PFLAG Perspectives Series
Below are 3 videos from the PFLAG Perspectives series, with Shelley Argent. These videos cover the topics of Schools, Support and Human Rights.
Video 1: “Introduction & Human Rights”
Video 2: “Schools”
Video 3: “Support”
Tips for lobbying and advocacy
The Religious Discrimination Bill will take away the rights of LGBTIQ+ Australians, and many other disadvantaged groups in the community. Hear from Shelley Argent & Rodney Croome (Just Equal).
Sunday July 5th 2020
ADVOCATES RELEASE NEW VIDEO ABOUT TAKING ACTION AGAINST RELIGIOUS DISCRIM BILL
There is a new resource for those who want to advocate and lobby against the federal government’s proposed Religious Discrimination Bill.
Long-time LGBTIQ+ rights advocates, Shelley Argent and Rodney Croome, have released a new video resource that addresses issues like problems with the Bill, how to make a case against it, who needs to hear that case, and how to respond to to those who want the Bill.
Shelley Argent said,
“We call this video ‘loungeroom lobbying’ because we want to bring our experience lobbying against this Bill into people’s lives and homes.”
“The Religious Discrimination Bill will take away the rights of many groups in society and each of us can play a role in defeating this push to roll back LGBTIQ+ equality.”
“COVID may have pushed the Bill off the front page, but it is very likely to return and we need to be ready.”
Rodney Croome said,
“Our aim is to encourage and skill members of the LGBTIQ+ community and their families to speak out against this woeful piece of legislation.”
“To do this we decided to make a video that addresses many of the questions LGBTIQ+ people ask us about how they can make a difference.”
2. How to get started (4:36)
3. What’s your case against the Bill (11:34)
4. Who to contact and how (15:26)
5. How to amplify your message (20:24)
6. Responding to negativity (24:15)
7. Overcoming resistance (29:13)
8. Moving forward (32:53)The video can be viewed on the Equality Tasmania Youtube channel, here…
Mum’s The Word
Australian Story, a television program on ABC, recently profiled Shelley Argent (National Spokesperson, PFLAG Australia) with husband Don & their son James in a feature titled “Mum’s the word”.
Video (approx. 25 mins & 655MB):
28 May 2019 episode of SBS’ popular program Insight, where host Jenny Brockie sat down with five young trans people to talk to them about navigating transition as an adolescent. Watch online here.
PFLAG Queensland History
You can also find a video of Shelley discussing her history with PFLAG Queensland on our History page.