Bent Street 2

Bent Street Australian LGBTIQA+ Arts, Writing & Ideas is an annual publication that gathers essays, fiction, poetry, artwork, reflections, letters, blog posts, interviews, analysis, and rants, to bring you ‘The Year in Queer’.

Last year, Bent Street 1: ‘2017’ dealt with aspects of the marriage equality debate; Bent Street 2 covers the afterglow of the passing into law of same-sex marriage; the ongoing struggle for rights and recognition; reflections on the past; as well as presenting the queer imagination as it follows its own lights, digressions, yearnings, and strange associations.


ISBN: (paperback) 978-0-6484604-0-4
ISBN: (ebook) 978-0-6484604-1-1

RRP: $29.95

bent street 2

David Wojnarowicz’s Lips by Marcus O’Donnell

Where did you go? by Brigitte Lewis

Freddie and Me by Steve RE Pereira

The Brotherhood by Eric Turton

Game Changer by Peter Mitchell

An Invitation for Arvo Tea on the Verandah by Jean Taylor

Mara Maya Devi by Guy James Whitworth

Peter de Waal by Guy James Whitworth

Candy Royalle by Guy James Whitworth

A case for rainbow atheism by Geoff Allshorn

2018 – The Year in Queer: Refusal TweetsTiffany Jones

A locked closet: LGBTI rights around the worldDennis Altman.

Queering the ClassroomRebecca Ryall – an examination of heteronormativity and cisnormativity in the Catholic school context.

The KINQ ManifestoCraig Middleton & Nikki Sullivan discuss how Knowledge Industries Need Queering.

Safe Spaces – a new report on LGBTIQ+ MuslimsMaria Pallotta-Chiarolli

Ink & Vinyl TherapyMartin Roberts

Life writing as an outlet for LGBTIQA+ youth by Roz Bellamy

Gender in the early childhood setting by Rachel Chapman

Intersex People & Internalised Corrective Bodily Bias by Mandy Henningham and Tiffany Jones

Love’s Pure Light – A Refection on the Passage of Marriage Equality by Michael Bernard Kelly

Jennifer Power – a lesson in Queer: interview with a lesbian Mum

Guy James Whitworth – on masculinity and its subversions

Peter Mitchell talks about his memoir Fragments through the Epidemic

Lucetta Kam is the author of Shanghai Lalas: Female Tongzhi Communities and Politics in Urban China

Tina Healy is an advocate, peer support worker and an elder in the transgender community.

Ashley Sievwright – talking about his new novel and the idea of ‘Australian Gothic.

A Place That Should Be Home: A Conversation with Steve RE Pereira

Jeff Herd is a Melbourne-based musician who has just released his debut album Boy Down

Young Adult Fiction in #20gayteen: A Conversation with Adrienne Kisner


Peter Mitchell – Three Poems

Aurea Kochanowski – Tasseography

René Bennett – Post-Optimistic

Tina Healy – We Were The Ones That Went Before

Madison Griffiths – Three Poems

short fiction

Tramming it by Jean Taylor

Island Fragments by Andy Murdoch

Conga Line by Holly Zwalf

Two Wild Outlaws by James May

A Dolphin in the Ganges – a short story by Steve R.E. Pereria

Excerpt from Slightly Foxed, a novel in development by Ashley Sievwright

Excerpt from Dear Rachel Maddow by Adrienne Kisner