Janet Carter

Janet Carter is a lifelong queer activist. She came out in 1985, at the age of 19, when AIDS deaths still numbered in their hundreds. She has been active in the queer community for more than 25 years, serving on early Pride committees here in Perth, organising queer conferences and exhibitions, and supporting WAAC’s youth suicide project in the mid-90s. In the late 90s, she moved to Sydney, where she worked with Pride, Leather Pride, Sydney 2002 Gay Games, and the Sydney Gay + Lesbian Mardi Gras. These days, she works as an artist and activist, mentoring young queer folk. She identifies as a gender queer butch leather dyke.

The PEN Perth Logo and an illustration of hands writing on the back of an envelope.
Dec
10
Join Dennis Haskell, Krishna Sen and Marcella Polain to celebrate the centenary of PEN International. Book Online
An illustration of a person walking in the dark with a magnifying glass
Dec
12
Join Sean Cowan and take a walk in the footsteps of gangsters, murderers, drug dealers and sex workers in this 90-minute tour of Northbridge’s most notorious crime spots of yesteryear. Book Online
Photo of Les Harrison
Dec
14
Les Harrison and Reuben Saggar believe it's never too late, or too early, to take a stand and make a difference.  Book Online
A black and white edit of two portraits. One is of Roanna and one is of Chris
Dec
14
Roanna and Chris will discuss writing practice, difficulties encountered in the literary world, what it means to write about tolerance and intolerance while breaking out of the dominant narrative, and much more. Book Online
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