In 2018, during the inaugural Minus18 Queer Ideas Festival, we asked the Minus18 youth what it means to be young and queer in Australia today. They answered, unabashedly as themselves – and we were completely blown away by their stories.
Combine those stories with gorgeous photographs of the young people themselves by Alexis Desaulniers-Lea, and what do you have? A combination too good, and too powerful, not to publish.
We're incredibly proud to present Young & Queer. And we are SO proud of the humour, eloquence, creativity and strength of our Minus18 youth. Seriously. Prepare yourself to feel some feels, and to be blown away.
Best of all? 100% of proceeds from purchases of Young & Queer go towards initiatives and projects that support LGBTIQ young people all over Australia.
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Young & Queer was originally born out of a report compiled for the Victoria Government, bringing together the ideas, experiences and solutions of 120 LGBTIQ young people.
The actual – free – report is available for download via Minus18, and is absolutely vital reading for any organisation that would benefit from young peoples' input informing programs or initiatives.