UQU Queer Week
12 September, 2016
UQ Pride Alliance PAL
Celebrate Pride, diversity and inclusion this week at UQ Union! Different events are happening all throughout town, with guests coming in from different LGBTIQA+ organisations across Queensland! Make sure you join our various activities and events throughout the week and win a limited edition UQU Rainbow shirt!
For full event descriptions and event llinks visit: http://bit.ly/uququeerweek
*** Monday 12th
CHILDREN BY CHOICE
11AM - 2PM in the UQ Union Complex, St Lucia
Children By Choice will be running an activity stall and will be giving away and selling some of their resources in front of the UQ Union.
*** Wednesday 14th
10AM - 2PM in the UQ Union Complex, St Lucia
UQ Pride Alliance (10am - 2pm) Stall will be running a popcorn stall and activity in front of the UQ Union Complex to give away UQ Union Rainbow T-shirts and run surveys throughout the morning.
IN OUR LIFETIME: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE FOR LGBT QUEENSLANDERS
8:45AM - 13:30PM at QUT Garden's Point
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’s Attorney-General, the Hon Yvette D'Ath MP, and other guest speakers will lead a discussion on LGBTIQ rights, recognition and redress. Hosted by QUT Equity as part of the Brisbane Pride Festival,
Please register for this free symposium on the past, present and future for LGBTIQ Queenslanders:
*** Thursday 15th
UQUQC BANNER MAKING FOR PRIDE
12PM Onwards in the UQ Union Complex, St Lucia
The UQ Union Queer Collective is hosting a banner-making workshop in preparation for the Pride March this coming Saturday (Sep 17). Cover yourself in rainbow & glitter for a fun-packed afternoon! FREE EVENT!
UNBUTTONED: A FESTIVAL OF GENDER, ART AND YOU
10AM onwards at Metro Arts
Unbuttoned is an electrifying four day program of performance, visual art, film, and party (with some extra stuff to boot!)
With affordable prices and promised surprises, book tickets to a show, or just turn up to see what’s on and wind your way through Metro’s six-storey heritage building.
10AM onwards at Metro Arts
Brisbane Festival’s annual photographic exhibition displays photography responding to one of the great themes of our time: gender. High school students and the general public were invited to submit original works that best captured their thoughts on this crucial topic. Curated by Henri van Noordenburg, this captivating exhibition will unwrap some of what gender means to us. This year, Brisbane Festival invited photographs that respond to the idea of gender: Gender is on our minds. The gap in gender opportunities and privileges. The shifts in gender roles. The increasing opening up of our understanding of gender identity. FREE EVENT!
PREACHING TO THE PERVERTED
7PM onwards at Metro Arts
Preaching to the Perverted presents a new series of sculptures and digitally mediated performances by Anastasia Booth. Employing the material sensuality of Baroque sculpture and the humour of goddess ritual performance, the exhibition poetically investigates Freudian fetishism. FREE EVENT!
*** Friday 16th
7PM onwards at The Sportsman's Hotel/ Free & Paid
Have a lot of fun while helping to raise much needed funds for Queensland AIDS Council (QuAC). QuAC had been working for the LGBTIQ community since 1984.
$280 in cash and prizes, with $100 JACKPOT. Have a meal at Sporties and support the venue that is the only gay owned and run venue in Brisbane.
Booking a table is essential!
WANK BANK MASTERCLASS
630PM - 7PM at Metro Arts
A rollicking workshop; an Australian happy ending masseur from New York City brings you an informative and playful masterclass of original techniques to perfect the art of handling your partner’s member (or even your own). *Ticket registrations close at 4pm on the day of the show. A $2.20 booking fee applies to each ticket. Remaining tickets for each session will be available at Box Office. Works may include adult themes, drug references, nudity, coarse language and sexual references.
This event is a paid event and is recommended for 18+.
*** Saturday 17th
11AM - 1230PM at Fortitude Valley
You'll never see a bigger show of rainbow love in Queensland than at the Brisbane Pride March.
As the thunderous roar swells from the Dykes on Bikes, the chants get louder and the streets get brighter. Welcome to the Brisbane Pride March.
Feel the rush of emotion and life that is our community rally, then join the annual Pride March that blazes down Brunswick Street in an ocean of colour – arriving at New Farm Park just in time to kick off Brisbane Pride Fair Day. FREE EVENT!
11AM Onwards at New Farm Park/ $17 Concession, $25 GA and U18 $10
Gather your squad because 2016 is all about showing the world what you're made of...because here in Brisbane, we're #MadeWithPride. New Farm Park will be turned into one big proud playground, complete with live music & performances, DJ sets ripe for dancing, great food & drinks, community stalls, special events, competitions and so much more.
POOF DOOF X GIRTHING: Fair Play
5PM Onwards at The Brightside
Meet us at The Brightside carpark for an alfresco doof under the setting sun.
DJ Argonaut (MELB)
Cunningpants (SYD) and local legends;
Sullivan Sophie Luna
9 PM Onwards at Metro Arts
Take the shackles off your feet so you can dance because Oops!…we did it again, and FEMIOKE is back!
Are you going to tell us what you want, what you really, really want? Is it R-E-S-P-E-C-T and no scrubs? Will you survive, do it for yourself (standin’ on your own two feet) or do you just wanna have fun? Are you ***FLAWLESS and do you run the world?
The event is proposed as a safe space to celebrate by both singing favourite feminist anthems and taking back misogynist songs. Emceed by local karaoke desperate and avid feminist, Amy-Clare. Open to all feminist identifiers. This is a licensed event with a cash bar. Hai Si Ja, hold tight! Works may include adult themes, drug references, nudity, coarse language and sexual references.
*** Sunday 18th
HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH
730PM - 9PM at Metro Arts
After a botched sex-change operation, East German glam rocker Hansel (John Cameron Mitchell) becomes Hedwig and travels across the United States with a stage show, following her ex-boyfriend (and former band mate) and telling her life story. Hedwig’s offbeat show slays audiences — but in diners, not clubs. *Ticket registrations close at 4pm on the day of the show. A $2.20 booking fee applies to each ticket. Remaining tickets for each session will be available at Box Office. Works may include adult themes, drug references, nudity, coarse language and sexual references. $13 a ticket.
RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE ALL STARS 2 AT BETTY'S
5PM Onwards at Betty's Esspresso West End
Teaming up with Betty to bring you the ultimate sunday session and RuPauls Drag Race All Star Season 2 on the big screen starting on Sunday August 28th and then every Sunday thereafter until the Finale. Happy Hour 5pm - 7pm / Screening 7pm sharp
Cute tunes. Popcorn. Drumsticks. Couches.Gold Coin Donation.Draggy Drinkable Specials.
First in, best seated! Couches are limited but BYO butt-pillow.
Finale party TBA with Drag performers, Costume Competition, Eleganza Extravaganza Raffle with prizes and exquisite cuteness and all proceeds donated to Jellybeans trans youth support. FREE EVENT!