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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
    • 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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    295 Mary Duong – Reimagining

    295 Mary Duong – Reimagining

    Mary tells a story she's well-versed in, one I’ve told herself in one form or another for as long as she can remember, but she reimagines it for where she is now.
    Mary Duong is a filmmaker and video artist. She created and co-wrote queer drama web series, ‘TWO WEEKS’, which premiered at Brisbane Queer Film Festival 2018, and won Best Web Series at the SAE ATOM Awards 2018. Through the Screen Queensland/SBS Unscripted initiative, she produced and co-wrote ‘BANANAS’, which was an official selection into SXSW Film Festival and Inside Out LGBT Film Festival in 2020. In 2019, she was selected to the Screen Producers Australia Ones to Watch program.
    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
    294 Madeleine Stewart - The One Armed Bandit

    294 Madeleine Stewart - The One Armed Bandit

    Madeleine recalls the markedly different approaches her family members took to chatting to her about disability.
    Award-winning comedian Madeleine Stewart has performed with the likes of Adam Hills, Rove McManus and Andrew Denton. A hilarious turn on ABC Tonightly with NDIS Fails showcased her ground-breaking exploration of disability and social norms. Practicing what she preaches, Madeleine won the AMP Tomorrowmaker award for her production of inclusive, accessible comedy show Crips & Creeps. With shows at the Sydney Fringe and Sydney Comedy Festival, Madeleine is rising fast, with no sign of slowing down.
    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.

    Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 15 min
    293 Gary Lonesborough - Love Letter to Kylie

    293 Gary Lonesborough - Love Letter to Kylie

    Gary writes a letter to an idol and hopes it may one day reach her...
    Gary Lonesborough is a Yuin writer, who grew up on the Far South Coast of NSW as part of a large and proud Aboriginal family. Growing up a massive Kylie Minogue and North Queensland Cowboys fan, Gary was always writing as a child, and continued his creative journey when he moved to Sydney to study at film school. Gary has experience working in Aboriginal health, the disability sector (including experience working in the youth justice system) and the film industry, including working on the feature film adaptation of Jasper Jones. His debut YA novel, THE BOY FROM THE MISH, was published by Allen & Unwin in February 2021.
    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.

    Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 7 min
    292 AJ Lamarque - Alpha Kappa Alpha

    292 AJ Lamarque - Alpha Kappa Alpha

    Raised on American culture, AJ trades in the high-rises of his council estate for the rolling hills of the Bay Area and the cramped, densely populated ends of London for the seemingly never-ending mansions of campus life.
    Making the NSW Raw Comedy State Finals in 2020, AJ Lamarque has written for a number of TV productions (currently being developed), and has appeared on podcasts such as Wax Quizzical, Dungeons & Drag Queers, and I Speak Giant as well as being a regular contributor for Justin Hamilton’s Big Squid series. You may have seen AJ at The Comedy Store, the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase and Best of the Fest shows, The Comedy Lounge, PAXAUS and Comic Con, just to name a few.
    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.

    Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 10 min
    291 Peter Polites - The Birth of Honoured Peasent

    291 Peter Polites - The Birth of Honoured Peasent

    An excerpt from Peter's work in progress about his mother, a midwife runs through a village trying to find the person birthing.
    Peter Polites is a novelist from Western Sydney. He has written two queer noirs, Down the Hume and The Pillars, which won the 2020 NSW Premier’s Multicultural Literary Award. He also won the 2020 Woollahra Digital Literature Prize for Fiction. In 2021 he was the ACT Writer in Residence at UNSW Canberra and working on his third novel, God Forgets About the Poor.
    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.

    Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 8 min
    290 Josephine Inkpin - Pantomime Outings

    290 Josephine Inkpin - Pantomime Outings

    As a child growing up in rural England, Jo discovers the queer God in unexpected places.
    Josephine Inkpin is the first openly and fully recognised transgender Anglican priest in Australia, now currently working as Minister of Pitt Street Uniting Church in Sydney. Chair of Equal Voices, the national network of LGBTIQ+ Christians and allies, Jo has also been a prominent leader in inter-faith, multicultural, Reconciliation and other justice activities over many years. Originally from England, and later described as a ‘Dangerous Woman of Queensland’, she lives with her wife Penny and shares the joy of children and grandchildren.
    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.

    Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 12 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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