Logan has been a community worker, artist and activist since 1986 when he volunteered as a Support Worker for the AIDS Council of SA. He has worked as a phone and face to face Counsellor with the Gay & Lesbian Counselling Service and in 2001 was a founding member of The Aqueerium, the only locally produced GLBTIQ radio show in Adelaide which has been broadcasting ever since. As a community broadcaster and producer he created 5 tables for 5 – Conversations around Queer Ageing which won the 2008 Adelaide Archbishop’s Media Citation for Best Radio Production amid a little controversy. That same year he co -produced, directed & edited the radio play Songs in the Blood – Stories of Women living with HIV which won a Silver Medal at The New York Festivals. Logan currently works as a Health Educator, Community Building at Gay Men’s Health which is part of ACSA.
Knowledge is self empowerment and I think that it is important to get this information out to the GLBTIQ community as well as the broader culture to show that changes are taking place to create a fairer and more equitable
society. As an out & proud queer man I am thrilled to be a part of that change
Where do I start? Home, family, work, walking down the street. I have experienced so much discrimination based on my sexual orientation.
These reforms go some way to removing the massive and systemic inequity that has been a part GLBTIQ life. If you are fortunate enough to have the love and understanding of a biological family then it’s maybe not so much of a potential problem but if you are separated from that family because of your sexuality then these reforms will protect you and your partner and allow you to have more control over your choices. The control that heterosexual adults just take for granted. I have witnessed appalling behaviour by families particularly through the early years of HIV/AIDS in this country when a partner, lover, significant other was denied access to their dying partner because of the wishes of the family who that man might have been estranged from for decades. These reforms ensure that we will not go back to those dark ages. The next step in this long, long road to full equity is total relationship recognition and celebration through same sex marriage, which will come !!!!
To honour the countless members of the GLBTIQ community who have come before us and fought for the right to legal recognition and to inspire the countless members of the GLBTIQ community who will continue to push for equal social space and recognition of the value of our choice to love who we choose to love.
It has been a long time coming and it is a huge step but the really big, big step is same sex marriage. The total recognition and cultural celebration of same sex union and we are growing into that. Its part of a global wave that will eventually hit our shores and give same sex partnerships the option, if they choose, to marry and to have their relationship acknowledged with exactly the same worth as a heterosexual union. It’s a civil rights issue.
I love the colour, the design and I do wear it with pride.