Art, Community

RESPECT – A Queer Affair

November 5, 2017

Hosted by Brunswick St Gallery and Hares & Hyenas in Fitzroy, RESPECT—A Queer Affair is about love, hope and, of course, respect.

It is an art exhibition and schedule of community events aiming to promote positive messaging within and towards the LGBTIQ+ community—especially the youth—and bringing it and its supporters together in a time of disharmony and discord.

“75% of LGBTIQ+ young people (aged 15-25) experience some form of abuse or discrimination based on their identity.”

Profits generated by RESPECT—A Queer Affair will be donated to Minus18, Australia’s largest youth-led organisation promoting social inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex youth.

Over a two-week period in November, RESPECT—A Queer Affair will:

1. Provide a community space to celebrate all things LGBTIQ+ to coincide with the postal survey
on marriage equality.
2. Send out positive messages to the LGBTIQ+ and broader community encouraging respect
in all forms.
3. Raise money for Minus18, a youth-led not-for-profit organisation improving lives of LGBTIQ+
youth through self-empowerment and social inclusion.

Be sure to save these key dates in your diary:

Saturday 11 November, 11am–2pm: Youth Collaboration Event for LGBTIQ+ youth (Free and Under 18 event).
Featuring What Froggy Bakes and more.
Hosted by Brunswick Street Gallery, organised by Minus18.

Tuesday 14 November, 7.30–10.30pm: Queer Choir Off ($10/$5 entry fee).
A night of song, celebration, laughs and a coming together of queers and allies on the night before the result of the survey.
Hosted by Hares & Hyenas.

Wednesday 15 November, 7.30–10.30pm: PO PO MO CO Go Po(stal)—Results In Event (Entry by donation).
A performance party for all our queer, LGBTQIA+, rainbow babes, allies and friends to laugh, drink, dance, whatever the result. For booking go to: www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=328667.
Hosted by Hares & Hyenas.

Thursday 16 November, 6–8.30pm: Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby AGM + Panel Discussion (Free event).
Theme: Equality and Inclusion – what next?
Hosted by Hares & Hyenas (Panel TBC).

Sunday 19 November, 12–4pm: Gay Stuff Markets (Free event).
Speciality goods from a collection of Melbourne’s finest queer and allied artisans, creatives and style makers.
Hosted by Hares & Hyenas.

To learn more, head to the Brunswick St Gallery website.

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