A rainbow is a meteorological phenomenon resulting in a thing of beauty. Beyond that rainbow is a colourful community of queer scientists ready to prove that diversity drives innovation.
Join us for an evening of celebration hosted by ABC TV and radio presenter Halina Baczkowski, featuring queer scientists who share their insights into working in STEM along with conversations about visibility, opportunity, and the queer perspective.
Guests include award-winning science writer and presenter Bernie Hobbs, transgender Neuroscientist Alison Wright and Climate Activist and Permaqueer founder Guy Ritani with entertainment from Brisbane drag icon Richie LeStrange, plus an exclusive musical collaboration with upcoming queer icon Hope D and friends. Meeanjin based Vocalist & DJ Squidgenini will close the night with a live set featuring intimate vocals and subtle grooves.
Halina is a journalist with the ABC. She’s currently onscreen co-hosting ABC’s tv ‘Movin’ to the Country’ and a journalist on ABC’s Landline. Prior to television Halina had a 20...View Profile
Best known as a judge from The New Inventors and her many years with ABC Science, Bernie Hobbs is an award-winning science writer and broadcaster. Originally from Brisbane, Bernie is...View Profile
Dr Alison Wright is a transgender Neurobiologist working at the Clem Jones Center for Neurobiology and Stem Cell Research looking at stem cells and glia within the nose and how...View Profile
Guy Ritani (ia/they/them) is a proud Takatāpui Maori artist, activist, educator and ecological designer from Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Koata and Ngāti Toa Rangatira descent. They’re the Creative Director at PermaQueer...View Profile
Richie LeStrange is the drag persona of award winning performance artist and producer Sampson Smith. Disrupting the drag scene since 2017, Richie creates visceral solo performances across multiple popular venues...View Profile
The beginning of 2020 saw Hope D release an aptly titled second single named “Second” and follow up tracks that once again wowed and surprised fans with her change in...View Profile
Squidgenini (pron. squid-jeh-nee-nee) is a vocalist, producer and DJ from Brisbane/Meanjin. From humble beginnings as a solo bedroom recording project, Squidgenini has evolved to become one of Australia's most exciting...View Profile
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