Saturday, June 1, 2013. At 3:00 pm, Calvin Neufeld will be speaking to the public with a presentation called "Why We Rock" at St. Paul's United Church, 25 Gore Street West in Perth. Doors open at 2:30 with Calvin at the piano. The event is free and everyone is welcome.
Last year, Calvin spoke at Perth Pride 2012 with a presentation called the LGBTTIQQ2SAA Labyrinth: "This fun, informal and informative presentation takes a broad look at the big picture of sexual and gender diversity. Explore with simplicity the multitude of identities, definitions, phobias and forms of discrimination, statistics and strategies for change."
It is no secret that sexual and gender minorities too often experience rejection, discrimination, and other harshness in life and in society. That's why it was important to discuss strategies for change in last year's Labyrinth presentation, and Calvin's first and most important strategy was "Recognize that we rock." This year, Calvin will make the meaning of that point unavoidably clear, by "simply explaining the obvious about LGBTTIQQ2SAA folk and everyone else."
Like last year's presentation, this talk will be "accessible to young folk, old folk, queer folk, straight folk and all folk in between."