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Want to be on the Queer Council?

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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Want to be on the Queer Council?
trevar 9:30 am 11 Jan 13

bd84 said :

Will they also elect a queen to lead the council? That might turn into a cat fight..

With a few of them it could turn into a Queens’ Council!

So many puns, so little time…

eyeLikeCarrots 9:27 am 11 Jan 13

poetix said :

Awkardly?

Awkward spelling, what?

Make awkward sexual advances, NOT WAR!

Dork 8:13 am 11 Jan 13

There was a huge amount of reaserch put into various LGBTIQ projects including this one, believe me, it is nesiscary.

thebrownstreak69 8:00 am 11 Jan 13

Ben_Dover said :

Let them have their little get together for goodness sake, we don’t need handbags at dawn over it. As long as they self fund of course.

+1. It will just be another lobby group that the majority ignores. No reason for anyone to get scared back to their natural hair colour.

Ben_Dover 7:21 am 11 Jan 13

ACT Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Community Advisory Council

Is that a community which advises? Or is it a group which advises the community? Or a community which advises the community?

Isn’t this idea of “community” getting worked to death these days?> The smoking community,. the hunting community, the law breaking community. Any bloody disparate group gets given the monica* “community” today, just lazy bloody thinking by the political crowd.

Let them have their little get together for goodness sake, we don’t need handbags at dawn over it. As long as they self fund of course.

* monica = Monica James (was a writer) and it rhymes with “names.” It is usual in Cockney slang to use only the first half of the couplet… hence “Put yer monica ‘ere.” means sign your names.

Masquara 2:46 am 11 Jan 13

The queer community is affluent and privileged socio-economically, exceptionally well networked, and already highly influential. We don’t need this. Who is paying?

bd84 1:18 am 11 Jan 13

Will they also elect a queen to lead the council? That might turn into a cat fight..

Aeek 1:07 am 11 Jan 13

Dork said :

Is that not what the legislative assembly is for? Barr one?

Hey, it Rhymes, that’s almost Poetix !

screaming banshee 1:04 am 11 Jan 13

ScienceRules said :

Fairly sure that the hetrosexual community doesn’t have to cope with the bigotry, discrimination and inequality that the LGBT folk do. Hence the need for an Advisory Council.

Give it time.

trevar 11:05 pm 10 Jan 13

If you get on the Queer Council, do you get to put QC after your name?

Dork 10:41 pm 10 Jan 13

Is that not what the legislative assembly is for? Barr one?

bundah 8:45 pm 10 Jan 13

Nice of you to spell it out Poetix 🙂

ScienceRules 8:43 pm 10 Jan 13

Pork Hunt said :

Will he also call for nominees for the ACT Heterosexual Community Advisory Council? Oh wait, there isn’t one…
We are doomed to blundering through life advice free.

Fairly sure that the hetrosexual community doesn’t have to cope with the bigotry, discrimination and inequality that the LGBT folk do. Hence the need for an Advisory Council.

poetix 8:25 pm 10 Jan 13

Awkardly?

Awkward spelling, what?

Pork Hunt 7:37 pm 10 Jan 13

Will he also call for nominees for the ACT Heterosexual Community Advisory Council? Oh wait, there isn’t one…
We are doomed to blundering through life advice free.

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