The Monkey's Mask

Personal life

Porter was an open lesbian[4] and in 1993 moved to Melbourne to be with her partner, fellow writer Andrea Goldsmith. The couple were coincidentally both shortlisted in the 2003 Miles Franklin Award for literature.[3] In 2009, Porter was posthumously recognised by the website as one of the most influential gay and lesbian Australians.[5]

Porter was a self-described pagan, committed to pagan principles of courage, stoicism and commitment to the earth and beauty.

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