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Title:
Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East
Written by:
Benjamin Law 
Read by:
Benjamin Law 
Format:
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
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Duration:
8 hours 7 minutes 
Published:
October 28 2016 
Available Date:
October 28 2016 
Age Category:
Adult 
ISBN:
9781489362391 
Genres:
Non-fiction; Asia; Biography; Sex & Sexuality; Travel Writing 
Publisher:
Bolinda/Audible audio 
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‘One of the most surprising and entertaining voices in Australian nonfiction writing … Gaysia is a book of powerful, enlightening stories on a fraught topic, told with care, empathy, grace and good humour.’
The Australian

At once hilarious and moving, Gaysia traces a fascinating quest by a leading Australian writer.

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. As the child of migrants, though, he also wonders how different life might have been had he grown up elsewhere. So off he sets to meet his fellow Gaysians. Law takes his investigative duties seriously, baring all in Balinese nudist resorts and taking 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 Thai ladyboy beauty contestants – all teach him something new about being queer in Asia.

‘Gaysia is like a Louis Theroux documentary in book form.’
Bookseller + Publisher

'The resulting travelogue is packed with highly entertaining anecdotes about a grab bag of subjects, from tagging along with the finalists in a Thai transgender beauty pageant to suffering near-apocalyptic digestive troubles in Mumbai.'
Passport Magazine