Category : Events

MARDI GRAS FILM FESTIVAL 2016

Pride in Diversity and ACON are proud supporters of the Mardi Gras Film Festival, presented by QueerScreen, which starts two weeks from today, Feb 18 – Mar 3.
Full program here

Here are just some of the highlights:

FEATURE FILMS

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  • THAT’S NOT US
    Three couples – one gay, one lesbian, one straight – on a weekend away at a beach house.
  • THE LADY IN THE VAN
    Dame Maggie Smith stars in The Lady In The Van and is a perfect British comedy.
  • JESS & JAMES
    If you love Latin America, join Jess & James on a very fun road trip across Argentina.

DOCUMENTARIES

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  • IN BED WITH MADONNA
    Join us for the 25th anniversary screening of In Bed With Madonna, an unmissable outdoor screening.
  • WAITNG FOR B
    Fans of Beyonce must see Waiting For B, a perfect doco set in Brazil, about a group of LGBTIQ youth, who camp outside her concert for two months, to get the best seats.
  • REMEMBERING THE MAN
    HOLDING THE MAN fans, will love Remembering The Man, the documentary on the real people in the book and film.

FOCUS ON SPORT

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  • BACK ON BOARD: GREG LOUGANIS
    Don’t miss the Australian Premiere of BACK ON BOARD: GREG LOUGANIS, a HBO documentary celebrating the life of the multiple Olympic gold medallist.
  • GAME FACE
    An audience award winner at many festivals Game Face follows the one and only transgender lesbian MMA fighter Fallon Fox.
  • SCRUM
    Closer to home, the international hit SCRUM highlights the talent of the Sydney Convicts Rugby Club at the recent Bingham Cup.
  • OUT TO WIN
    Out To Win chronicles the history of out sports stars and features high-profile athletes such as Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova.

Full program here

Sapphire event shines light on LBT Women in the Workplace

Sapphire event shines light on LBT Women in the Workplace

A panel of inspirational and “out” female role models, spoke openly about their personal experiences and challenges in the workplace and the community as part of Pride in Diversity’s Sapphire event hosted by Clayton Utz Brisbane.

Spanning three generations, the panellists – University of Sunshine Coast Head of the Student Access, Equity and Diversity and Pinnacle Foundation Board Member, Dr Ann Stewart, CU Perth senior associate, Liz Humphry, and Barrister and President of Queensland Young Lawyers, Florence Chen – each shared their own unique “coming out” journeys and spoke candidly on a range of topics including role modelling and parenting.  Lin Surch from Pride in Diversity facilitated the fascinating discussion.

Read the full story here.