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What would you most like to change about the world that you live in?
making a wider range of families/relationships intelligible
What can you do to make it happen?
challenging other people's normative actions/assumptions, speaking about unintelligible ways of being as though they are intelligible so that other people have to rise to the challenge!
When you're not busy changing the world, what do you do for fun?
lol i dont have a lot of spare time. ummm watch something interesting or potter in the garden? oh and i love roller derby! and i love travelling.

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gay media, parenting and ambivalence

Posted on September 5, 2009 at 17:35 1 Comment

So this is out in the 'father's day' issue of Blaze - Adelaide queer street mag. I am a bit ambivalent about it myself - first they wanted a 'dad and baby' cover story. When i said i didnt have a baby; that images of our children (as foster children) cant appear in media; and that i didnt know anyone with a baby (though i have since realised i do!!), they were about ready to drop the story. I then suggested they use a stock image for the cover and then do an interview with one of the dads i… Continue

Some things change, others stay the same

Posted on August 14, 2009 at 18:34 1 Comment

Since we made our digidoc a few years ago a lot has changed. Gary and Jayden are both 2 years older, and now we have a third child, Liam. As parents lots has changed in our relationship to one another, partly due to the passage of time, partly due to having a third child, and perhaps largely due to how other people perceive us. And i guess that is sadly the stuff that stays the same - we are as unintelligible to others now as we were 2 years ago, perhaps even more so. Other gay men struggle to… Continue

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At 17:16 on September 5, 2009, Rainbow Family Tree said…
Hiya... read your Blaze article on the Gay Dad's forum... it's great! Congrats! Why don't you upload it or offer a link here? Maybe start a new forum discussion on family identity?
At 14:19 on September 1, 2009, Rainbow Family Tree said…
Tell me about it! Be great to hear constructive critique of navigation (although there's quite a bit we can't customise...) because I can't see what you can see as a 'user' rather than 'network creator'. You can add links to the forum called 'interesting links'... and you can post message to all members of your groups... if you want to generate public comment I think you can start a new discussion, either from within your group or by creating a new category of forum discussion... let me know!
At 18:01 on August 14, 2009, Rainbow Family Tree said…
Nice to have you here! Be great to get your feedback on navigability as it evolves over the next couple of weeks... nice pic btw ; )

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