The Androgynous vault is a blog (and sometimes vlog) about the lives of two androgynous girls in Brisbane. This blog offers a perspective of life through androgynous eyes.
Volume #7 - Prejudice and Pride
MoneT and Ninja
Prejudice & Pride: Recognising the contribution of the LGBT communities to Brisbane.
To coincide with the 20 year anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in my home town of Brisbane there was an exhibition at the brisbane museum that presented a respectful and dignified exploration of the lives of LGBT people in Brisbane over the past 150 years.
"Prejudice & Pride goes behind the rainbow flag, offering reflections and recollections from Brisbane’s LGBT community. With an emphasis on recognition, the exhibition pays tribute to the lives within our community that have for too long been hidden".
This exhibition broke down myths and stereotypes associated with these communities. It revealed the real effect discrimination has on people's lives and highlighted the continued need for acceptance and understanding of LGBTQ people. This exhibition also celebrates unique LGBTQ culture in Brisbane and visitors to the exhibition experienced Brisbane's LGBT history, including personal stories of intolerance and struggle, and an opportunity to celebrate the important milestones and achievements of these diverse communities.
In my home town of Brisbane and in the rest of Australia LGBTQ people still do not have the same rights as other heterosexual Australians and I feel outraged to know that only 20 years ago being homosexual was a crime in this town. I was alive 20 years ago, I was only 2 but in my lifetime it was a crime to be homosexual. This exhibition is the perfect opportunity for heterosexual Australians to see that homosexual people are exactly the same as them. It shows great achievements homosexual people in Brisbane have made. If we want to be treated as equals this is how we show the rest of the world, in a respectful, intelligent and most importantly dignified manner.
If you want to read more about the exhibition click the link below and if there are exhibitions or events like this in your town spread the word and tell me about it.
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Volume Two - Gender Confusion
Volume Three - Categories and Neatly Defined Boxes
Volume Four - Tomato sauce, Assassinations and a woman Prime Minister
Volume Five - Undergarments and Academic Tanned Skin
Volume Six - Naked and Nakedness?
Volume Seven - Prejudice and Pride
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