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Title Growing Up Queer in Australia
Author Benjamin Law
Publisher Black Inc.
Release 2019-08-06
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 352
ISBN 1743821085
Language English, Spanish, and French
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‘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.’ With contributions from David Marr, Fiona Wright, Nayuka Gorrie, Steve Dow, Holly Throsby, Sally Rugg, Tony Ayres, Nic Holas, Rebecca Shaw and many more.

Title GROWING UP QUEER IN AUSTRALIA
Author BENJAMIN. LAW
Publisher
Release 2019
Category
Total Pages
ISBN 9780369330734
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title What s in a Name Perspectives from Non Biological and Non Gestational Queer Mothers
Author Sherri Martin-Baron
Publisher Demeter Press
Release 2020-09-25
Category Social Science
Total Pages 260
ISBN 1772583022
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Queer parenthood: It's multifaceted. It's complex. And it is constantly changing, as laws and culture shift around us. What's in a Name? reflects on this complexity through the voices of nonbiological/non-gestational queer mothers/parents who explore our experiences parenting across our different social and familial locations. The authors have all taken different routes to parenting, live in different countries, and understand our relationships to parenting through our own personal experiences. What we share is a commitment to parenting beyond the limits of biology, and of building families that are drawn together and maintained by the love and labour of parenting. The fifteen essays in this book address three key moments in our parenting journeys. First, we examine the routes we took to parenting, with many of us specifically focusing on the experience of being the "other" mother while our partners were pregnant, and the particular fears, anxieties, and triumphs that come with it. Second, we locate ourselves "in the thick of it" as parents, where the experiences shared among parents are colored by our particular experiences as nonbiological/non-gestational mothers/parents. Finally, we reflect on our identities, including the identity of "mother," and how those grow, shift, and develop throughout our parenting journeys.

Title Growing Up Disabled in Australia
Author Carly Findlay
Publisher Black Incorporated
Release 2020-06-02
Category
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781760641436
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'My body and its place in the world seemed quite normal to me.' 'I didn't grow up disabled, I grew up with a problem. A problem those around me wanted to fix.' 'We have all felt that uncanny sensation that someone is watching us.' 'The diagnosis helped but it didn't fix everything.' 'Don't fear the labels.' One in five Australians have a disability. And disability presents itself in many ways. Yet disabled people are still underrepresented in the media and in literature. Growing Up Disabled in Australia is the fifth book in the highly acclaimed, bestselling Growing Up series. It includes interviews with prominent Australians such as Senator Jordon Steele-John and Paralympian Isis Holt, poetry and graphic art, as well as more than 40 original pieces by writers with a disability or chronic illness. Contributors include Dion Beasley, Astrid Edwards, Jessica Walton, Carly-Jay Metcalfe, Gayle Kennedy and El Gibbs.

Title Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia
Author Anita Heiss
Publisher
Release 2018
Category Aboriginal Australians
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781863959810
Language English, Spanish, and French
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.Childhood stories of family, country and belonging What is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia? This anthology, compiled by award-winning author Anita Heiss, showcases many diverse voices, experiences and stories in order to answer that question. Accounts from well-known authors and high-profile identities sit alongside those from newly discovered writers of all ages. All of the contributors speak from the heart - sometimes calling for empathy, oftentimes challenging stereotypes, always demanding respect. This groundbreaking collection will enlighten, inspire and educate about the lives of Aboriginal people in Australia today. Contributors include- Tony Birch, Deborah Cheetham, Adam Goodes, Terri Janke, Patrick Johnson, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Jack Latimore, Celeste Liddle, Amy McQuire, Kerry Reed-Gilbert, Miranda Tapsell, Jared Thomas, Aileen Walsh, Alexis West, Tara June Winch, and many, many more.

Growing Up African in Australia by Maxine Beneba Clarke

Title Growing Up African in Australia
Author Maxine Beneba Clarke
Publisher
Release 2019-04-02
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 290
ISBN 9781760640934
Language English, Spanish, and French
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People of African descent have been in Australia for at least 200 years, yet their stories are largely missing from Australian writing. Australians of the African diaspora have arrived here in many different ways- directly from the continent; via the Caribbean, the Americas and the United Kingdom; making the journey to Australia over one generation, or several. What is it like to grow up African in Australia? This anthology, compiled by award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke with curatorial assistance from writers Ahmed Yussuf and Magan Magan, showcases diverse voices, experiences and stories in order to answer that question. Accounts from well-known authors and high-profile cultural and sporting identities sit alongside newly discovered voices of all ages, with experiences spanning regions, cities and generations. All of the pieces call for understanding, oftentimes challenging stereotypes, always demanding respect. Growing Up African aims to defy, question or shed light on the many stereotypes that currently exist about the vibrant extended African community in Australia. Contributors include Faustina Agolley, Santilla Chingaipe, Carly Findlay, Khalid Warsame, Nyadol Nyuon, Tariro Mavondo, Magan Magan and many, many more.

Gaysia by Benjamin Law

Title Gaysia
Author Benjamin Law
Publisher Black Inc.
Release 2013
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 288
ISBN 1863956131
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Benjamin Law considers himself pretty lucky to live in Australia: he can hold his boyfriend's hand in public and lobby his politicians to recognise same-sex marriage. As the child of migrants, though, he also wonders how different life might have been had he grown up elsewhere. So off he sets to meet his fellow Gaysians. Law takes his investigative duties seriously, baring all in Balinese gay nudist resorts, and taking Indian yoga classes designed to cure his homosexuality. The characters he meets - from Tokyo's celebrity drag queens to HIV-positive Burmese sex workers, from Malaysian ex-gay Christian fundamentalists to Thai ladyboy beauty contestants - all teach him something new about being queer in Asia. At once hilarious and moving, Gaysia traces a fascinating quest by a leading Australian writer. 'Gaysia is like a Louis Theroux documentary in book form' - Books+Publishing 'Benjamin Law is funny and honest and handsome - Gaysia is a delightful, occasionally confronting adventure' - Josh Thomas 'a terrific read ... gonzo anthropology and great storytelling' - John Safran 'one of the most surprising and entertaining voices in Australian non-fiction writing ... Gaysia is a book of powerful, enlightening stories on a fraught topic, told with care, empathy, grace and good humour' - The Australian

New Australian Fiction 2020 by Rebecca Starford

Title New Australian Fiction 2020
Author Rebecca Starford
Publisher
Release 2020-09
Category
Total Pages
ISBN 9780994483362
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Torch the Place by BENJAMIN. LAW

Title Torch the Place
Author BENJAMIN. LAW
Publisher
Release 2020-02-08
Category
Total Pages
ISBN 9780522876659
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Teresa's mum finds it impossible to let anything go-from grudges to household objects. She thinks of her home as a museum full of irreplaceable treasures. But she's not really a curator, she's a hoarder, and her house is enough to give Marie Kondo heart palpitations. When her kids return home to celebrate her 60th birthday, she's over the moon to have the family back together. But this isn't a reunion. It's an intervention. Celebrated writer Benjamin Law is one of this country's brightest literary stars. For his hysterically funny and moving stage premiere, Law employs his effortless self-deprecating wit to spark joy in the clutter and find truth in those crazy moments that bring families closer together. Commissioned through MTC's NEXT STAGE Writers' Program with the support of our Playwrights Giving Circle Donors, The Ian Potter Foundation, Naomi Milgrom Foundation, The Myer Foundation, Malcolm Robertson Foundation and The University of Melbourne.

Living and Loving in Diversity by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli

Title Living and Loving in Diversity
Author Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli
Publisher Wakefield Press
Release 2018-09-24
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 372
ISBN 1743055951
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Sad and funny, sexy and sensitive, angry and insightful: the deeply personal stories in this book reflect a rainbow of experiences and emotions, as diverse as the storytellers themselves. Join chief editor Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli and the Australian LGBTIQ Multicultural Council for a journey of discovery through queer multicultural multifaith Australia, with more than sixty voices from across the spectrum of sexualities and genders, families and relationships. Annette Xiberras, lesbian Wurundjeri Elder with a Maltese father, provides a Welcome to Book and insights into her Indigenous-migrant family. Filmmakers Tony Ayres and Franco Di Chiera share their experiences telling stories from minority cultures on Australian screens, while Benjamin Law talks queer Asian-Australian identity, and making The Family Law for SBS. Broadcaster Faustina Agolley talks about being 'out' as a woman of colour, and Anton Enus tells us about coming out as a 'coloured' gay man in South Africa. Entertainer Paul Capsis reflects on doing Cabaret in the age of Trump while Asiel Adan talks about non-binary gender across the US border in Mexico. Meanwhile, Christos Tsiolkas imagines Ari, the protagonist of his iconic novel Loaded, now middle-aged, during a weekend of mass violence in distant Paris, while Patrick Abboud travels the world so he can come home. Alyena Mohummadally searches for reconciliation between her queer and Muslim identities and Tony Briffa shares a personal story of growing up with intersex variations and the rigidity of Western medicine. Contributors are Patrick Abboud, Doron Abramovici, Asiel Adan, Faustina Agolley, Mama Alto, Elvira Andreoli, Gavriel Ansara, Tony Ayres, Ayman Barbaresco, Jonathan Barnett, Michael Barnett, Roz Bellamy, Maria Bololia, Tony Briffa, Hinde Ena Burstin, Paul Capsis, Carolina, Paula Carpio, Shanton Chang, Joseph Carmel Chetcuti, Margherita Coppolino, Franco Di Chiera, Anton Enus, Cristian Cortes Garzon, Sally Goldner, Carl Gopalkrishnan, Anne Harris, Dino Hodge - Konstantino Hadjikakou, Peggy Iu, Rida Khan, Azja Kulpinska, Benjamin Law, Anthony Lekkas, Mei Tze Ling, Lian Low, Alan Maurice, Adam Messede, Jack Migdalek, Alyena Mohummadally, Tony Mordini, Nonno and Aroosa, Olivia Noto, Benjamin Oh, Gary Paramanathan, Vic Perri, Corey Rabaut, Raven, Adam Ridwan, Naya Rizwan, Wil Roach, Omar Sakr, Michael Schembri, Budi Sudarto, Reem Sweid, Judy Tang, Christos Tsiolkas, John Tzimas, Paul Venzo, Sim Victor, Annette Xiberras, Nevo Zisin

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