You and I have more in common than you would probably like to think. You are an Australian icon, I am the daughter of one.
My mother Julie Anthony sang the National Anthem at the Sydney 2000 Olympic games, the largest gathering of athletes from all nationalities, races, sexualities, shapes and sizes in the world. She sang the anthem for them and for everyone, regardless of what flag they marched under or what suburb they drove from to get there that night.
Like you, she has carried the hopes and admirations of this country on her shoulders throughout her career.
Unlike you, she doesn't care that I am gay.