Prejudice and Pride Exhibition

In great style, Museum of Brisbane launched its latest exhibition - Prejudice & Pride: Recognizing the contribution of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities to Brisbane.  Fairy cakes, lemon tarts and even Golden Gaytimes were on the menu. 

Deb Stumm, Di Lane, Louise Denoon, and Neal Fitzgerald at the opening of Prejudice and Pride.

Jude Munro, CEO of Brisbane City Council, the State's highest profile lesbian, was the MC for the event.  Key players in the making of the exhibition also spoke including:

  • Paul Martin (Queensland Association for Healthy Communities)
  • Carol Lowe (Curator)
  • Louise Denoon (John Oxley Library)
  • Scott Hampson (Brisbane Pride Festival)

The exhibition has been developed to coincide with the 20 year anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Queensland and explores the lives of LGBT people in Brisbane over the past 150 years.

Much of the material in the exhibition has been drawn from the community and includes banners, badges, t-shirts, awards, posters and flyers. 

John Oxley Library has been a partner in this exhibition, becoming the custodian of material generated for the exhibition and in the research phase.  We have a commitment to collecting material from the Gay. Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community – from individuals, businesses and community organisations. 

Exhibitions are not about endings but about exciting beginnings. 

For more information www.museumofbrisbane.com.au

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Grace Grace MP, Member for Brisbane Central will be hosting a forum at Parliament House on Monday 29 November to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Queensland.The time is 6.00 for 6.30 sharp in the Speaker\`s Hall, 4th level of the Parliamentary Annexe (entrance Alice St).Speakers will be Hon Dean Wells MP who, as the Attorney General in 1990, had carriage of the legislation; Dr Wendell Rosevear OAM, well known expert on LGBTIQ medical and social issues.The MC will be Dr Paul Reynolds.Each speaker will address the meeting and there will be ample time for a Q & A session from the floor. Supper will then be served, with the opportunity for networking, the procedings closing at 8.30.Cost is $25/head to cover the catering, payable at the door.Please RSVP by COB, Thursday 25 November to Ms Grace\`s office, 33821322 or brisbane.central@parliament.qld.gov.au.