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The #GenKqueer project involved multigenerational workshops promoting acts of kindness for Queer Victorians doing it tough around Christmas. The first act of kindness involved debunking harmful ageist myths, then participants produced messages of hope to share with community. The messages were provided to artists @kentoonist1 and @cintsartspace, who produced illustrations for hope cards.

You can view the project at the link here.

​In the section below you can read the individual and group hope cards and listen to workshop participants reflections on hope, ageism and the importance of community.


This project is a collaboration with Celebrate Ageing Ltd and the Victorian Government Department of Families, Fairness and Housing - Equality Unit.



Thankyou to the GenKqueer participants for the following messages of hope. Thanks also to artists @kentoonist1 and @cintsartspace for illustrating the cards and Chris Franklin from Franklin Image for graphic design.

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Portraits of workshop participants and their messages of hope to Queer community. Thanks to Chris Franklin from Franklin Image for the photography.

Photo of Anastasia with their message - Stay assertive...

Anastasia - "Stay assertive"

Photo of Brenda with their message - Be brave ...

Brenda - "Be brave"

Photo of Gwen with their message - I am not weak ...

Gwen - "I am not weak"

Photo of Jayde with their message - It's OK ...

Jayde - "It's OK"

Photo of Max with their message - I found my power ...

Max - "I found my power"

Photo of Mama Mish with their message - My body ...

Mama Mish - "My body"

Photo of Melissa with their message - Storms ...

Melissa - "Storms"

Photo of Peggy with their message - I care ...

Peggy - "I care"

Photo of KL with their message - Lean into your 'you-ness' ...

KL - "Lean into your 'you-ness' "

Photo of Mama Mish with their message - Stand tall ...

Mama Mish - "Stand tall"

Photo of Millaa with their message - The inner beauty ...

Millaa - "The inner beauty"

Photo of Max with their message - Be kind ...

Max - "Be kind"


In these two films (audio and photo), workshop participants reflect on hope, ageism and the importance of community. Click the links below to watch the film or listen to the audio.

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WHEN 21 Jan-11 Feb | 24hrs
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