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).

Media Release
Sunday July 5th 2020


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.” 

“The video compliments the information and action site we have set up called Equality not Discrimination, which I urge everyone who opposes this Bill to have a look at.”
The 35 minute video is divided into the following 8 sections with times they appear in the video:
1. Problems with the Bill (0:33)
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…
And here on Facebook…
For this statement on the web, click here
For more information contact Shelley Argent on 0409 363 335 or Rodney Croome on 0409 010 668.

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):


SBS Insight

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.