Join some of Sydney’s best storytellers for an evening of our city’s queerstories; reflections on lives well lived and battles fought, pride, prejudice, love and humour. The LGBTQI community has been sharing stories for centuries, creating our own histories, disrupting and reinventing conventional ideas about narrative, family, love and community.

There’s more to being queer than coming out and marriage. Listen to an unexpected tale or two from a diverse line up of stars and strangers, hosted by Maeve Marsden.

This event is auslan interpreted.


July 28th – Hosted by Mon Schafter, featuring Refugee Advocate Tina Dixson, Scientist Kaya Wilson, Artist Guy James Whitworth, Gender Transcendent Diva Mama Alto, Comedian Tessa Waters and Assistant Director rolling out the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Alex Jones.

August 25th – Line up to be announced

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Presented by Maeve Marsden with support from the City of Sydney.


Previous line-ups:

February 3rd //SOLD OUT// features iconic queer DJ Sveta Gilerman, award winning writer Benjamin Law, artist and activist Simon Hunt (aka Pauline Pantsdown), Disability and Queer Rights Activistist Jax Jacki Brown and writer, podcaster, musician and proud transwoman, Liz Duck-Chong.

March 24th //SOLD OUT// features comedians, Demi Lardner and Hannah Gadsby, Journalist and TV Presenter, Patrick Abboud; ukulele songman, Benhur; activist, Nayuka Gorrie; writer and daddy bear Kerry Bashford.

April 21st //SOLD OUT// Hosted by Maxine Kauter, featuring award winning musician Jessie Lloyd; chemist, lecturer and science communicator (aka radio star), Alice Williamson; social worker, activist and queer donor dad, Paul Van Reyk; academic and occasional comedian, David Cunningham; and writer / Twitter sensation, Rebecca Shaw.

May 13th//SOLD OUT// Sydney Comedy Festival special – featuring Geraldine Hickey, Jackie Loeb and Annaliese Constable.

June 23rd //SOLD OUT// Writer Helen Razer, Musician Jen Cloher, Academic Eloise Brook,
Journalist Allan Clarke and Rhys Nicholson



Doors at 6:30pm for a 7:30pm start

Giant Dwarf is a licensed venue. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Queerstories: July 28 $25.00
Queerstories Concession: July 28 $20.00
Queerstories: August 25 $25.00
Queerstories Concession: August 25 $20.00
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199 Cleveland Street, Redfern, Sydney, 2016, Australia


  • Queerstories: July 28
    28 July 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Queerstories: August 25
    25 August 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm