In a society that deems straight as the norm, there has to come a time in our lives when we have had to tell them that we are not it.
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Sean Towner and Michael Winn were interviewed by the Today Show about their upcoming wedding, the marriage-equality postal vote, and what a ‘Yes’ result could mean for Australian businesses.
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It’s time to come clean…I can’t do anything by halves.
Recently engaged same-sex couple, Michael Winn and Sean Towner, speak to the team at Stand Up Straight about […]
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In the Age of Instant where texts, emails and photos can be sent with the tap of a thumb from wherever you are in the world, there is little chance of finding peace, and finding a moment to be truly alone. But in this world, we are also feeling more isolated and more disconnected than ever before. With all the noise we surround ourselves with, nothing is being said.
Mental illness is at crisis point, and all around us the problem is getting closer and closer to home. In Australia more than one million people are suffering from depression, that’s 1 in 6 women, and 1 in 8 men. More than two million people are suffering from anxiety, that’s 1 in 3 women, and 1 in 5 men. 75% of mental illnesses appear before we are twenty-five years old.
Fortunately, as the issue surrounding mental illness, and the number of sufferers grow, so too do organisations and support networks to help.
No matter what happens in life. No matter what obstacles you face. And no matter how they may bring you down, there is always one constant in life – family.
Family comes in all shapes, sizes and varieties. Some you are born into, some you buy into – but all are there for you no matter what problem you may face.
Your family are the ones who know you inside and out. They are the ones you come home to at the end of the day. And they are the ones who will love you unconditionally.
But when there are voices inside your head saying that there is something wrong with you, and that you are immoral or doing something bad – family can seem to be the hardest ones to face up to.
Wise Guy (noun): a man or woman who thinks that it is funny, interesting and/or necessary to gossip about another’s sexuality.
There are some who love to find power and ‘intelligence’ within themselves when they say, “I always knew they were gay”. To them, they are the Olivia Benson of the LGBT world, solving the most pressing issues in the lives of others and commending themselves ten-fold for doing so.
I’ve had people’s parents, classmates, even employers use the question mark around my sexuality (pre-2011) as the most interesting thing they can bring to the table when talking to others. These are people who have nothing more stimulating to talk about than whether the quiet teenager from Surrey Hills will end up marrying a man.
Role Model: “noun; a person looked to by others as an example to be imitated”.
A role model is a source of inspiration, an aspiration, someone that encapsulates everything you dream to be, and everything you want from life.
Role models come in such varying degrees, because everyone chooses someone different to look up to.
Role models can also be the ones that help you realize that who you are is all that you need to accomplish great things in life.
We choose our role models based partly on who we are, and part based on who we want to be.