Queerstories grew out of a desire to hear the stories LGBTQI+ people want to tell. Too often, the agenda is set by politics or the media, but there is more to being queer than coming out and getting married.
Winner Best Spoken Word at Sydney Fringe 2016, Queerstories has sold out every event since its inception, welcoming some of Australia’s finest LGBTQI+ storytellers to the stage, including Hannah Gadsby, Justice Michael Kirby, Zoe Coombs Marr, Rhys Nicholson, Steven Oliver, Helen Razer, Quinn Eades, Allan Clarke, David Marr, Jordan Raskopoulos, Senthorun Raj, Matthew Mitcham OAM and many more.
In 2018, Maeve edited a book of the stories with Hachette Australia, launched at Sydney Opera House as part of Antidote Festival. Contributors include Jen Cloher, Benjamin Law, Simon Hunt (Pauline Patsdown), Nayuka Gorrie, Rebecca Shaw, Candy Bowers, Mama Alto, and more.
In 2019, Queerstories storytellers were featured on a collaboration with Google Creative Labs, My Mother’s Kitchen (link only works on phones).
The events run regularly at Giant Dwarf in Sydney, Melba Spiegeltent in Melbourne and Brisbane Powerhouse, with occasional events in other cities and towns.
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