Reflections on sexuality
In episode six, we speak again to Matt Schmidt, who while working at AIDS Action Council in 1999, spoke to us about his experiences of being gay in Canberra. We’ve already spoken to Matt this season about his reflections on what has changed over the past twenty years in sexual health, but he’s back again to generously and honestly share his experiences of how Australia’s attitudes to sexuality have changed over time.
Matt observes that while younger generations may be more accepting of the sexuality of others (regardless of what that may be at any one time), that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of challenges for young people to deal with today.
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