Dr Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli is internationally recognised for her publications on gender, ethnicity and sexuality. She is Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Development at Deakin University; Honorary Lifelong Patron of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Gays and Lesbians) Victoria.
'So much of this book is expressed in the words of people who have made the journey of coming out: gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transsexuals and other members of sexual minorities and their families, friends and teachers ... It is a gentle companion to help us, whatever our sexuality, to 'get real'.' The Hon Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG.