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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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    • 4.8 • 201 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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    277 Rebecca Starford - The Story of the Seven Cats

    277 Rebecca Starford - The Story of the Seven Cats

    Rebecca leans in to the trope of lesbians and cats, adopting not one but seven to appease her animal loving wife.
    Rebecca Starford is the author Bad Behaviour: A Memoir of Bullying and Boarding School and novel The Imitator. She is the Co-founder and Publishing Director of Kill Your Darlings magazine and a former editor at Text Publishing and Affirm Press. Bad Behaviour is currently in development with Matchbox Pictures for adaptation into a TV series. Rebecca recently completed a PhD at the University of Queensland, where she has taught creative writing.
    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
    276 Alistair Baldwin - Cult

    276 Alistair Baldwin - Cult

    Alistair briefly dates a man who tries multiple times to convert him to his cult.
    Alistair Baldwin is a writer, comedian, thought leader and sometimes blonde. He has written for The Weekly, Hard Quiz, Get Krack!n and At Home Alone Together. He is a member of experimental comedy duo Nemeses with Vidya Rajan. He has been published in Metro, Archer, The Guardian and ACMI Ideas – and is a contributor to Growing Up Disabled In Australia.
    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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    • 12 min
    275 Kaya Wilson - Transition in Translation

    275 Kaya Wilson - Transition in Translation

    Kaya goes hiking with his mother in the Himalayas, an extract from his memoir As Beautiful As Any Other: a memoir of my body, published by Pan McMillan in 2021.
    Kaya Wilson is a writer and tsunami scientist whose work has been published widely. In 2019, Kaya was the recipient of the Writing NSW Varuna Fellowship where he completed his first book As Beautiful as Any Other: A memoir of my body, published by Pan Macmillan.
    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
    274 Hayden Moon - Becoming A 'Senior Man'

    274 Hayden Moon - Becoming A 'Senior Man'

    Hayden shares his experience being the first transgender person to compete in Irish Dancing competitions in so-called "Australia".
    Hayden Moon is an out and proud 26 year old Queer, legally blind, transmasculine person. He is a PhD candidate in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Sydney, a Pinnacle Foundation Scholar and a competitive Irish dancer. In any spare time he can find, he advocates for the LGBTQIA+, disabled and First Nations communities through his roles in various activist collectives. He also consults with LGBTQIA+ organisations such as ACON and The LGBTI Health Alliance. In 2020, Hayden was awarded the Out For The Next Generation – Student of the Year award in Out For Australia’s 30 Under 30 Awards. 
    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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    • 11 min
    273 Joe Levitt - Love You, I Do

    273 Joe Levitt - Love You, I Do

    Joe shares a moving story of family, love, dance and Parkinson's Disease.
    Joe Levitt moved to Australia from America in 1996 at the age of 36. He recently retired from work in clinical trials, but has also been a dance instructor, flight attendant, registered nurse, pharmaceutical rep, and bartender. When not contemplating what to be when he grows up, he can be found biking, swimming, at the dog park, or dancing with his husband.
    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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    • 11 min
    272 Fiona Kelly McGregor - Of Porn, Parties and the Perils of Censorship

    272 Fiona Kelly McGregor - Of Porn, Parties and the Perils of Censorship

    In the mid-90s, balancing the hedonism of being embedded in the queer community with the formalities of her growing profile as a writer, Fiona takes a memorable trip to Queensland.
    Fiona Kelly McGregor has published seven books, most recently the essay collection Buried not dead. Her novel Indelible Ink won the Age Book of the Year. Her other books include the photoessay A Novel Idea, travel memoir Strange Museums, short story collection Suck My Toes/Dirt, which won the Steele Rudd Award, and the underground classic chemical palace. Fiona is also known for an extensive repertoire of performance art with a focus on the body, duration and endurance. She has been active in Sydney’s queer culture since 1990.  
    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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    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
201 Ratings

201 Ratings

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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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Feasting Panther

Some really heartwarming stories which I enjoyed listen to, also many which were so cringeworthy I felt smashing my head against the wall

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