Renowned author and dramatist Renée (Ngāti Kahungungu/Scots) describes herself as a ‘lesbian feminist with socialist working-class ideals’. This memoir is just one version of her life, her story, told in patches, like a quilt.
Poems that delve into worlds of hyper-masculine romanticism and dancing alone in night clubs, of self-loathing poets and compulsive liars, of youth and sexual identity, and of the author as character - pop star, actor, hitman, and more.
Celebrates the legacy of the unforgettable Hudson and Halls, who helped change the attitudes of a nation in the 1970s and 80s to that unspoken thing – homosexuality. Winner of 2019 Ockham Prize for General Non-Fiction.
Liz Roberts is the first person to undergo a full surgical sex change in New Zealand. This inspirational memoir tells the story of how she changed her name, her sex and her legal status in the 1970s, to live a new life as a woman.
Punctuated by letters to Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, this immersive poetry collection is about discovering, articulating, and defending what it means to exist outside of the Western gender binary, as takatāpui.
Five NZ authors including Tulia Thompson discuss their personal experiences. Thompson writes “resistance begins with words, but also with brown teapots, and caring, and places to imagine the end of capitalism”.
An autobiography about gender and everything that comes with it: Nevo identifies as queer, transmasculine and non-binary. Nevo was not born in the wrong body. Nevo just wants everyone to catch up with all that Nevo is.
In Evolution we encounter an arrival, a voice always becoming, unpinnable and queer. Myles's new poems are transformations, and perhaps a culmination of the poet's previous inquiries into love, gender, poetry, America and its politics.
What are the historical changes through which the modern gay New Zealander has emerged? If he has not always been with us, then who preceded him? This first-ever NZ gay male history combines lively and engaging scholarship with remarkable images.
Lil O'Brien accidentally outed herself to her parents at nineteen when they overheard her talking about liking girls. Half an hour later she found herself on the side of the road. A heart-breaking and hilarious true story of coming out as gay in NZ.
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