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Shannon Molloy Q&A- LGBTIQ+ online event recording

Port Macquarie
30 Apr 2020

Rainbow Youth presented a very special Q&A with Author Shannon Molloy

REPLAY the Q&A here: 

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Shannon Molloy is an award-winning journalist with more than a decade of experience working for major media outlets spanning print and digital, covering business, entertainment, celebrity and human interest. He is based in Sydney.

TUESDAY 19th MAY 2020 5pm headspace Port Mac and their LGBTIQ+ Social Group 'Rainbow Youth' are excited to have Shannon Malloy, acclaimed Author of the book Fourteen, join us for this one off online meet & greet event followed by a Q&A. Fourteen is a moving coming-of-age memoir about a young man’s search for identity and acceptance in the most unforgiving and hostile of places: high school.

About the book: This is a story about my fourteenth year of life as a gay kid at an all-boys rugby-mad Catholic school in regional Queensland. It was a year in which I started to discover who I was, and deeply hated what was revealed. It was a year in which I had my first crush and first devastating heartbreak. It was a year of torment, bullying and betrayal – not just at the hands of my peers, but by adults who were meant to protect me. And it was a year that almost ended tragically.

‘Teenagers should read this book, parents should read this book. Human beings, above all, should read this book.’ Rick Morton bestselling author of One Hundred Years of Dirt
‘I love this book … a beautifully written account of a young man struggling with his sexuality, overcoming shocking abuse and finding his way to pride.’ Peter FitzSimons, bestselling author

If you would like to attend this event please email headspace youth worker Andrew at:

If you wish to read more about Shannon & his book Fourteen you can view it here 

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Flyer PDF version here

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