Just A Mum | by Shelley Argent OAM


When Shelley’s son, James, came out as a teenager in 1995, the only legal right he held in Queensland was the right to be gay without fear of arrest. Shelley knew James faced a lifetime of discrimination through no fault of his own; a situation untenable to her. She was determined her son would be considered equal.

When Australian Human Rights Commissioner Graham Innes AM described Shelley Argent as “just a mother from the suburbs”, he could give her no greater compliment. Shelley’s grit, determination and persistence helped bring about some of the biggest human rights reforms in recent Australian history.

Fabrication: Paperback
Dimensions: 16cm x 23cm