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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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    • 3.1 • 54 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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    278 Krissy Kneen - The Day I Danced Burlesque

    278 Krissy Kneen - The Day I Danced Burlesque

    Feeling disconnected from her body, Krissy signs up for a burlesque class.
    Krissy Kneen is the author of the bestselling memoir Affection; the novels Steeplechase, Triptych, The Adventures of Holly White and the Incredible Sex Machine; and the Thomas Shapcott Award–winning poetry collection Eating My Grandmother. Her novel An Uncertain Grace was shortlisted for the Stella Prize, the Norma K Hemming Award and the Aurealis awards, while Wintering was longlisted for the Colin Roderick Award and shortlisted for the Davitt Award and the QLA for Fiction and A Work of State Significance. She is currently developing two TV series and a feature film. She is the current Copyright Agency Ltd Non-Fiction Fellow. 
    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
    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

Customer Reviews

3.1 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

💖💛💙🥔 ,

I don’t understand why this rating is so low

I’ll be honest, I don’t get why this has such a low rating. This podcast features so many amazing storytellers! I guess the homophobes got to it first :( maybe my opinion is a bit skewed because I can only listen to the non-explicit versions because my mom, being my mom, won’t turn off the content restrictions because she thinks I’m obsessed with my own queerness. But nevertheless, I love this podcast, and I hope the creators don’t allow the haters to get them down.
Sincerely,
And avid listener, if only of the non-explicit content

Hawlistic ,

I love this

I love this.

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