Growing Up Queer in Australia
'The mantle of "queer migrant" compelled me to keep going - to go further.'
'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.'
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, ethnicities and experiences, these are the stories of growing up queer in Australia. 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.
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.