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Queer Sydney: bridging past and present

Where
Kings Cross Library
Kings Cross Library
50-52 Darlinghurst Road, Potts Point NSW 2011
When

Sunday 18 February from 4:30pm to 6:30pm Sunday 25 February from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Cost

Free

As part of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival join us for two talks honouring and sharing LGBTIQA+ stories from our local area.

Engage with the broadening intersectionality of being LGBTIQA+, as we reflect on our history and explore what it means to be queer in the current moment. Our starting point is framed around the complexity of intersectional identity – we are more than just one part of our LGBTIQA+ acronym.

Hosted by Tony Duke also known as Pa Condom, cultural activist and social entrepreneur. Each evening will present a panel of diverse voices, and identities including artists, authors, activists, academics, and community members in shaping the narrative of 2024.

The events start at 4:30 pm, the talks are at 5pm, and the entire event concludes at 6.30pm.

Future Past – Sunday 18 February: Explore our journey to the present, reflecting on the complex intersections of LGBTIQ+ identity.

Panelists:

  • Garry Wotherspoon – historian and gay community elder

  • Atul Joshi – writer, arts administrator and a queer person of colour

  •  Dr Shirleene Robinson – historian, curator and author,  President  Sydney’s Pride History Group

  •  Aunty Zak Douek – gender fluid community elder and mentor

  •  Wart also known as Ma Condom – artist, performer and poet with disability 

Future Present – Sunday 25 February: Share ideas and aspirations for our collective future

Panelists:

  • Dr Quah Ee Ling – fire dragon feminist queer migrant woman from Singapore of Chinese-Hokkien and Indonesian-Peranakan heritage. Western Sydney University senior lecturer and author.

  •  Adam Doughty – non-binary artist and designer

  • Speedy Shatari – inclusion and motivational speaker, proudly non-binary, transmasculine advocate and instrumental in developing Australia's first LGBTIQA+ Jewish mentorship program 

  •  Jacyn De Santis also known as Foxxy Empire – Sista Girl originally from the Tiwi Islands. Poet, playwright and performer. 

Both sessions invite you to contribute your story, fostering discussion and celebration of LGBTIQA+ life.

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