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.
Edited by TIFFANY JONES
ISBN: (paperback) 978-0-6484604-0-4
ISBN: (ebook) 978-0-6484604-1-1
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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 Tweets – Tiffany Jones
A locked closet: LGBTI rights around the world – Dennis Altman.
Queering the Classroom – Rebecca Ryall – an examination of heteronormativity and cisnormativity in the Catholic school context.
The KINQ Manifesto – Craig Middleton & Nikki Sullivan discuss how Knowledge Industries Need Queering.
Safe Spaces – a new report on LGBTIQ+ Muslims – Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli
Ink & Vinyl Therapy – Martin 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
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