Living and Loving in Diversity - An Anthology of Australian Multicultural Queer Adventures
|Author:||Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli (Editor)|
Join editor Maria Palotta-Chiarolli for a journey of discovery through queer multicultural multifaith Australia, with more than forty voices from across the spectrum of sexuality and identity. Filmmaker Tony Ayres talks about telling stories from minority or invisible cultures on Australian screens, as does Benjamin Law. Christos Tsiolkas imagines Ari, the iconic protagonist of 'Loaded', in middle age. Paul Capsis reflects on doing 'Cabaret' in the age of Trump. Then, there s broadcaster Faustina Agolley on being 'out' as a woman of colour and Anton Enus on coming out in post-apartheid South Africa and in the Australian media. Alyena Mohummadally juggles her queer and Muslim identities, while Nevo Zisin balances his Jewish faith with being both trans and queer. Other stories explore the various (and variously combined) identities of being Indigenous, Asian, European, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, bisexual, gay, lesbian, queer, transgender and polyamorous. This anthology is a powerful weapon in the fight for acceptance, empathy and understanding. This book has been created by the Australian LGBTIQ Multicultural Council (AGMC).