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Proud festivities 15-19 May

By Kerces - 5 May 2006 25

The annual Cross-campus Pride Week is almost upon us again (not that I think I’ve managed to go to any part of it before)!

The festivities of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transexual and queer identifying (I know I’ll get an earful if that’s wrong) students of UC and ANU is jointly organised by the two queer societies and they have a whole host of events planned. I’m not entirely sure about who is welcome at these events but I’m fairly certain the opening, which Zed’s-rival-for-dishy-MLA Andrew Barr will be attending, is open to everyone.

The events start with a champagne brunch on Monday 15 May and run through until Friday 19 May. A draft program is below.

Monday:
Event: Champagne Brunch and Launch
Time: 10:30am until 1pm Andrew Barr, MLA, will be along to launch Cross
Campus Pride Week at 11:15am.
Place: Outside ANU Queer Space

Event: Queerlympics
Time: 1pm until 3pm
Place: Chifley Lawns, outside Chifley Library, ANU

Event: Queer(y)ing Legislation seminar and discussion. Seminar and
discussion on past, present and future of queer rights legislation,
featuring presentations by Good Process, Queer Action and CAAH.
Time: 7pm onwards
Place: Room 2B11 at UC

Tuesday
Event: BBQueer and stall at CIT
Time: Stall from 11am
Place: CIT, Reid Campus

Event:Same-sex Speed Dating
Time: 7:30pm until 10pm
Place: Chillout Room, UCU Bar

Wednesday
Event: BBQueer and stall at UC, action surrounding UC Queer Space Campaign
and IDAHO (International Day Against Homophobia)
Time: Stall from 11am until 2pm, BBQueer from 12pm until 1pm (or whenever
food runs out)
Place: UC Concourse

Event: Tasty Bust DVD Viewing
Time: 2:30pm until 4pm
Place: 2C5 University of Canberra

Thursday
Event: BBQueer and Stall at ANU, National Genderfuck Day.
Time: Stall from 11am until 2pm, BBQ from 12pm until 1pm (or whenever food
runs out)
Place: Union Court, ANU

Event: Pride Week Gender(is)fuck(ed) Ball
Time: 8pm until 11pm
Place: Bar 32, Northbourne Avenue City

Friday
Event: Recovery Brunch
Time: 1pm
Place: Outside ANU Queer Space

Event: Video Viewing
Time: 2pm
Place: ANU Queer Space

What’s Your opinion?


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25 Responses to
Proud festivities 15-19 May
barking toad 10:27 am 05 May 06

and where’s the sheep fucking tent!

barking toad 10:26 am 05 May 06

yawn again

but I am a tad miffed that shabby left me off the list and just left me as an etc

Thumper 10:12 am 05 May 06

Indeed, he does make his opinions very clear….

Sssanta 10:12 am 05 May 06

I don’t have a problem with the rest of you PC weirdos. I just enjoy stirring you unimaginitive bastards up!

Mr_Shab 9:46 am 05 May 06

PS – I admire VYB’s consistency in the queer debate. Toot on sir.

Mr_Shab 9:45 am 05 May 06

I too am interested – does anyone know where the whole “Genderfuck” thing came from? Is there a deeper meaning, or was it just a cool-sounding name that someone came up with.

BTW – to whoever answers…skip the PC language, lest there be a tirade of Thumper/Mr Evil/Sssanta/Maelinar/etc ranting about having queer culture thrust upon them. Not to mention an equally earnest rant from Jey/Kerces/probably myself from the opposing front.

VYBerlinaV8 9:44 am 05 May 06

I only believe in gay festivals when both chicks are hot.

Mr Evil 9:36 am 05 May 06

I can’t hardly (yawn) contain (yawn) my excitement (yawn).

Oh, and how confronting to use the F word over and over!

Thumper 9:34 am 05 May 06

I agree VG,,

“Genderfuck Day”?

I’d say what the fuck day?

Mr_Shab 9:31 am 05 May 06

No – I think it’s more like birdwatching, Sssanta.

Unbeliever 9:31 am 05 May 06

Congrats Jey et al. on a great looking program.. If I’d not been out of town for most of it.. I’d be there. Queer week was always a fun time when I was on campus.. Lots of admiration for the folks involved in doing all this organising.

Sssanta 9:26 am 05 May 06

Does queer identifying include heckling said people?

vg 8:59 am 05 May 06

“gay, lesbian, bisexual, transexual and queer identifying”

How about just non-straight? Do they have to pigeon-hole everyone? Doesn’t the community ever get ‘festivaled out’. They seem to be having one every 2nd week.

Talk me through ‘Genderfuck Day’. Just another use of profanity to ‘shock’ the community.

And no, I’m not a homophobe, just amazed at the number of these type of events

barking toad 8:40 am 05 May 06

yawn

Jey 8:01 am 05 May 06

” gay, lesbian, bisexual, transexual and queer identifying (I know I’ll get an earful if that’s wrong)”
you forgot ‘intersex’ and we generally say ‘otherwise queer identifying’ but you got it more right than a helluva lot of ppl 😀

“I’m not entirely sure about who is welcome at these events”
I would say all queer and queer friendly ppl.
Some of the events, the ones held in licensed venues, will be 18+ only though.

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