Law takes his investigative duties seriously, baring all in Balinese gay nudist resorts, and taking Indian yoga classes designed to cure his homosexuality. The characters he meets – from Tokyo’s celebrity drag queens to HIV-positive Burmese sex workers, from Malaysian ex-gay Christian fundamentalists to Thai ladyboy beauty contestants – all teach him something new about being queer in Asia.
At once hilarious and moving, Gaysia traces a fascinating quest by a leading Australian writer.
‘A terrific read … gonzo anthropology and great storytelling’ —John Safran
‘One of the most surprising and entertaining voices in Australian nonfiction writing … Gaysia is a book of powerful, enlightening stories on a fraught topic, told with care, empathy, grace and good humour’ —Australian
‘Gaysia is like a Louis Theroux documentary in book form’ —Bookseller + Publisher
‘Benjamin Law is funny and honest and handsome – Gaysia is a delightful, occasionally confronting adventure’ —Josh Thomas
Benjamin Law is the author of The Family Law and Gaysia, and a frequent contributor to the Monthly, frankie and Good Weekend. Benjamin writes for publications, businesses and agencies worldwide, and co-wrote the TV adaptation of The Family Law for SBS and Matchbox Pictures.