Date: January 2018

DRAG BRUNCH - Sundays

DRAG BRUNCH - Sundays
SUNDAYS just got fabulous!

FAG TAG

FAG TAG
We've had so much fun with thousands of our new best friends who helped us Fag Tag the Sky Terrace rooftop bar over the past 2 years that we’re returning this year for a special Fag Tag event.

Activism and Radicalism from the AIDS Crisis to Today

Activism and Radicalism from the AIDS Crisis to Today
Conversations inspired by the stories told in the film BPM by Robin Campillo Moderated by Nell Schofield, with panelists Phillipe Mangeot, Maxime Forest, Bridget Haire and Lyle Chan. When the AIDS crisis hit, LGBTQI communities around the world were changed forever. Groups like ActUp! mobilized themselves with radical tactics to fight for our lives against hostile attitudes and governments.

Activists Show & Tell: How to Change the World Panel + Q&A with 78er Julie McCrossin

Activists Show & Tell: How to Change the World Panel + Q&A with 78er Julie McCrossin
Hosted by Julie McCrossin, in conversation with activists Betty Hounslow, Teddy Cook, Sally Rugg and Imam Nur Warsame. In a special panel for the 40th anniversary of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, journalist and 78er Julie McCrossin takes a look at LGBTQI activism in Australia from radical liberation and protest in the 70s to the fights we’re fighting today. Julie will be joined in conversation by a number of activists sharing their stories and photos, talking about the issues that matter the most to them and the ways in which they’re changing and have already changed the political landscape of Australia

Change for All? Feminism and the LGBTIQ Movement

Change for All? Feminism and the LGBTIQ Movement
Moderated by Sarah Maddison, with panelists Robyn Laverack, Nayuka Gorrie, and Anna Hush This panel will explore the role of women and feminist politics in building the LGBTIQ rights movement in Australia today. The discussion will bring together the voices of some very different experiences in these struggles, including Mardi Gras pioneer Robyn Laverack; Kurnai, Gunditjmara, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta woman and queer writer Nayuka Gorrie; and young feminist campaigner Anna Hush, together in conversation with University of Melbourne political scientist Sarah Maddison. From the gay liberation movement to the queer politics of today, this panel examines the intersections of feminism, queer, trans*, race, age and Indigenous sovereignty, taking up the most pressing questions of how we can do better as a movement that is committed to justice and equality for all.

Queer Refugees: Building the Bridges and Bridging the Gaps

Queer Refugees: Building the Bridges and Bridging the Gaps
Moderated by Tina Dixson, with panelists Roj Amedi, Kathryn Clark, Randa Kattan, and Renee Dixson. With many countries in the world criminalising homosexuality, LGBTIQ people around the world are forced to flee for their lives. The 1951 Refugee Convention enables them to seek asylum when they are facing persecution on the grounds of their sexual orientation or gender identity. However, international protection mechanisms do not guarantee an easy pathway to safety.

The ‘Transgressive’ Body: A Fucking Protest

The ‘Transgressive’ Body: A Fucking Protest
Moderated by Dino Dimitriadis, with panelists Dai Aoki, Daniel Monks, and Zahra Stardust. ‘Transgressive’ sexual bodies are often the target of stigma, discrimination and regulation. Drawing on experiences with disability, HIV-positivity, Sex Work and Queer Porn, the panel explores the protest of fucking and how body- and sex-positivity advance understanding and advocacy in our communities.

THICK 'N' JUICY

THICK 'N' JUICY
Join the THICK ‘N’ JUICY party family in Sydney to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Mardi Gras with a massive Sunday party, serving high-profile local and international DJs / performers and hundreds of sexy friendly men from around the world!

SWAGGER RNB & HIP HOP PARTY!

SWAGGER RNB & HIP HOP PARTY!
Swagger is the gaylord of the gay, gay-friendly and friendly gay scene. It’s huge in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and each year we throw a giant party on Mardi Gras parade night.
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Culture Up Late: Another View

Culture Up Late: Another View
A provocation for the curious, Culture Up Late turns the Australian Museum inside out.