GLBTI Rights in Ageing Inc last week announced its new queer-centric readers’ club after receiving positive feedback from the Busselton Pride Festival this year. With the inaugural meeting set for July 3, the Queer BookClub invites readers to explore “queer books” and join in a discussion. GRAI secretary and book club organiser David Gibson said the intergenerational venture aimed to bring all members of the LGBTQI community together to enjoy literature and conversation. “In our lifetime there have been enormous social changes in attitudes towards the LGBTI community and it is fascinating to explore this through our responses to queer stories,” he said. “The intergenerational perspectives can be invaluable to enrich our understandings. “Queer stories are definitely becoming more apparent in mainstream literature, and our June book, Invisible Boys by Perth author Holden Sheppard, is a great example of this.” Mr Gibson said the group defines “queer books” as those which relate to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, asexual or queer lives, characters or authorsThe group has joined with Barefoot Books to offer free and discounted copies of Invisible Boys to help as many people as possible get involved in the book club. From 4pm on July 3, the group will meet at Barefoot Books on Figtree Lane, with refreshments provided.