In Episode 46: How Rainbow Kids are actively campaigning for their families’ rights, and how schools can better support them. Also, why personal stories are key to changing hearts and minds.
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- Felicity Marlowe is from Rainbow Families Victoria. She has 3 children with her partner, Sarah.
- Felicity introduces herself
- Learning from past activism
- What is a Rainbow Family?
- Issues faced by Rainbow Families in schools
- Approaching schools, as a Rainbow Parent
- Advice for Teachers
- The agency of Rainbow Kids
- What Rainbow Kids say about their teachers
- How schools can respond to resistance (to LGBTIQ-related issues)
- Political campaigning with kids | Kids involvement in campaigning
- The diversity of Rainbow kids
- How Rainbow Families take care of each other – when hatred and bigotry are prominent
- Advice for Allies (how to support Rainbow Families)
- Felicity’s Key learnings from a life in activism
- The power of personal stories – to bring about societal change
- Why working across points of difference matters
- Spotlight Segment: Sarah
- Twists & Turns Segment: Self indulgence and activism
- Closing Remarks
- The Right Track Segment: The overwhelming community support for Rainbow Families
Rainbow Kids Are Stepping Up and Speaking Out – Links
- Rainbow Families Victoria website
- The same-sex marriage postal survey court case involving Felicity Marlowe and Andrew Wilkie
- IDAHOBIT Day Website – International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism, and Transphobia
- Catching On Early: Sexuality Education for Victorian Primary Schools
- Catching On Later: Sexuality Education for Secondary Students
- Safe Schools Program (Victoria, Australia)
- Play School Episode showing two mums – news article (2004)
- Switchboard Australia – LGBTIQ Support Service
- McBain v State of Victoria: Access to IVF for all women (2000)
- Same-sex marriage activists: Rodney Croome, Shelley Argent
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