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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, 156 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

    212 Tasnim Rahman - Non-Binary Whinery

    212 Tasnim Rahman - Non-Binary Whinery

    With language and storytelling not their forte, Tasnim can't quite believe they were asked to appear at Queerstories. They take the opportunity to chronicle their history of identity and communication.

    Tasnim Rahman is training as a neurobiologist, currently finishing a PhD in psychiatry. They hope to alleviate suffering from mental illness and marginalisation, and increase accessibility to safety and independence via advocacy and science. Tas was a panelist for Sydney Mardi Gras Queer Thinking panel ‘What it means to be non binary’ event, and previously has been a part of ACON’s ‘Pride in Training’ videos and ‘Improving the Health & Well-being of the Trans & Gender Diverse Community’ blueprint.

    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.

    • 10 min
    211 Salvin Kumar - How My Brown Family Reacted To My Gay Wedding

    211 Salvin Kumar - How My Brown Family Reacted To My Gay Wedding

    Salvin delivers the raw curry drama that is part of every wedding but with the added spice of it being a gay one.

    Salvin Kumar is a Youth Worker who supports young newly arrived migrants and refugees in St George and Sutherland Shire. He has worked as a teacher in Fiji, Western Sydney, Townsville and Doomadgee before moving back to Sydney to become a social worker. He practices yoga, loves cooking, writes poetry and is currently writing a book. 

    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.

    • 10 min
    210 Sam Elkin - I'll Ride With You

    210 Sam Elkin - I'll Ride With You

    Working at a community legal centre, Sam makes an unlikely friend.

    Sam Elkin is a writer, podcaster and community lawyer living in Melbourne's West. In 2018 Sam set up Victoria's first LGBTIQ legal service at Thorne Harbour Health, and launched a specialist trans and gender diverse legal service in partnership with Transgender Victoria. Sam is also one half of the Joy FM radio show Transgender Warriors. 

    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.

    • 12 min
    209 Dmetri Kakmi - How I learned to stop being scared and love the monster

    209 Dmetri Kakmi - How I learned to stop being scared and love the monster

    Growing up, Dmetri was obsessed with horror movies. Despite their terrifying content, horror movies saved his life.

    Dmetri Kakmi was born in Turkey to Greek parents. His fictionalised memoir Mother Land was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and is published in England and Turkey. His short stories and essays appear in a number of anthologies, and his latest book is The Door and other Uncanny Tales.

    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.

    • 13 min
    208 Matthew Wade - Unspoken Etiquette

    208 Matthew Wade - Unspoken Etiquette

    Matthew moves to Melbourne and starts to explore his sexuality at sex-on-premises venues.

    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.

    • 8 min
    207 Lacey Jade Christie - Yes Day

    207 Lacey Jade Christie - Yes Day

    Lacey-Jade Christie has the gayest day of her life, on the day the public votes 'yes' for marriage equality, but it's not for the reasons one might expect.

    Lacey-Jade Christie is a freelance writer and fiery Melbourne-based plus-size influencer. She combines her life as a nurse with her own experience of mental illness and is a strong advocate for safe spaces for the BoPo and Queer community to come together through her writing and her work as the Deputy State Director of Out For Australia an organisation that seeks to support and mentor aspiring LGBTIQ professionals.

    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.

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
156 Ratings

156 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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