20 episodes

Queer Life Stories is about sharing the lived experiences of queer people.Our main focus has been on Tasmania, Australia with some stories coming from the Australian mainland (and hopefully some international stories later on). Tasmania has had a turbulent history of LGBTIQ+ rights being the last Australian state to decriminalise homosexuality in 1997, 25 years after the first Australian state in 1972. Tasmania went on to become a progressive gay rights state sharing early support of marriage equality. Queer Life Stories will be talking to people that identify across the LGBTIQ+ spectrum and allies to capture the histories that might otherwise be lost and forgotten. We want to also explore life for the LGBTIQ+ community now in regional, rural and city areas. Each episode of our podcast will focus on an individual, telling their story. It's still early days for Queer Life Stories, so please listen, enjoy, subscribe, rate, review and follow. If you'd like to get in touch, email queerlifestories@outlook.com or find us on Facebook or Instagram.

Queer Life Stories Garry Wakefield

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Queer Life Stories is about sharing the lived experiences of queer people.Our main focus has been on Tasmania, Australia with some stories coming from the Australian mainland (and hopefully some international stories later on). Tasmania has had a turbulent history of LGBTIQ+ rights being the last Australian state to decriminalise homosexuality in 1997, 25 years after the first Australian state in 1972. Tasmania went on to become a progressive gay rights state sharing early support of marriage equality. Queer Life Stories will be talking to people that identify across the LGBTIQ+ spectrum and allies to capture the histories that might otherwise be lost and forgotten. We want to also explore life for the LGBTIQ+ community now in regional, rural and city areas. Each episode of our podcast will focus on an individual, telling their story. It's still early days for Queer Life Stories, so please listen, enjoy, subscribe, rate, review and follow. If you'd like to get in touch, email queerlifestories@outlook.com or find us on Facebook or Instagram.

    Episode 19 - Abbie

    Episode 19 - Abbie

    Queer Life Stories is back with some fresh stories from the LGBTIAQ+ community here in Tasmania. With COVID restrictions easing in Tasmania, I've been able to get out and about and meet some people to capture their stories again!

    In this episode, AbbIE talks about growing up in the Mormon church, finding her birth parents and coming out as a queer person.   

    You can contact Queer Life Stories by emailing QueerLifeStories@outlook.com or you can follow Queer Life Stories on Facebook and Instagram. Please, reach out if you're interested in telling your story. :)
    You can also support this podcast by donating or subscribing at Patreon - http://patreon.com/queerlifestories/overview 

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    • 55 min
    Episode 18 - Maddison

    Episode 18 - Maddison

    Queer Life Stories is back with some fresh stories from the LGBTIAQ+ community here in Tasmania. With COVID restrictions easing in Tasmania, I've been able to get out and about and meet some people to capture their stories again!

    In this episode, Maddison talks about self-identifying as transgender and what that process has been like for her and those around her.

    You can contact Queer Life Stories by emailing QueerLifeStories@outlook.com or you can follow Queer Life Stories on Facebook and Instagram. Please, reach out if you're interested in telling your story. :)
    You can also support this podcast by donating or subscribing at Patreon - http://patreon.com/queerlifestories/overview 

    Thanks for listening.
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    Support the show

    • 27 min
    Episode 17 - James

    Episode 17 - James

    Queer Life Stories is back with some fresh stories from the LGBTIAQ+ community here in Tasmania. With COVID restrictions easing in Tasmania, I've been able to get out and about and meet some people to capture their stories again!

    In this episode, James talks about self-identifying as transgender and what that process has been like for him and those around him.  

    You can contact Queer Life Stories by emailing QueerLifeStories@outlook.com or you can follow Queer Life Stories on Facebook and Instagram. Please, reach out if you're interested in telling your story. :)
    You can also support this podcast by donating or subscribing at Patreon - http://patreon.com/queerlifestories/overview 

    Thanks for listening.
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    Support the show

    • 29 min
    Episode 16 - Andrew

    Episode 16 - Andrew

    We've been away for a while, but this is the first of three new episodes recorded during the COVID-19 crisis. 

    Andrew is based in Melbourne, Victoria and he shares his story of growing up, family and coming out. 

    You can contact Queer Life Stories by emailing QueerLifeStories@outlook.com or you can follow Queer Life Stories on Facebook and Instagram. Please, reach out if you're interested in telling your story. :)
    You can also support this podcast by donating or subscribing at Patreon - http://patreon.com/queerlifestories/overview 

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    • 38 min
    Episode 15 - Rudy

    Episode 15 - Rudy

    Another episode recorded remotely during the COVID-19 crisis.

    Rudy is based in Melbourne, Victoria and he shares his story of growing up and coming out as trans non-binary and his experiences.

    You can contact Queer Life Stories by emailing QueerLifeStories@outlook.com or you can follow Queer Life Stories on Facebook and Instagram.
    You can also support this podcast by donating or subscribing at Patreon - http://patreon.com/queerlifestories/overview 

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    • 54 min
    Episode 14 - Gray

    Episode 14 - Gray

    Another episode recorded remotely during the COVID-19 crisis.

    Gray is based in regional Victoria and he shares his story of growing up in a volatile family, having a heterosexual marriage before coming out, surviving domestic abuse and trying to find love in retirement.

    You can contact Queer Life Stories by emailing QueerLifeStories@outlook.com or you can follow Queer Life Stories on Facebook and Instagram.
    You can also support this podcast by donating or subscribing at Patreon - http://patreon.com/queerlifestories/overview 

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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

tania1244 ,

Review

Thankyou for this great podcast! Wish you the best for the future.

Theman2411 ,

Interesting Podcast

As a straight male with lots of lgbt friends I find this a great podcast to listen to. Equality for all!!!

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