For travellers and workers on Australia’s vast network of roads and highways, roadhouses are a welcoming site to rest, refuel and refresh – and they don’t come more eclectic than in the Northern Territory. But beyond all the tourist trappings and tall stories are the extraordinary people who keep these remote hubs running.
Maya Newell describes herself as a “gayby” – the child of same-sex parents. Growing up with two mums, she spent years answering questions about her upbringing, and now works as a filmmaker spotlighting stories of difference.
An exchange program between two primary schools is giving students the chance to see a very different way of life. One school is in one of Sydney's beachside suburbs, the other, almost 3,000 kilometres away in central Australia.
Phil Walcott has lived in Alice Springs since the early 90s. He's been married to another man in the late 1970s, well before it was legal. He was involved with the first ever gay and lesbian Mardi Gras in Sydney and lived through the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
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