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Side Walks - A Queer History (fully booked)

Saturday October 5, 2019
12:00 - 12:45
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Side Walks is a dynamic, one-day celebration of storytelling in its various forms across Northbridge and the Perth CBD. Bringing together artists, writers, journalists and poets from across multiple disciplines, Side Walks presents six free unique events in venues both usual and unusual. From poetry to crime writing, literature to oral storytelling, these engaging events will inspire, challenge, and delight.

In conversation with Jaini Shah and Janet Carter, Jay Anderson explores the individual and collective struggles and triumphs of the Perth queer community. They will look at what Perth was like previously and what it’s like now for people who identify as LGBTQAI+. How has the queer community been helped by others and how has it helped others in turn?

Event Location: Moore Contemporary

This is a free event, however RSVP is essential to secure a spot! Please fill in the RSVP form below.

If you require an AUSLAN interpreter please ensure you RSVP by September 21st. Please email info@centreforstories.com with any questions or concerns.

If you have any accessibility requirements, we will do our best to cater to you. Please email info@centreforstories.com with any questions or concerns.


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Jay Anderson

Jay Anderson is a writer, editor, and arts worker. He managed Centre for Stories queer storytelling project, Bright Lights, No City, and sits on their Board. Jay has been published by Margaret River Press and is currently completing a Masters at Curtin University.

Jaini Shah

Jaini Shah is a psychotherapist and counsellor registered with the Australian Counselling Association, and is a member of the Society of Australian Sexologists. Jaini has been working as a counsellor, psychotherapist and educator with specialised experience in sexuality and gender diversity. Jaini has previously worked in the not for profit sectors in various roles including educator, counselling team leader and senior counsellor. 


Serenity is an up-coming & aspiring drag artist, LGBTQIA activist & the first openly trans winner of Pop Princess, Connections Nightclub’s 5-week based competition. Proud Awards nominated & host of Homopolitan, an alternative queer nightclub event, Serenity speaks from a trans experience, her growth in the queer community & is heavily influenced by powerful women & Moschino.

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.

Moore Contemporary is an art gallery located at Cathedral Square 1/565 Hay Street, Perth, Western Australia.

Moore Contemporary is wheelchair accessible.

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