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My Other Closet – The Cabaret

July 15, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm UTC+10

Rainbow Network and Minus18 present a special performance of
My Other Closet the Cabaret for queer young people.

Content Warning: This cabaret is the true story of a queer intimate partner violence survivor. No physical depictions of violence occur, but it will discuss emotional and physical intimate partner abuse, resulting low self-esteem, and suicidal thoughts. Also discussed is homophobia, biphobia, & transphobia perpetuated by service providers & society, and their impacts on queer people. Whilst these experiences are explored, the overall focus is on the journey to self-love, recovery, and celebrating the strength of survivors. It has a happy ending!

A one man’s true-life account of his journey to domestic violence survivor. Through powerful storytelling and re-workings of classic pop songs, it dispels the myths surrounding domestic violence, especially in queer relationships. One part entertainment, one part education and awareness campaign, this production gives powerful and moving insight to the causes of domestic violence and how to end it.
This is an opportunity for young people to explore domestic violence from a queer perspective, what the signs of an unhealthy relationship might look like, and how to intervene if you think someone you know is in an abusive relationship.

Content Warning: A team of Youth Workers and a quiet space will be available for anyone who requires support or wants to chat.
We’ll have multiple intervals, a quiet space, and a debrief afterwards.

“A very personal tale of domestic violence… a vehicle for healing… a ray of hope for those who may still be in the thick of an abusive relationship”
Cec Busby – Gay News Network (MCV)

“Moving, very real and somehow uplifting at the same time… You’ve gotta love the power of song!”
Lyn Eales – Brophy Family Services

“Courageous and wonderful”
Rebekah Pozega – Family Violence Counsellor

This event is free for young people and youth workers attending with young people – But you must register for your ticket.

For more information please call Jami Jones on (03) 9479 8870.


July 15, 2017
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Bella Union
Level 1, Trades Hall, Corner Lygon and Victoria Streets, Carlton (entrance off Lygon Street)
Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia
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