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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Queer Thinking: Religious discrimination and fights ahead

Where
Metro Theatre
Metro Theatre
624 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
When

Saturday 19 June from 1pm to 2:30pm

Cost

Day Pass (3 Sessions): $59.00Single: $29.00Concession: $19.00

Hear from LGBTQI+ people of faith, religious leaders and activists on how we can build a strong movement for equality. Presented by Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in partnership with Equality Australia.

Whether it’s attempts to ‘cure’ us or experiences of discrimination at school or work, LGBTQI+ people face threats to their safety and wellbeing every day in the name of religion. 

While it’s clear that most Australians support LGBTQI+ people, extremist Christian lobby groups are pouring resources into campaigns to stigmatise and marginalise our communities, particularly transgender people.  

It’s time to build a strong movement for equality that includes us all.  

In this free-to-attend 1.5-hour forum, you will hear from LGBTQI+ people of faith, religious leaders and activists including Karen Pack, a teacher who was sacked by a Sydney Christian college for being gay; Equality Australia Legal Director Ghassan Kassisieh; Australia’s first transgender priest Jo Inkpin and Dr Kerryn Phelps. ABC presenter and current-affairs journalist Fran Kelly will facilitate the conversation.

Around the world, LGBTQI+ activists are on the frontline of protest, agitation and grassroots community organising. The Queer Thinking series explores activism in our backyard and globally, reflecting on our legacies and contending with our futures. 

This event is free-to-attend but registration is essential: https://bit.ly/3fLPZDx

Queer Thinking is part of Mardi Gras Pride Weekender; a 2-day extravaganza, featuring 4 fabulous events for the LGBTQI+ communities and allies, designed to get you singing, dancing, thinking, laughing, and most importantly, celebrating!

Covid-safe information

Please sign-in to this venue before entering. Masks are strongly recommended during the performance.

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