Petition Tabled & My Letter to the Attorney-General

Today, my petition for LGBT+ recognition in QLD was tabled in Parliament, with an official total of 10,838 signatures. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, but I’m so unbelievably proud of the community. The petition is in the top 30 most-signed e-petitions on the Parliament website, which just says so much, especially as we only ran it for a short time.

If you want to read more about the journey to BDMR reform so far, [1] [2] [3] [4].

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From here, the Attorney-General will be directed to table a response to the petition in the next 30 days, but as we already know the Government intends to review the Act this year I’ll be holding my breath on whether or not the response will have much concrete information on if they’ll be considering the specific suggestions for change in the petition.

I wrote and sent a letter to the A-G today and I wanted to share it here for everyone to read; it’s really about how language affects trans people and is a bit of a more emotional plea to back up the petition’s straightforward suggestions for change. I’ve asked her to meet with me in the hopes I can find more information on how the review may go and further encourage them to take a strong stance for LGBT+ recognition.

Read my full letter below:

I’ve been doing quite well lately and I’m keen to give an update on my non-political life in the next few days. Until then, take care – Esther


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