Queer Reading Group Sydney



About us:

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?

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

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

The group focuses on short texts—covering everything from radical pamphlets and zines to articles and essays, which are almost always 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 is accessible and friendly, encouraging participants to think about and engage with new ideas.

6:30pm, third Thursday of each month
Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead, Newtown.


Next meeting:

Thursday 19 July – Camp Ink Vol 1 No 1 (November 1970)


Past meetings:

Thursday 21 June – ‘Transgender Liberation: A movement whose time has come’, by Leslie Feinberg

Thursday 17 May – ‘The Radicalesbian Manifesto’, by unknown authors at the 1973 Sorrento Radicalesbian Conference (pages 8 and 9 of the PDF)

Thursday 19 April – ‘A Gay Manifesto’, by Carl Wittman (1973)

Thursday 15 March – ‘What is this Gay Community Shit’, by Sasha Soldatow (1983)

 
 
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 Our host Benjamin Riley

Our host Benjamin Riley

 
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