Project-L Song can be purchased on iTunes – I did!
It absolutely flabbergasts me that someone like Magda STILL has to think seriously about coming out. She is a massive star, loved by all Australians, and yet she waited till 2012 to publicly talk about her sexual orientation.
Just for a minute, think about having to make that decision, think about having to decide, worrying about how you would be perceived, whether you would every get the same job offers, the same party invitations.
Think about what it means to be so vulnerable to the whims of public opinion. I was born in the 70’s, when David Bowie wore make up, and Elton John and Liberace were “flamboyant”, but no-one was ever openly gay.
Then in the ’90s, AIDS came along, and the hatred and fear was out in the open. In the last decade, the heteros started going to mardi gras, and it was cool to have a gay boyfriend (if you were a girl!).
We’ve come a long way, but obviously, watching Magda tonight, not far enough.
There is no point talking about being “almost equal”, Australia needs full legal equality, so that our kids don’t have to deal with this crap.
It’s great to say “it gets better”, but it’s far better to fight to make it better. Today.
Marriage inequality is the last remaining barrier to legally entrenched discrimination.
I wouldn’t be happy with a civil union.
Happy Valentines Day. I love youse all.