It’s been a month since Get Bucked Australia wrapped up and we wanted to recap some of the highlights.
Over 1500 people across Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane came to our events and engaged in discussions, workshops, film nights and parties.
Our SAFE & STRONG community panels provided a platform for important dialogue and the voices heard were incredibly diverse. Evie Ryder and Buck Angel were warmly open, generous and approachable with their presentations about well being, sexuality and sexual health. We will soon make podcasts available online.
This project also made Australian history as we had the very first official trans men for men cruising nights at Sircuit and Signal. The venues worked really hard to create safe, fun and inclusive spaces for all the men to play. This goes a long way towards acceptance and community education.
Our ROUGH & SWEATY parties were so much fun and showcased the amazing local gender diverse and trans artists, DJ’s and performers.
We proudly raised money for several organisations. With Vic Leather we raised $500 for Zoe Belle Gender Centre. Our SAFE & STRONG workshops raised $630 for the Indigenous advocacy and support group Sisters & Brothers NT. We also raised $230 for Many Genders One Voice, the action group in Brisbane.
With the support of the Victorian Aids Council / Gay Men’s Health Centre, we will soon be releasing a public service announcement about trans men and their sexual health and well being, featuring Buck Angel and Jez Pez.
Many connections were made and many more conversations were had and we wish to thank everyone who participated, contributed and supported the success of this project.
Thank you to the following organisations and businesses who supported the project: