John Bartlett

Posts Tagged "LGBTI"

Two steps forward, three steps back – the future of LGBTI rights

Two steps forward, three steps back – the future of LGBTI rights

By on Dec 2, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

Despite the mixed reviews on the accomplishments of departing US President Obama, his record on LGBTI rights is extensive. We might have forgotten this list of his varied successes, best summed up in his concise statement that “the simple truth is that LGBTI rights are human rights.” The ascent of President-elect Trump is worrying for a number of reasons, one of...

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Shaking things up – the Greens candidate for Higgins

Shaking things up – the Greens candidate for Higgins

By on Sep 25, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Jason Ball shot to prominence in Australia in 2012 when he ‘came out’ as the first openly gay Australian Rules footballer. In August this year he was chosen as the Greens candidate for the Melbourne seat of Higgins, currently held by the recently promoted Kelly O’Dwyer. But there is much more to Jason than merely these two identities as I...

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