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March 25, 2023

Sophie’s going to town and is bringing the Rainbow Creatives

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Internationally acclaimed, award-winning cartoonist and novelist, Sophie Labelle, will present The Trans Agenda at the Byron Theatre on Saturday. This event is presented in partnership with Queer Family, a local community group who create joy and connection by providing safe spaces for LGBTQIA+ people and allies to meet and build community in the Northern Rivers.

Sophie (she/her) is a neurodivergent trans creative and activist from Montréal, who now lives in Finland. She is the author of the webcomic series Assigned Male, about a group of queer and trans teenagers, and she has a following of over 200,000 online. Her novel, The Best of Assigned Male, was recently published by Hachette UK.

During this event Sophie will speak about her art and activism, her artistic process, comic-making, community building and empowerment through art. She will answer questions from the audience, and you can meet her after the show at her book signing.

As a trans woman and outspoken activist for trans rights, Sophie attracts attention from both fans and critics alike. She is adored worldwide by hundreds of thousands of trans and gender diverse people for the representation she provides. She has also been the victim of a sustained and hateful anti-trans campaign, leading to her work being banned in conservative states and ongoing death threats, which saw her move to Finland after her address was published online.

After The Trans Agenda, join the queerest and coolest of the Northern Rivers for a night of storytelling by Rainbow Creatives. 

Queer Family are thrilled to bring you the Rainbow Creatives Grand Finale. This free event will celebrate the conclusion of their Rainbow Creative program, where participants have performed comedy, created intimate creative pieces and explored the writing process. The event will showcase some of the incredible writing talent of rainbow folk from our rainbow region.

Rainbow Creatives was made possible thanks to the hard working and wonderful queer creatives of the Byron Shire and beyond. They are super grateful to the NSW government for funding this project so they can bring it to you free, and to Byron Shire Council for nominating and supporting them.

Why not make a night of it and see both of these great shows? Make sure you register for each show separately. Both events will be Auslan interpreted, have gender neutral toilets, and the venue is wheelchair accessible.

Sophie Labelle with The Trans Agenda, Saturday 5pm Byron Theatre. 

Tickets $22–$29+bf available here or free if needed (contact Queer Family).

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