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The Hidden History of Gay Sydney

  • Paddington Library 247 Oxford Street Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010 Australia (map)

Join renowned historian Garry Wotherspoon to take a journey into Sydney's gay past.

From secretive camp venues to gay liberation meetings, nineteenth century 'Turkish baths' on Oxford Street to drag balls during the Great Depression, our city has a long and proud history of LGBTI social life and activism.

Garry Wotherspoon is the author of Gay Sydney: A History and took part in the original Mardi Gras march in 1978. This talk offers not only a history of gay Sydney, but the chance to hear the story of a path-breaking historian and pioneering activist for equality and LGBTI rights.

The Hidden History of Gay Sydney
6pm-8pm, Thursday 23 February 2017
Paddington Library, 247 Oxford Street, Paddington
All Ages

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