june, 2021

19jun1:00 pmQueer ThinkingReligious Discrimination and the Fights Ahead1:00 pm

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Queer Thinking: Religious Discrimination and the Fights Ahead

The Metro Theatre

426 George Street

1pm

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

Time

(Saturday) 1:00 pm

Location

The Metro Theatre

624/614-628 George Street, Sydney

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