SYDNEY GAY AND LESBIAN MARDI GRAS IN ASSOCIATION WITH CARRIAGEWORKS PRESENT
SAT 24 FEB
ACTIVISTS SHOW & TELL: HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD
Panel + Q&A with 78er Julie McCrossin
1.30PM – 3.00PM
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.
Hosted by Julie McCrossin in conversation with activists Betty Hounslow, Teddy Cook, Sally Rugg and Imam Nur Warsame.
CHANGE FOR ALL? FEMINISM AND THE LGBTQI MOVEMENT
3.30PM – 5.00PM
This panel will explore the role of women and feminist politics in building the LGBTIQ rights movement in Australia today. From the gay liberation movement to the queer politics of today, we’ll examine 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.
Moderated by Sarah Maddison, with panelists Robyn Laverack, Nayuka Gorrie, Katherine Wolfgramme and Anna Hush.
SUN 25 FEB
QUEER REFUGEES: BUILDING THE BRIDGES AND BRIDGING THE GAPS
1.00PM – 2.00PM
In Australia, LGBTIQ people from refugee backgrounds are almost absent from the overall refugee debate, and rarely do we focus on those LGBTQI individuals who are granted a protection visa and what happens after. This panel asks: where are LGBTIQ people who sought asylum in Australia? Which community do they fit in and belong?
Moderated by Tina Dixson, with panelists Roj Amedi, Kathryn Clark, Renee Dixson and Randa Kattan.
THE ‘TRANSGRESSIVE’ BODY: A FUCKING PROTEST
2.30PM – 3.30PM
‘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.
Moderated by Dino Dimitriadis, with panelists Zahra Stardust, Dai Aoki and Daniel Monks.
ACTIVISM AND RADICALISM FROM THE AIDS CRISIS TO TODAY
4.00PM – 5.00PM
When the AIDS crisis hit, LGBTQI communities around the world were changed forever. This panel will bring together Australian and French perspectives on the AIDS crisis, and how the lasting effects of AIDS activism is still felt today in fighting for the rights of all LGBTQI people.
Moderated by Nell Schofield, with panelists Philippe Mangeot, Lyle Chan, Maxime Forest and Bridget Haire.