We Read To Know We Are Not Alone: Examining the Lack of LGBTQI Characters in Australian Youth Literature
‘We read to know we are not alone,’ – the character of C.S. Lewis says this line in William Nicholson’s play, Shadowlands. To know that someone else shares our embarrassments, fears, doubts, longings … or if not shares them, has at least had the thought flitter across their mind – that is everything. But what if you don’t ever find that connection?