Author: Benjamin Law

Publisher: Cleis Press

ISBN: 162778036X

Category: Travel

Page: 283

View: 4667

A gay Asian-Australian man wonders what his life would be like if he grew up in Asia, so he travels to several Asian countries and investigates gay culture in Indonesia, Thailand, China, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, and India.


Author: Benjamin Law

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant

ISBN: 9781459661721

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 3135

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.

The Review of Reviews

Author: William Thomas Stead

Publisher: N.A


Category: Europe

Page: N.A

View: 3425

Everything Happens for a Riesling

Author: Grace De Morgan

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 0143788868

Category: Cooking

Page: 240

View: 1361

Everything Happens for a Riesling is the wine book that says boo to acting like a snob. It's your ultimate guide to hacking the world of vino. Grace De Morgan is here to help you get more of the wine experiences you want, minus the pretentiousness. This is a toolkit, not a textbook - a cheat sheet for all the vino-related questions you didn't realise you had. I mean, where do you store wine if you don't have a cellar? Who (or what) is Gewurztraminer? Are decanters a thing? Whether you can't tell your rose from your Riesling or are busy studying to be a Master Sommelier, Everything Happens for a Riesling has got something to make you go 'Mmm, more please.'

Die ritterlich un[d] lobwirdig Rayss (1515)

Author: Lodovico de Varthema

Publisher: Scholars' Facsimiles & Reprints


Category: India

Page: 176

View: 3314

Narrative of travels in the Middle East & India by a Bolognese traveler.