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2016_midsumma-hypothetical_2022-a-queer-odyssey_fb-blockVAC’s sell-out Midsumma Hypothetical returns in 2016 and this time we time-travel 6 years into the future for 2022: a queer odyssey ….Australia once again has a female PM and she has announced a national GLBTI Rainbow Summit and Jubilee, but the political climate is heating up as sex work, boat people, PrEP, and radical activists are thrown into the mix.

The Fabulous Adam Richard moderates as a mix of media personalities, politicians, community leaders, and medical specialists tackle a range of social issues through an entertaining fictional narrative.

The 2016 panel includes:

  • Comedians Denise Scott and Tom Ballard
  • Australian Human Rights Commissioner, Tim Wilson
  • Victoria’s First Gender and Sexuality Commissioner, Rowena Allen
  • Writer and Co-founder of The Institute of Many (TIM), Nic Holas
  • Labor Candidate for Melbourne, Sophie Ismail
  • Trans Advocate and VAC Board Member, Aram Hosie
  • Assoc Professor Edwina Wright
  • Northern Territory AIDS & Hepatitis C Council Executive Director Kim Gates
  • JOY 94.9 journalist and broadcaster, Dean Beck


WATCH the event in its entirety below:


About the author: Dean


Producer. Broadcaster. Community Advocate. ENUF Ambassador.
Dean Beck has over 5 years experience as a broadcaster and radio producer. Dean is the founder and original presenter of community radio’s most popular show about sex, sexuality and self, Hide And Seek. He presents the nationally syndicated interview program Word For Word, heard each week on JOY 94.9 and across the Community Radio Network. He also presents a weekly news and current affairs program, On The Line. A tireless advocate for people living with HIV and ENUF Ambassador, Dean coordinated and hosted JOY 94.9’s groundbreaking radio and video web streaming broadcast, World AIDS Day Worldwide, a global 24 hour conversation held on December 1 2013, World AIDS Day. In 2013 JOY 94.9 presented Dean with the Addam Stobbs Broadcast Excellence Award and Living Positive Victoria presented him with their coveted Community Endeavour Award. Dean's work in promoting gay men’s health saw Hide And Seek receive the HIV Awareness Media Award from Living Positive Victoria in 2013.


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