Questionable Deeds: Making a stand for equal love (2020)

Questionable Deeds Making a stand for equal love One random night in Michael Burge s long term partner choreographer Jonathan Rosten died suddenly while rehearsing a show In the midst of the ensuing grief Jono s relatives started the secret
  • Title: Questionable Deeds: Making a stand for equal love
  • Author: MichaelBurge
  • ISBN: 9780994388704
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Paperback
  • Questionable Deeds: Making a stand for equal love
    One random night in 2004, Michael Burge s long term partner, choreographer Jonathan Rosten, died suddenly while rehearsing a show In the midst of the ensuing grief, Jono s relatives started the secret and devastating process of disenfranchising Michael from his position as Jono s next of kin.With his name removed from Jono s death certificate, Michael found himself unableOne random night in 2004, Michael Burge s long term partner, choreographer Jonathan Rosten, died suddenly while rehearsing a show In the midst of the ensuing grief, Jono s relatives started the secret and devastating process of disenfranchising Michael from his position as Jono s next of kin.With his name removed from Jono s death certificate, Michael found himself unable to wrap up his de facto partner s affairs in a legal, ethical and financial David and Goliath battle that was none of his making.Exiled from his own life, facing grief, depression and suicidal thoughts, Michael eventually found the courage to fight back.Along the way he came face to face with his own demons, and those of the generation that faced HIV AIDS and the ensuing legislative no man s land which saw many de facto couples disenfranchised by homophobic families.Through asserting his right to grieve the loss of his partner, not only personally, but on a public and legislative level, Michael s story offers a rarely heard, surprising and honest voice for all Australians dealing with loss.Set against a country coming to terms with the human rights and responsibilities of same sex equality, Questionable Deeds offers one man s argument for marriage equality and why it s a no brainer for any 21st century nation.
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    1. I ve long been a believer in same sex marriage My attitude has always pretty much been one of love is love and therefore you should have the same rights, no matter who you love After reading this book it becomes than apparent why equal rights to marriage is not just desirable, it s essential One little bit of paper, a bit of paper I have somewhere in my house and barely think about, would have saved Michael the grief of being made a non entity in his beloved husband s life on top of the grief o [...]

    2. If you have ever questioned the importance of marriage equality, the necessity to recognise the relationships of same sex couples, you need to read this book If you have ever wondered why so many people are standing up and asking, demanding, that marriage equality is recognised in Australia, you need to read this book If you want to know what happens when a family tries to erase their son s life partner from legal documents, denies their relationship, and even their son s sexuality, you need to [...]

    3. Deeply personal but illuminating and worthwhile A thoughtful read, with plenty of valuable points to take when advocating for something deep and true Michael Burge writes provocatively while providing clear insights into the machinations of politics and the dire consequences of prejudice and discrimination, making the reading of his plight harrowing and poignant than the usual dealings we make about marriage, death, grief, happiness and personal battles against injustice In sharing his and Jono [...]

    4. Why Australia doesn t yet have marriage equality is beyond me I genuinely don t understand It s not rocket science, so what on earth is the hold up, really Michael s story brings the human aspect of this shameful reality to life in a heartbreaking but ultimately hopeful way Thanks for sharing your story with us, Michael.

    5. Raw honest and painful, this deeply personal book takes us through a harrowing journey of loss It is set against a background of almost overwhelming injustices, where the author has to fight time and again for what is right A true and unflinching account written in a warm straightforward style, this story will have you turning the pages until the very end.

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