Queer, But Make It Funny
Secondary School, Years 8—10
Join award-winning author Will Kostakis (The First Third, Monuments, and its recent sequel Rebel Gods) for an exploration of why queer characters in fiction tend to be the comic relief – and often at their own expense.
Kostakis discusses how this can impact a young person’s confidence and sense of self, and, drawing from his own work, shows how queer characters don’t have to be laughed at to be loved.
This resource was created to accompany the MWF Schools’ Program. It is theme-based, and teachers/students do not need to have read the author’s books to engage with it. The prompts and questions are deliberately general in nature so that it may be used in classrooms across year levels and cohorts.