Blind, Cupid

Launch Craziness

So... I chatted to publishers for Banquet 2011 yesterday, and they're saying we're selling out of tickets fast. They're expecting around 100 people or so, and...that's a lot for Hares&Hyenas. They also said expect to be approached by the public who want to chat and bring a pen for signing things. Okay. I guess I need a new signature now too.

Oh, if anyone wanted to come and hasn't ruservuped, please do so now or there's a chance you WON'T be able to get in.

+ Facebook Linkage again, with actual link

In other news. I've made business cards to give to people. Strange.
Blind, Cupid

A Christmas Card for Julia Gillard

This popped into my inbox the other day.

I quite like it.



Dear PM,
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
I hope over this festive season while you are spending quality time with your loved ones, that you find it in your heart to allow gay people in Australia the choice to marry our loved ones in the new year.
What a wonderful Country this would be if we all put our prejudices and hate behind us and moved forward on the issue of Marriage Equality.
Nathan Thomas
Warringah Electorate

Dear Gillard,
I’m 14 years old and am a gay student. Why do you deny me and hundreds upon thousands of other gay youths the right to marry when we’re older, not to mention the hundreds of thousands who are unable to truly show their love for each other?
I’m surprised that you, a member of 2 minorities deny the 10% of Australian population that is gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans-gendered. But other than that hope you have a very merry Christmas xoxo
– Cody

Dear Julia,
May the jingle bells I’m sending you be returned as wedding bells for me… Merry Christmas
– Tracey

Dear Julia,
Wishing you and your partner a very Happy Christmas!
Just in case you’d like to get me something for Christmas, I’d like the right to marry, I’ve been a good girl. I work hard and pay my taxes and I’d like my Dad to give me away to the woman of my dreams It’s important to me, however, I’m 41 and I don’t want to wait anymore, actually, I’m sick of being the lady in waiting!
Warmest Regards, Julia Day. xx

Dear Julia,
You wanted to move Australia forward in your election campaign.
So please, stop holding us back.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas, and a Safe New Year, as I still hold hope that you will be the one to bring about change.
Love, Brodie

Dear Miss Prime Minister
I am 7 years old and my pesky sister Alice is 4. Instead of writing to Santa this year we are writing to you because all we really want for Christmas is for our 2 Mums to get married. I made them a boat for Xmas because they want to float down the river on their wedding day. Please make our wishes come true. Love Daniel.

Dear Julia
Merry Christmas, and A Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.
Julia if your partner should propose, congrats I’m sure you would have a lovely wedding. Pity if my partner did the same thing and proposed to me, we wouldn’t be legally allowed to enjoy the same thing.
Anyway enjoy your Christmas and have a fantastic 2011.
Cheers, Kevin.

Dear Julia,
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. I’ll be spending my Christmas with my girlfriend this year, and the next one and probably the next 10 Christmases together. By not allowing people to marry; doesn’t mean your going to stop the gay life. – you’re just making things more difficult. It is sociably accepted so make a change in your views and open your hearts to our rights as well.
Let’s have a wine or two sometime? We can discuss this further?
With all the happiness.
Leigh & Kylie

Dear Julia,
I hope you and your family have a happy festive season, and I also hope that in the New Year you will drag Australia into the twenty first century and change the laws to reflect true equal rights for all Australians regardless of gender or sexuality.
– Tracey

Dear PM Gillard,
Wishing you and your family a safe and happy Christmas and New Year. New Years is a time when everyone looks back at their past year and decides what things they can change the following year. Let’s hope that marriage equality is one of them.
Again, all the best to you and your family. You are a hard working woman and deserve a break.
Best wishes, Aaron van Zwieten, Lilley Electorate.

Merry Christmas Prime Minister Gillard,
My Christmas wish for you is to be a world leader. This means time for equality for all regardless of gender, sexuality and religion. More public transport, more hospitals and an improved public education system. Australia is a great country so let’s make it even better!
– ozplans

Dear Julia,
I supported you and was glad to see you become PM. As an atheist (like yourself) I do not believe in the antiquated ceremony that is marriage. Unlike yourself however, I do believe in EQUAL rights. It’s a disgrace that you are happy to take our taxes but rob those who do want to marry, of this basic right. I still hold hope that you will eventually be strong enough to make this change.
Merry Christmas.
– Brett

The gays give the best gifts, it’s time to make some new friends..
See you at the Wedding.
– Alicia

Merry Christmas Julia.
Love you girl, just wish you loved us too. Please support my wonderful family by changing your mind on gay marriage. I would love my son to have married parents.
Best Wishes for the holiday season.
Michelle Power

May the fairy upon the top of your Christmas tree fall and sprinkle you with fairy dust. Maybe then you will see how to… ‘Move Australia Forward’.
– Paul

Dear Julia
Do you want to be remembered as just another politician.
Or a true leader who took a stand and made a difference to our great country and society.
You now have a chance to be seen as a true leader and progressive.
Don’t make the same mistakes you did in your PM campaign being a puppet of your party and the ill informed religious groups.
Listen to the Australian people straight and gay.
Be a leader and set the direction.
– Typhoon

Merry Christmas dear Julia,
May the new year bring greatness for all Australians.
May we all keep our New Years resolutions to be more tolerant, happy, and joined together in making Australia the greatest country on earth for everybody.
– Travis

All I want for Christmas… is change.
– Priyant

PM – this is the future calling. Why are you waiting?
– Perkin