passing glances

a history of gay cairns

                                             by ianbyford


Cairns Tropical Pride and Cairns City Library present a book display celebrating PASSING GLANCES: A History of Gay Cairns by Ian Byford, documenting the LGBT+ experience in Cairns from the naming of the new settlement after the supposed gay Governor of Queensland, Sir William Wellington Cairns up to the most recent gay law reforms on the eve of the book's publication in 2017.

The display includes quotes from the book and enlargements of some of its many illustrations. Put in an entry to win a copy of the book while you're there and of course, the book is available for loan at Cairns City Library.

cairns library book display