In 2010, Daniel Witthaus spent 266 days driving around rural, regional and urban Australia challenging homophobia. Beyond Priscilla is a record of the Beyond ‘That’s So Gay’ National Tour – an insightful, moving and warm travel story.
In a 38 week road trip around Australia, Daniel discovered what contemporary life is really like for LGBT people – life beyond the stereotypes, life ‘beyond Priscilla’. Daniel’s simple aim was to challenge and confront homophobia ‘one cuppa at a time’.
In so doing he met a wide range of individuals, all with harrowing or uplifting stories to tell of ‘pride and prejudice’. Join Daniel as he encounters foul-mouthed police officers, transgender treasures, a billionaire’s butler, gay jackaroos and straight lumberjacks looking to change.
Daniel Witthaus is the author of Beyond ‘That’s So Gay!’ – challenging homophobia in Australian schools and the Pride & Prejudice educational package. He continues to visit country communities to challenge homophobia one cuppa at a time, occasionally chatting with media outlets.
In 2013, Daniel founded the National Institute for Challenging Homophobia Education (NICHE), which focuses on the needs of regional, rural and remote Australia. He likes to use Melbourne as a base, with occasional sojourns in Berlin.
Beyond Priscilla is published by Clouds of Magellan Press. For more information, visit: www.cloudsofmagellanpress.net/beyond-priscilla for details.
Image: Beyond Priscilla cover