#QuestionableDeeds in action: @burgewords in conversation with @margokingston1

Michael Burge

Michael Burge

Journalist at No Fibs
Michael is an author and journalist who lives on Ngarabal country in the NSW Northern Tablelands. He was was born at Inverell into a farming family with New England roots deeper than most, and lived within weatherboard walls under an iron roof for long enough to know what he's talking about when it comes to the country.
Michael Burge
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Michael Burge
Michael's articles about writers, performers, artists, creative rebels and the writing process are available at his website.

WHEN I asked Margo to help me launch my non-fiction debut Questionable Deeds: Making a stand for equal love and my first collection of short stories Closet His, Closet Hers, Tony Abbott was still Prime Minister and marriage equality remained on the never never. When we met this week at Avid Reader bookshop in West End, Brisbane, I remarked to Margo that much had changed, although a free vote on marriage equality for same-sex attracted Australians had been traded for power by yet another prime minister. What ensued was a fascinating night of insights into the ongoing debate, the changing of hearts and minds, and the nature of writing about pain, loss and politics.

Michael’s books are available in paperback from Booktopia.com.au and as an eBook from Amazon.com.au.

(Main photo by @danseed)




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  1. Dear Michael, my best friend of 35 years is gay. What does she look like? Well she looks like me, a grey headed older lady, closer to seventy than sixty, wrinkles, aches and pains, nothing remarkable. She has a partner and I have a husband, she had no plans to marry if and when that is an option. However, I fervently hope now that Abbot t is gone that SSM will become a reality so that people can live their lives as they chose, without interference from politicians of various religious persuasions. All the best of wishes to you.

    • Thanks for your comment. Yes, the choice of how to express our relationships will be wonderful. Unfortunately the signs of SSM happening soon are not looking good.