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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Gaysia : Adventures in the Queer East
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'Benjamin Law considers himself pretty lucky to live in Australia: he can hold his boyfriend's hand in public and lobby his politicians to recognise same-sex marriage. But as the child of migrants, he's also curious about how different life might have been had he grown up in Asia. So he sets off to meet his fellow Gaysians.

'Law takes his investigative duties seriously, going nude where required in Balinese sex resorts, sitting backstage for hours with Thai ladyboy beauty contestants and trying Indian yoga classes designed to cure his homosexuality. The characters he meets - from Tokyo's celebrity drag queens to HIV-positive Burmese sex workers, from Malaysian ex-gay Christian fundamentalists to Chinese gays and lesbians who marry each other to please their parents - all teach him something new about being queer in Asia.

'At once entertaining and moving, Gaysia is a wild ride - a fascinating quest by a leading Australian writer.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Scott Spark.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Collingwood, Fitzroy - Collingwood area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2012 .
      person or book cover
      Image courtesy of Black Ink Press
      Extent: ix, 276p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Contains author's note and introduction also by the author.
      ISBN: 9781863955768 (pbk.)
    • San Francisco, California,
      c
      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Cleis Press ,
      2014 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 284p.p.
      ISBN: 9781627780360, 162778036X

Works about this Work

The Gentle Diplomacy of Gay Rights Scott Murdoch , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 11 March 2014; (p. 13)
Colour and Movement Alison Broinowski , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 April 2013; (p. 23)

— Review of Gaysia : Adventures in the Queer East Benjamin Law , 2012 single work prose
Queer and Loathing Robert Dessaix , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , September no. 82 2012; (p. 50-51)

— Review of Gaysia : Adventures in the Queer East Benjamin Law , 2012 single work prose
Untitled Andrew Wrathall , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , June/July vol. 91 no. 9 2012; (p. 25)

— Review of Gaysia : Adventures in the Queer East Benjamin Law , 2012 single work prose
Exploring Sex and Ethnicity Rodney Chester , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25-26 August 2012; (p. 21)
Untitled Andrew Wrathall , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , June/July vol. 91 no. 9 2012; (p. 25)

— Review of Gaysia : Adventures in the Queer East Benjamin Law , 2012 single work prose
Queer and Loathing Robert Dessaix , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , September no. 82 2012; (p. 50-51)

— Review of Gaysia : Adventures in the Queer East Benjamin Law , 2012 single work prose
Colour and Movement Alison Broinowski , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 April 2013; (p. 23)

— Review of Gaysia : Adventures in the Queer East Benjamin Law , 2012 single work prose
Exploring Sex and Ethnicity Rodney Chester , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25-26 August 2012; (p. 21)
The Gentle Diplomacy of Gay Rights Scott Murdoch , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 11 March 2014; (p. 13)
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