Thursday, August 10, 2006
This is where I want to be on Sunday and where I plan to be on Sunday but unless the ice packs and the zapzap unit do their job, I won't make it. I've lost confidence about going into the City again even though it's only across from Parliament station. I went to the rally last year which was the first time I'd been in the CBD for nearly ten years and a big first for me. This year too many trials and too many falls have knocked me around a bit. I've got two days to get into shape and I'll be doing my best to get on a bus and a train. I am woman, watch me whimper.
This is too important not to be there. Last year I saw a lot of loving couples, same sex, big deal. A lot had children, well loved and looked after and more importantly, wanted. That's WANTED to complete a FAMILY not to gain a $3000 baby bonus. There is no valid reason same sex couples shouldn't be able to marry, be civil unioned or partnership registered. The Federal government can shove us into a war involving death unlimited but can't accept that love between two people of the same sex doesn't mean the end of civilization as they know it.
I've sent off my membership renewal to the Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby, actually I have a feeling I've done it twice but call it double the commitment. I want every gay and lesbian teenager to be able to live without fear of being thrown out of home or beaten to a pulp because of the homophobia flowing from the so-called moralists in this country.