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IFED Celebration Hong Kong 2017, China
May 11I8:00 - May 12I17:00 CEST
“A tender, intimate and unmissable look into the personal lives of families who are needlessly politicised” Benjamin Law, author
Gayby Baby is an Australian documentary about the experiences of kids with same-sex parents. Told from the perspective of the kids, Gayby Baby is an intimate and sometimes humorous account of four children and their families.
The forum will hold several events over 2 days to coincide with International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia – the Global page
(IDAHOT) global 2017 theme focus issues being on “families”. The forum will raise awareness of the existence of rainbow families in the Asia-Pacific region and highlight the importance of family support. Personal experiences from Australia, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Japan, Philippines and Thailand will be shared in support of research findings advocating for the urgent need for recognition, protection and equal treatment of rainbow families and LGBTI people.
Event Timeline: (Subject to updated curation)
6.15 – 6.30pm
Registration, Networking and Light Refreshments
6.30 – 6.40pm
Welcome Remarks and Opening of Asia-Pacific Rainbow Family Forum
Video Address: The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG
6.40 – 8.05pm
Screening of Gayby Baby Documentary
8.05 – 8.15pm
Priscilla and Friends: The Queens
8.15 – 8.55pm
Panel Discussion – Gayby Babies in Asia
Stephen Page, Partner, Harrington Family Lawyers, Chair, Surrogacy Australia Legal Committee
Jacqui Tomlins, Rainbow Family and Australian Marriage Equality Campaigner (TBA)
Hong Kong Rainbow Family Representatives
*Aries Liu, Organiser 彩虹爱宝贝”Rainbow*Love*Babies”
Bess Hepworth, Founder, Planet Ally, Advisor, Being LGBTI in Asia and Asia-Pacific Transgender Network
8.55 – 9.00pm
Maria von Känel, IFED Founder & Coordinator
More on Gayby Baby:
Gayby Baby is an Australian feature documentary in which four kids who take us into their homes and share what it’s like growing up with same-sex parents. The film takes an intimate, character-driven approach to issues at the heart of modern social politics: family, gender, sexuality, parenting and youth; skewering some of the most hotly debated contemporary issues with rarely heard voices that work to cut-through the saturation of political rhetoric – the voices of the kids. – See more at: http://www.documentaryaustralia.com.au/films/500/gayby-baby#sthash.QvX3cNqQ.dpuf
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