As the other Victorian entrant, and second placeholder in the competition [Mr Leather Australia New Zealand] I would like to congratulate Josh for a job well done and wish him well in all the preparations required for what will be a pretty full-on next level — being IML in Chicago next year.
It is interesting to note that Victoria secured both first and second place in the local competition, and I think that reflects on the vibrant leather community we enjoy in Victoria.
It was a great competition to be a part of, and the day and a half spent with the other competitors before the night was a terrific opportunity to bond with like-minded men from across Australasia.
The public speaking training we did really brought us out of our shells and I thank the organisers for including this in the preparations.
I would encourage leathermen across Victoria to consider taking part in either the Sircuit or the Laird competitions next year. It is a fantastic opportunity for us to learn about and grow in our leather community. So guys, start learning and enjoying now.
On a personal note I would like to give thanks for the amazing support I received from the Laird, Mannhaus and Beyond and the overwhelming support from the men of the Laird. A wonderful bunch of guys.
— Peter Fitzgerald (Laird Leather Man 2009)
Thank you
On behalf of Seahorse Club of Victoria, TransGender Victoria and Zoe Belle Gender Centre, we would like to thank Lyn Morgain for her outstanding contribution to the ALSO Foundation and Victoria’s GLBTI and allied community.
From the ‘T’ perspective, the support re giving Zoe Belle Gender Centre a first home, ensuring trans rights don’t get too far behind others and her raising our issues are greatly appreciated.
Lyn’s contribution to diversity, re both the ‘alphabet’ and otherwise, e.g. queer and indigenous, has been a fantastic example of leadership. Add in highlights like her organising the ‘unacceptable’ response to comments by Jeff Kennett, initiating the ALSO awards and her tireless pushing for funding for campaigns to stop homophobic harassment and the result is an amazing record.
By the powers bestowed in us and in front of Victoria’s GLBTI and allied community, we hereby proclaim Lyn a GLBTI community legend.
— Seahorse Club of Victoria, TransGender Victoria and Zoe Belle Gender Centre

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
We just wanted to wish Southern Star a very happy birthday.
Thank you for all your support this year with The Weekly G. It has really helped us get the word out there.
— Kirk and Serena, The Weekly G

DENY SPERM
Women cannot have children without men. It used to be a right to have children, but now it is a privilege.
The gay community, especially lesbians who think it is a given right, should think again.
The world cannot sustain the population it has now. There are thousands of children around the world who should be adopted. This is where the gay community should go.
We gay men must make a stand and unite and deny women, especially lesbians, access to our sperm. We have the power, and it is our duty to be responsible.
— John

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