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Your truth – No shame

I admit I may have been swept up in the moment in the last blog and did exactly what Magda Szubanski didn’t want and missed the message in her story. So to rectify here is her quote re: reforming federal marriage laws.

“The law means that you could be a serial killer and have killed all of your spouses and yet you would still be considered fit to marry.” Her argument not mine. But I think she said something else that was just as important and that was to come out when you feel safe and supported.

I’m tired of the mentality that anyone with a public profile has to be role model or an ambassador. People have right to a private life.

It’s as if the pendulum has swung so far the other way it’s become shameful to NOT come out. Pride isn’t the exclusive domain of those out to the world. Shame has to be taken out of the sexuality lexicon. Identifying, questioning, in the proverbial closest or out. All are a part of the spectrum. Your truth is yours tell not for others to define or manipulate.

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Popular Australian Comedienne Magda Szubanski came out on national television on Valentine’s Day. She said her family and friends had known for a long time that she was gay.  She had chosen to live life openly but not publicly.

I’ll save commenting on the politics of the confession for another blog. Magda’s big reveal was honest, open, emotional, strong and funny. Watching her invoked a tear and a round of applause. Happy Valentine’s Day Magda. A thousand percent behind you.