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64 year old man painted the steps at his house colourful for $800 of his own money. City workers painted them grey again because of "health and safety" - the whole of Turkey sided with the man: http://youtu.be/yW5st_X3ggg
They seem better than us at a nice piece of rainbow civil disobedience.
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Interestingly Lex says in the Monday Conference talk "...the law is important symbolically... changing it is not going to make that much difference in practice..." (at 1'05'' in, though marked as 6'50'' on the videotape: there is missing footage).
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Nice little review of homosexual law reform. Raises the question of which comes first, legislative reform or social change. For me it was the widely shared work of coming out and winning recognition as real people deserving of our rights that was crucial. Neville Wran acknowledged this. Our rights were acknowledged by parliament, not given to us.
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Great share Garry! And a point well made about where rights so often come from - people's action, not parliamentary reaction.
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Don Kilhefner was kind to me, a visitor to the LA Gay Center in 1980. He put me up at his place in La Cresta Court which he shared with John Burnside and Harry Hay! Lucky. Such riches in our shared community stories.
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The Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, all volunteer community group, founded 1978. Check it out.
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A welcome reminder of community attitudes to homosexuality in the seventies. The description of Lex as "Australian Gay Lib representative" was broadly descriptive, but a little inaccurate, as gay liberation was a movement without official positions. Nonetheless Lex did us all proud in his brave role here. He died last month. Here is his obituary, and also a link to a recent commemoration at Parliament House in Sydney. http://www.smh.com.au/comment/obituaries/lex-watson-leading-gay-rights-activist-and-trailblazer-20140528-zrqes.html

VIDEO: Thirty Year Anniversary of the Decriminalisation of Homosexuality-Lex Watson Tribute  Thirty Year Anniversary of the Decriminalisation of Homosexuality-Lex Watson Tribute.
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A welcome reminder of community attitudes to homosexuality in the seventies. The description of Lex as "Australian Gay Lib representative" was broadly descriptive, but a little inaccurate, as gay liberation was a movement without official positions. Nonetheless Lex did us all proud in his brave role here. He died last month. Here is his obituary, and also a link to a recent commemoration at Parliament House in Sydney. http://www.smh.com.au/comment/obituaries/lex-watson-leading-gay-rights-activist-and-trailblazer-20140528-zrqes.html

Thirty Year Anniversary of the Decriminalisation of Homosexuality-Lex Watson Tribute.
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The video was given to me like this, with bits edited out. I don't know if my source has an unedited version or not
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Excellent: "Voices Without Borders"
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Wonderful is happening: people standing up to the wreckers
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I offered to help with a tree planting project, arrogantly dismissed, they say they know we need trees but one step at a time, what bullshit! I'm an arborist and offered to help get some mulch and trees. and they use gas on the site to cook with, off their heads. CSG wont bother trees, just us. We need trees, they absorb and convert nasty chems
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