Category: Heaven Bent

History made for Jewish GLBTI in Melbourne aka 35 years on – a bat mitzvah

31 Jan , 2014  

Many years ago, I created the saying that something is truly powerful and comes from ones soul when a person feels like they floating on clouds while simultaneously having the strength to body-slam Andre the Giant.
Last night was one of those powerful moments.
This story starts way back in October 1978, when I was bah-mitzvahed at Temple Beth Israel in Alma Road, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia. Obviously, back then, I didn’t know what I know about myself now. I knew at that point there was “something going on re gender” but couldn’t explain or understand it. I remember being very nervous that day and someone going off to get peppermint tic-tacs. I remember Rabbi John Levi pulling a pocket compass out and saying that I would find my direction in life. And I remember the party in our back yard and that the weather was a perfect 25C for a week for the visiting relatives from England, Texas and elsewhere.


launch of Heaven Bent – LGBTI stories on religion and faith

14 Oct , 2013  

The book, edited by Luke Gahan and Tiffany Jones, will be launched in Melbourne by Tony Briffa who is the worlds first intersex Mayor and personifies all the colours of the rainbow!

Brigitte Lewis and yours truly reading excerpts and possibly other fab contributors on hand to give autographs Marie Clark Alyena Mohummadally Eric Glare


Hares n Hyenas

63 Johnston Street, Fitzroy 3065

When: 630 PM 16 October 2013.