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Books for Queers: The Stories That Shape us

Cheddar Gorgeous, Rachel Dawson, Durre Sharwar and Graham Nolan

Hay Festival 2023, 

It’s part of our fabric to want to find stories where we identify with the characters and can imagine what it would feel like to be them. Graham Nolan from Hay Pride hosts this discussion, inviting our LGBTQ+ panellists to identify the stories that helped to shape them, asking them about their favourites and sharing the excitement of finding ourselves through our choice of reading matter. Cheddar Gorgeous is a star of Channel 4’s Drag SOS and BBC’s RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. Rachel Dawson is a lesbian, working-class Welsh writer and author of Neon Roses. Durre Shahwar is a writer and editor of Gathering, an essay anthology of nature writing by women of colour.

Books for Queers: The Stories That Shape us