Author(s): Sam Orchard
Family Portraits tells the stories of a group of unique individuals, and explores the awesomeness of their sexual orientations and/or gender identities.
These stories celebrate the differences and diversity in our communities. It looks at how our ages, histories,
genders, beliefs and ethnicitities shape our experiences of ourselves, and how we live in the world.
This issue tells the story of Tracey, a Thai New Zealander, as she negotiates culture, sexuality and gender.
Through this story our Author examines the influence of his own culture and family. It also looks into the effects of suicide as the author grieves the death of his friend.
The last story celebrates the lives of Albert and William; two men who find love in a small town, at a time when being homosexual was illegal.