Our queer elders have a history full of personal struggles, joys, tragedies and daily routines.
Peering Through shares their truly unique tales in an anthology set amongst the backdrop of criminalisation, religious interventions and eventual general social acceptance in Australia.
Proceeds from the book's sale will support the Parkestone Foundation Inc.
Peering Through: Sharing Decades of Queer Experience recollects the everyday lives of LGBTIQ elders. Their knowledge and stories cover decades of unique challenges, triumphs, tragedy, and daily routines. These stories provide detailed insight into the paths queer people took when governments, medical systems, and many other institutions followed policies that sought to harm or even erase the existence of LGBTIQ people.
The structure of the anthology intertwines the unique personal stories chronologically alongside major queer historical events to highlight how these moments influenced our elders' lives.
Proceeds from the sale of the book will go to The Parkestone Foundation Inc (www.parkestonefoundation.org). "The Parkestone Foundation was initially constituted as an Association in 1982 following a generous bequest by an Adelaide gay man, Peter Nation which enabled the establishment of a Trust Fund. The Foundation is managed by a committee of honorary Trustees who ensure that the Trust Fund is used for its intended purpose which is to support LGBTIQA+ community projects consistent with its objectives. Since its inception, the Foundation has allocated over $40,000 to support community projects in South Australia."