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Adelaide LGBTIQ Events - A Community Calendar

Rainbow History Month

Official Website and program here:

SAPPHO’s Sprouts: Remembering the 70s Lesbian Movement, Tue 1 May (FREE)

This included such greats as Patience & Sarahby Isabel Miller, Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown, Sisterhood is Powerful by Robin Morgan and The SCUM Manifesto by Valerie Solanas. As such, Helen has been out and proud all her life, always ready for the revolution! As a founding member of the Feast Festival, Helen is excited to share some of her stories with you.

I am an Activist – a series of floor talks by South Australian activists during South Australia’s History Festival 2018.

Bookings not required.

1-1.30pm Centre of Democracy, Institute Building,

cnr Kintore Ave & North Tce, Adelaide

Hiding in the Spotlight, Thu 3 May (FREE)

Join Rebecca Evans, curator at the Art Gallery of SA, as she explores pieces by key designers and performers of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, including work from Peter Tully and Ron Muncaster.

Bookings essential. Thu 3 May, 6-7pm

Migration Museum, 82 Kintore Ave, Adelaide

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Screening of ‘Suited’ Fri 4 May (FREE)

Screening of 'Suited' Suited tells the story of Bindle & Keep, a Brooklyn tailoring company that creates custom-made suits for gender non-conforming and transgender clients. Spotlighting the experiences of customers, the film demonstrates that one size doesn’t fit all. Followed by general discussion of the film and the relationship between ‘style’ and identity.

Bookings essential. Fri 4 May, 6.30-8pm

Napier Bldg G04, University of Adelaide, North Tce, Adelaide

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A History of Transgender Activism in the 1990s, Thu 10 May, Page 9 (FREE)

Join Jenny Scott, local activist, to explore a more recent history of activism in Australia. Transgender rights were on the agenda by the 1990s. This talk will explore what has happened since. 

Thu 10 May, 1-1.30pm Centre of

Democracy, Institute Building,

cnr Kintore Ave & North Tce, Adelaide

Queer Style: Naming, Changing, Reclaiming Thu 10 May (FREE)

How do queer/LGBTIQ people describe ourselves? How do we use clothes to express ourselves? Queer Style looks at how words and fashion push, pull and evolve as markers of queer/LGBTIQ identity. Enjoy snacks, hear speakers, view a display of queer style and have your makeup done by our resident artist!

Bookings not required. Thu 10 May, 6.30-8.30.

Drill Hall, Torrens Parade Ground,

Victoria Drive, Adelaide.

Reluctant Queen/Compulsive Collector: The David Roche Collection Thu 10 May ($25)

David Roche had no problem amassing a superb collection of antiques and art from his travels nationally and internationally throughout his lifetime. Being gay, however, was a more difficult journey for David and one that Martyn Cook, art adviser and friend since the 1980s, will explore through their shared experiences. 

Bookings essential. Thu 10 May, 6pm (60 mins)

The David Roche Collection, 241 Melbourne St, North Adelaide

Book online: 6pm (60 mins)

Trivia BootCAMP Thu 17 May ($5)

Oz nightclub (formerly Mars Bar) opens its doors for this special night of trivia and entertainment. Test your knowledge of events, venues, milestones and memories of South Australia and it's LGBTIQ +his (and her) story in Iconic Adelaide venue. Your Hostess, Kris del Vayze, will lead the mayhem and laughter, including entertainment by members of the Oz Nightclub cast. Form a team or test your knowledge on your own. Drinks at pub prices and drinks specials. 

Bookings not required. Thu 17 May, 6-11pm.

Oz Nightclub beer garden 120 Gouger St, Adelaide.

Queer Style(s): Then and Now Talks: Hats, Gloves and Parasols, Thu 24 May(FREE)

Created in 1993 to lead a gay history tour of Urania, Gertrude Glossip, now Queen of the Walk PhD (Formal Drapery) Curtain University, is renowned for queer history and wild sex walking tours. From Opportunity Emporia to Lord Mayor's wardrobe, Gertrude expounds gaily on matching frock choice with tour theme. 

Bookings essential. Thu 24 May, 6-7pm

Migration Museum, 82 Kintore Ave

Adelaide Book online:

I Am an Activist series: 45 Years of Pride in Adelaide, Sat 26 May(FREE)

Join Eric Kuhlmann, coordinator of Pride March Adelaide, for an enlightening floor talk about moments in Australia’s queer history that led to the first Pride March in South Australia, and what has happened since. This year marks 45 years since the first March in Adelaide. 

Sat 26 May, 11am-11.30am

Centre of Democracy, Institute Building

cnr of Kintore Ave & North Tce, Adelaide

When We Were Criminals! Sun 27 May (donation)

The Uranian Society, Adelaide's forum for gay men's culture, turns 30. Dr Gertrude Glossip explores a sensational legal case of 1954 that highlights the devastating impact of anti-homosexual laws. Tribute is paid to Peter Nation, a victim of these laws, and benevolent trust he established to benefit the Rainbow Community. 

Sun 27 May, 7.30pm SAMESH

57 Hyde St , Adelaide

What Will Men Wear When Women Wear Pants, Thu 31 May (FREE)

What do a clay pipe and a monocle have in common? Besides being in the Migration Museum’s collection, these accessories enable an exploration of the relationship between costume and gender, and the ways in which norms around style have been queered in different historical and cultural contexts. 

Bookings essential. Thu 31 May, 6-7pm

Migration Museum, 82 Kintore Ave, Adelaide

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