2018 marks 40 years of Sydney’s Mardi Gras as a celebration of love, of inclusion, of diversity and of equality. And with the recent Yes vote prompting the legislation of equal marriage rights, this year’s party is destined to go off like no other. But we can never forget that both of these milestones are emblematic of long and painful struggles. And throughout history it’s been the place of artists and writers to elucidate these struggles to the broader public, in doing so breaking down boundaries, and ultimately changing the way people think about gender, about relationships and about love. Here is a collection of books that pay tribute to the champions, the advocates, the romances and heartbreaks along the road to LGBTQI acceptance.
In trade paperback for the first time, with a new introduction by the author, a fresh, contemporary repackage of Rita Mae Brown’s ground-breaking, landmark novel.
A Single Man is an exclusive Vintage Classic that has been made into a film starring Julianne Moore and Colin Firth and directed by Tom Ford.
Two tales of love and injustice twist into a singular yarn where time gets timeless, knowing gets mysterious, fiction gets real - and all life's givens get given a second chance.
'Like most people I lived for a long time with my mother and father. My father liked to watch the wrestling, my mother liked to wrestle; it didn't matter what' Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Orlando, deciding not to grow old, pursues his quest for passion, adventure, fulfilment and protracted youth. Chasing a dream through the centuries, he bounds from Elizabethan England and imperial Turkey to the modern world.
The first volume in the widely acclaimed and much-loved series
With honesty and insight Holding the Man explores the highs and lows of any partnership, and the strength of heart both men have to find when they test positive to HIV.
Especially poignant for teens facing the challenge of their emerging sexuality and self, this is also a brave, heartfelt and uplifting text for any person, young or old, combatting prejudice against same-sex relationships. This story also addresses domestic abuse - of parent to child - and the challenge of culture/religious clashes in society.
A fresh and brilliantly told memoir from a cult favourite comic artist, marked by gothic twists, a family funeral home, sexual angst, and great books.
Now with a brand new Afterward.
Winner, Edmund White Prize for Debut Fiction. PEN/Hemingway Finalist, shortlisted in the Lambda Literary Awards. Longlisted for the 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. Finding one’s place in the world can be hard, but sometimes even more elusive, is finding where you fit in your family.