Author(s): Edited by David Hardy
More than 50 older LGBTI people share their stories and images - of first love and family, of struggle and defiance and resistance and pride. They include prominent Australian activists including Bob Brown, Sally Goldner and the Hon. Michael Kirby. It also includes New Zealanders Miriam Saphira, Helen McPherson, Alison Laurie and Jill Livestre
Many of the stories are by ordinary and extraordinary people who may be Indigenous, born overseas, or live in cities or small towns across Australia, New Zealand, UK, US and Ireland. David Hardy presents diverse stories to unsilence lives and put them in print. They add to the history of the LGBTI movement by adding in the power of the personal; life stories that make their mark.
'I hope this book helps people understand who LGBTI people are and who we are not, ' says David. 'We are not invisible. This collection of stories celebrates the myriad ways we identify as LGBTI people. I hope these stories will stir and agitate, comfort and caress, and make you mad and cry and laugh out loud.'
‘BOLD is beautiful. This anthology … is for all Australians who enjoy history that is alive, progressive and celebratory.’ – Bob Brown (Former Senator and Leader of the Australian Greens)
‘David Hardy has captured with simple honesty the love, courage, humour, endurance and strength that any community would be proud to celebrate.’ – Deborah Cheetham (Artistic Director of the Short Black Opera)
‘This isn’t just an anthology, but a gorgeous living history of our community. Essential reading for every queer Australian, young and old.’ – Benjamin Law (Author of The Family Law and Gaysia)
‘I recommend this volume to anyone concerned about social justice, truth and the importance of love and community.’ – Barb Creed (Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, University of Melbourne)
‘David Hardy is to be thanked and praised for adding to the clamour that will one day, soon, change the whole world.’ – The Hon. Michael Kirby (Onetime Justice of the High Court of Australia)