I don't know how I manage to turn a one line post into a story I had no intention of writing. I think I may have indicated in the past it was easy for me growing up as gay person who knew what I was. I may have lied a little.
Here is the story. My sister teaches at the only Catholic boys' school in Australia that has signed up to the Safe Schools Coalition that promotes acceptance of gays, lesbians and transgender. It is terrific that it has, and how disappointing that schools like Xavier hasn't, especially as the amazing book, film and documentary has been written by and produced by others about the school's most famous gay students' love story.
I wasn't a really effem boy, so I was not bullied badly. I had it pretty easy as a non sports participant who would run away from a ball sailing towards me from the sky. I have had a pretty easy time throughout my life in that area, but nevertheless, not all do. I am going to send an anon email to the principle of Sister's school and I rarely ask you to do anything via my blog, but here is one case I am asking for your support. This is far more important than gay marriage.
The story in the paper,
Photo of the late Xavier gay students Tim Conigrave and John Caleo from our ABC.