SPACE Seminar is open to all, queer, questioning and queer friendly students, staff. Two - three times per semester we invite a guest from the local Queer Community to speak about themselves, their work or passion.

Upcoming guest speakers for semester two, 2017 include:

Monday 24th July – Kyra Gillies
2pm – 2.50pm
Hunter Centre, Room 118

Shift is InsideOUT’s national hui for young people of minority sexes, sexualities and genders! Kyra, along with over 100 young people joined InsideOUT in April for a weekend of making connections, learning about different issues facing the rainbow community, taking part in workshops and activities. Kyra will be sharing their experience of attending this annual hui.

Tuesday 22nd August – Brighid Morgan
1pm – 1.50pm
Location TBC

Brighid Morgan is a bisexual student, writer, Youtube content creator and part-time activist. The Unphased Project, her main creative output, is a Dunedin-based series of video interviews that aim to celebrate the diversity of bisexual, pansexual, polysexual, demisexual, asexual and other non-monosexual queer people, in New Zealand and beyond.

Tuesday 11th September – Rosemary Overell
12pm – 12.50pm
T104 - College Teaching is a seminar room, located on the first floor of the University of Otago College of Education Teaching Wing, 145 Union Street East.

Rosemary Overell is a lecturer in Media, Film and Communication and works on gender and queer politics of representation. She will be discussing mediated representations of non-heterosexual people in her presentation.

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*'Queer' is a term used to describe the many variations of sexual attraction and sex/gender identity, including intersex, transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, asexual, fa'afafine, takatapui, lesbian, bisexual and gay. Although it may not be the preferred term for everyone, it is used to challenge binary representations of sexuality, sex, and gender.