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Jack, 22, Gay

Who is the most important person in your life?

Mum. Mummy. She’s always there, she always will be. Until she dies, of course. 

Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?

I’m either in Australia, working freelance doing something creative, or I’m overseas doing something similar. I guess… it’s really hard to project because I’m at that age in my life where I’m beginning as an adult… I don’t know, to be honest. But, I just want to be doing something creative. 

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Emily, 17, Queer

When did you first realise you were queer?

"I think I was probably about 12 - but I didn’t start, like, toying with the possibility ‘til i was about 14, which is when i put a name to it."

What do you think the future holds for queer people?

"I think the world’s getting much more accepting of queer people, and maybe ten/twenty years from now when acceptance is at an all-time high, that queer people will be celebrated rather than ostracised."

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MY BOOK CAME. IT LOOKS AMAZING. It’s 12” x 14” so it’s pretty big, and the pages are really heavy and shiny. I’m a little worried about the cover though, the texture feels like it could get dirty pretty easy, and also it’s white. So everyone has to be CAREFUL. Cotton gloves, pls.

But look! I’m so pleased.

When I started this project, it wasn’t just for me, it was for everything. That’s why I am allowing a link to download the entire book for you to read, for free! 

The book has the full interviews as well as the photos, so if you wanted to read more answers from everyone, then you definitely can.

Also: view the pages in single view, because if you put them in double, they’ll show the wrong photos with the interview. 

Yay!

click here to download it, and I really hope you like it!

G

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Jason, 20, Gay

What do you think the future holds for queer people?

I’d like to hope that the future holds for us, I guess, mainstream acceptance. People will be moving on from this being a hot-button issue, and kids being comfortable asserting binary sexualities without being judged for it. Realistically, I think it’s a social stigma that’s probably never going to go away, and we’ll be fighting it for a really long time, but I like to think that the world will get better for us.

Try to imagine your life ten years from now… where are you?

Oh, look, probably dead? Nah, I’ll imagine I’ll be teaching, I’ll have probably 10 or 15 tattoos hidden in places on my body, and I’ll probably still be living in Melbourne.

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Liam, 20, Gay

What issues matter to you most?

I don’t really get caught up in the ‘rights’ of gay people - which I suppose has something to do with my answer, which is the health of gay people. I help with Minus18 and it’s always good to learn about homosexual health in a positive place. So, the health of gay people is pretty important I think.

Try to imagine your life ten years from now… where are you?

I dunno - I think people change. But then I also think people grow. I honestly… I’m not sure. But, I want a hot chocolate.

Hey, friends!

Dean Beck from Joy FM has been in contact with me today, and tomorrow night on his show I’ll be talking about this project. If you live in Melbourne, have a listen! His show is between 9 and 11, and I’m unsure what time I’ll be on, but why not listen to the whole thing! You may learn something new.

I’ll also have two of the subjects from this blog with me (unconfirmed) so it’s a heaps good chance to have a listen about what we’re all about!

Also, I hit 100 followers today! Thanks tonnes for all your support!

Greta

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Patrick, 26, Bisexual

Who knows, and how did they find out?

Some of my friends knew before I did, the rest of them, I presume most of them know by now, I’ve never really made a secret of it. But I haven’t had a big ‘coming out’ party or anything. Some of my relatives know - I had a rather awkward conversation with my Christian mother but for the most part I just don’t really bring it up around family - either they know or they don’t.

Try to imagine your life ten years from now… where are you?

I could be in Queensland or Western Australia working the mines as a geologist, or I could’ve gotten sick of being interstate and come back to Victoria to do something… I don’t know what.

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