Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law is creator and co-writer of three seasons of the award-winning SBS TV series The Family Law, based on his 2010 memoir. He has also written Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012), the Quarterly Essay Moral Panic 101 (2017), and was editor of the anthology Growing Up Queer in Australia (2019). He co-wrote Shit Asian Mothers Say (2014) with his sister Michelle, and a sex/relationships advice book called Law School (2017) with his mum Jenny. Law co-hosts ABC RN’s weekly pop culture show Stop Everything and co-hosts online TV show That Startup Show. You can also catch him on Q&A (ABC), The Drum (ABC), The Project (Ten), Filthy Rich and Homeless (SBS) and the ABC’s two-part ABC feature documentary on Chinese-Australian history, Waltzing the Dragon. He has written for over 50 publications, including The Monthly, frankie, Good Weekend, The Guardian, The Australian, Monocle and The Australian Financial Review. In 2019 he was named one of the Asian–Australian Leadership Summit’s 40 Under 40 Most Influential Asian–Australians, winning in the Arts, Culture & Sport category. Law is based in Sydney. He is a Plan Australia ambassador and Story Factory board member.

Benjamin Law