A Gay Homecoming In Geelong

Brisbane Gay activist, Tony Robertson will attend his first public LGBTI  event in his birth city of Geelong this week.
Mr Robertson will join the 18th birthday celebrations for gasp Geelong on Tuesday 11 November.
The  gasp project provides respectful and safe environments that assist in improving the health and wellbeing of same sex attracted and sex and gender diverse young people.
“I am excited to join the celebrations for a service that was not available when I was a young gay teen in Geelong during the late 60s ” he said.
Mr Robertson lived in Geelong from 1953 – 1972 attending school at St Patrick’s Primary in Geelong West and St. Joseph’s College , Newtown.

“This was an era where the local community did not have the language or culture to embrace issues of diverse sexuality” he said.

Mr Robertson has previously visited St. Joseph’s College as a life member of the Old Collegians to show his support for the inclusion of the International Day Against Homophobiain the annual calendar of student activities.

“I am proud that my birth city now has a safe public space for young people to find support and solidarity as they discover the joy of sexuality in all its diversity and identity.” He said.

Read interview with The Geelong Advertiser, November 15 2014 here

CJPC G20 Statement

cultureboy:

It’s happening in my home city of Brisbane. Plenty of alternative conversations and public actions are also scheduled to remind the watching world that the “justice cry” has not been silenced by those who control the economy and the media.

Originally posted on Catholic Justice and Peace Commission of Brisbane:

CJPC Brisbane has issued a statement drawing attention to Pope Francis’ letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbott on the G20 meeting in BrisbaneCJPC Media Statement G20 Summit.

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Just Dates: November

Supporting Men’s Health in Movember

The Kurilpa Album October 2014

 

West End Festival 2014

West End Festival 2014

With friends at Sanity Fair 2014

With friends at Sanity Fair 2014

Brisbane has been my home now for 22 years. It has been my home city for the longest continual period in my life. And in that time West End and South Brisbane on the Kurilpa Peninsula have been my home, workplace and preferred social venues.

My camera travels with me capturing friends, neighbours and life among the people who make up my community.

Today was something of an extraordinary opportunity to spend time at Sanity Fair 2014 Brisbane Open House and West End Festival.

I am aware of the power of image and the duty of care I have as a photographer in recording people and their lives. I am also humbled by those who request as well as those who pose for my images or allow me to capture them.

Click here to see  a wonderful album of the Kurilpa Community engaging and celebrating. Please add comments, tag and join the storytelling

Just Dates October

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Eat Local Feed Global

International Day for Older Persons

4-10 World Space Week

24-30   Disarmament Week

Open Mosque Day Brisbane

On Friday September 19 Brisbane residents had an opportunity to participate in  the first Queensland Open Mosque Day.
For me this meant my first visit to the local Mosque in Holland Park.You can view my video of the visit here
 
Solidarity and support for the local Muslim community. Great hospitality and frank conversation with neighbours and friends — at Holland Park Mosque

Tony Robertson's photo.

Tony Robertson's photo.
Tony Robertson's photo.

Just Dates: September

September is

31 August- 6 September  Legacy  Week 

1-7   Spina Bifeda Awareness Week /  /

3      Indigenous Literacy Day

7       Fathers Day / National Threatened Species Day /

7-13 Child Protection Week

8     International Literacy Day

8-14  National Stroke Week

10   World Suicide Prevention Day

11 RUOK Day

12 White Balloon Day

14-20 Disability Action Week Queensland

15 International Day of Democracy

16 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

21 International Day of Peace

21-27 World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel

29 Death of John Pat in Roeburne Prison (1983) prompting the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

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