OMG, utterly revolting:
As someone concerned about the quality of food I eat, particularly as I have a potentially fatal disease, this cannot be good.
Where were you when I was burned and broken
While the days slipped by from my window watching
And where were you when I was hurt and I was helpless
'Cause the things you say and the things you do surround me
While you were hanging yourself on someone else's words
Dying to believe in what you heard
I was staring straight into the shining sun
Lost in thought and lost in time
While the seeds of life and the seeds of change were planted
Outside the rain fell dark and slow
While I pondered on this dangerous but irresistible pastime
I took a heavenly ride through our silence
I knew the moment had arrived
For killing the past and coming back to life
I love Getup.One of the most homophobic ads to hit Australian television screens is airing right now in Queensland. Stand against bigotry and discrimination – help counter the Katter’s Australia Party ad with this important message from Bob Katter’s half-brother Carl.
The more we all chip in today, the more we'll be able to put this ad on air and ensure that every young gay and lesbian Australian who saw Bob Katter's homophobic message sees Carl Katter's message of hope and equality.
We will buy all the ad spots we can get in Queensland over the coming two weeks, starting with prime time spots on A Current Affair and Sunday Night News across Brisbane. Ad spots are limited, so if we can't spend all the money donated, we will email you back as soon as possible and offer to return your contribution.
FEDERAL MP Bob Katter's gay half-brother has joined the Labor Party and has not ruled out running for preselection at the next state election.
Carl Katter, who is a vocal gay marriage advocate, said he joined the Fitzroy branch of the Labor Party because he wanted to ''get involved at a grassroots level''.
''I look back on my life and all my rights, all the luxuries I have in contemporary society have come from the Labor Party, so it's a no-brainer for me,'' he said.
Rumours were swirling among ALP insiders that Carl Katter was running for preselection for the 2014 state election. But the Labor Party member said seeking preselection was not something he had seriously considered yet - although he had not ruled it out.
Carl Katter is a board member of Australian Marriage Equality. Read more
But instead of achieving its goal, the ad has sparked outrage among Queensland's gay and lesbian community and support groups.
Equal rights campaigner Phil Browne on Monday lodged a complaint with the Advertising Standards Bureau, labelling the ad as "vile".
"The ad uses fear and hate to target homosexuals, an oppressed minority group," Mr Browne said in his complaint.
"This is vile and unacceptable.
"It would be totally unacceptable to use another minority group to promote the same message."
Mr Newman told reporters in Brisbane it was "immaterial" that he supported gay marriage but his party didn't.
He said the priority should be on looking after "normal Queensland families who need their cost of living pressures reduced right down".
But when asked what a "normal family" was, Mr Newman did not exclude same-sex couples from his response.
"(They are) families who are trying to pay their mortgages, trying to make ends meet, who need low vehicle registration costs frozen," he said.
Missed holding you last night. Feeling your back and bum, having your legs on me....xxx
Just to have you there to hold was really special.
thankyou so much for sharing your life with me. i love you so much and you have me on your side supporting you. im here if you need support even just to talk to someone. simon sounds like a soul mate for you and im so glad you have found him. i have considered suicide a couple of times but havent succeded . a real close male friend of mine jumped off paritutu and died. i can now understand how my family would feel if a had managed to be with mum. i cant stop thinking about him the good times and how things could have got so bad. i wish i could be with you as a sister and a friend . you have been through so much and in my heart i so want to see you again.i will save up and come to you for a while just to be there with you and be together . i am so over the moon that you have entrusted me with how you are living. you have my heart and i am proud to say you are my brother.all my love to you please contact me asap as every time i hear from you is so precious even before i read your blog all my love your sis _____
Link *Update: I received one last message after politely saying goodbye to the phobe, of which I've posted the last bit of exchange...