Brandon reflects on his changing relationship with his father – influenced by webcams, men in uniform and bad jokes about Les Mis.
Brandon Bear was born in Penang, Malaysia but moved to Western Sydney as a nine-month-old baby. After growing up and spreading his wings he began a career working with marginalised community members including managing a sexual health project for homeless and at-risk young people and managing a mental health storytelling program. He also began volunteering with Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Camp Goodtime, a camp for HIV+ young people from across Australia and New Zealand. Brandon has recently stepped down from five years on the board of Mardi Gras, and continues to attend Camp Goodtime, while struggling through the last year of a Bachelor of Arts and working as the Manager of Policy, Strategy and Research at ACON.