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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Coast Out!! GLBT Fest to hit Coffs Harbour!


WOW! I wake up this morning for my girlfriend to say "oi! Look at this! Say G'day to a Gay!". This is what was wrote in big letters, spread across my local newspaper. At first, i was pretty astounded. What's all this about then?

Turns out, Coffs Harbour is looking to host a GLBT Festival in the last weekend of October. How exciting? Not only will this raise awareness and acceptance of the local gay community, but it should also bring more people to the Coffs Coast and be great for our local economy! I am so pleased that something like this is happening so close to me. I think it's a brilliant idea! I think if this festival can keep up every year and be successful each time, everyone will benefit. Jobs, population growth, holiday makers, tourism boost, etc, etc!
So, if you want to find out more about Coast Out, you can find details at:
http://myspace.com/coast_out
http://twitter.com/coast_out

HOORAY! More details/updates of the fest will follow sooner to dates :)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Equal Rights - 85 Wear It With Pride


Hi all,
First I would like to apologize for my lack of communication. For those of you who have been or is currently studying at uni, you will know what i'm going through!! I have been pretty much non stop and with other stuff going on on top of that, I simply haven't had the time!

Anyway, there is a new thing coming up! 85 Wear It With Pride! I'm loving the concept!! In 2008 the Federal Government changed 85 different laws so that same-sex couples would be recognised as having many of the same rights and obligations as different-sex de facto couples. T-shirts have been designed to symbolize this and as such, can be worn proudly to show your support! Love it! How great is it that after years and years of protests and letters and discussions, we are getting so much closer to equality.

If you want to find out more about 85 Wear it with Pride, follow the link: http://www.wearitwithpride.com.au A lot of celebrities are getting involved and are showing their support, such as Natalie Basingthwaite, Ruby Rose, The Veronicas and many more.

T-Shirts will be available soon for purchase... I know I'll be getting no. 45! x

Image: wearitwithpride.com.au

Thursday, January 28, 2010

2010 - New Me

Ok, so I have put on a bit of weight over the past... I don't know... 3 years? Slowly, but it's definately gotten worse. All through 2009, I've told myself week after week that "this is it" and vowed to lose weight once and for all... And then I'd fail and eat my failure... Again.

But I've decided once and for all that I'm just going to get it over with and 2010 is going to be the year for me to get back to the old me. I owe it to me, my health and my beautiful girlfriend. There is a history of high blood pressure and diabetes in my family, so I really need to get this under control.

It's been about 4 weeks through 2010 and I'm going ok. I'm not turning my blog in to a weight loss blog, but thought it was worth mentioning!

It's a bit late, but hope you all had a good New Years and looking forward to blogging in 2010!


- Val

Friday, December 11, 2009

I need to create!!

Not create another life or anything... no... not now...


No. I need to create some artwork. I have know to dabble in a bit of painting, drawing, photography and the such, but i'm thinking of starting an arty sort of blog?...

Watch this space!

P.S: Sorry for the non-existent blogs as of late... I've been tied up... In a non-dirty way...

Friday, November 27, 2009

Dear Mr. Prime Minister

Today I wrote a letter. I don't normally write letters to politicians, but I just felt like it today. So here goes nothing....

Dear Mr. K. Rudd, I am writing to you as a young Australian who happens to identify as homosexual. I know you must receive a lot of correspondence regarding gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans gender issues, but all I can do is let you know how I feel. I am a lesbian and although I do not intend to marry any time right now, in the back of my mind, I know that I can't. Not because I don't want to, but because Australian law says I can't. I understand that you are a religious man and I respect that. I understand you may not change the law because of your personal beliefs. I don't agree with that. I know a lot of people have religious concerns about gay marriage, but my concern is of human rights. I can't choose who I fall in love with, the same way you couldn't help falling in love with your wife. I just happen to fall in love with women. The common misconception of homosexuality, is that it is a choice. This is not true, as you may already know. All I am asking is that you think about the issue and raise the issue in the future. I realize a lot of people are against it, but at the same time, a lot of people are all for it, gay AND straight. I appreciate you reading my email and hope to hear a response from you sometime in the future.