Gay Refugees – Changing The Narrative


The topic of refugees is one that takes up copious amounts of time in our Parliament, in the media and most likely dinner party discussions.  Everyone has an opinion – but few have a direct experience.  So tonight we speak with a couple of people who have.

  • What is the real experience of a queer person seeking asylum in Australia?
  • What is the ‘survivor guilt’ that LGBTI refugees can experience?
  • How can we change the narrative of refugees in Australia from one of trauma to one of hope?

In an interview that will challenge your thinking on queer refugees, we were joined by Renee and Tina, refugees advocates and creators of the exhibition Stories About Hope.

Music: We’ve also included a relevant JOY 94.9 music track – Popular Song ft. Ariana Grande by Mika.

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