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By johnboy 10 January 2013 98

Andrew Barr is calling for nominees to the increasingly awkwardly named ACT Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Community Advisory Council:

The ACT Government is committed to Canberra as a socially and culturally inclusive community that celebrates its diversity and supports LGBTI Canberrans.

The Council provides an opportunity to discuss and provide advice to government on its policies, programs, services and processes. It will make recommendations to the ACT Government on current and emerging issues affecting LGBTI people.

Members will be selected for their expertise and experience in issues affecting the LGBTI community and their networks. Nominations are invited from both individuals and people representing organisations associated with LGBTI groups.

To find out more email communitypolicy@act.gov.au .

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Here_and_Now 5:34 pm 13 Jan 13

Ben_Dover said :

Will there be any straight people on the ACT Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) Community Advisory Council?

There are many straight people who have ‘expertise and experience in issues affecting the LGBTI community and their networks’. So I guess it’s up to them to apply if they want to join.

If you or any straight people you know wish to apply for membership, you can email communitypolicy@act.gov.au to find out more.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 5:09 pm 13 Jan 13

Roundhead89 said :

OMG, what’s happened? In my previous post paragraph 1 is by Comic and Gamer Nerd. My reply to that is paragraph 2. Ignore everything below that.

NOOB!

Roundhead89 4:28 pm 13 Jan 13

OMG, what’s happened? In my previous post paragraph 1 is by Comic and Gamer Nerd. My reply to that is paragraph 2. Ignore everything below that.

Roundhead89 4:26 pm 13 Jan 13

bikhet said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

I realise that there are a bunch of religious types who are not bigots, but the simple fact is that most of bigotry comes from religion. Nobody can deny that. Hell, even the opposition leader of this country is a self admitted religious nut and huge bigot.

When Tony Abbott was Minister for Health AIDS funding increased by 15%. He also resisted a push by the Catholic leadership to bar AIDS educators from mentioning condoms during seminars in religious schools.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

You make my point, fear of difference, as in you don’t fit in with my retarded religious beliefs.

I also agree that your religious beliefs are retarded.

simsim 4:07 pm 13 Jan 13

Ben_Dover said :

Will there be any straight people on the ACT Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) Community Advisory Council?

oh, and will Joel Monaghan get a place?

I’ll take a guess that Bisexuals are straight around 50% of the time, Transgenders may or may not be straight depending on how you percieve their actual gender and the gender of their partner and Queer … okay, I must admit Queer I tend to percieve as “girls who want to go to better nightclubs”…

Ben_Dover 2:47 pm 13 Jan 13

Will there be any straight people on the ACT Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) Community Advisory Council?

oh, and will Joel Monaghan get a place?

Spykler 11:46 am 13 Jan 13

Masquara said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Antagonist said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Easy and quick way to say it is, religious and bogan pos are total pos and need to be eliminated very quickly so that all peeps can live a bit more peacefully.

Bogans can also identify as GLBTIQ. Leave us out of it, thanks.

They can also be incredibly nasty towards gays as well

Oh come on. Homophobia is rife – and brutal – at the exxy men’s colleges in the sandstones.

True that…But mixed in with the macho homophobia are a few sticky moments in the shower blocks as well..

bikhet 11:44 am 13 Jan 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Nope. Was raised a catholic and hold all religious institutions in the same contempt. I deal in science and facts. If you want to argue against those then you can be included into the halfwit category.

Where is the science in your assertion in a previous post that:

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

I realise that there are a bunch of religious types who are not bigots, but the simple fact is that most of bigotry comes from religion. Nobody can deny that. Hell, even the opposition leader of this country is a self admitted religious nut and huge bigot.

I agree that there are religious bigots, but I doubt that most bigotry come from religion.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

You make my point, fear of difference, as in you don’t fit in with my retarded religious beliefs.

I also agree that your religious beliefs are retarded.

Girt_Hindrance 9:45 am 13 Jan 13

Masquara said :

Girt_Hindrance said :

Masquara said :

And there are communities and sectors where the hets are oppressed. Don’t bother trying to get a job in large swathes of the Arts sector if you’re competing with a queer/gay man!

Translation: “DER GAYZ! DEY TERRRK MEH JERRRB!!!”

Your selective quoting (this board could perhaps do with an optional “prevent selective quoting” facility) has deliberately created a misleading impression. Here is remainder of the full post to contradict the impression you are trying to create, as readers won’t be going through all of this thread.

“In a town where one of the most senior military folk has changed gender with the total support of the military bureaucracy, and passports can carry transgender identities without fuss, and there’s scope for any form of parenting on a child’s passport, frankly, we’ve clearly made great strides. By all means, protect the oppressed – such as young people in redneck areas – but they are a VERY small proportion of GBLTs. And there are communities and sectors where the hets are oppressed. “

Let me help you with that-
Oppression- “unjust or cruel exercise of authority or power”
Unjust- “Not based on or behaving according to what is morally right and fair.”

So you not getting a job was because you are being oppressed?
I’d have to suggest that it probably came down to other factors.
You’re not exactly a joy to be around, and that’s just from what you put into your own words and submit to this website.

Masquara 3:09 am 13 Jan 13

Girt_Hindrance said :

Masquara said :

And there are communities and sectors where the hets are oppressed. Don’t bother trying to get a job in large swathes of the Arts sector if you’re competing with a queer/gay man!

Translation: “DER GAYZ! DEY TERRRK MEH JERRRB!!!”

Your selective quoting (this board could perhaps do with an optional “prevent selective quoting” facility) has deliberately created a misleading impression. Here is remainder of the full post to contradict the impression you are trying to create, as readers won’t be going through all of this thread.

“In a town where one of the most senior military folk has changed gender with the total support of the military bureaucracy, and passports can carry transgender identities without fuss, and there’s scope for any form of parenting on a child’s passport, frankly, we’ve clearly made great strides. By all means, protect the oppressed – such as young people in redneck areas – but they are a VERY small proportion of GBLTs. And there are communities and sectors where the hets are oppressed. “

Masquara 3:01 am 13 Jan 13

DrKoresh said :

Masquara said :

Don’t bother trying to get a job in large swathes of the Arts sector if you’re competing with a queer/gay man!

So my first impression of you as a talentless hack within the arts community was indeed accurate. Personally knowing many, many straight men in the A.C.T arts sector, I’m just gonna say you are full of it and leave it as that.

How many senior straight men do you know in the international galleries/curating sector?

Masquara 2:59 am 13 Jan 13

DrKoresh said :

Masquara said :

Don’t bother trying to get a job in large swathes of the Arts sector if you’re competing with a queer/gay man!

So my first impression of you as a talentless hack within the arts community was indeed accurate. Personally knowing many, many straight men in the A.C.T arts sector, I’m just gonna say you are full of it and leave it as that.

Wrong!

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 1:08 am 13 Jan 13

chewy14 said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

bikhet said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

I realise that there are a bunch of religious types who are not bigots, but the simple fact is that most of bigotry comes from religion. Nobody can deny that.

I can, and do. I’d argue that most bigotry comes from fear of difference. It can be hard to understand those we see as different from us, and so we tend to attribute all manner of undesirable characteristics to those perceived as different. Sometimes that attribution is reasonable, but often it is not.

You make my point, fear of difference, as in you don’t fit in with my retarded religious beliefs.

Or you don’t fit into my bigotted view of religion. Good work showing us some perfect examples of what ignorance and bigotry are all about.

Nope. Was raised a catholic and hold all religious institutions in the same contempt. I deal in science and facts. If you want to argue against those then you can be included into the halfwit category.

Girt_Hindrance 12:17 am 13 Jan 13

Masquara said :

And there are communities and sectors where the hets are oppressed. Don’t bother trying to get a job in large swathes of the Arts sector if you’re competing with a queer/gay man!

Translation: “DER GAYZ! DEY TERRRK MEH JERRRB!!!”

LSWCHP 12:10 am 13 Jan 13

DrKoresh said :

LSWCHP said :

All the laws in the world won’t protect gay people from ignorant homophobes. In order to address this, what needs to happen, and I believe it is happening, but ever so slowly, is that young people need to understand in their hearts that gay people aren’t wrong, or evil or anything like that. Those young people who get the picture will educate other young people, and eventually their own children. And a long time from now after we’re all dead and gone nobody will give a stuff about what consenting adults do with each others genitals. And that will be as it should be.

I think it is happening. and not quite as slowly as you think. I graduated college in 2010 and can say with confidence that homophobia was not very prevalent at all amongst my peers. I used to hang-out with a lot of different social groups and none of them, not even the sporty types who went on to become tradies were fairly nonchalant about the issue and the Christian kids too. That’s not to say the subject didn’t make some of them uncomfortable, but I think it’s safe to say that in the last decade acceptance of homosexuality as a social norm has come forward in leaps and bounds, at least with the younger generation.

Well that’s good to hear.:-)

chewy14 11:23 pm 12 Jan 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

bikhet said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

I realise that there are a bunch of religious types who are not bigots, but the simple fact is that most of bigotry comes from religion. Nobody can deny that.

I can, and do. I’d argue that most bigotry comes from fear of difference. It can be hard to understand those we see as different from us, and so we tend to attribute all manner of undesirable characteristics to those perceived as different. Sometimes that attribution is reasonable, but often it is not.

You make my point, fear of difference, as in you don’t fit in with my retarded religious beliefs.

Or you don’t fit into my bigotted view of religion. Good work showing us some perfect examples of what ignorance and bigotry are all about.

DrKoresh 10:05 pm 12 Jan 13

Masquara said :

Don’t bother trying to get a job in large swathes of the Arts sector if you’re competing with a queer/gay man!

So my first impression of you as a talentless hack within the arts community was indeed accurate. Personally knowing many, many straight men in the A.C.T arts sector, I’m just gonna say you are full of it and leave it as that.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 8:18 pm 12 Jan 13

bikhet said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

I realise that there are a bunch of religious types who are not bigots, but the simple fact is that most of bigotry comes from religion. Nobody can deny that.

I can, and do. I’d argue that most bigotry comes from fear of difference. It can be hard to understand those we see as different from us, and so we tend to attribute all manner of undesirable characteristics to those perceived as different. Sometimes that attribution is reasonable, but often it is not.

You make my point, fear of difference, as in you don’t fit in with my retarded religious beliefs.

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