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Friday Nights at Home: 

Episode 5: All Things Sex

May 8, 2020

Budi Sudarto was invited by Settled Services, an initiative by international students for international students, to talk about his journey of embracing his sexuality, gender identity, and faith, finding his place in Melbourne's LGBTIQ+ community, and sexual health. 


Parliamentary Friends of LGBTIQ Australians

September 9, 2019

Budi Sudarto delivered a speech to the Parliamentary House of LGBTIQ Australians in his capacity as AGMC Vice President. The topic was the Religious Discrimination Bill and how it affected LGBTIQ+ individuals of faith communities. 

The panelists are: Neha Madhok (Democrarcy in Colour), Nurul Tajulaurus (Sydney Queer Muslims), Nathan Despott, Chris Csabs, and Reverend Jo Inkpin (Anglican Church). 


Intersectionality: What Is It and How It Is Relevant to the Diversity Framework? 

March 12, 2019

Budi Sudarto delivered a key note speech at the West Metro and North Metro Diversity Forum for the aged care. Topics of intersectionality, LGBTI seniors, and inclusive practice was discussed. 

Work To Be Done For International Students' Sexual Health

January 9, 2018 by Anton Crace

"Understanding cultural differences, building peer networks and engaging in difficult conversations were among suggested actions to address international students’ sexual health concerns at the inaugural sexuality symposium on Australia’s Gold Coast."

'I'm Gay, Asian and Muslim': What it is like to be brown-skinned and gay in Australia

February 27, 2020

Budi Sudarto was interviewed by Tia Ardha from SBS Indonesia to talk about his experiences navigating race, ethnicity, faith, and sexuality in Australia. Budi shared his story and stressed on resilience to overcome racism, Islamophobia, and homophobia. 

How can educators support LGBTQI+ international students?

June 9, 2017 by Anton Crace

"Studying overseas can provide students with an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, and often sees them develop and solidify their identities."

The secret lives of international students

February 27, 2016 by Doug Hendrie

"For many of the 500,000 foreign students in Australia, our liberal, more tolerant society offers them a golden chance to open up and enjoy their youth."

Safe support space for LGBTIQ international students launching at Study Melbourne

September 21, 2015 by Dea Putra

“Recognising a need to create a safe and supportive community for LGBTIQ international students to feel comfortable being themselves, Victorian Aids Council and Study Melbourne will be opening a space for those reluctant to visit their university’s queer spaces."

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