BLOG: Religious Freedom, Freer than the Rest

It seems that every time I open my laptop there’s another take on Israel Folau.

“Who?” you ask, and I forgive you, because it’s an Australian story, and not all of you live in Australia.

For those of you not in the know, Israel Folau is a professional rugby union player whose 2019 contract was terminated after expressing negative comments toward same-sex attracted and gender variant communities.

Folau, in typical fashion, has taken the matter up with the Fair Work Commission, claiming that he was discriminated against on the basis of his religion.

Let’s tease that apart, shall we? Because the story is in the telling. Continue reading “BLOG: Religious Freedom, Freer than the Rest”

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BLOG: “An Unsent Letter” – Queerstories, Nov 2018

Last year gave me the incredible opportunity to stand shoulder to shoulder with other profound queer speakers as part of Queerstories.

Queerstories for the uninitiated is a regular live storytelling event offering a platform for sexual and gender diverse people to share pieces of their lives. Sometimes comic, sometimes tragic, but always meaningful, Queerstories draws people from all manner of backgrounds, and with some luck opens a few eyes along the way.

A very special thank you goes to Maeve Marsden and all the others without whom such a wonderful event would not be.

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