Episode 12 - Tanner
Queer Life Stories
by Garry Wakefield
1y ago
This episode is the first to be recorded and released during the global COVID-19 crisis the world is experiencing. Tanner is a writer based in Adelaide who shares his story of self-discovery, surviving abuse and family. You can follow Queer Life Stories on Facebook and Instagram. Queer Life Stories is interested in hearing from you - If you would like to share your story of growing up LGBTIQ+ or would just like to get in touch, please email QueerLifeStories@outlook.com or find us on Facebook and Instagram.  You can also support this podcast by donating or subscribing at Patreon - h ..read more
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Episode 13 - Bridget
Queer Life Stories
by Garry Wakefield
1y ago
Another episode recorded remotely during the COVID-19 crisis. Bridget is based in Melbourne and she shares her story of growing up struggling with mental health and finding herself as an adult.  You can follow Queer Life Stories on Facebook and Instagram. Queer Life Stories is interested in hearing from YOU - If you would like to share your story of growing up LGBTIQ+ or would just like to get in touch, please email QueerLifeStories@outlook.com or find us on Facebook and Instagram.  You can also support this podcast by donating or subscribing at Patreon - http://patreon.com/queerl ..read more
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Episode 10 - Margie
Queer Life Stories
by Garry Wakefield
1y ago
This is last of 3 episodes based in Adelaide, South Australia.  Margie grew up in Sydney, the daughter of holocaust survivors before moving to Adelaide where she discovered her sexuality, worked in the arts, started the Feast Queer Arts Festival, found love and started a family.  You can follow Queer Life Stories on Facebook and Instagram. Queer Life Stories is taking a short break - We'll be back in a few weeks with some new Tasmanian stories.  If you would like to share your story of growing up LGBTIQ+ or would just like to get in touch, please email QueerLifeStories@outloo ..read more
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Episode 3 - Trent
Queer Life Stories
by Garry Wakefield and Trent Marriott
1y ago
In this episode, I'm joined by Trent, a gay man who grew up on the West Coast of Tasmania before moving to the North-West and finding love.  If you would like to be on Queer Life Stories to share your story of growing up LGBT+ or would just like to drop us a line - You can get in touch by emailing QueerLifeStories@outlook.com or find us on social media, Facebook and Instagram, just search Queer Life Stories.  You can also support this podcast by subscribing or donating at Patreon.  http://patreon.com/queerlifestories/overview Thanks for listening.  Support the show (http ..read more
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Episode 1 - Paige
Queer Life Stories
by Garry Wakefield & Paige Harvey
1y ago
This is our first proper episode of Queer Life Stories. I'm delighted to be able to share this episode on the same weekend as Ulverstone's TasPride event, 'Out in the Park'. Held annually, is one of very few LGBT+ events held in the North-West coast of Tasmania and is supported by local service providers and the Central Coast Council.  In this episode I'm joined by my friend and colleague, Paige. Paige is 24 years old and grew up in Tasmania, spending time on both the North-West and West Coast of the state and some time in Queensland. If you are struggling with your own mental health th ..read more
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Introduction to Queer Life Stories
Queer Life Stories
by Garry Wakefield
1y ago
Hi,  My name is Garry Wakefield and this is Queer Life Stories.  Queer Life Stories is about capturing and sharing the lived experience and history of LGBT+ people across Australia.  This introduction is about why I started the Queer Life Stories podcast and what I hope it can achieve.  Thanks for listening!  Support the show (http://patreon.com/queerlifestories/overview ..read more
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Episode 05 - Francene
Queer Life Stories
by Garry Wakefield & Francene
1y ago
In this episode I'm joined by Francene, a trans-woman who has lived in Tasmania most of her life and spent many years hiding who she truly is. Francene talks about some of the hardships and some of the highlights of her self-discovery and transition. If you would like to share your story of growing up LGBTIQ+ or would just like to get in touch, please email QueerLifeStories@outlook.com or find us on Facebook and Instagram.  You can also support this podcast by donating or subscribing at Patreon - http://patreon.com/queerlifestories/overview  This will be the last episode for 2019 ..read more
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Episode 8 - Peter
Queer Life Stories
by Garry Wakefield & Peter Moo
1y ago
This is the first of a few episode based in Adelaide, South Australia.  Peter grew up gay with strict Catholic parents in Malaysia, a Muslim country before coming to Australia. He speaks about coming out, balancing a relationship with his parents and finding love in Australia. Peter also founded Rainbow Roo - an online LGBT+ Pride T-Shirt store and advocacy site. Check it out! If you want to see the photo Peter talks about in this episode, visit Queer Life Stories on Facebook and Instagram - You will also find our very first PRIZE GIVE AWAY! If you would like to share your story of gro ..read more
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Episode 06 - Adrian
Queer Life Stories
by Garry Wakefield, Adrian Hingston
1y ago
In this episode I'm joined by Adrian, who has lived in the North West Coast of Tasmania his whole life and talks about growing up gay, finding community and creating his own event, Bears by the Bay (find it on Facebook). If you would like to share your story of growing up LGBTIQ+ or would just like to get in touch, please email QueerLifeStories@outlook.com or find us on Facebook and Instagram.  You can also support this podcast by donating or subscribing at Patreon - http://patreon.com/queerlifestories/overview  Thanks for listening. Support the show Support the show (http://patreo ..read more
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Episode 19 - Abbie
Queer Life Stories
by Garry Wakefield
1y ago
Queer Life Stories is back with some fresh stories from the LGBTIAQ+ community here in Tasmania. With COVID restrictions easing in Tasmania, I've been able to get out and about and meet some people to capture their stories again! In this episode, AbbIE talks about growing up in the Mormon church, finding her birth parents and coming out as a queer person.    You can contact Queer Life Stories by emailing QueerLifeStories@outlook.com or you can follow Queer Life Stories on Facebook and Instagram. Please, reach out if you're interested in telling your story. :) You can also support t ..read more
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