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Bright Lights, No City

Bright Lights, No City documented the experiences of nine LGBTQIA+ youth that had grown up in regional Western Australia. These oral and written stories touched on love, desire, suffering, pain, and adolescence. Funded by Catalyst.

Jay Anderson spent the majority of his life in Kalgoorlie—a red-dirt town full of miners who are seemingly, more often than not, too-pissed-to-piss-straight.
Emery Wishart is a pre-service primary school teacher with a passion for supporting trans and gender diverse community development.
Jordan Fletcher speaks of growing up gay in the "cultural oasis that is Kalgoorlie".
Alex Watson grew up in the sand and surf of Geraldton and has a passion for stories in all forms.
For Peehi Blake, coming out to friends and family has been a wild ride.
Josie Boland is a 23-year-old gay woman who grew up in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
When Holden Sheppard realised he was attracted to blokes, he found it impossibly out of sync with every aspect of his identity as a man.
Damo hopes to remind people to embrace their true identity, no matter what, and to treat every life experience as an opportunity for self-growth.
After a journey of self-discovery, Laidley Plackett is ready to dust the red dirt off his memories and share a few of them.
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