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Countdown to the future:
our Ten-Point Charter

10 We celebrate the diversity of people across all cultures, races, genders and sexual orientations, and we support equality for all; 
9
We recognise that we experience the problems of 'invisibility' and intolerance that are faced by many so-called 'minority groups' in society;
8
We feel that science fiction provides a forum for us to express our individuality and creativity through the varied forms of speculative fiction;
7
We wish to be acknowledged as having a place in humanity's future and we hope to raise the profile of our community amongst other forward-thinking people;
6
We recognise that all people have unique gifts and abilities and we encourage them to share their individual talents with others for the benefit of all;
5
We wish to participate in the building of a better world and we see science fiction as a means to suggest positive alternative futures;
4
We recognise that science fiction is a fun and popular medium and we no longer wish to be excluded from its fiction, art, cyberworlds or other creative forms;
3
We feel that we are rarely recognised or sufficiently acknowledged as members of the science fiction community and seek to redress that imbalance;
2
We want to challenge those who promote peaceful dialogue between humans and aliens to do likewise with those who may be seen as 'alien' or 'different' within the human race;
1
We want to have FUN and make new friends. 

Charter adopted at the third meeting of SPACED OUT Melbourne, 13 August 1999.