‘Growing Up Gayby’

Interview I did a few weeks ago for 2SER regarding Growing Up Gayby, first in a series of documentaries by young filmmakers on ABC2. One of the biggest arguments about gay marriage in Australia of course being the old chestnut that kids need both a mother and a father figure. To challenge that Maya Newell, who I really admire, herself raised by two mothers, went about interviewing some of the kids actually “affected” by having two loving parents of the same sex as well as some of gay marriage’s biggest opponents like Fred Niles. Anyway, we had a nice chat about the issues and about making the documentary,

You can have a listen here, if you’d like,

Hopefully some of the same stuff we’ll be tackling at the Trans-sister Digital Pop-Up in the lead up to Mardi Gras.

Finally getting the blog together so I can put some of my favourite works all in one place, getting to be a bit of a backlog. Next step, apply for work over the Summer and internships for next year, and I’m trying to get prerecords sorted for shows the next couple of weeks, gives my production team a well-deserved break. Hectic!

Mobile Phones and Social Media

Does it feel like you just can’t put down your mobile phone sometimes? Do you have hundreds of Facebook friends you’ve never met in real life? Then you might need to listen to this feature by Sean E. Britten on mobile phones and social media. Featuring Dr Andrew Campbell from University of Sydney and Tracy Howe from New South Wales’ Women’s Refuge Movement.