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The tip of the iceberg, by Natalie Lucier

Busy day, so a short, late post.

Queensland education is failing G.A.Y. kids because of the homophobic evangelical takeover of LNP and the government there.

Peter Tatchell, the Melbourne boy who moved to London and became the most effective gay activist in the world, says Cardinal O’Brien is only the tip of a homophobic iceberg, as he ponders outing closeted gay opponents of LGBTI equality.

The situation in Uganda just keeps getting worse, as we said yesterday on the Agenda, as a local tabloid publishes the names of gay ‘recruiters’. The last time this happened it led straight to murder. One local activist doesn’t care: despite the fear, he insists on his name being known.

“Sometimes it feels like no one’s listening, but we have to keep fighting,” Waiswa says. “People have to know that Ugandans are suffering and living in fear.”

 

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Veteran gay writer and speaker, Doug was one of the founders of the UKs pioneering GLBTI newspaper Gay News (1972) , and of the second, Gay Week, and is a former Features Editor of Him International. He presented news and current affairs on JOY 94.9 FM Melbourne for more than ten years. And now he's been nominated for LGBTI Journalist of the Year 2017, which is great news, as he hasn't won any of these things for years! If you want to nominate him too - the more the merrier - you can do it here http://www.australianlgbtiawards.com.au/public-nominations.html"Doug is revered, feared and reviled in equal quantities, at times dividing people with his journalistic wrath. Yet there is no doubt this grandpa-esque bear keeps everyone abreast of anything and everything LGBT across the globe." (Daniel Witthaus, "Beyond Priscilla", Clouds of Magellan, Melbourne, 2014)