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Being Queer & Religious

The relationship between our LGBTQIA+ communities and religion is a complicated one – many queer people have had adverse experiences with religion, whether it’s being told that their identities are not compatible with their beliefs, that some behaviours are sinful, or they’ll be forced through conversion practices in the hopes they can be changed. But for some people, being queer and religious is at the core of their identities and in this episode of Queer Thinking, we’ll be chatting to LGBTQIA+ people of faith. This episode of Queer Thinking discusses conversion practices and the relationship the queer community has with religion. For a list of LGBTQIA+ support services head to mardigras.org.au/support

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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras acknowledges that our events take place on Aboriginal land. We acknowledge the Gadigal, Cammeraygal, Bidigal, Darug and Dharawal people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Sydney Basin.

We pay our Respects to their Elders past and present. Always was Always will be Aboriginal Land.