Growing Up Queer in Australia

Nathan Mills + Phoebe Hart + Samuel Leighton-Dore

Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland




#About the event


Nathan Mills

Nathan Mills

Nathan is a recent graduate of the University of Queensland, where he studied Politics and English. Currently, he is an arts administrator at La Boite Theatre Company in Brisbane

Phoebe Hart

Phoebe Hart

Phoebe Hart is a filmmaker, writer, lecturer and intersex rights activist. Hart lectures in film, television and digital media at the Queensland University of Technology, and is principal of Hartflicker, a video and film production company. She is known particularly for her autobiographical road trip movie, Orchids, My Intersex Adventure.
Samuel Leighton-Dore

Samuel Leighton-Dore

Samuel Leighton-Dore is a multidisciplinary artist and writer based on the Gold Coast. His first solo exhibition Fragile Masculinity, Handle With Care formed part of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras program for 2019 and deconstructed popular notions of masculinity through ceramic works, LED neon, painting and illustration. His first book of illustrations How To Be A Big Strong Man was released in Australia in August. He writes about sexuality, gender and mental health for SBS Life and contributes to media outlets including Buzzfeed, Junkee, Pedestrian TV and Huffington Post.


Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law is the author of The Family Law (2010), Gaysia (2012), the Quarterly Essay 'Moral Panic 101' (2017) and editor of Growing Up Queer in Australia (2019). He also created and co-wrote three seasons of the award-winning SBS TV series The Family Law and the play Torch the Place for Melbourne Theatre Company. He's co-host of the national pop culture show Stop Everything on ABC Radio National.


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