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Women of Strength: Magda Szubanski

Join us as one of Australia's most beloved actors, Magda Szubanski, takes to the stage and tells her story and helps us fundraise for the Mt Lofty Heights Nursing Home. 

Magda Szubanski is one of Australia’s most beloved actors, having graced our screens for many years as Sharon Stzelecki in the sitcom Kath & Kim. She has also appeared in the award winning film Babe and its sequel, Happy Feet and even a national tour of Grease: The Arena Spectacular. She has received many accolades throughout her career and is a regular in the top ten list of people whom Australian’s most like and trust. She also wrote a book, Reckoning, in 2015 which dealt with her journey of self-acceptance and has helped countless LGBTI+ people and their families.

In 2013, Magda came out on national TV and has been an active and high profile campaigner for LGBTI+ rights ever since. She has become a patron of Twenty10, volunteered at the Orlando concerts in Melbourne and Sydney and has spoken at Marriage Equality fundraisers. She frequently voices her support for Marriage Equality and LGBTI+ rights on national television, including on shows like Sunrise, The Today Show and Q&A. She has spoken at rallies, lobbied politicians and has added her name to public petitions against the plebiscite.

Earlier Event: October 14
Oktoberfest
Later Event: November 7
The Birdcage – Melbourne Cup