Benjamin Law - Growing Up Queer In Australia

Tuesday 08 October 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop
Ticket $10.00, Book & Ticket (save $10.00) $29.99
Tickets available until 08 October 2019 6:00 PM

This event commences at 6.30pm. Printed tickets are not issued and your booking will be on a door list under your surname.

Join editor Benjamin Law for the launch of Growing Up Queer In Australia.

‘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.’

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.

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

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

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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