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edited by Quinn Eades & Son Vivienne

Whether you are ‘gay, straight, black, or white’—or beyond reductive binaries—this edited collection guides the reader through the highs and lows of the marriage equality postal vote. Combining serious scholarship, humour, manifestos, and simple tales of childhood, readers are flung into the emotional melting pot that constitutes a definitive turning point in Australian queer histories. These feelings are sticky and sometimes traumatic, but there is also catharsis in this compilation. This is also a counter-archive, one that consciously amplifies some of the voices that were drowned out by dominant campaigns, including those that questioned the value of marriage as a patriarchal institution or resisted the ‘we are just like you’ discourses that obscured complex families and queer ways of loving.

Family Matters were joined by editor, Son Vivienne, to discuss the upcoming release of Going Postal.

Son Vivienne is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Creative Agency@RMIT and the Digital Ethnography Research Centre. Son is also involved in community development and arts as an activist, workshop facilitator and media-maker. Son is author of Digital Identity and Everyday Activism: Sharing Private Stories with Networked Publics and co-author/co-editor of Negotiating Digital Citizenship: Control, Contest, Culture.

Upcoming events in Melbourne:
‘Going Postal: Reflections on the Marriage Equality Vote’
including readings and discussion
at The Wheeler Centre Wednesday 14th November, 6.15-7.15pm
Free, but bookings essential

’Letting kids be kids’
A special Going Postal family-focused launch event

with readings, live music and food at Hares & Hyenas bookstore
Friday 30th November, 5:30pm (6pm start), 8pm finish
Free, all ages welcome



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