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Quests By Community: Transgender Australia, A History Since 1910, Noah Riseman

Noah Riseman has launched his latest book, Transgender Australia: A History Since 1910, which is the first book on Australian trans history exploring the lives and impacts of trans and gender-diverse Australians, and the first book to chart the changing social, medical, legal, and lived experiences of trans and gender diverse people in Australia since 1910. Drawing on over a hundred oral history interviews and previously unexamined documents and media reports, it highlights how trans people have tried to live authentically while navigating a society that often treated them like outcasts.

Noah Riseman specialises in Australian histories of sexuality, gender, and race, having authored or co-author four previous books, including: Defending Country: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Military Service since 1945 (2016); Serving in Silence? Australian LGBT Servicemen and Women (2018); Indigenous Peoples and the Second World War: The Politics, Experiences and Legacies of War in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand (2019); Pride in Defence: The Australian Military and LGBTI Service since 1945 (2020) and his latest Transgender Australia: A History Since 1910 (2023).

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