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Angus & Robertson pull ‘deplorable’ gay conversion therapy books

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christian hull memoir book leave me alone

Chances are if you opened Facebook in the last three years you experienced the screeching ball of profanity, blonde wigs and sexual innuendo that is Christian Hull. Now Hull has told his story in memoir Leave Me Alone, a no holds barred account of his life and also his rise to fame. Almost overnight, the …

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. …

khanh ong masterchef cookbook gay a gay guy's guide

MasterChef star Khanh Ong has released his first cookbook, mixing his favourite recipes with dating advice, anecdotes and life hacks. The Melbourne chef first appeared on the Channel 10 show in its tenth season, making it to third place. He returned to the competition for all-stars season MasterChef: Back To Win this year. Now after …

heather has two mommies rainbow families

Close to a third of Australian same-sex parents struggle to find books for their children that represent rainbow families like theirs, according to new research. Deakin School of Communication and Creative Arts researchers Dr Helen Young, Dr Paul Venzo and Lara Hedberg have surveyed LGBTQI+ parents, guardians and care-givers on their experiences with LGBTIQ-inclusive childrens …

larry kramer

Larry Kramer died in his Manhatten home yesterday at age 84. His husband David Webster said he died of pneumonia. The best-selling author of Faggots became one of the most controversial and outspoken AIDS activists in the early 80s. Larry Kramer never hesitated to call it as he saw it. Incensed by the lack of …

jacqueline wilson comes out childrens author tracey beaker love frankie queer novel

British best-selling children’s author Jacqueline Wilson has come out publicly as she celebrates her latest book, an LGBTIQ teen love story. The 74-year-old author, perhaps best known for her Tracey Beaker series of children’s books, opened up to The Guardian about her “very happy” relationship with her partner of 18 years. Jacqueline explained she met …

magda szubanski childrens book

Magda Szubanski has shared one of the ways she’s passing the time in isolation – writing her new series of children’s books. The Aussie comedian recently released the first in the series called Timmy the Ticked-Off Pony. “It’s called Timmy the Ticked-Off Pony and the Poo of Excitement – who hasn’t done one of those?” …

queer readers brisbane book club new farm

Read a good book lately? Or, do you want to meet new people? Then Brisbane book club Queer Readers might be for you. The book club has served the LGBTIQA+ community since it began in November 2007. Bonnie Pimm (pictured, left) is the group’s convener and she told QNews.com.au the Queer Readers are currently looking …

prince & knight turn kids gay

A library in West Virginia removed childrens’s book Prince & Knight from its shelves after complaints led by a local pastor. Josh Layfield posted on Facebook that portraying gay characters was a deliberate attempt to turn kids gay. “You are what you eat,” I was always told. However, apparently, you are what you read. The Mountaineer …

call me by your name oliver and elio sequel andre aciman

Call Me By Your Name author André Aciman has opened up about what he believes is “the end” of Elio and Oliver’s story in his new sequel novel. Aciman’s new novel Find Me, out this month, picks up 10 years after the first and sees Elio dating an older man named Michel. Elio’s father Sami …

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