Saturday, May 21, 2005

We have liftoff

After many false starts my plans for a daily half-hour GLBTI news and current affairs show on Joy Melbourne 94.9fm ( have finally come to fruition.

Start date is 6.30 - 7.00 pm AEST Monday May 30th.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Doug,
Listen to your program daily. Here is an interesting article i found on the web.. Seems that one of our PM's most senior advisers in the past was openly Gay and he has rewarded him with being the ambassador for the Baltic States.. Who knew !!!


Vilnius, Apr 7 (ELTA) - New Australian Ambassador to Lithuania Stephen Brady, based in Stockholm, has presented on Wednesday credentials to President Valdas Adamkus.

He is the fourth envoy of Australia and succeeded Ambassadress Judith Pead.

Brady also introduced his boyfriend, an architect Peter Steven, which was an unprecedented case in the diplomatic history of Lithuania.

The diplomat, who revealed his homosexuality some time ago, said he had lived with his gay partner for ten years.

The envoy mentioned the fact that Australia was home for a large Lithuanian community, counting some 17 thousand persons, and enumerated a few famous artists of Lithuanian descent living in the country -- a sculptor Teisutis Zikaras, painters Henrikas Salkauskas and Ieva Pocius, and ballerina Regina Plokstys.

He described the Lithuania-Australia economic links as growing, and expressed hope development of commercial co-operation would be bolstered significantly by last year's bilateral agreement on promotion and protection of investments.

In a return speech Adamkus noted Vilnius saluted continuous efforts of Australian authorities to build up and keep peace not only in the Pacific Ocean region but also in the whole world.

"We welcome the bonds of our nations on international scene, in what both countries support each other's candidatures in elections to various international organisations. Lithuania hopes these links will be continued in the future as well," the president said.

A newly appointed Australian ambassador has acted as envoy to Sweden since last year. He too services diplomatic relations with the other Scandinavian countries and Baltic states.