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Hello + Darwin Equality Rally

This is the first newsletter from OUT NT. 

Hello! This week has been quite something. Over forty people, and their supporters in spirit, gathered at the NT Parliament for rally for Equality. Despite the thunder and lightning, the community came together and spoke out against the discrimination and ongoing homophobia that is present in the NT. Also launched at this rally was the www.outnt.info website and the community survey. Check out the photos from the rally, and tell your friends about all that is happening: www.outnt.info/news

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Rainbow Territory

Formed in September 2014, Rainbow Territory is an unfunded Northern Territory community group that advocate for the human rights of Northern Territorians who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (‘LGBTIQ’).

Rainbow Territory aims to develop a safer, fairer and a more inclusive Northern Territory.

Rainbow Territory is an active group and welcomes new members. http://www.outnt.info/rainbow-territory for more info

Launch of OUT NT website

The OUT NT website is a Rainbow Territory initiative to improve community connection and visibility for the NT LGBTQI community. Through the website you can
view current events in the NT, report homophobia, find out about community resources, and keep up to date about Rainbow Territory's activities.

The best way to understand what's on there is to visit it www.outnt.info

The marketing budget for the website is currently less than zero, so your help in promoting it amongst your networks is invaluable. 

Some words from a long term Territorian: "The Out NT website is a big occasion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer Territorians. It’s a wonderful resource for all of us"

Community Survey

The purpose of the community survey is to learn more about the issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer Territorians.

This survey needs input from the community, and your help to get the word out about the survey. 

This survey is being run by Rainbow Territory. Please share this with your friends and networks.
www.outnt.info/rainbow-territory/community-survey

Upcoming Events

So there are about eight things coming up (that we know of). Shows, fundraisers, books, ladies' night, brunches, drinks. Check out the events page for full information www.outnt.info/calendar

Ever dreamed of starting a KD Lang appreciation society, or gay bush walkers' club (pun intended), or queer movie club? You can submit your own event if you fancy being the organiser. Community events will be promoted through this newsletter www.outnt.info/events

Some events this week


Read a Fricken book – the Darwin edition

November 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Groove Cafe
4/35 Progress Dr,  Nightcliff,  0810 Australia
+ Google Map

  Because queers and feminists are book geeks and don’t we know it, it’s grand time for a wee gathering. Yes Darwinites it’s time to brush that glitter out of your eyes, peel yourself off that sweaty bed and away from the fan and put that frothy down for half an hour. Come join some fabulous queers and some fierce feminists and get geeky! check out full events

 

World AIDS day luncheon in Red with Fab u Lash

November 30 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Precinct
7 Kitchener Drive,  Darwin,  NT 0800 Australia

Come together and celebrate the wonderful work of the  Northern Territory AIDS & Hepatitis Council This World AIDS day will be celebrated on 30th of November, to ensure the majority of our wonderful community can attend. Sunday 30th November! 2 simultaneous events happening, to cater for all budgets. Join for a delicious lunch, with an inspired Territory buffet or come to the lawns out the front and take advantage of the take away menu, or pack a picnic lunch. check out full events


 

Cake to share?

Cake to share is a random section of the newsletter where people can share something with others. Not all cake suits all tastes, so please sample or skip as you wish.


For your reading pleasure:


Many readers remember the book Stone Butch Blues. This article recounts some of the exerts from Stone Butch.
http://titsandsass.com/remembering-stone-butch-blues-pledge-to-sex-workers/

 

For your listening pleasure:


From the Law Report (Radio National, ABC). Contributions from Proposition 8 film maker (campaign to overturn marriage ban in California), as well as prominent Australian legals: The delicate dance of documentary film makers and lawyers is explored in <http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lawreport/the-delicate-dance-of-documentary-film-makers-26-lawyers/5897246>.


At a glance:


Northern Territory News, Thursday, 27 November 2014, p. 14:

Push for gay marriage
CANBERRA: Same sex marriage is vital for three reasons: liberty,conscience and state power.

That’s the argument of Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm, who yesterday introduced a private senator’s bill to allow same-sex marriage.

The bill would allow any Australian to marry regardless of ‘sex, sexual orientation and gender identity’.

However, it also gives non-government religious and civil celebrants the right to refuse to marry same-sex couples.

The libertarian doesn’t believe government should interfere in individual choices.
OUT NT newsletters are sent by Rainbow Territory. They are generally sent a maximum of once a week, and a minimum of once a month. We appreciate your help in getting the word out about OUT NT and Rainbow Territory, so please share widely.

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