Pride and Prejudice | 1 June | 6.00pm | National Museum of Australia

Jacques Straetmans

PRIDE and Prejudice: Exploring the history of LGBTQIA+ politics in Australia.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. It has been a long struggle towards equality and inclusion but having achieved marriage equality, have we reached the end of the rainbow? Or is the fight for LGBTQIA+ rights just getting started?

Join ABC RN Big Ideas presenter Cathy Van Extel and a distinguished and diverse panel to discuss the history of the gay and lesbian liberation movement, the often untold contributions of those from across the LGBTIQIA+ community and queer politics today.

The panel features Robyn Laverack, 78er and Mardi Gras pioneer; the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, former Justice of the High Court of Australia; Jordan Raskopoulos, comedian and writer; and Associate Professor Shirleene Robinson, Department of Modern History, Macquarie University.

Cost: $15 adult, $10 concession, $7.50 Friends full members Bookings essential (fees apply).

Friday 1 June 2018
6.00PM - 7.30PM
Visions Theatre, National Museum of Australia

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Image : Jacques Straetmans at the Mardi Gras wearing the Lucille Balls costume made by Ron Muncaster. Courtesy Ron Muncaster

This panel is part of Defining Moments in Australian History, which aims to stimulate discussion about events that have profound significance to Australian people.

Developed in collaboration with ABC Radio National.


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