In Episode 7 of QR Code, Michele Vescio discusses the mental health effects of erasure, othering, and lateral violence experienced by people in queer communities - with Azlan, a queer Asian-Muslim man, refugee, former asylum seeker, and an advocate for anti-racism and human rights; Callan Hales, an intersex trans woman, sex worker, performance artist, and musician; and Charlotte Sareño, a queer non-binary bisexual mixed-race woman of colour, social worker, poet, and creative producer with physical and psychosocial disabilities. They discuss mental health in the context of inaccurate portrayals of identities, visibility and exclusion in queer spaces, notions of equality and representation, and negotiating mental health barriers within individual intersections.
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Content warning: This episode contains descriptions or discussions of mental health and illness, lateral violence, othering, queer erasure, trauma, racism, microaggressions, medicalised bodies, and graphic language, that may be distressing to some listeners. If you need assistance, please contact Lifeline, Switchboard Victoria, or your state-based service.