Holding Space and Place: IDAHOBIT in COVID-19’
IDAHOBIT day is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia and discrimination against people with an intersex condition. The Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning & the University of Melbourne’s Pride in Action Network present 'Holding Space and Place: IDAHOBIT in COVID-19’, an online panel discussion about the unique ways LBGTIQA+ students, staff and graduates are balancing study and work during the unprecedented daily pressures isolation in the COVID-19 lockdown period.
Our panellists talk about queer experiences holding space in the home, navigating public space and socialising in a pandemic, how the Stay-At-Home orders affect queer and trans people and chosen families, and how our communities are organising to provide support.
Panellists: Simona Castricum (educator and PhD candidate in ABP), Soon-Tzu Speechley (ACAHUCH PhD scholar), Oscar Gao (recent University of Melbourne graduate);
Facilitator: Megan Sharp (Co-Chair of the University of Melbourne’s Pride in Action Network; Academic MDHS)