Love In For Love Equality - inaugural event success:
It was Valentine's Eve and,
on one of the most perfect days of the year, stalwart LGBT community
activists joined with youth in the safe and spectacular surrounds of
A minibus full of young
people from rural Toowoomba (USQ-Plus and Silver
Wheat Society) complemented a strong turnout by local
The Love-In For Love
Equality also officially launched an important "E-Petition" that
will be open for six months on the Queensland Parliament's own
Queensland citizens are encouraged to join (simply Google
search for "
current Queensland Criminal Code discriminates against 16 and 17 year old youth
by criminalising one possible sexual activity, anal
intercourse, with penalties of up to 14 years gaol.
As a result
• receive advice and support in relation to a range of sexual activities
• undertake consenting sexual activity without fear of legal penalties.
Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to take action immediately to establish a truly equal age of consent by removing sections 208 and 209 of the Queensland Criminal Code Act 1899."
When interviewed at the Love-In, youth activist Julian declared that he's keen to ensure that much bigger events will take place.
Enquiries: please contact John Frame Ph: 07 3350 1562 Mob: 0409 501 561
Full details are online at www.queerradio.org/AgeOfConsent.htm