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One Foot out of the Closet Book Launch

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Join us to celebrate the book launch of ‘Queer Asian Identities in Contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand: One Foot Out of the Closet’ with support from Tūranga, Moana Vā, Qtopia, and our LGBTQIA+ community organisations in Ōtautahi Christchurch.

A Cantonese-Tauiwi queer man reflects on his lived experiences as a means to explore the intersection of Asian-ness and queerness in Aotearoa New Zealand.Queer Asian communities in Aotearoa New Zealand can suffer erasure caused by the dominance of whiteness in queer spaces.

Written as a deliberate challenge to this invisibility, Sidney reflects on his life and upbringing in order to explore the intersections of his own identity and ongoing coming out experience, and also highlight the perspectives of a minoritised community.

Edited by Seuta'afili Dr Patrick Thomsen (University of Auckland). Available at: https://livedplacespublishing.com/book/isbn/9781915271495

Queer Asian Identities in Contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand: One Foot Out of the Closet
Book Cover of 'Queer Asian Identities in Contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand: One Foot Out of the Closet"


Sidney Wong (he/any) is Cantonese-tauiwi based in Ōtautahi. He is a community advocate and researcher working towards a PhD in Linguistics at the University of Canterbury. Sidney is the author of Queer Asian Identities in Contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand. He advocates for and supports LGBTQIA+ communities across Aotearoa through his role as chair of the Ethnic Rainbow Alliance and Qtopia


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