The Honour Awards are an annual event recognising outstanding achievements within, or contributions to, the GLBIT community of New South Wales in Australia.

Members of the public nominated more than 70 people and organisations across five categories, from which a judging panel selected the 22 finalists. This Is Oz is included in the Media/Arts/Entertainment category.

Good luck in the final judging, This Is Oz!   :D

To read more, go to:  http://www.starobserver.com.au/news/2010/09/08/honour-finalists-announced/30576

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Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on September 10, 2010, 06:38:07 pm
Yay! Good luck in the finals!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 18, 2011, 10:10:23 am
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Positive Living Centre Team
AIDS Council of New South Wales (ACON)
Sydney

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 18, 2011, 10:16:15 am
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Helen
Queensland

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 18, 2011, 10:24:53 am
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Jason (Australia)
& Craig (Scotland)
Vatican City

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Penthesilea on January 18, 2011, 02:25:51 pm
:D Yay!
:-* Kerry
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kelda on January 18, 2011, 03:20:43 pm
Yes, yay Kerry!
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Sason on January 18, 2011, 04:37:42 pm
I agree, yay Kerry!!

Welcome back!!   :D

Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 23, 2011, 11:35:26 pm
 

:-*       :-*       :-*
Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 23, 2011, 11:37:52 pm

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Hayden
Perth
Western Australia

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 23, 2011, 11:40:04 pm

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Angel
Mackay
Queensland

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Kerry on January 23, 2011, 11:41:46 pm
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Tiara
Brisbane
Queensland

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Title: Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
Post by: Monika on January 24, 2011, 04:57:00 am
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Jason (Australia)
& Craig (Scotland)
Vatican City

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Gutsy! Love it!