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Holden Sheppard wins Hungerford Award for Invisible Boys

Holden Sheppard wins Hungerford Award for Invisible Boys

Local author Holden Sheppard has won the prestigious T.A.G. Hungerford Award for his novel about growing up gay in country WA. The Geraldton-born writer has been awarded $12,000 and a publishing contract with Fremantle Press for the manuscript¬†Invisible Boys. Only WA writers writing their first full-length unpublished work are eligible for the prize. Set in […]

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Invisible Boys: Holden Sheppard explores growing up gay in Geraldton

Invisible Boys: Holden Sheppard explores growing up gay in Geraldton

Western Australian author Holden Sheppard is one of six writers nominated for the prestigious Hungerford Award for his latest work exploring the experience of growing up gay in regional WA. Invisible Boys follows four gay teenagers living in present day Geraldton, alternating between their different viewpoints as they struggle with the issues that surround coming […]

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Police investigate assault on gay man in Geraldton

Police investigate assault on gay man in Geraldton

A 20-year-old Geraldton man’s night celebrating the recent ‘Yes’ result of the marriage postal survey had a violent end when he was assaulted after leaving a nightclub. Geraldton’s popular Vibe Nightclub cancelled its regular ‘Ladies Night’ to host a celebration of the postal survey coming down in favour of marriage equality. Stewart Whiteaker decided to […]

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Geraldton Gets Spectacular with GFest

Geraldton will be celebrating its diverse community and vibrant arts scene with a ten day festival: The GFest Arts Spectacular, or GAS. The coveted De Parel Spiegeltent will be set up in Queens Park Gardens and hosting a range of exciting performances. The festival will also include activities such as basket making, natural dyes, and […]

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Head North for GFEST

Head North for GFEST

The LGBTIQ¬† community in rural Western Australia have a big event to get excited about. Members of the rainbow community that may have previously been isolated can come together for a festival that celebrates diversity in all its facets. GFEST 2012 in Geraldton is set to be a perfect blend of culture, creativity and celebration. […]

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