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"Call Me Troy" Documentary Screening and Discussion (Sponsored by Queensland Council for LGBTI Health)

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Only 44 Free Tickets Available! Catch the film at Dendy Cinemas Southport, coffee and conversation, and support The Gold Coast's LGBTI+ Strategy. Grab your spot before they're gone!

Join us for a captivating event that celebrates the remarkable life and legacy of an inspiring individual, Troy Perry. "Call Me Troy" is a documentary that delves into the pioneering activism of Rev. Perry, a dynamic figure whose contributions to the LGBTQ+ community were decades ahead of their time.

Screening Overview:

"Call Me Troy" chronicles Rev. Perry's journey as the founder of the Metropolitan Community Church, the first church to recognize the spiritual needs of the gay community. Beyond this monumental achievement, Rev. Perry also made history by serving as the first openly gay person on the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations. His ground-breaking actions include performing the first public same-sex wedding in the U.S. in 1969 and filing the inaugural lawsuit seeking legal recognition for same-gender marriages in 1970. From advocacy to equality, this documentary showcases Rev. Perry's unyielding dedication to the fight for equal rights and protections. Great news! MCC has established a presence on the Gold Coast.

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, 30th September 2023 Time: 11:00 AM (Doors open at 10:30 AM) Duration: 1 hour and 40 minutes

Location: Dendy's Cinemas Southport (129 Queen Street, Queen Street Village, Southport)

Attendance: Limited to 44 people (due to space constraints)

Cost: This event is free of charge, courtesy of our sponsor

Contribute to the LGBTI+ Strategy for The Gold Coast (Have your say)

Following the viewing of the documentary, we'll board the tram to reach the Uniting Church in Southport, where MCC conducts its services. At this location, we'll participate in a substantial conversation about the documentary, and the input you provide will be integrated into the Queensland Council for LGBTI Health's report concerning an LGBT+ strategy tailored for the City of the Gold Coast.

Event Inclusions:

Movie ticket for "Call Me Troy" documentary.

Round-trip tram transportation from Dendy's Cinemas to Southport Uniting Church Thoughtful discussion and feedback session

Tea and coffee service at Southport Uniting Church (23 Short Street, Southport)

Event Schedule:

10:30 AM: Doors open at Dendy's Cinemas

11:00 AM - 12:40 PM: Screening of "Call Me Troy" documentary.

1:00 PM: Tram departs to Southport Uniting Church

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM: Coffee, discussion, and feedback session

2:15 PM: Return Tram transportation to Dendy's Cinemas

A Conversation Starter in partnership with the Queensland Council for LGBTI Health

We are honoured to collaborate with QC in creating an event that not only celebrates Rev. Perry's legacy but also contributes to important discussions surrounding LGBTIQ+ issues for our communities in Queensland.

It is important to us and QC, that we frame discussions around the many amazing strengths that our communities bring to the broader conversations about our future, and what better way for us to start.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to be a part of a meaningful event that combines education, inspiration, and community engagement. Let's come together to honour Rev. Troy Perry's contributions and ensure our voices are heard in shaping the future of LGBTQ+ advocacy and inclusion.

For inquiries and ticket information, please contact Shane St Reynolds shane@universalchurch.org.au 0408 426 808.

We look forward to welcoming you to an event that promises to be both enlightening and empowering.


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