On The Couch
Intimate conversations about life, love, politics, sex, family and what it means to be who we are.
Tristan Meecham and Lenine Bourke invite guests from the LGBTI+ community onto their couch. Each conversation profiles the diversity of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Gender Diverse, Intersex and Queer communities. On The Couch aims to explore specific identifies or life circumstance, which may include age, sexuality, cultural background, political persuasion or just fabulousness.
LGBTI+ icons Jill Bolen and Brian Day joined the first On The Couch as part of the Unbuttoned Festival in a discussion about gender, sexuality and discrimination in 1970’s Queensland and how the LGBTI+ community can face the impending plebiscite with resilience.
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. Jill will share her experience of that time.
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.