Thu, 08 Aug | Newtown Neighbourhood Centre

Growing up Queer in Australia - Book Launch

Growing Up Queer in Australia assembles voices from across the spectrum of LGBTIQA+ identity. Join editor, celebrated author and journalist Benjamin Law, as well as contributors David Marr, Holly Throsby and Bec Shaw for the launch!
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Growing up Queer in Australia - Book Launch

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08 Aug 2019, 6:30 pm
Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Bedford St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia

About The Event

Join editor Benjamin Law and contributors David Marr, Holly Throsby and Bec Shaw for the launch of the landmark anthology Growing Up Queer in Australia. This is sure to be one of the events of the year!

About the Book

Compiled by celebrated author and journalist Benjamin Law, Growing Up Queer in Australia assembles voices from across the spectrum of LGBTIQA+ identity. Spanning diverse places, eras, ethnicities and experiences, these are the stories of growing up queer in Australia.

With contributions from David Marr, Fiona Wright, Nayuka Gorrie, Steve Dow, Holly Throsby, Sally Rugg, Tony Ayres, Nic Holas, Rebecca Shaw and many more.

'No amount of YouTube videos and queer think pieces prepared me for this moment.’

‘The mantle of “queer migrant” compelled me to keep going – to go further.’

‘I never “came out” to my parents. I felt I owed them no explanation.’

‘All I heard from the pulpit were grim hints.’

‘I became acutely aware of the parts of myself that were unpalatable to queers who grew up in the city.’

‘My queerness was born in a hot dry land that was never ceded.’

‘Even now, I sometimes think that I don’t know my own desire.’

‘For better or worse, sooner or later, life conspires to reveal you to yourself, and this is growing up.’

About the Editor

Benjamin Law is the author of the memoir The Family Law, which he adapted for SBS TV, Gaysia, and a Quarterly Essay: Moral Panic 101. A columnist for Fairfax’s Good Weekend magazine, Law has also written for over 50 publications internationally and is a co-host on ABC Radio National’s Stop Everything.

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