Join us for two conversations this Midsumma

As part of Melbourne’s Covid-delayed Midsumma Festival, LPV is proud to present an intimate evening of conversation at Hares & Hyenas Hare Hole on Wednesday 28 April and Wednesday 5 May.

Please join us as we celebrate and highlight the lives of those who came, fought, and continue to challenge HIV stigma among us.

On both nights, at 7 and 9pm spend some time in the company of Sarah Feagan, a queer woman living with HIV with a wild tale to tell. This will be a fascinating tell-all journey of Sarah’s lived-experiences of sex, drugs and rock n roll and how her HIV diagnosis has pushed her forward, held her back, and turned her into a dynamic player on the national HIV stage.

This will be then be followed with a conversation with Christos Linou at 9pm. Listen to a personal story of a brother’s love that defies judgment of someone who was persecuted by others when HIV was still an unknown virus. Christos’ brother, Jack Linou, died young and beautiful at 33 from HIV /AIDS. Living through incarceration as a “wild law-breaking degenerate drug user”, Jack found safety and freedom through art.

Both are well equipped with the power to challenge and inspire, so come and experience the resilience, love, and courage that comes from those living and affected by HIV. It is through their stories that we are reminded of the human cost of HIV stigma, and the strength that can be drawn from our community. 

Tickets will be sold separately for both events. The venue is wheelchair-accessible.

LPV & PWV members and unwaged folk are offered access to either or both events free of charge by contacting us at

Make sure you secure your tickets today before they sell out!