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Growing Up Queer in Australia

Benjamin Law



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Black Inc
06 August 2019
Anthologies (non-poetry); History; Society & culture: general
'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.' 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.' Contributions from David Marr, Fiona Wright, Nayuka Gorrie, Steve Dow, Holly Throsby, Sally Rugg, Tony Ayres, Christos Tsiolkas, Rebecca Shaw, Nic Holas and many more.
By:   Benjamin Law
Imprint:   Black Inc
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 208mm,  Width: 136mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   362g
ISBN:   9781760640866
ISBN 10:   1760640867
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   06 August 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Benjamin Law is the author of Gaysia, the memoir The Family Law, which he adapted for SBS TV, and a Quarterly Essay- Moral Panic. A columnist for Fairfax's Good Weekend magazine, Law has also written for The Monthly, Frankie, QWeekend, The Big Issue, Crikey and Griffith Review.

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