LGBTI Queenslanders Discuss Their Pasts, Presents and Futures


2015 Brisbane Pride Festival March-min LGBTI QueenslandersThe federal government has denied that the date of the proposed marriage equality plebiscite has been finalised after reports that it will be held in February next year.

A free, day-long conference in Brisbane tomorrow will bring together a group of prominent LGBTI Queenslanders to address the question, “In your lifetime, what has it been like to be a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender Queenslander? And what would you like it to be now and in the future?”

Queensland University of Technology’s Equity Department and David Hardy, Peter Black, Sharon Dane and Yorick Smaal have organised the “In our Lifetime – past, present and future for LGBTIQ Queenslanders” symposium.

This free event brings together speakers who cover the three themes of Past, Present, and Future and include:

  • Jill Bolen, Dr Graham Willett (President of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives),
  • Ben Gertz,
  • Gina Mather (ATSAQ),
  • Dr Matt Ball (QUT),
  • Dr Heather Faulkner (Griffith University),
  • Dr Wendell Rosevear (Stonewall Medical Centre) and more.

The keynote speaker is Queensland Attorney-General, the Hon. Yvette D’Ath MP.

The LGBTI Queenslanders Discuss Their Pasts, Presents, and Futures event is part of Brisbane’s Pride Festival program.

Furthermore, the “In Our Lifetime” symposium will be held on Wednesday, September 14, from 8:45 am to 1:30 pm at Gardens Theatre at 2 George Street in Brisbane. Registration required on the event’s Eventbrite page. For more information, see the event’s Facebook page.

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Nerelle Harper

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