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LGBTQ PROJ

A photography project about LGBTQ youths living and working in Melbourne and the surrounding areas. Armed with only a survey and the internet, I hope to find as many participants as possible to create an arsenal of images showing the variety of life and lifestyles of those who identify as LGBTQ.

All photos (plus more) can be viewed on Flickr here, nice and big!
Feb 9 '13

hi, friends!

i’m getting back into this project after a brief holiday, and i’m thinking of changing up the questions & i was wondering what you’d like to know about the subjects! i have some ideas but input from the people is what i am after.

question mark?

Oct 16 '12

When I started this project, it wasn’t just for me, it was for everything. That’s why I am allowing a link to download the entire book for you to read, for free! 

The book has the full interviews as well as the photos, so if you wanted to read more answers from everyone, then you definitely can.

Also: view the pages in single view, because if you put them in double, they’ll show the wrong photos with the interview. 

Yay!

click here to download it, and I really hope you like it!

G

Sep 27 '12

Hello, to everyone who listened to my radio interview tonight! Thanks!

If you missed it or couldn’t get a signal, Dean has kindly offered to send me an audio of it so I’ll post it when it arrives.

Thanks again! You guys are the best.

G

Sep 26 '12
Hey, friends!
Dean Beck from Joy FM has been in contact with me today, and tomorrow night on his show I’ll be talking about this project. If you live in Melbourne, have a listen! His show is between 9 and 11, and I’m unsure what time I’ll be on, but why not listen to the whole thing! You may learn something new.
I’ll also have two of the subjects from this blog with me (unconfirmed) so it’s a heaps good chance to have a listen about what we’re all about!
Also, I hit 100 followers today! Thanks tonnes for all your support!
Greta

Hey, friends!

Dean Beck from Joy FM has been in contact with me today, and tomorrow night on his show I’ll be talking about this project. If you live in Melbourne, have a listen! His show is between 9 and 11, and I’m unsure what time I’ll be on, but why not listen to the whole thing! You may learn something new.

I’ll also have two of the subjects from this blog with me (unconfirmed) so it’s a heaps good chance to have a listen about what we’re all about!

Also, I hit 100 followers today! Thanks tonnes for all your support!

Greta

Sep 26 '12

Patrick, 26, Bisexual

Who knows, and how did they find out?

Some of my friends knew before I did, the rest of them, I presume most of them know by now, I’ve never really made a secret of it. But I haven’t had a big ‘coming out’ party or anything. Some of my relatives know - I had a rather awkward conversation with my Christian mother but for the most part I just don’t really bring it up around family - either they know or they don’t.

Try to imagine your life ten years from now… where are you?

I could be in Queensland or Western Australia working the mines as a geologist, or I could’ve gotten sick of being interstate and come back to Victoria to do something… I don’t know what.

Sep 26 '12

Jason, 20, Gay

What do you think the future holds for queer people?

I’d like to hope that the future holds for us, I guess, mainstream acceptance. People will be moving on from this being a hot-button issue, and kids being comfortable asserting binary sexualities without being judged for it. Realistically, I think it’s a social stigma that’s probably never going to go away, and we’ll be fighting it for a really long time, but I like to think that the world will get better for us.

Try to imagine your life ten years from now… where are you?

Oh, look, probably dead? Nah, I’ll imagine I’ll be teaching, I’ll have probably 10 or 15 tattoos hidden in places on my body, and I’ll probably still be living in Melbourne.

Sep 10 '12

Liam, 20, Gay

What issues matter to you most?

I don’t really get caught up in the ‘rights’ of gay people - which I suppose has something to do with my answer, which is the health of gay people. I help with Minus18 and it’s always good to learn about homosexual health in a positive place. So, the health of gay people is pretty important I think.

Try to imagine your life ten years from now… where are you?

I dunno - I think people change. But then I also think people grow. I honestly… I’m not sure. But, I want a hot chocolate.

Aug 30 '12

Alice, 20, Queer

What issues matter to you most?

I’m pretty into feminism, intersectional feminism. So, most of my activism is concentrated into queer activism, which means at uni, at Minus18, I get involved in other projects, I have a broad sense of issue - race issues, women’s issues…

Try to imagine your life ten years from now… where are you?

At 30? I’m either a cynical burnt-out high school teacher, or I’m still really engaged in queer activism and I’ve actually managed to be in a position to do that and be financially secure.

Aug 23 '12

Ella, 18, Lesbian

What do you think think the future holds for queer people?

I think it can only get better from here on. I think, in any sort of rights movement, there’s going to be steps backwards while we’re trying to move forward. People are going to do stupid things, but as an overall, even just in the time when I’ve been alive, I’ve seen such a massive change in people’s outlook, and I think it can only get better from here on.

Who knows, and how did they find out?

Pretty much anyone who’s close to me knows, my friends know because I told them, although some of them suspected it pretty early on. My family knows… well, I used to live with my grandparents and I slowly broke it to them - I gave them little pointers and then one day, quite abruptly I said “You guys know that I’m gay, right?” and… yeah, that was kind of how I came out to them.
Aug 17 '12
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