Ken Gideon, the new Director (Alumni) for USQ, was an active member of the Norfolk, Virginia LGBTIQ community from his early days as a uni student in 1988 – 1993. He was also instrumental in starting the Faculty/Staff LGBTIQ network at his alma mater, Old Dominion University. Ken’s life changed in 1997 when he spent a month in Australia visiting his gay pen pal who lived in Australia. While in Brisbane, he met the man of his dreams. For 8 years, from 1998 to 2005, he was in an international long distance relationship with this man. Together, he and his partner worked out the best way they could be together, and in 2005, Ken made the move to Australia. Despite not having a plan on how he was going to stay in Australia permanently, he took the leap of faith, and the rest is history. Ken has now been in Australia for 15 years and he and his partner have been together for 22. Come and hear this incredible story of commitment towards each other during a time when there was no facetime or facebook chatting, and even the internet was quite new.
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