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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
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Queerstories Queerstories

    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 206 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
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    314 Keith Quayle - The Wounded Healer

    314 Keith Quayle - The Wounded Healer

    Keith writes a letter to someone who needs to hear it.
    Keith Quayle is a Malyangapa and Barkindji gay man, who was raised on Dharug country. His lived experience of the NSW correctional system informs the advocacy work he carries out on behalf of trans and gender diverse people in detention. He performed this story at Blacktown Arts Centre as part of Kolour Me Kweer an all First Nations line up curated by Steven Lindsay Ross and hosted by Neville Williams Boney.
    Queerstories an award-winning LGBTQI+ storytelling project directed by Maeve Marsden, with regular events around Australia. For more information, visit www.queerstories.com.au 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

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    • 8 min
    313 Gary Lonesborough - The Path to Sydney

    313 Gary Lonesborough - The Path to Sydney

    Gary remembers the events that led him from the small country town where he grew up to the big city.
    GaryLonesborough is an award-winning Yuin writer, who grew up on the Far South Coastof NSW as part of a large and proud Aboriginal family. His debut YA novel,THEBOY FROM THE MISH, was published in February 2021, and was published byScholastic in the U.S asREADY WHEN YOU AREin March 2022.THE BOY FROMTHE MISHhas been shortlisted for numerous awards, winning the 2022 BooktopiaFAB Award for Favourite Debut Book.
    Queerstories an award-winning LGBTQI+ storytelling project directed by Maeve Marsden, with regular events around Australia. For more information, visit www.queerstories.com.au 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

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    • 8 min
    322 Zac Roberts - Karen

    322 Zac Roberts - Karen

    Zac learns an important life lesson: never travel with your ex.
    Zac Roberts is a Yuin man currently living on Wallamattagal land, Dharug country. He’s a historian, currently struggling through a PhD about the relationships between Indigenous and Jewish people in Australia since 1788. Zac has previously worked in museums, education, and as a pizza delivery driver. He performed this story at Blacktown Arts Centre as part of Kolour Me Kweer an all First Nations line up curated by Steven Lindsay Ross and hosted by Neville Williams Boney.
    Queerstories an award-winning LGBTQI+ storytelling project directed by Maeve Marsden, with regular events around Australia. For more information, visit www.queerstories.com.au 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

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    • 9 min
    311 Jinny-Jane Smith - Jumping the Fence

    311 Jinny-Jane Smith - Jumping the Fence

    Jinny-Jane realises there's something that makes her different from her loved ones, and she finds a way to tell them.
    Jinny-Jane Smith is a proud Wiradjuri/ Walbunja woman of the Yuin nation. Jinny identifies as a lesbian woman, mother and aunty to many. She is a dedicated advocate, giving her time to enhance communities, address social justice and self-determination for the betterment of community. Jinny is the Community Engagement Officer of BlaQ. She sits on the board of Gadigal information Service and City of Sydney advisory panel. She performed this story at Blacktown Arts Centre as part of Kolour Me Kweer an all First Nations line up curated by Steven Lindsay Ross and hosted by Neville Williams Boney.
    Queerstories an award-winning LGBTQI+ storytelling project directed by Maeve Marsden, with regular events around Australia. For more information, visit www.queerstories.com.au 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

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    • 9 min
    310 Chris Southcote - Oh, to be in the Netball Team

    310 Chris Southcote - Oh, to be in the Netball Team

    A coming of age tale, from junior school to a Catholic high school via more than a few netball courts.
    Following a very, very long corporate career, Chris Southcote burst onto the comedy scene in 2020. He has since bagged gigs throughout Australia; he was a grand finalist in Sydney’s Comedy on Edge 2021, Queensland Raw Semi-Finalist 2021 and the Sunny Coast Festivals Laughable Runner Up 2021. At an age where he could quite possibly be hitting “mid life crisis” territory, he comes armed with years of stories to share; with an edge of bitter and a splash of sarcasm, he’s just a grumpy old queen trying to make sense of the world. Aren’t we all, Chris, aren’t we all.
    Queerstories an award-winning LGBTQI+ storytelling project directed by Maeve Marsden, with regular events around Australia. For more information, visit www.queerstories.com.au 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

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    • 10 min
    309 Aurelia St Clair - Playboy Bunnies and First Jobs

    309 Aurelia St Clair - Playboy Bunnies and First Jobs

    Aurelia tells a tale about working minimum wage in dimly lit stores, fashion internships and meeting Dennis Rodman at the Playboy Lounge.
    Aurelia St Clair is a comedian, writer, podcaster and dog mother who now calls Melbourne home. You can listen to another of Aurelia’s stories on the lockdown edition of the podcast I produced in 2020, head to Queerstories.com.au and look her up.
    Queerstories an award-winning LGBTQI+ storytelling project directed by Maeve Marsden, with regular events around Australia. For more information, visit www.queerstories.com.au 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

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    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
206 Ratings

206 Ratings

Catty3333 ,

Wonderful

Really enjoying this podcast. Wonderfully raw and real people telling their truth with diversity in character and tales. Only wish they could slow their speaking cadence in some instances, as well as the host. Let the listener take in your words, and not just ‘listen’ to them

FIX THIS APP 696969688 ,

LOVE BUT TOO QUIET

Love this show so much but the top volume is still so quiet, compared to all the other podcasts I listen to, if you’re driving or walking or doing anything it’s so hard to hear, please make louder! :( love this podcast but just don’t often have a perfectly quiet room to listen

FukenVic ,

brilliant

beautiful, hilarious & touching storytelling

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