The Capitol acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. We respectfully acknowledge their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. We also acknowledge the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.
Presented in partnership with the Wheeler Centre

Queer Flings

As Spring Fling comes to an end, we’re helping the Wheeler Centre throw a late-night celebration – or commiseration – of some of our LGBTQIA+ guests’ own flings. 

A fling can change your life forever. Or it may all be forgotten by the time summer rolls around.

To close Spring Fling, join us at The Capitol for Queer Fling: an evening of storytelling and performance celebrating – or commiserating – the most indelible flings of some of our favourite LGBTQIA+ guests from Australia and abroad. Whether fleeting or life-changing, romantic or platonic, creative or communal, these are the people and experiences they have never forgotten and can’t wait to share with you.

Through readings, song, burlesque and comedy, our guests will recall the facts and feelings of their own personal flings, whether it be with a person, a place, a piece of art, or a big idea.

Join Pulitzer Prize-winning author Andrew Sean Greer, acclaimed singer and director Robyn Archer, burlesque queen Evana de Lune, multidisciplinary artist and Magic Hands founder Luke King, poet Laniyuk, activist and Trans Sisters United founding member Sasja Sÿdek, and writer Ellen van Neerven as they share stories of their unforgettable flings at this late-night extravaganza hosted by writer and broadcaster Benjamin Law.