Most of the problems the GLBTIQ community experiences in accessing services all return to this one issue: we are not equal. Being 'less than' in Australia leads to problems with mental health, isolation and a sense of failing to be part of a more global community.
Serena Ryan is television producer and radio broadcaster who hosts the @NewStandardAu radio show for Omny Radio and Radio.net. She's also a passionate advocate of GLBTIQ rights. Podcasts on iTunes.
If we removed the word 'marriage' from the lobbying equation, the concept of acknowledging the rights of GLBTIQ folks would be more palatable because it becomes more of a civil right and less of a moral debate.
10/09/2015 8:32 AM AEST