"Now, I've been asked by a few people what I oughta say this morning particularly about what I should wear (audience laughter)
... uh, one of my workmates is gay -- he suggested that, you know, pink would be appropriate ... um, I don't have anything that's pink ...
anyway, look, I chose to wear a blue shirt and uh, black, because I think, more than any two colors, they're the colors that symbolize violence ... and violence isn't just about being black-and-blue.
It can simply mean being Black. It can simply mean being blue. It can simply mean being poor. It can simply mean being marginalized. It can simply mean being ostracized. It can simply mean being different.
Now, all of those things are quite contrary to what Reconciliation is about.
Reconciliation isn't about marginalization and isolation.
Reconciliation is about inclusion, acceptance, accommodation of all our differences ... because it's our difference that in the end will unite us. It's our difference in the end that will enrich us as a country, and it's our difference that will form the foundation of our true identity as Australians. "
biography of Mick
Gay radio show 'This
Way Out' interviews Aaron Ross from ATSIC on their collaboration with
the lesbian & gay community in Sydney (requires RealPlayer)