An Australia Day honour that goes some way to taking away the sour taste that this day can bring.
To Noel Tovey, born 25 December 1934. Actor, director, author, mentor, choreographer and wise elder, now also AM for "A significant input into the performing arts. For helping Indigenous performers, and as an Advocate for the LGBTI community."
If you haven't seen the show he made, you can read Little Black Bastard (Hodder Headline) to begin to understand what a remarkable man he is. He has been successful in the theatres of Europe and London and finally at home in Australia and has always been a brave and outspoken gay man and man of colour.
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