I feel like 2014 has just slipped away and 2015 is here before I realised!
It's been more than 12 months since I blogged here. My time is buried in blogging for work here and at my personal work related blog here.
It's time I paid some attention to this blog :-)
2014 has been a great year. My Partner and I bought ourselves an apartment and we finally move in, February 2015. It's brand new three bedroom apartment in Arncliffe, about 10 minutes further south from where are now in Mascot, Sydney.
We've just had a wonderful Christmas with my mum visiting. On Christmas eve we had a beautiful Christmas Eve dinner with very good friends Brett & Marcus in the Blue Mountains. They had 30 close friends and family for the most amazing dinner. One huge long table with an amazing dinner.
Being Gay in Australia in 2014Well, nothing much has changed. Still no or limited possibility of ever getting married with our conservative federal government. Our Prime Minister, Tony Abbott continues to embarress us on the domestic and international stage. In late 2013 his government overturned a gay marriage law in the ACT, read further here.
|Photo from: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-30584120|
The recent Lindt Cafe siege in Sydney has raised some discussion around gay relationship as one of the people killed in that siege was gay. The outpouring of grief for Tori Johnson (Right) and Katrina Dawson (Left) has been amazing. Tori, was the store manager at the Lindt Cafe, he and his partner had been together for many years.
The media and others have, in the process of reporting the siege, been respectful and inclusive in the way they talk about Tori, his partner and their relationship. Perhaps through the tragedy of the event, people's hearts will be softened and they will begin to realise that two loving people, regardless of their gender, can be in a loving and supportive relationship.