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Growing Up Queer in Australia

Growing Up Queer in Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Law, Benjamin

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'I marked the day in my adolescent diary with a single blank page.' '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 awar...e of the parts of myself that were unpalatable to queers who grew up in the city.' 'I was thirty-eight and figured it was time to come out to her.' 'That's when I know it's not going anywhere - the gay.' 'I felt like I had been dunked into an episode of The L Word and I wasn't given the script.' 'No amount of YouTube videos and queer think pieces prepared me for this moment.' 'My queerness was born in a hot dry land that was never ceded.' 'I finally admitted what my feelings for Dirty Dancing-era Patrick Swayze had clearly been indicating for some time.' '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 LGBTQIA+ identity. Spanning diverse places, eras, genders, 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, Giselle Au Nguyen and many more.
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ISBN 9781760640866
Published AU 6 Aug 2019
Publisher Black Inc
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781760640866
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Black Inc
Imprint Black Inc.
Published 6 Aug 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Law, Benjamin
Category Collections & Anthologies Of Various Literary Forms
Social Issues
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 136mm
Height: 208mm
Spine: 26mm
Dewey Code 306.760994
Weight 372g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Gender identity, Sexual minorities - Australia, Sexual minority community - Australia
NBS Text Popular Culture & Media: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade