Sydney Bent Street 3 Launch

We are having a Bent Street 3 Sydney launch at The Imperial, Erskinville on Thursday January 30th 6pm til 9pm.

Free Event. All Welcome.

TheBookshop Darlinghurst will be putting up a special ‘Pop-up store’ on the evening, to sell Bent Street 1, 2 and 3. Thankyou Les and Graeme for your tremendous support. Thankyou also to Guy James Whitworth, a Bent Street contributor, who is doing a lot of legwork to make the event happen.

Spare Moment 1

Give your summer reading a Bent Street edge with these items from Bent Street 3.

Ending LGBT conversion practices – Timothy W Jones, Jennifer Power, Tiffany M Jones

The Prince of Redfern – Bee Cruse

Leatherman-made Climate Change – Guy James Whitworth

Road Ode – Cat Cotsell

Birds that haunt me—Ashley Williams

Wishing all our readers a safe holiday season. Climate Action Now.

Bent Street 3 can be ordered online from the usual suspects (Bookdepository / Booktopia / etc …), or from The Bookshop Darlinghurst, or Hares & Hyenas – online or inshop. Or ask your local bookshop to order it in through Lightning Source. You can also support Bent Street by asking your local library to get in a copy of Bent Street 1, 2, and 3 through James Bennett Library Services.


Melbourne Launch

Great launch event this weekend gone by at Hares & Hyenas (Melbourne’s queer and intersectional bookshop, cafe and performance venue). Jean Taylor, Mel Simpson, Steph Amir and Trent Mann presented aspects of their work in Bent Street 3. Henry von Doussa MC’d. Notable quote: Believe in fate, but lean forward where fate can see you. (Quentin Crisp).

Jean Taylor at Hares & Hyenas.

Thanks to Crusader, Rowland and the lovely crew at Hares & Hyenas,.

Bent Street 3 – Out Now

Bent Street 3 is now in print, and available through print-on-demand platforms.


Sunday 8 December, 4pm at Hares & Hyenas bookshop, 63 Johnston St, Fitzroy VIC 3065. FREE event.

Bent Street 3 sees the publication covering exciting developments within the broader Australian queer community, including the strengthening of public displays of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+ pride and visibility, views on ‘gay conversion’, historical perspectives on Stonewall, queer cabaret, religious discrimination, and much more.


Peter Waples-Crowe, Stephanie Amir, Mel Simpson, Andrew Farrell, Ashley Sievwright, Bee Cruse, Jamie James, Jodie Hare, Jean Taylor, Hannah Buttsworth, Maude Davey, Ayman Kaake, Stevie Lane, Guy James Whitworth, Ashleigh Hardcastle, Samuel Luke Beatty, Mandy Henningham, Clare Monagle, Timothy W Jones, Jennifer Power, Tiffany M Jones, Alison Thorne, Ryan Storr, Frank Bonnici, Lisa Farrell, Trent Mann, Jason Li, Jake Cruz, Geoff Allshorn, Terry Jaensch, Ashley Williams, Michelle Bishop, Xavier, Anna Leah D. Luna-Raven, Jocelyn Deane, Reese Downing, Stuart Barnes, Adele Tan, Cat Cotsell, Henry von Doussa, Gavriil Aleksandrs, Lionel Wright, Kim Leutwyler, John Bartlett.