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              Growing Up Queer in Australia
               

              Growing Up Queer in Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Law, Benjamin

              • RRP: $29.99
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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
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories

              Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories (Paperback)

              Contributions by Earp, Michael; Law, Benjamin; Tsiolkas, Christos

              • RRP: $24.99
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              Twelve of Australia's best writers from the LGBTQ+ community are brought together in this ground-breaking collection of YA short stories. What does it mean to be queer? What does it mean to be human? In this powerful #LoveOzYA collection, twelve of Australia's finest writers from... the LGBTQ+ community explore the stories of family, friends, lovers and strangers - the connections that form us. This inclusive and intersectional #OwnVoices anthology for teen readers features work from writers of diverse genders, sexualities and identities, including writers who identify as First Nations, people of colour or disabled. With short stories by bestsellers, award winners and newcomers to young adult fiction including Jax Jacki Brown, Claire G Coleman, Michael Earp, Alison Evans, Erin Gough, Benjamin Law, Omar Sakr, Christos Tsiolkas, Ellen van Neerven, Marlee Jane Ward, Jen Wilde and Nevo Zisin.
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              ISBN 9781760651039
              Published AU 1 Jun 2019
              Publisher Walker Books Australia
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Moral Panic 101: Equality, Acceptance and the Safe Schools Scandal: Quarterly Essay 67
               

              Moral Panic 101: Equality, Acceptance and the Safe Schools Scandal: Quarterly Essay 67 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 67th edition)

              By Law, Benjamin

              • RRP: $22.99
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              Are Australian schools safe? And if they're not, what happens when kids are caught in a bleak collision between ill-equipped school staff and a confected media scandal? In 2016 the Safe Schools program became the centre of an ideological firestorm. In QE67 Benjamin Law explores h...ow and why this happened. He weaves a subtle, gripping account of schools today, sexuality, teenagers, new ideas of gender fluidity, tabloid media scares and mental health. Looking at the perils for those of uncertain or shamed sexual identity, and bullying of the vulnerable young, he brings to light hidden worlds, in an essay notable for its humane clarity.
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              ISBN 9781863959513
              Published AU 11 Sep 2017
              Publisher Black Inc
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East
               

              Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Law, Benjamin

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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. But as the child of migrants, he's also curious about how different life might have been had he grown up in Asia.... So he sets off to meet his fellow Gaysians.
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              ISBN 9781863955768
              Published AU 22 Aug 2012
              Publisher Black Inc
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              William Yang: Seeing and Being Seen
               

              William Yang: Seeing and Being Seen (Hardback)

              Contributions by Hays, Rosie; Law, Benjamin; Best, Professor Susan

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              • Pub Date
                1 Mar 21

              Accompanying a Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art exhibition of the same name, William Yang: Seeing and Being Seen explores photographer and performer William Yang's five decades of prolific art practice. This is the first major survey exhibition and publication on th...e artist by a state gallery. Featuring reproductions of over 200 photographs, it traces Yang's career from his heady early days as a social photographer in the 1970s documenting Sydney's queer scene through to some of his well-known series addressing family ties, sexual and cultural identity, and the Australian landscape. Developed in collaboration with the artist, the publication also examines the artist's deep connections to Queensland, including his mid-career explorations of growing up in the far north of the state. Several insightful essays that delve into the public and private realms of the artist complement Yang's highly personal and engaging imagery. QAGOMA curator Rosie Hays provides an overview of the artist's highly regarded career; writer and broadcaster Benjamin Law gives an account of his own experiences growing up as a gay, Chinese Australian; and Professor Susan Best discusses the artist's engagement with shame - and his refusal to accept it - in both personal and public histories. This must-have publication for devotees of photography celebrates William Yang's invaluable contribution to Australian art and our rich traditions of storytelling.
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              ISBN 9781925922028
              Published AU 1 Mar 2021
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Me and Mr Booker: Text Classics

              Me and Mr Booker: Text Classics (Paperback, New edition)

              By Taylor, Cory; Introduction by Law, Benjamin

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              Martha could have said no when Mr Booker tried to kiss her. But Martha is sixteen, she lives in a dull town, her father is mad, her home is stifling. Of course she would kiss the charming Englishman who brightened her world with whiskey and cigarettes, adventure and sex-whatever ...the consequences. Me and Mr Booker, Cory Taylor's acclaimed debut, is a novel about feeling old when you're young and acting young when you're not.
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              ISBN 9781925498271
              Published AU 3 Jul 2017
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Text Classics
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              Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East
               

              Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (Paperback)

              By Law, Benjamin

              • RRP: $19.99
              • $14.99
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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. S...o off he sets to meet his fellow Gaysians.
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              ISBN 9781863956130
              Published AU 19 Jun 2013
              Publisher Black Inc
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Torch the Place: MTC NEXTSTAGE ORIGINAL
               

              Torch the Place: MTC NEXTSTAGE ORIGINAL (Paperback)

              By Law, Benjamin

              • RRP: $25.00
              • $25.00
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              Celebrated writer Benjamin Law is one of Australia'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 togeth...er.
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              ISBN 9780522876659
              Published AU 8 Feb 2020
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Family Law- tie in
               

              The Family Law- tie in (Paperback)

              By Law, Benjamin

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              Now a major SBS television series! Meet the Law family - eccentric, endearing and hard to resist. Your guide: Benjamin, the third of five children and a born humorist. Join him as he tries to answer some puzzling questions: Why won't his Chinese dad wear made-in-China underpants?... Why was most of his extended family deported in the 1980s? Will his childhood dreams of Home and Away stardom come to nothing? What are his chances of finding love? Hilarious and moving, The Family Law is a linked series of tales from a wonderful new Australian talent. 'A vivid, gorgeously garish, Technicolour portrait of a family. It's impossible not to let oneself go along for the ride and emerge at the book's end enlightened, touched, thrilling with laughter.' - Marieke Hardy 'Benjamin law manages to be scatagogical, hilarious and heartbreaking all at the same time. Every sentence fizzes like an exploding fireall of energy.' - Alice Pung 'Law is a writer of great wit and warmth who combines apparently artless and effortless comedian's patter with a high level of technical skill.' - Sydney Morning Herald 'An addictive read.' - The Courier Mail 'Very funny...you may find yourself at times almost barking with laughter' - The Monthly 'An engaging read. ' - West Weekend Magazine, West Australian 'Wonderful. Everyone should run to their nearest bookshop and buy a copy.' - Defamer 'Simultaneously weird and instantly recognisable, the Laws are an Australian family it's well worth getting to know' - The Enthusiast 'Enjoyable, easy reading...Law is a considerable talent with a long future ahead of him.' - Literary Minded
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              ISBN 9781863957953
              Published AU 4 Jan 2016
              Publisher Black Inc
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Family Law
                

              The Family Law (Paperback)

              By Law, Benjamin

              • RRP: $59.99
              • $39.84
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              • Internationally sourced

              Hilarious and moving, a linked series of tales from a born humorist and a literary star in the making. Benjamin Law invites readers into the world of his endearing yet profoundly eccentric family. He constructs brilliantly turned essays in the style of David Sedaris, assembling a... portrait that is both universal and utterly particular.
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              ISBN 9781863955317
              Published AU 1 Jun 2011
              Publisher Black Inc
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
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