Queerstories Podcast

ABOUT THIS PODCAST

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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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,…

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 Piperis Australia’s premier transgender lesbian comedian*. “A long-running favourite of Sydney’s comedy scene,…

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.…

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…

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…

After a stark realisation that childhood dreams aren't always the best realities, Trent decides to move to Meanjin. Trent Wallace lives on Gadigal country and is a First Nations Advisor and Pro Bono Lawyer in a global law firm -…

Evie tells a tale about learning how to ride through transition. Evie Ryder is a Skateboarder, TransFemale, pansexual, Film maker, Community activist .She has 20 years social work experience working with LGBTIQAP+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy people and communities.Evie has a…

Yen-Rong attempts to let go of a decade-long grudge over a missing atlas. Yen-Rong Wong is a writer of of non-fiction based in Meanjin (Brisbane), on unceded Jaggera and Turrbal land. Her work has appeared in many print and online…

Fletcher's obsession with a particular piece of rainbow paraphernalia drives this radiographer round the bend. Fletcher Quilty was found face-down in a lovely bog when grunge was on the rise. He writes short-stories, poetry, and theatre. His words can be…

Roj tells a story about going out, and about the sacred wonder of a queer bar. Roj Amedi is a writer, strategist and human rights campaigner. She is currently the Engagement and Communications Manager at Justice Connect, where she leads…

Michael has a chat with his foster son on one of their regular visits to the dog park. Michael James is a teacher, writer, producer and the current entertainment editor for Qnews magazine. In 2011 Michael and his husband came…

Mads joins the Model UN, changing her life's course and shifting her relationship to expressing her emotions. Madhuraa Prakash, also known as Mads, is an activist, formerly working with PLAN International Australia, and a drag king who performs under the…

David ponders maps, memory and a sense of place, while sharing a story of his time in the Sydney University Catholic Society, David Moutou has worked in local government in Western Sydney for the last ten years. Prior to this,…

Mark, Doonside's resident hopeless romantic, is yet to find his Mr Right. Is he just down on his luck? Or have rom-coms set an astronomically high standard that this chubby gaysian just cannot seem to shake? Mark Mariano is an…

An unexpected encounter in the hospital cafeteria awakens Jane, then a young nurse, to a career as a lesbian and an activist. Jane Marsden is a learning and development professional and project manager. She commenced her career in LGBTI+ community…

Miranda lays out their thesis for why everyone should skate.Miranda Aguilar is aproud, queer, Filipinx writer, creative producer and community arts worker. They're passionate about working with young people and providing inclusive, accessible pathways for people to tell their own…

Naomi finds that growing up a Jehovah's Witness prepared her for 2020 in unexpected ways.As Sydney’s only Lebanese, lesbian, ex-Jehovah’s Witness comedian, Naomi Mourra is your gateway woman to chicks, chickpeas, cults and culture. Her solo show, An Open Book,…

Belinda explores the impact of trauma on the body, and considers what is possible for them if they change the way they connect to others, change the way they experience pleasure.Belinda Quinn writes, listens, plays and rests on the lands…

From humble beginnings in Yass, Neisha didn’t expect to end up a circus entertainer traveling the world. She looks back on her childhood and the moments that indicated who she might become.Neisha Murphy is a vibrant variety entertainer and director…

A teenage encounter by the water, Schnapps, and memory – Joshua shares his own gentle take on the well-worn coming of age.Joshua Lobb teachesCreative Writing at the University of Wollongong. His stories have appeared in The Bridport Prize Anthology, Best…

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