Re: [gaykingdom] Does any one know what actually is going on?
- In a message dated 12/19/2004 3:37:43 P.M. Mountain Standard Time, sekretariat@... writes:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gaykingdom/Well put Vicky, and I agree with you wholeheartedly. Come on guys, lets have some more substantial proof that this is real. My partner applied for Citizenship, and has yet to even hear back. Not even in the form of an e-mail saying "thank you for your interest". Hate to skeptical myself, but, given the state of US Government (where I currently reside) it's hard to not view these things without a bit of concern.Great idea, great start, but, what's going on?
- I received an e-mail today from the Gay Court with instructions for
completing the citizenship and passport applications. If you have
not received the e-mail, let me know and I'll forward what I got.
Remember, all this is being done by volunteers. -- Joe Grande,
--- In email@example.com, Narud8080@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 12/19/2004 3:37:43 P.M. Mountain Standard Time,
> sekretariat@v... writes:
> http://groups._yahoo.com_ (mip://03cadcd8/yahoo%
> Well put Vicky, and I agree with you wholeheartedly. Come on
> have some more substantial proof that this is real. My partner
> Citizenship, and has yet to even hear back. Not even in the form
of an e-mail
> saying "thank you for your interest". Hate to skeptical myself,
but, given the
> state of US Government (where I currently reside) it's hard to not
> these things without a bit of concern.
> Great idea, great start, but, what's going on?
- Greetings Vicky (and Travis subsequent post),
The first I heard of the GLK of the Coral Sea Islands was a few months back as a producer
for the Breakfast show for JOY Melbourne (www.joy.org.au) Australia's first GLBTI radio
station where we had an interview with HM Dale.
I was a little sceptical at first but since speaking with HM Dale at length, seeing the photos
from the Cato (available here on the group or at www.gaykingdom.org) I was very
interested and put my hand up to offer my assistance.
Like most GLBTI (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex) organizations
throughout the world, it is all voluntary work. It starts off small and grows when people
participate. Of course that means hard working GLBTI community members who already
have fulltime jobs spend many hours work hard seeing our cause given the credit they
deserve. In response to requests for citizenship and the like sometimes there are delays
due to the very nature of administrative posts being filled by volunteers.
Also the geography of Cato Island can be rather deceptive on a map, I can assure you that
the trip out to the island is a long one from mainland Australia. One couldn't just pop over
for a cup of tea and check up.
On the matter of seriousness, I would consider that the amount of time and energy spent
on this project by His Royal Majesty Dale, The Right Honourable Prime Minister David
Smith and The Right Honourable Lord Chief Justice William Freeman to be sign that this
not a gimmick or a fad.
I think its great that you are sceptical, goodness knows we need to be sure of so many
things these days, as you said sceptics are former idealists. For now I shall remain an
I hope that others do respond to your request for information.
I wish you all the very best
Consul General Melbourne
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Viktor Zimmermann" <sekretariat@v...> wrote:
> I am very pleased by the idea of having a souvereign country for gays
> and lesbians. However, I'm a bit sceptical on the topic of how serious
> the guys do mean it: there are no informations available about how
> many people are actually living now on the island and what their names
> Also I could not find any street adress of the GLK Embassies neither
> any telephone numbers. God forgive me my scepticism, but does anyone
> have already acquired the citizenship and the pass and can tell what
> it is looking like? Have anybody visited the group and can tell any
> true report on what is actually going on and show some pics of the
> colonists and where they are dwelling?
> Please don't get me wrong: I am very interested in the project and
> would like to support it when sure it's serious and no fake. Mind that
> sceptics are former idealists, and I would be pleased to be taught
> better. So please report your experiences (positive or negative) with
> the project and its realisation, if such is existent.
> Regards, Vicky