Queer Thinking

Things to do, Talks and discussions
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Hear entertaining and thought-provoking discussions on LGBTQIA community issues

Queer Thinking is a series of thought-provoking talks and discussion events as part of Mardi Gras. This year’s events take place at the Art Gallery of NSW, aligning with the exhibition Adman: Warhol before Pop and the Gallery’s Art After Hours events.

On Saturday February 25, there’ll be a keynote address by Richard Meyer (professor of Art History at Stanford University) in a talk called Queer Warhol, followed by a panel discussion featuring four contemporary Australian artists: Deborah Kelly, Claudia Nicholson, Josh Feeney and Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran.

On Sunday, a line-up of guest speakers will share stories on queer-centric topics in the EqualiTea Party. It’ll include funny, heart-warming and confronting stories from journalist Benjamin Law, intersex advocate Bonnie Hart, Teddy Cook (Grunt), comedian Jordan Raskopoulos, Rainbow Families Council founder Jacqueline Tomlins, and singer and filmmaker Be Steadwell.

Also as part of the Queer Thinking program is Politics in the Pub on Tuesday February 28. A panel of speakers will talk about what it’ll take to achieve marriage equality. The line-up includes US Senator Ricardo Lara, former state premier Kristina Keneally, A4E’s Tiernan Brady and AME’s Dr Shirleene Robinson.

By: Emma Joyce

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