Where were you on November 15th, 2017 ? when Australia voted YES?
That night you would have found me celebrating in "The Wickham" - the Fortitude Valley's "Rainbow Oasis".
The atmosphere was one of sheer LOVE, JOY and CELEBRATION.
But lets rewind a few years (over 20 to be exact) ….how did a mum from Manchester become such a strong supporter and activist for LGBTIQ+ rights?
When my 3 year old son asked for a pink bedroom complete with pink dressing table, barbie dolls, and make up for his birthday – I knew then that I would be joining the fabulous Rainbow Community and I have never looked back.
I also have a daughter who identifies as Queer, and a son who is a proud ally to both his siblings.
If you’ve been to Sydney Mardi Gras you’ve probably seen me marching in the parade and waving my placard!
I’m a proud member of PFLAG (Parents & Friends of Lesbian and Gays) and
Free Mum Hugs and attend any event I can to spread the word of love and acceptance for all.
I also make PRIDE badges (LP Badges) and sell them at Pride Fairs, and I love seeing how such a simple item can bring joy to the wearer.
To be a Celebrant and marry all couples will be an honour and privilege.
There is no denying - Love truly is Love, and as the name of my business states – Love Wins !
Marching in the parade with PFLAG
at Sydney's Mardi Gras
with my good friend Shelley Argent
at a protest for Marriage Equality
Unfortunately, these guys would only ever dream of being married.
Credit : Nini-Treadwell Collection "LOVING A Photographic History of Men in Love 1850s - 1950's"