Marriage Equality and Other SurprisesSun 8 Sep, 11.30am
SLV, Isabella Fraser Room
From Stonewall to marriage equality, Quinn Eades, Val McDermid and Peter Waples-Crowe discuss the highs and lows in queer liberation over the last few decades, and what surprises we’re yet to see. With Daniel Santangeli.
Quinn Eades is a writer, researcher, editor, and poet, whose book Rallying was awarded the 2018 Mary Gilmore Award. His published work includes All The Beginnings: A Queer Autobiography of the Body, and is currently working on Queerdom, a collaborative photographic/poetic text with photographer and partner Jamie James; Going Homo, an autobiography from the transitioning body; and essay collection Gender is Burning.
Val McDermid is the author of 22 bestselling novels, which have been translated into 30 languages and sold over 10 million copies. She has won many awards internationally, including the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year and the LA Times Book of the Year Award.
Daniel Santangeli is Program Manager at Midsumma Festival, Australia's premier queer arts and cultural festival. He is currently Deputy Chair for Outer Urban Projects, a performing arts company working in Melbourne's Northern Suburbs, as well as a participant in Australia Council’s Future Leaders program.
Peter Waples-Crowe is a Ngarigo artist and health educator. His current practice explores his intersecting identities of being both Aboriginal and queer. His work in the the LGBTI sector also informs his practice with many of his subjects coming form his real life experiences. Peter has worked in Aboriginal health for over 20 years.