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Sam Elkin is a writer, lawyer and radio maker. Born in England and raised on unceded Noongar land, Sam currently lives on unceded Wurundjeri land near the Maribyrnong river. He is a co-host of 3RRR radio show Queer View Mirror and the ABC History Listen’s Crossing Time: A History of Transgender Australia. Sam’s essays have been published in Kill Your Darlings, Griffith Review, Meanjin and Overland. In 2020, Sam was a Wheeler Centre Next Chapter fellow, and in 2022 he co-edited Nothing to Hide: Voices of Trans and Gender Diverse Australia. Detachable Penis: A Queer Legal Saga is his first book.

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