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My partner Yvonne and I are
trying to arrange our commit-
ment ceremony for November
We approached Georges Riv-
er Golf Club to hold a function
there for 60 people on the 6th of
November 2010. We sat with the
function co-ordinator, explained
the nature of the function, how
many people would attend, etc.
We asked the usual questions:
can we use the grounds for pho-
tos, could we come in early to
e function co -ordinator took down all of the
details, wrote them down in the diary, and told us all
was good. We asked if we were required to leave a de-
posit. He said no, November was a long way o , and
he would contact us later for the deposit. He also sug-
gested we go home and think of any more questions to
ask, and to shoot him o an email as he'd be more than
happy to answer any questions we had.
All was good, we assumed... heading home to start
writing out 'save the dates' as we have some relatives
en we got an email (not even the decency of a
phone call) stating that unfortunately the owner was
thinking of making some changes and that he 'may' be
renovating at that time so they would be unable to hold
I smelled a rat. I asked my
mate Adam to ring up and see if
he could book a '60th birthday
for his dad' on the 13th of No-
vember for 60 people. He was
informed, "Oh yes we can do
that no problems, but it's best if
you come in and leave a deposit
as November gets very busy
with corporate functions."
No mention of renovations.
No mention of changes being
e day we went to make
our booking there were alot of
ladies there that seemed to have
a lot in common with my part-
ner and I, and I can't help but
feel they may be a littled pissed o if they knew that we
had been sha ed based on the fact that we wanted to
have a 'gay wedding' there.
A huge sign on the front of the club says 'ALL WEL-
COME'; maybe they should write underneath - ex-
cept homos, queers, faggots, dykes, etc...
I hope you guys publish this letter, because what hap-
pened is complete bullshit, but it's an indication that we
still have a long way to go to claim full equal rights.
--- Erin Phoenix
24A Rosebank St
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
PO Box 1099
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When I rst saw her, I knew she was the one.
The crowds have disappeared and
the sequins and spangles have been
swept away - Mardi Gras is over for
another year year.
If only we could take that sense
of celebration and revelry and pride
and bottle it up to share with our
less fortunate LGBT friends, in countries where revealing
you're gay could mean dsicrimination or even death. It
could be something they could carry in their pocket - a
little bottle of hope for the dark days...
In Australia we may not face death but nor are we at the
stage of complete equality yet. The recent changes to 85
pieces of legislation have brought LGBT rights into line in
many elds such as superannuation and caring, but there
are still areas of our rights where we face discrimination
and don't have the same rights as our straight brothers
and sisters. These discriminations need challenging.
Obviously marriage equality is something we are still
ghting for and the recent rally proved many of us haven't
forgotten the need to raise our voice in protest. But for
every ten LGBT folk and their friends that marched,
there were ten more who did nothing. Change requires
the force of the people to gain momentum. By force
I mean force in numbers. The good ol' credo of power
to the people. Help us get that momentum going - drop
the lethargy, get involved with your community and raise
your voice. Don't you want a world where we can live and
love without retribution?
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