Coming Back Out Melbourne
The Coming Back Out Social
A celebration for LGBTIQ+ communities and allies.
An afternoon featuring Skunkworks Orchestra Conducted by Phillipa Edwards and with special guests Discordia.
The Coming Back Out Social is designed to be a gift; a gift that acknowledges the resilience of this community, a gift of visibility to LGBTIQ+ who have lived through it all and a safe space for those just discovering themselves.
When: Sunday 9 October 2022, 2.00pm – 4.30pm
Where: Conversation Quarter, State Library Victoria
Tickets: $25 Adult / $20 Concession
Bookings essential, limited capacity. Book HERE.
Coming Back Out Salon
An elegant salon to acknowledge the past, celebrate the present and create the future
Created by acclaimed performance makers All The Queens Men, The Coming Back Out Salon is designed as a gift. Proudly acknowledging the resilience of older LGBTIQ+ people who have lived through it all, it’s also a safe space for those just discovering themselves later in life.
The Salon is a night of cultural significance where rainbow allies can sit alongside LGBTIQ+ elders to eat, drink, dance, reminisce and dream together into the future.
“The Coming Back Out Ball makes the invisible visible, the forgotten remembered and the past treasured and valued.” – LGBTIQ+ elder.
Revisit the Coming Back Out Salon 2019 HERE.
2021 Brisbane Presentation
Unfortunately, due to COVID, All The Queens Men was unable to present the Salon in Brisbane. The program was set to feature some of Australia’s leading queer and allied performers, including Aunty Dawn Daylight, Brian Lucas, Deborah Cheetham, Christine Johnston, Gerry Connolly, and William Yang, with MC Tristan Meecham. All The Queens Men thanks our partners: Brisbane Festival, The Tivoli, Queensland Council for LGBTI Health and the Queensland Government.
We run a regular LGBTIQ+ Elders Dance Club in Brisbane. More info HERE.
2019 Melbourne Presentation
A sumptuous, social event celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Gender Diverse and Intersex elders.
The Coming Back Out Salon (Melbourne) in 2019 was a very special soiree edition of the acclaimed Coming Back Out Ball An elegant salon to acknowledge the past, celebrate the present and create the future!
All LGBTI+ and allied communities were warmly welcomed!
Featuring internationally renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma (The Bach Project) alongside Australian artists Kutcha Edwards, Sarah Ward, Mama Alto and The Gender Euphoria Ensemble, The Coming Back Out Orchestra conducted by Phillipa Edwards (Skunkworks Productions), Miss First Nations: Chocolate Boxx, Marzi Panne and Miss Ellaneous.
2022 – Melbourne
The Coming Back Out Social is supported by Victorian Seniors Festival, City of Melbourne, Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government Initiative and Australia Council for the Arts, Australia Council for the Arts and State Library Victoria.
2021 – Brisbane
The Coming Back Out Salon is created and produced by All The Queens Men with Brisbane Festival in association with Queensland Council for LGBTI Health and Brisbane Pride. This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
2019 – Melbourne
Created by All The Queens Men in collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma’s Bach Project. Supported by Victorian State Government, City of Melbourne, Victorian Seniors Festival and Auspicious Arts Projects Inc.