Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Sydney Mardi Gras' Queer Thinking: Religious Discrimination and the Fights Ahead

Presented by Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in partnership with Equality Australia

Whether it’s attempts to ‘cure’ us or experiences of discrimination at school or work, LGBTQI+ people face threats to their safety and wellbeing every day in the name of religion. 

While it’s clear that most Australians support LGBTQI+ people, extremist Christian lobby groups are pouring resources into campaigns to stigmatise and marginalise our communities, particularly transgender people.  

It’s time to build a strong movement for equality that includes us all.  

In this free-to-attend 1.5-hour forum, you will hear from LGBTQI+ people of faith, religious leaders and activists including Karen Pack, a teacher who was sacked by a Sydney Christian college for being gay; Equality Australia Legal Director Ghassan Kassisieh; Australia’s first gay Imam Nur Wasame; Australia’s first transgender priest Jo Inkpin and Dr Kerryn Phelps. ABC presenter and current-affairs journalist Fran Kelly will facilitate the conversation.

Around the world, LGBTQI+ activists are on the frontline of protest, agitation and grassroots community organising. The Queer Thinking series explores activism in our backyard and globally, reflecting on our legacies and contending with our futures. 

Tickets are free but registration is essential due to COVID-19 regulations: https://bit.ly/3fLPZDx 

Event starts
Saturday 19 June, 2021
Event ends
Saturday 19 June, 2021
Venue
The Metro Theatre
Venue Address
624 George Street
Location

Sydney ,

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