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It's been a pleasure noni blake Claire Christian

It’s Been a Pleasure, Noni Blake by Claire Christian tells a story you’ll wish would never end. Noni Blake’s life is spectacularly ordinary. Since the end of her decade long relationship with now ex-girlfriend Joan, eighteen months ago, nothing much is happening for Noni. Life at thirty-six is stagnant, so something needs to change.  Work …

loving men in love

Over the past two decades, Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell accumulated nearly 3,000 photographs of men in love. Now, in their new book Loving: A Photographic History of Men in Love, 1850s-1950s, the married couple share over 300 of the images. Scroll down for vid Hugh and Neal found the pics at flea markets, estate …

invisible boys holden sheppard

Charlie, Hammer & Zeke are the invisible boys. As queer people, we’ve all been invisible boys at one stage in our lives. Hiding who we are for fear of that eventual fallout when we are no longer safe, hidden from society’s judgement. But for these three boys, their invisible lives are made harder by their …

queer author books

With the onset of winter there’s nothing quite like settling in with a good book on a cold night. Each week we’ll be bringing you our top three recommendations of what to read to keep you entertained. From the latest and greatest to some of our old favourites there’s a little bit of everything to …

the mish gary lonesborough

Michael James finds The Boy from The Mish by Gary Lonesborough a powerful and touching story of self-discovery. This compelling book about two young Aboriginal gay men finding themselves is Gary’s debut YA novel. Scroll down for Michael James’ video interview with Gary Lonesborough. Life on ‘The Mish’ is relatively simple for Jackson. Juggling a …

shannon molloy fourteen queensland memoir

People often dub Australia the “Lucky Country”. However for many LGBTIQ youth, growing up around Australia can simply be the luck of the draw and even a fight to survive as they discover who they are in difficult circumstances. Life in many ways can often feel far from lucky for them, as Shannon Molloy recounts. …

garry wotherspoon clive madigan gay looking glass

In Through the Gay Looking Glass: The Many Lives of Clive Madigan, historian Garry Wotherspoon takes us on a joyous romp through post-World War II gay Sydney. “Giggles and squeals pierced the night air as they tripped daintily along the platform of the North Strathfield railway station. High-stepping little things in ‘drag’ (women’s clothing to …

guardians of the galaxy bisexual peter quill star-lord

Marvel Comics has confirmed that Guardians of the Galaxy space adventurer Peter Quill – also known as Star-Lord – is bisexual. The character, who is portrayed by Chris Pratt in the big-screen Marvel Cinematic Universe, is shown in a polyamorous bisexual relationship in the latest comic book issue of the series. Titled I Shall Make …

pride in defence

In their new book, Pride in Defence: The Australian Military and LGBTI Service since 1945, Noah Riseman and Shirleene Robinson share the post-World War II  experiences of LGBTI members of the Australian Defence Force. The authors previously documented the integral role played by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender men and women in Australia’s military.  This …

reading tracks margaret james

The Reading Tracks series by author Margaret James includes fifteen books suitable for Indigenous and non-Indigenous readers. Margaret wanted to provide literacy support for Indigenous children that was culturally relevant to them. She also aimed to teach non-Indigenous children about the cultures and food gathering practices of Australian First Peoples, such as tracking and hunting …

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