Thursday, November 20, 2014

Orange the World in 16 days


From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world.

This year, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women invites you to “Orange YOUR Neighbourhood.” Take the UNiTE campaign to local streets, shops and businesses, and organize “Orange Events” in your own neighbourhoods between 25 November and 10 December 2014.

Reach out to your neighbours, local stores, food-sellers on the corner of your street, gas stations, local cinemas, barbers, schools, libraries and post offices!  Project orange lights and hang orange flags onto local landmarks, tie orange ribbons where you are allowed, and organize local ‘orange marches’ on 25 November to raise awareness about violence against women and discuss solutions that would work for your community.

The date of November 25 was chosen to commemorate the Mirabal sisters, three political activists from the Dominican Republic, who were brutally assassinated in 1960 during the Rafael Trujillo dictatorship (1930-1961).

Join us! Share your photos, messages and videos showing how you orange your neighbourhood at facebook.com/SayNO.UNiTE and twitter.com/SayNO_UNiTE. For more information about “Orange YOUR Neighbourhood,” see flyer and download toolkit.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Save Our ABC

We need our public broadcaster for a healthy diversity in media. Two opportunities here to take action and show your support for our "Aunty" Ring a pollie today and then join me on Friday as part of the National Day of Action. Show your support and "like " this post!!

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Sunday, November 09, 2014

A Gay Homecoming In Geelong


Brisbane Gay activist, Tony Robertson will attend his first public LGBTI  event in his birth city of Geelong this week.

Mr Robertson will join the 18th birthday celebrations for gasp Geelong on Tuesday 11 November.

The  gasp project provides respectful and safe environments that assist in improving the health and wellbeing of same sex attracted and sex and gender diverse young people. 

"I am excited to join the celebrations for a service that was not available when I was a young gay teen in Geelong during the late 60s " he said.

Mr Robertson lived in Geelong from 1953 - 1972 attending school at St Patrick's Primary in Geelong West and St. Joseph's College , Newtown.

"This was an era where the local community did not have the language or culture to embrace issues of diverse sexuality" he said.

Mr Robertson has previously visited St. Joseph's College as a life member of the Old Collegians to show his support for the inclusion of the International Day Against Homophobiain the annual calendar of student activities.

"I am proud that my birth city now has a safe public space for young people to find support and solidarity as they discover the joy of sexuality in all its diversity and identity." He said.

Media contact Tony Robertson 0417792509

Read interview with The Geelong Advertiser, November 15 2014 here


Wednesday, October 08, 2014

South Brisbane People's Market Monthly Raffle !!


Tickets available at South Brisbane People's Market 

15 Hope Street South Brisbane

Thursdays 11am-3pm

Visit us to check the weekly specials and our baked goods from the kitchen of Brisbane Common Ground

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Happy International Day of Older Persons


Oh, at 61 i think I now qualify for this day. Greetings, accolades, wine, travel vouchers and massage offers are all welcome.And here is a reciprocal greeting to my peers and elders.  May we age with wisdom, grace and a healthy streak of eccentricity!!