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Alice's Garage is a national project empowering LGBTI elders and promoting healthy LGBTI ageing in Australia. The project pays homage to Ms Alice Anderson (pictured), who set up a Motor Service in 1920s Melbourne. Miss Anderson's Motor Service had all female employees...

Andrew Rogers – Never a Crime

Pride to me means quiet strength in breathing the same amount of airspace as those around me, to paraphrase a writer whose name escapes me. Pride is recognising the courage with which we confidently move through the world as equal but not the same participants. My...

Michael Dalton – Never a Crime

Pride means I get to be me. I get to live my life as a proud, out gay man. When I was younger I remember hearing the word “poof” like so many others around me. It prevented me from coming out when I was really young (15 or 16). But it didn’t take me much...

Antony McManus – Never a Crime

Pride is living without fear. I can take pride knowing that I get involved when I see injustices within our community. I have been very lucky. I have surrounded myself with supportive, loving people.

Peter Hudson – Never A Crime

Pride means confidence, self-expression, community, acceptance, solidarity, camaraderie, joy of life, living, amazing creativity, growing graciousness and wisdom My message to men who were unjustly convicted is claim your emancipation! Take back what is rightfully...

Paul Marshall – Never A Crime

What does pride mean to me? I'm not sure I can give you an answer you may be looking for. I do not feel pride in being a gay man. Nor do I feel shame. I am just me, I don't spend much time that I am aware of thinking about being gay. I am me, no more and no less. I...

James Heggie – Never A Crime

What Pride means to me is learning to be comfortable in yourself and loving you for who you are. You need to feel like you are able to love, date and care for whoever you want My message to men who were unjustly convicted is don’t be afraid to be true to yourself as...

Rod White – Never A Crime

Pride means to be able to walk in public with confidence and head held high. To be able to say ‘I’m a gay man’ in conversation with strangers. To listen to and acknowledge the journeys travelled by the elders who have paved the way for this life we lead My message to...

James Conlan – Never A Crime

Pride means being proud of who I am despite my differences. That I am just as worthy as everyone else. That I have just as much positivity, life, and energy to contribute to the world as everyone else. That I want to leave the world a little bit better off for those I...

David Morrison – Never A Crime

Pride means I can be the person I really am, quite independent of the societal commentators on how one should think concerning one’s sexuality. To be relaxed as to how I conduct myself as a gay man in everyday activities. To feel at home with the human race in the...

Max Primmer – Never A Crime

Pride means to me being able to live my life true to myself, having true friends around me, gay, bi, straight. Being able to feel comfortable with all my friends as a gay man and Drag Queen. The total acceptance of family and friends of who I am. Doing my best to pass...

Matthew Wade – Never A Crime

To me, pride means celebrating my differences rather than hiding from them. I remind myself on a daily basis that I’m lucky to be gay, because I’ve been able to grow up with a firm sense of social justice and important understanding of oppression and marginalisation....

Jack Dow – Never A Crime

Pride means to comfortably be who you are without fear or compromise (eg: not adjusting your personality, language, attire to suit others). My message to men who were unjustly convicted is Thank you. As a young gay man I am only partially aware of the experiences that...

Fernando Estrada – Never A Crime

Pride means to me to be able to stand up for myself and my LGBTIQ+ community by openly expressing my beliefs about what it is to be gay. My message to men who were unjustly convicted is I am so sorry that you lived bullying, harassment, exclusion and discrimination as...

Mohsin Ali – Never A Crime

  Pride is an intrinsic part of myself. Pride in my sexuality, ethnicity. What I stand for and what I believe. It breaks my heart that the laws were unjust. I cannot imagine how harrowing that must have been. I hope expungement goes some way to healing the pain....