Magda Szubanski gets it right

“The law means that you could be a serial killer and have killed all of your spouses and yet you would still be considered fit to marry.

“But if you are gay, then you are not worthy of these same rights.”

Szubanski came out publicly on Valentine’s Day and said the above, and she absolutely nailed it.

“We pay taxes, fight wars for this country, nurse you when you are sick, make you laugh, sing and dance for you, play netball for you, star in your movies, cook your meals, decorate your store windows.

“And, chances are, gay people designed whatever it is you’re wearing.

“All Australians, including gay Australians, should have exactly the same rights, including the right to love, marry and take care of our partners.”

Homework is Pretty Gay

by Mr Wainscotting

I read in Stuff this morning, in an article from The Dominion Post, that a teacher at a Kiwi school is “on a mission to ban the word “gay” from pupils’ everyday speech.”

All too often we hear the word gay bandied about in lieu of stupid or annoying. And it’s everywhere. Very rarely will I go a single day without hearing it. Some kids use it without truly realising the meaning of the word, but many are simply unaware of the impact it has on queer and questioning people — particularly youth.

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