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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 • 53 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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    270 Brendan Hancock - At The Table

    270 Brendan Hancock - At The Table

    A queer reboot of the Arthurian table of legend, but this time with lesbians, drag queens and a ghost.
    Brendan Hancock is a Sydney based comedian who is well-known on the scene. You've heard him on FBi radio, seen him host the rave-reviewed Two Queers Walk Into a Bar at Giant Dwarf Theatre, and as the resident MC of Darlo Underground at Darlinghurst Theatre. Not one to let 2020 get him down, he also co-produced the Two Queers Festival, Australia’s first queer comedy festival! Already a crowd fave and "everything we didn't know we needed'' (Time Out Sydney), Brendan recently spent all of January with his dog Sam and had a nice time. 
    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
    269 Ani Sidzamba - From Ice Queen to King

    269 Ani Sidzamba - From Ice Queen to King

    Ani meets a certain lady in red who forces her to upend a lifetime of self-protection.
    Anivuyina (Ani) Sidzamba is a; black activist, actress and Sydney Drag King -Malcolm XY. Ani's drag style focuses on highlighting black excellence through spoken word, dance, comedy and lipsync. She has taken her performances all across Sydney stages and actively promotes and encourages black visibility and participation within the Sydney queer scene. Ani was born and raised in South Africa until migrating to the western suburbs at age nine. Ani is also a founding member Haus of Shakur- a Bla(c)k queer collective and safe space centring and uplifting Bla(c)k queer youth. 
    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
    And for gay stuff and insomnia rants follow Maeve Marsden on Twitter and Instagram.

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    • 11 min
    268 Rosie Piper - I Like You

    268 Rosie Piper - I Like You

    Rosie doesn't have great luck with showing vulnerability in the world of romance. Here are but a few embarrassing calamities from a life well (read: poorly) lived.
    Rosie Piper is Australia’s premier transgender lesbian comedian*. “A long-running favourite of Sydney’s comedy scene, you might’ve seen Rosie perform her stand-up at the Sydney Opera House, Enmore Theatre, on Tonightly, at Splendour in the Grass or just at gigs all around the country, supporting the likes of Wil Anderson and Zoe Coombs Marr. More likely though, you’ve seen her at a KFC somewhere shovelling popcorn chicken into her face with gay abandon.
    *maybe
    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
    And for gay stuff and insomnia rants follow Maeve Marsden on Twitter and Instagram.

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    • 10 min
    267 Frances Lockie - A Token

    267 Frances Lockie - A Token

    Frances shares a story of migration, Mills and Boon, and a daughter finally recognising her mother.
    By day, Frances Lockie is a public servant turned corporate sellout clinging desperately to the vestiges of her soul by working on human services projects. By night, she is a mouthy dork who has strong opinions about pro wrestling, One Direction, and sex playlists. Her first crush was Joey McIntyre from New Kids on the Block.
    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
    And for gay stuff and insomnia rants follow Maeve Marsden on Twitter and Instagram.

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    • 8 min
    266 Imogen Kelly - Close To The Bone

    266 Imogen Kelly - Close To The Bone

    Imogen reflects on bodies, history, gender and connection, remembering her mother, an ex-partner and her childhood.
    Imogen Kelly is a performance artist, writer, director and producer. Hailing from the queer underground, Imogen is renowned as Australia’s Queen of Burlesque and was officially crowned World Queen of Burlesque in 2012 (Burlesque Hall of Fame, Las Vegas).
 A La Clique/ La Soiree veteran and creator of award winning burlesque theatre shows, Imogen has performed in The Sydney Opera House, Sydney Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Vivid Festival, The New York Burlesque Festival, The Noumea Burlesque Festival, Helsinki Burlesque Festival, Prague, New Orleans, Dallas, Austin, Toronto, Hamburg, Berlin and beyond. During COVID Imogen has been making short films of her performance pieces and is preparing for an exhibition in late 2021. This year she is launching three shows in Sydney including The La La Parlour, a quarterly variety night, Herstory- The Walls Are Talking- a trip through the history of Australia’s Red Light district as told by the women who worked there, and a gargantuan celebration of her life’s work in a retrospective later in the year.
    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
    And for gay stuff and insomnia rants follow Maeve Marsden on Twitter and Instagram.

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    • 10 min
    265 Dan Murphy - The Smoking Section

    265 Dan Murphy - The Smoking Section

    Dan shares a story about his relationship to smoking, and its connection to family, community and his sense of self.
    Dan Murphy is a DJ and filmmaker, and is not to be confused with the liquor shop, although they both are full of cheap booze. He's been the opening DJ for Cher, Kylie and Dannii Minogue, created community videos for marriage equality, GetUp! and Mardi Gras, and was a regular columnist for QX Magazine and Same Same.
    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
    And for gay stuff and insomnia rants follow Maeve Marsden on Twitter and Instagram.

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    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

3.1 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 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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