Bent Street 3

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. Bent Street 3 brings you ‘The Year in Queer 2019’.

Edited by Tiffany Jones.

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Bent Street 3 – contents and selected articles

1st person

InsideOUT—Peter Waples-Crowe
Out on the Fringes—Stephanie Amir
Mel Simpsonart

above: Alyssa Edwards by Mel Simpson

Interview—Andrew Farrell

Indigenous Queer Studies academic, Andrew Farrell, a Wodi Wodi descendant from Jerrinja Aboriginal community on the South Coast of NSW, describes their development of world-first Aboriginal Queer University Units.

The Prince of Redfern – Bee Cruse
Jamie Jamesphotographs Koori Gras 2019

Jamie James’ pictures of Koori Gras 2019 include the cover image for Bent Street 3 (Nova Gina, Black Nulla, Koori Gras 2019) – and (below) Mad B, Black Nulla, Koori Gras, Carriageworks. Images copyright Jamie James.

Since Coming Out—Jodie Hare
The Womyn’s Circus—Jean Taylor
Hannah Buttsworthart

Renascence by Hannah Buttsworth

Interview—Maude Davey
Ayman Kaakephotographs:

Birth of the red butterflies – Ayman Kaake

At home in this place—Stevie Lane
Leatherman-made climate change—Guy James Whitworth

The Dykemobile—AB Hardcastle
Samuel Luke Beatty—In Transit: Space, Time


Still Here, Still Queer, Still Invisible—Mandy Henningham
The Church Herself—Clare Monagle
Ending LGBT conversion practices—Timothy W Jones, Jennifer Power, Tiffany M Jones
Rainbow Warriors Unite! —Alison Thorne
Proud 2 Play: LGBT+ Inclusion in Australian Sport—Ryan Storr
Frank Bonniciart

Unnamed by Frank Bonnici

Pride marches are contested space—Lisa Farrell
What LGBT parents want in schools—Trent Mann, Tiffany Jones
Everyone is south of China—Jason Li
Jake Cruzart

Froot Loop – by Jake Cruz

‘Sodom Today, Gomorrah the world!’—Geoff Allshorn
 2019: the year in queer


Renovator’s delight—Terry Jaensch
Ext. Park. Night.—Terry Jaensch
Birds that haunt me—Ashley Williams
Creek—Michelle Bishop
Comfortable—Samuel Luke Beatty
Colours End—Xavier
cab thoughts: EMP ty—Anna Leah D. Luna-Raven
Trading Saints— (Three poems) Jocelyn Deane
Her Homophobic Husbands—Reese Downing
Two poems—Stuart Barnes
#CBD—Adele Tan 


Road Ode – Cat Cotsell
The Arrangement—Henry von Doussa
Pete—Gavriil Aleksandrs
Boring—Lionel Wright
Kim Leutwyler—art
Circumstances beyond our control—John Bartlett