Just Dates : August

Queensland Multicultural Month

31 July – 7 August Donate Life Week

1-7 World Breastfeeding Week / Homelessness Week

4 National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day

6 Hiroshima Day

9 International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

12 International Youth Day

13 National Bookshop Day

13 – 21 Seniors Week Queensland

14 Feast of Micah the Prophet

19 World Humanitarian Day / World Photo Day

20- 26  Children’s Book Week

21-28  Hearing Awareness Week

23 International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

31 International Overdose Awareness Day 

Local Events in and around Brisbane 

Just Dates: July

In Brisbane  this is Black History Month
International Day of Co-operatives

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday

3 – 10 NAIDOC Week

10 – 16 National Diabetes Week

11 World Population Day

18 International Nelson Mandela Day

22 Stress Down Day

28 World Hepatitis Day

31 National Tree Day

Local events in and around Brisbane

Just Dates June

Politics, Religion and Sport This Weekend in Brisbane

 

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I have  been publishing a community calendar across my social media platforms for the last few years. It is not unusual to find several events scheduled at the same time.  However I think this weekend of May 27-31 is exceptional in bringing religion, politics and sport to Brisbane.

The Italian, East Timorese West Papuan and African communities are all offering festivals.  The Catholics are parading through the city and politicians on the campaign trail are debating issues. The weekend launches National Reconciliation Week and the AFL will celebrate the Indigenous Round dedicated to Sir Doug Nicholls.

So visit the Calendar of Events and look out for me with my camera this weekend!!

IDAHOT 2016

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The celebrations have begun and we will fly our flag and sing our song of equality with pride. We are queer in all its rich colours. We are lesbian, gay, trans,bi and gender diverse.

We will not be silenced or cowed by homophobia. We will not hide in the shadows of fear. We are your family, your neighbours, your work colleagues, your friends. We are young, we are teens, we are mature aged, we are elderly.

We walk your streets, we go to your church, your mosque, your synagogue, your temple.

We ride on your trains, we serve you at cafes, we entertain you, we represent you in politics, we drink in your pubs we police your community, we serve in your military.

We are people who invite you to stand with us against homophobia.

Brisbane IDAHOT Event Diary

Brisbane LGBTIQ Action Group

My images from Brisbane IDAHOT

 

David Page RIP

Today I joined  members of the Page family and the Bangarra Dance Theatre for the funeral of Roy David Page.

I knew David Page only by his reputation with the Bangarra Dance Theatre. By the time the funeral finished I felt I was mourning a friend.

We laughed, wept, sang and clapped his spirit home as those who were close to him shared generously of their love of a most remarkable man.

I was honoured to be among family and friends today from the First Peoples of this land and those I have met through the arts community. 

I am inspired by David’s living of his identity as a gay man and I hope I can honour his legacy in my queer community.


Dance into the Dreaming David.