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Join some of Australia's best storytellers for an evening of queerstories; reflections on lives well lived and battles fought, pride, prejudice, love and humour. The LGBTQI community has been sharing stories for centuries, creating our own histories, disrupting and reinventing conventional ideas about narrative, family, love and community. There’s more to being queer than coming out and marriage. Listen to an unexpected tale or two from a diverse line up of stars and strangers, hosted by Maeve Marsden

Queerstories Queerstories

    • Comedy
    • 4.8, 159 Ratings

Join some of Australia's best storytellers for an evening of queerstories; reflections on lives well lived and battles fought, pride, prejudice, love and humour. The LGBTQI community has been sharing stories for centuries, creating our own histories, disrupting and reinventing conventional ideas about narrative, family, love and community. There’s more to being queer than coming out and marriage. Listen to an unexpected tale or two from a diverse line up of stars and strangers, hosted by Maeve Marsden

    221 Sian Gammie - Replacing Your Gorilla Suit

    221 Sian Gammie - Replacing Your Gorilla Suit

    Sian shares a story about friendship, getting massages and arguing about Jesus.

    Sian Gammie is a writer and an English teacher who loves seating plans, Mrs Doubtfire and her mum. She has written for the Sydney Morning Herald and the ABC, and blogs at thesianshow.com

    Queerstories is an LGBTQIA+ storytelling night programmed by Maeve Marsden, with regular events in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. For Queerstories event dates, visit www.maevemarsden.com, and follow Queerstories on Facebook.

    The new Queerstories book is published by Hachette Australia, and can be purchased on Booktopia.

    To support Queerstories, become a patron at www.patreon.com/ladysingsitbetter

    And for gay stuff, insomnia rant and photos of my dog Frank follow me - Maeve Marsden - on Twitter and Instagram.

    • 10 min
    220 Will Kostakis - My Father Haunts Me

    220 Will Kostakis - My Father Haunts Me

    When Will's career as an author takes off at just 19, he writes many stories about his father's absence, but it would take a few more years before he considered trying to find him.

    Will Kostakis is a writer of all things, from celebrity news stories that score cease and desist letters, to tweets for professional wrestlers. He’s best known for his award-winning Young Adult fiction. His first novel, Loathing Lola, was released when he was just 19. His second, The First Third, won the 2014 Gold Inky Award and was shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year and Australian Prime Minister’s Literary awards, among others. The Sidekicks was his third YA novel, and his American debut and recently published, Monuments, his fourth novel.

    Queerstories is an LGBTQIA+ storytelling night programmed by Maeve Marsden, with regular events in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. For Queerstories event dates, visit www.maevemarsden.com, and follow Queerstories on Facebook.

    The new Queerstories book is published by Hachette Australia, and can be purchased on Booktopia.

    To support Queerstories, become a patron at www.patreon.com/ladysingsitbetter

    And for gay stuff, insomnia rant and photos of my dog Frank follow me - Maeve Marsden - on Twitter and Instagram.

    • 9 min
    219 Aunty Denise McGuinness - Get That Checked

    219 Aunty Denise McGuinness - Get That Checked

    Aunty Denise yarns about family.

    Aunty Denise McGuinness is a Gunditjmara, Yorta Yorta and Wiradjuri woman based in Melbourne. She's a proud mum to Robert, Chantel and Dawn, as well as a grandmother to Eli Dennis and Nate John. She works in community health at the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service and since her success in the Deadly Funny comedy competition she has been performing locally at conferences and NAIDOC week events.

    Queerstories is an LGBTQIA+ storytelling night programmed by Maeve Marsden, with regular events in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. For Queerstories event dates, visit www.maevemarsden.com, and follow Queerstories on Facebook.

    The new Queerstories book is published by Hachette Australia, and can be purchased on Booktopia.

    To support Queerstories, become a patron at www.patreon.com/ladysingsitbetter

    And for gay stuff, insomnia rant and photos of my dog Frank follow me - Maeve Marsden - on Twitter and Instagram.

    • 14 min
    218 Tarsha Jago - The Catholic Aboriginal

    218 Tarsha Jago - The Catholic Aboriginal

    Tarsha shares a story of faith, family and identity.

    Tarsha Jago is a law student and Project Officer, Drug Policy and Reform at Department of Health & Human Services, Victoria.

    Queerstories is an LGBTQIA+ storytelling night programmed by Maeve Marsden, with regular events in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. For Queerstories event dates, visit www.maevemarsden.com, and follow Queerstories on Facebook.

    The new Queerstories book is published by Hachette Australia, and can be purchased on Booktopia.

    To support Queerstories, become a patron at www.patreon.com/ladysingsitbetter

    And for gay stuff, insomnia rant and photos of my dog Frank follow me - Maeve Marsden - on Twitter and Instagram.

    • 9 min
    217 Isobel Morphy-Walsh - Bimbadan Ba Doranbu

    217 Isobel Morphy-Walsh - Bimbadan Ba Doranbu

    In the beginning and now, a story of body, country and connection.

    Isobel Morphy-Walsh, a proud Nirim Baluk Woman from the Taun Wurrung (Taungurung) people. She is a lover of anecdote, an artist, an activist, an educator and weaver. Isobel has spent her life working with her community and culture with a particular emphasis on history and its relevance to today. For the last three years, Isobel has worked inside museums with Victorian First Peoples histories, stories and cultures. 

    Queerstories is an LGBTQIA+ storytelling night programmed by Maeve Marsden, with regular events in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. For Queerstories event dates, visit www.maevemarsden.com, and follow Queerstories on Facebook.

    The new Queerstories book is published by Hachette Australia, and can be purchased on Booktopia.

    To support Queerstories, become a patron at www.patreon.com/ladysingsitbetter

    And for gay stuff, insomnia rant and photos of my dog Frank follow me - Maeve Marsden - on Twitter and Instagram.

    • 14 min
    216 Nayuka Gorrie - Therapy

    216 Nayuka Gorrie - Therapy

    Sometimes imagining a little murder is the only way Nayuka can get through the day.

    Nayuka Gorrie is a Kurnai/Gunai, Gunditjmara, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta writer who's been published by The Guardian Australia, NITV, Junkee, the Saturday Paper, the Lifted Brow, Kill Your Darlings and Archer Magazine. They were a Wheeler Centre Next Chapter recipient in 2018, and they've written for TV including Black Comedy, Get Krackin! and The Heights.

    Queerstories is an LGBTQI+ storytelling night programmed by Maeve Marsden, with regular events around Australia. For Queerstories event dates, visit www.maevemarsden.com, and follow Queerstories on Facebook.

    The Queerstories book is published by Hachette Australia, and can be purchased from your favourite independent bookseller or on Booktopia.

    To support Queerstories, become a patron at www.patreon.com/ladysingsitbetter

    And for gay stuff and insomnia rants follow me - Maeve Marsden - on Twitter and Instagram.

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
159 Ratings

159 Ratings

gratefulfilled ,

Amazing podcast

Especially episode 150 w/Kate Duffy!!!! Keep it up team!!

KittyMaehem ,

So beautifully brilliant

I could binge listen to this impressive podcast for hours.

Transmantranphobic ,

LOVE

I had such a wonderful time at queer stories i couldnt wait to get home and listen to the pod cast. a great collection of unique and important stories. Thank you Maive.

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