What Happened to Gay Life

by Robert Reynolds

This is the first Australian book to question the decline of gay life. It studies the changing face and purpose of the Mardi Gras, which has always attracted thousands of gay visitors to Sydney. Employing a strong narrative, powerful and often moving and written for a general audience, it includes interviews and the real life stories of 10 gay men and includes the author's reflections on his own journey.This book spans a generation of gay life, from the early activist origins of Mardi Gras to the confident, perhaps even tired, gay Sydney of today. Charting the life stories of ten very different gay men, Robert Reynolds asks whether gay life has contemporary relevance, or if being gay has lost its air of transgression and simply become another lifestyle niche. The answer may surprise you.

  • University of NSW Press; September 2007
  • ISBN: 9781742230269
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  • Title: What Happened to Gay Life
  • Author: Robert Reynolds
  • Imprint: New South