Queer Reading Group Sydney

In the wake of last year’s marriage equality reform, for the first time in at least a decade Australia is staring down an uncertain future for queer politics. If the field is wide open for what comes next, can we make space for thinking about what it means now to be queer in Australia?

By digging into the rich past and present of queer writing from Australia and around the world, Queer Reading Group Sydney will be a place for these conversations.

Presented by The Lifted Brow and hosted by journalist and podcaster Benjamin Riley, Queer Reading Group Sydney will meet on the third Thursday of the month at Better Read Than Dead in Newtown.

Host, Benjamin Riley. Photo by Daniel Boud.

The group will focus on short texts – covering everything from radical pamphlets and zines to articles and essays, which will almost always be available free online.

Even if you’ve never read a queer text, or you’re not entirely sure what queer means, Queer Reading Group Sydney will be accessible and friendly, encouraging participants to think about and engage with new ideas.

The group will kick off on 15 March at 6.30pm at Better Read Than Dead with the radical pamphlet What is This Gay Community Shit, which you can find online here.

You can join our Facebook group here or email us at queerreadinggroupsydney@gmail.com.