Deakin University
Browse

File(s) under permanent embargo

Australian values in multicultural LGBTIQ+ lives and writing

journal contribution
posted on 2019-06-01, 00:00 authored by Arjun Rajkhowa, Budi Sudarto, Alyena Mohummadally, Maria Pallotta-ChiarolliMaria Pallotta-Chiarolli
The concept of ‘values’ often refers to key principles that guide and direct us in our conduct and the way we choose to live our lives. A quick definition of Australian (cultural) values would probably highlight notions such as mateship and having a fair go. The concept of ‘Australian values’ has for too long been politicised and claimed as the exclusive domain of select groups. However, any one in Australia who shares the vision, purpose and focus of the body politic can embody Australian values. And those who do can be found anywhere and everywhere.
And they were found in a group of LGBTIQ+ multicultural-multifaith Australians (plus an ally) in 2004 when the Australian LGBTIQ+ Multicultural Committee (AGMC) was formed.
AGMC created a safe and supportive space where collaboration, loyalty and friendship were valued and nurtured.
The AGMC’s book Living and Loving in Diversity: An Anthology of Australian Multicultural Queer Adventures contains a plethora of multicultural LGBTIQ+ Australian stories, and provides an avenue to informing and empowering others. Funded by a grant from the Victorian Multicultural Commission and the Department of Premier and Cabinet, it contains over 60 personal stories – sad and sexy, funny and feisty – and lets others know that they are not alone. We share our diverse upbringings and multicultural Aussie adventures to show we are a diverse Australian community. Photos from our childhoods remind readers that “we were always there”.

History

Journal

Australian Mosaic

Issue

51

Pagination

30 - 33

Publisher

FECCA

Location

Curtin, A.C.T.

Place of publication

ACT

Start date

2019-06-13

End date

2019-06-13

Material type

article

Resource type

journal article

Edition

Issue 51

Language

English

Publication classification

C2 Other contribution to refereed journal

Extent

Magazine

Usage metrics

    Research Publications

    Categories

    No categories selected

    Exports

    RefWorks
    BibTeX
    Ref. manager
    Endnote
    DataCite
    NLM
    DC