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by Damien Stevens
Blog

My Personal Story and why Marriage Equality is important to me.

I grew up in a small country town in Northern Victoria (Tongala). Population 1200. I always knew I was different but did not understand or want to understand why for a very long time. I ran from my sexuality for many years. More from just not

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Damien Stevens
Sep 08 2017
News

‘Yes’ to gay marriage

Tatura’s Bill Heath, 54, has created an open letter urging the community to openly show their support for marriage equality.. Mr Heath said he had not always been a supporter of marriage equality, but as an adult had become more accepting and

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Sionnie Kelly
Sep 08 2017
News

Gay marriage TV ad ‘hurtful’

The head of Shepparton’s LGBTI support group has slammed a TV advertisement advocating a ‘no’ vote in the same-sex marriage postal survey has been slammed as ‘‘hurtful’’ and

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Barclay White
Aug 31 2017
News

Singing the ‘change’ tunes

A visiting choir performed songs of change for more than an hour on Saturday at Shepparton Uniting Church in Maude St Shepparton.. ‘‘The Melbourn Gay and Lesbian Chorus is Australia’s first inclusive and safe community

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Hayden Thomson
Jul 04 2017
Entertainment

Chorus to uplift and inspire

The Melbourne Gay and Lesbian Chorus and shOUT Youth Chorus is set to deliver a spectacular performance in Shepparton.. The concert, A Change Is Gonna Come: Songs of Protest, Inspiration and Triumph, will be held at the start of next month and will

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Sionnie Kelly
Jun 23 2017
News

Enjoy a speed date at SAM

For some the words speed dating and ceramics may conjure up images of Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore locked in that iconic pottery wheel scene from Ghost.. But the mixer and mingler — Speed Dating at the Shepparton Art Museum — will

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Sionnie Kelly
Jun 19 2017
News

Proud day for Violet Town

The Violet Town police station is the first in Victoria to fly a rainbow flag on a permanent basis, in recognition of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse and intersex community.. ‘‘Events like this shouldn’t be taken

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Hayden Thomson
May 23 2017
News

Fly flag for marriage equality

A former Shepparton man is calling on Greater Shepparton City Council to follow the lead of four councils around Australia and fly the rainbow flag.. Victoria’s Darebin City Council, Surf Coast Shire and Yarra City Council, as well as Palmerston

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Taylah Burrows
May 19 2017
Education

Dedicated to human rights

McGuire College Years 10 and 11 students recently had a day dedicated to human rights, with guest speakers from the community leading the discussion on lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex rights and gender rights.. The day focused around

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Shepparton News
May 16 2017
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