I’m a fan of lists. If I didn’t have lists I’d spend my life wandering aimlessly through the aisles of Woolies or stuck in a Facebook-Twitter-Gmail internet loop because I’d forgotten what I initially jumped online for. For this reason I start every year with a to-do list, otherwise known as New Year’s Resolutions.

#1 Go in the Mardi Gras parade: I’ve always loved cheering from the sidelines but my dream is to ride my BMX down Oxford St behind the legendary Dykes On Bikes. Who wants to join my posse of Baby Dykes on Push Bikes?

#2 Launch ‘Trans Boys’: Fellow Hungry Beast Ali Russell and I have been chipping away at a doco series on the lives of three FTM trans guys in Sydney for over a year now. We plan to unveil the films at the 2012 Melbourne Queer Film Festival.

#3 Hang out with Olden Gays: What was life like for them when they were my age? What issues are important to them now? What might my life be like in 50 years time? I tracked down some social groups for mature age gays and lesbians and asked if they’d let this young’un come along to their next catch up. Thankfully they said “of course dear” and offered me an Iced-VoVo.

#4 Get a lesbian haircut (again): Right now I look more like Axl Rose from the Welcome To The Jungle period than my column picture. While this has been an awesome experiment in hair product, sometime this year I will return to the more “practical” cut of my former self. Maintaining the rock star look is exhausting.

#5 Perform at Midsumma: Speaking of pseudo rock stardom, I’m heading down to Melbs mid-January to perform an electro-pop set at the wonderful Carnival Day (aka “Gay Day” or “Poofs in the Park”).

Finally, #6 is to produce at least one kickass, insightful, agenda-setting story on LGBTIQ rights. This year I’m working on a grown up TV current affairs show and can’t wait to start telling the stories that aren’t being told, or aren’t being told properly, elsewhere.

They’re my resolutions. Good luck with yours. Happy New Year homos!

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