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The Trailblazers – Elders Panel

MELT TALKS

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

The rights that the LGBTIQ+ community have today are because of the fierce strength and advocacy of our elders. And these trailblazers still have not given up the fight.

Three LBGTIQ+ icons, Brian Day OAM, Jill Bolen and Bobbie Jean Bunt, will sit down to discusses the changes that have happened over the decades, discrimination then and now, and what else there is to fight for.

Brian Day was a founding member of the Brisbane branch of CAMP (Campaign Against Moral Persecution), a member of the Gay Activists Alliance and founding member of Camp Club, the first LGBTIQ+ social club all established in Brisbane both in the early 1970s.

Jill Bolen is the first women to achieve the ranks of Chief Superintendent in Queensland. Jill’s rise through the ranks of the police force during Joh Bjelke-Petersen’s time in power attests to her own personal resilience.

Bobbie Jean Bunt is a 62 year old post op trans woman who works as a fly in/fly out surveyor on projects throughout Queensland. Bobbie Jean is an out and proud member of the community with a profound experience of working in a field where trans people are a rarity.

More Info

Speaker: Brian Day
Speaker: Jill Bolen
Speaker: Bobbie Jean Bunt

Brian Day was a founding member of the Brisbane branch of CAMP (Campaign Against Moral Persecution), a member of the Gay Activists Alliance and founding member of Camp Club, the first LGBTI social club all established in Brisbane both in the early 1970s.

Jill Bolen is an LGBTI spokesperson and is the first women to achieve the ranks of Chief Superintendent in Queensland.

Bobbie Jean Bunt is a 62 year old post op trans woman who transitioned 8 years ago. Since that time, she has been working as a fly in/fly out surveyor on projects throughout Queensland. Bobbie Jean is an out and proud member of the community with a profound experience of working in a field where trans people are a rarity.

About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm on performance days.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Accommodation
Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and The Fantauzzo.