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Garry Wakefield North West Pride

How North West Pride has elevated queer visibility in rural Tasmania

Garry Wakefield grew up in Ulverstone, a town in North West Tasmania that was once known as “the most homophobic town in Australia”. In the late 1990s, Ulverstone was once the site of angry rallies and protests against the decriminalisation of homosexuality.  For LGBTQIA+ advocate Garry Wakefield, the public furore coincided with his own coming …