Big Gay Week
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‘Out and Proud’ or ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’? Sexual identity and public acceptance are not always easy bedfellows. Our guests share their personal accounts of the agonies and ecstasies of telling all to loved ones, friends and the wider world.
Virginia Lovett is general manager of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Richard Watts is a writer, broadcaster and critic, and the host of 3RRR’s flagship arts program, SmartArts.
Tom Cho’s stories have appeared in magazines, journals and anthologies in Australia and internationally.
Acclaimed writer/director Ana Kokkinos’ career spans film and TV.
Truly unique, Tina Del Twist is Australia’s much-loved nightingale, known for her ‘beautiful voice and wicked sense of comic timing’ (the Age). With a voice as smooth as honey, a comedic wit that could shred brie, and backed by a guitar maestro Stephen Weir, you’ll have a ball enjoying the talents of Tina Del Twist.
At the Wheeler Centre we like to combine the celebratory with the cerebral. Between Midsumma and Mardi Gras, join us for the politics and the writing, the romance and the taboos, the agonies and the ecstasies of being queer.