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The Bookshop: The story of Australia's oldest LGBTI bookstore
"People have a sense of ownership when they come here," says Les McDonald. "A sense that it is a place for them to learn about themselves and their history."McDonald is talking about The Bookshop, the business he and Wayne Harrison opened in Sydney, Australia, in 1982, two years before New South Wales decriminalised sex between men."Wayne and I co-founded The Bookshop because we travelled to New York and we noticed that gay books were being advertised in all of the gay press and we thought: 'No-one's doing that at home.'
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