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Six months ago, political leaders decided to hold a postal survey asking all of Australia to vote on the marital rights of some of us. This thrust LGBTIQA+ people into the spotlight, and our communities, whilst trying to protect ourselves from the ‘debate’, also suffered fractures within. Two weeks after the announcement queerspace sat down with people to hear and record their experiences. The aim was to provide a platform and space for the things that this politically charged, complex and dividing time brought up. Tonight we gathered to watch the short film It’s More Complex than ‘Yes’ and to reflect on that time. A panel discussion moderated by queerspace with Peter Waples-Crowe, Jax Jacki Brown, Sally Goldner and Ruth McNair, helped us to deepen the conversations and strengthen mutual understanding within our communities.

Here is the short film: