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The Campaign

Published 20th December, 2019 in Concert or Performance
  • Location

    Seymour Centre

    Corner City Rd and Cleveland St
    Chippendale NSW 2008

  • Date

    11th February 2020 to 28th February 2020

  • Time

    7:00pm to 8:30pm

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Seymour Centre presents The Campaign, an honest and raw retelling of the journey to repeal Australia’s most archaic anti-gay legislation as part of the 2020 Sydney Mardi Gras Festival.

In 1988, more than 100 arrests were made at Hobart’s popular Salamanca Market when the Tasmanian Gay Law Reform Group defied a ban to gather signatures on a petition to decriminalise sexual activity between consenting adult males in private.

The unprecedented and highly publicised arrests grew into Australia’s largest-ever gay rights civil disobedience, which began a campaign to change the Tasmanian law – the most draconian in the Western world in terms of its penalty and, by the time of its repeal, the last of its kind in Australia.

Based on personal testimony, parliamentary transcripts, media reports and archival sources from the people involved – including Rodney Croome, Nick Toonen and Christine Milne – The Campaign chronicles Tasmania’s journey from exclusion to inclusion, from opposition to acceptance, and from hatred to embrace.

From playwright Campion Decent (Unholy Ghosts, Three Winters Green), The Campaign won Best New Writing at the 2019 Tasmanian Theatre Awards.

Event Location

Seymour Centre
Corner City Rd and Cleveland St
Chippendale NSW 2008

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Published 20th December, 2019 in Concert or Performance
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