As part of both Equal Voices and Pitt Street Uniting Church, it was an immense delight to launch our Queer Faces of Faith photo exhibition - check out the photos and stories online here - at https://www.amplifyqueerfaith.com.au - and/or visit the physical exhibition at Pitt Street Uniting Church in the heart of the city of Sydney from 16 February to 31st March (before it goes on tour!).
The physical exhibition will be accessible during the Sydney World Pride and Mardi Gras festival period 17 February - 5 March (10am-2pm - at least - daily).
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The Amplify Queer Faith exhibition brings together people from many faiths, spirituality and cultural background, and hopes to amplify the often unsung voices and unseen facets of LGBTIQA+ and ally people of faith and spirituality.
Amplify Queer Faith celebrates the resilience and flourishing of LGBTIQA+ people + ally communities of faith and spirituality. That despite prejudice, persecution, violence and discrimination are shining their light together in making a better world, where every life is dignified, valued, honoured and celebrated.
Conversations about the exhibition touring around have started since last year with people and organizations from different parts of the country - with possible timing and resourcing being explored. Our hope is that more subjects may join the original displays and that following Sydney WorldPride - allies and community leaders/organizations will help support and resource the exhibition in various venues including halls, galleries, public venues and parliaments around Australia to share these beautiful portraits taken by Jason Doyle, Andew Ratter, David Silva (from Studio Commercial); they've been such great supporters and co-curators with us.
Jo Inkpin is an Anglican priest serving as Minister of Pitt St Uniting Church in Sydney, a trans woman, theologian & justice activist. These are some of my reflections on life, spirit, and the search for peace, justice & sustainable creation.