2 years ago

17 May, 2016

Usyd Law lawns

Organised by:
Sydney University Law Society (SULS)

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is May 17. The theme for IDAHOT 2016 is
Mental Health and Well Being.

In order to celebrate the day SULS will be hosting a casual picnic on the Law Lawns from 1pm-2pm. So come and enjoy the sun while looking after our mental health. WITH FREE RAINBOW CUPCAKES

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The University Ally Network is also hosting a thought-provoking 1 hour panel discussion which will be facilitated by Red Ruby Scarlet and feature high profile journalist and documentarian Patrick Abboud, and a diverse range of staff and students from the LGBTIQ community. Time: 12-1pm followed by a light lunch Venue: Refectory, Holme Building A09 (registration necessary, see ticket option).

Finally, there will be a film screening of the highly acclaimed Australian film Gayby Baby, a documentary about same-sex families told from the perspective of their children. Free popcorn and Golden Gaytime ice-creams provided for all! Time: 4.30-6pm Venue: Lecture Theatre 3003, Sydney Nanoscience Hub (A31)

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Sexual and gender diversities are still characterised by many states and by a majority of people worldwide as mental health problems, and these definitions then feature at the heart of public persecution, discrimination and social stigma. Even in more progressive places, this assumption, albeit unconscious, still lies at the root of many barriers to full equality for LGBTI people.