Midsumma Festival

Living out loud image smallJoin us at the annual Midsumma Festival celebrating the LGBTIQA+ community. There are events for everyone to join in.

Rainbow family picnic

Join drag performers Walter Melon and Rex Spandex for a very special Storytime at 2pm, celebrating diverse families, celebrating identity, and embracing who you are.

Bring along your rug and a snack, and stay on for a picnic as we’ll be bringing out the giant games, some rocking tunes, face painting and having a fabulous time in the park.

All families welcome. Bookings are not required.

Friday 24 January
2pm to 4pm
Newport Paine Reserve

Living out loud

Dr Graham Willett, active in gay politics in Melbourne since 1979, shares his account of the remarkable journey of the Australian LGBTIQA+ community for recognition and understanding. Lively, thoughtful and often surprising, this is a story of events and people who changed society.

Arrive early to explore the exhibition Creating community in Melbourne’s West. From Gay-Skate in Footscray to the infamous Sunshine ‘Gay’ Girl article, this exhibition tells the story of the communities’ journey for recognition and understanding from the 1970s until today.

Wednesday 5 February
6.30pm to 7.30pm
Williamstown Library
Bookings via Midsumma website: https://www.midsumma.org.au/whats-on/events/living-out-loud/

LGBTIQA+ exhibition: creating community in Melbourne's West

From Gay-Skate in Footscray to the infamous Sunshine ‘Gay’ Girl article, this exhibition tells the story of the communities’ journey for recognition and understanding from the 1970s until today.

Visit this unique exhibition, a celebration of LGBTQIA+ culture, history, evolution, and its ongoing connection with the western suburbs.

Williamstown Library Heritage Room - during opening hours

Wednesday 8 January to Monday 24 February.

 

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