LGBTI Queenslanders Discuss Their Pasts, Presents and Futures


2015 Brisbane Pride Festival March-min

A free, day-long conference in Brisbane tomorrow will bring together a group of prominent LGBTI Queenslanders to address the questions, “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 along with 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 Past, Present, 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 event is part of Brisbane’s Pride Festival program.

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