Thursday, June 19, 2008

Lies, damned lies and statistics

MCV today carries my latest article on statistics and how they are being used to deny us our rights. And it's no surprise that the worst abuser is - you guessed it - the Australian Christian Lobby.
One angle I didn't go into is the way the Australian census counts - or doesn't count - sexually non-mainstream individuals and relationships. That's a whole other issue.
But the basic point remains - unless we're adequately counted we won't be adequately provided for. And we won't be adequately counted until people are honest about heir sexuality when he census man comes calling.
And in answer to some critics, that's why backing people like Ken Campagnolo is important. As a community we have to be prepared to put our money where our mouth is and support people who pay the price for being open about their sexuality.
I headlined this piece with one cliche - let me end with another.
It's all connected.

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