Known for her witty and biting one-liners, the Sex in the City Gay Eikon Kristin Davis is headed down under in February as one of the keynote speakers at the 2016 Mardi Gras conference called Queer Thinking.
Davis more commonly known as Charlotte from the HBO series Sex in the City is also a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) High Profile Supporter and has just returned back from a mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda.
She will be joined by Naomi Steer, National Director of Australia for UNHCR on Friday 12 Feb to discuss UNHCR’s work preventing and responding to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).
In light of the high levels of SGBV in conflict settings worldwide and the growing number of asylum claims based on gender or sexual orientation, the event is presented as an urgent conversation on prevention and response.
Running throughout the entire Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival, Queer Thinking (Conference) gives audiences the low down on some of the meaty LGBTQI community issues for 2016, presenting over 18 panels, discussions, and workshops to inspire action.
Program Highlights include:
LGBTQI Refugees – Australia can do more: Queer Thinking Forum (Wed 24 Feb) explores the unique challenges faced by LGBTQI refugees fleeing persecution based on gender or sexuality.
Families Come in all Shapes and Sizes – Brings together a diverse panel to address some of the key challenges facing LGBTQI families and what it means to be, create and raise a family in 2016.(Sun 28 Feb)
Out Loud – About Domestic and Family Violence in LGBTQI Communities (Sat 27 Feb) is a forward-looking discussion on domestic violence within LGBTQI relationships.
Online Dating – The Dos and Don’ts of Modern Lust and Love (Tues 01 March) brings together a flirty mix of love, laughter and online hookups.
To view the whole program as well as buy tickets head to www.mardigras.org.au/queer-thinking
Last Updated on Jan 22, 2016