*Age Of Consent & Legal Sexual Activity for the State of
November 2005 Letter from
Shelley concludes by saying: “The AIDS
Medical Unit, HIV/AIDS Report of 2004, states that HIV and sexually transmitted
diseases are on the increase in
Parents and friends of Lesbians and gays – support group
Phone: 07 3017 1739
Hon. L. Lavarch MP,
Member for Kurwongbah
Dear Ms. Lavarch,
It is with regret that I see that even though you acknowledge same sex attracted youth need safe sex information and that our laws need to operate fair and justly, the Queensland State Government will continue to do nothing to keep these already young marginalised people safe by not allowing same sex attracted youth equality regarding the legal age of consent.
As a mother I am sure you understand the effects of low self esteem in youth and for those who already have their own self loathing and feelings of possible rejection and lack of self worth it condones and encourages unsafe sex practices and for some promiscuity just as it does for any teenager regardless of their sexual orientation.
I understand that this is a vexing problem but governments should be run on what is right for the people not on opinions of those who have no real understanding of the ramifications when things go wrong.
The AIDS Medical Unit, HIV/AIDS Report of 2004, states
that HIV and sexually transmitted diseases are on the increase in
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)