Originally published November 5, 2019
Last updated November 5, 2019
Posted in Ballarat, Gender & Sexuality, History & Culture
Queer sex ed
First of all, “Let’s Talk About (Queer) Sex” is a panel discussion and Q&A featuring sex educators from around the central Victorian goldfields, talking about queer sex, sex education, and all the stuff we missed out on learning in school. After the panel discussion there’ll be a Q&A, “You Can’t Ask That” style, where you can anonymously ask the questions you’ve always wondered about.
This is the first time we’ve run a sex ed event as part of Frolic Festival. Adult sex ed is hard to come by, adult queer sex ed even more so… and adult queer sex ed in a regional area? Unheard of! So get your sexy butt along to this first-ever event and learn a few things.
“Let’s Talk About (Queer) Sex” runs from 4-6pm on Friday 8th November at the Printers Room, corner Lydiard and Mair Street. Book online or tickets are available at the door.
On Sunday Tom Hodgson and I will be reprising our popular walking tour of Ballarat’s CBD, talking about queer live in Ballarat and the surrounding region during the gold rush. Learn about colonial crossdressing, gay theatricals, scandalous cases in the courtrooms and the press, and Ballarat’s very own queer bushranger!
The Queer Goldfields History Tour leaves from the statue of Queen Victoria outside Ballarat Town Hall at 12:30 on Sunday 10th November. Book online or tickets are available on the day.
The queer history display that I researched and designed, “We Have Always Been Here“, will also be on display at Ballarat Community Health, 12 Lilburne St, Lucas, throughout Frolic Festival.
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I would LOVE to hear some of your walking tour – maybe you could create something for the next issue of @QueerOutHere?
Oh hmmm I hadn’t considered that… i was thinking it was meant to be, like, nature-y not urban? but i realise that was just an assumption. I will ponder and think about what I will do