30 Queer Lives

Conversations with LGBTQIA+ New Zealanders

Matt McEvoy

Identity, understanding and celebration through the stories of thirty remarkable New Zealanders

Soldiers, politicians, Olympians, doctors, musicians, academics, businesspeople, farmers, writers and fa‘afafine . . . the thirty LGBTQIA+ New Zealanders in this book are remarkable individuals. They each speak with candour and honesty about their challenges and successes, and together they show how LGBTQIA+ people strengthen the rich culture of Aotearoa.

From the famous — Grant Robertson, Gareth Farr, Chlöe Swarbrick — to the less well known, these stories encourage empathy and understanding, challenge stereotypes, and offer courage and hope.

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‘30 Queer Lives is a wonderfully encouraging book that I’m sure many of us wish we had when we were young, and it is the perfect gift for young allies, the recently out, family and anyone else just seeking to understand.’ — NZ Listener

  • CATEGORY: Biography and memoir, Contemporary issues, Gender and identity
  • ISBN: 9780995122925
  • ESBN: 9781991016164
  • PUBLISHER: Massey University Press
  • IMPRINT: Massey University Press
  • PUBLISHED: 10/02/2022
  • PAGE EXTENT: 328
  • FORMAT: Soft cover
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Matt McEvoy spreads his time between teaching piano, accepting the occasional local technology contract and writing, with a particular interest in social history.