Contemporary sexual politics is being dominated again by the polarizing dynamic of culture wars. This conference invites contributions reflecting on the experiences of LGBTIQ people living in and beyond the culture wars.
Scrapbooks from the 1970s and 1990s by Digby Duncan, Jan Hillier, Owen Huckel, Andrew Hansen and John Lee on the bar scene, motorbike clubs, gay liberation, Act Up and much more.
An exhibition accompanying the Victorian parliamentary apology for laws criminalising homosexuality: 23-26 May 2016, Parliament House, Melbourne.
Take a look back at the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade. This timeline has been developed by Timothy JM Bishop, and features images from the Archives’ collection.
ABC Open and the Archives would like to hear your stories of life in Victoria for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex people under the shadow of laws against homosexuality, before 1980, in both Melbourne and regional Victoria.
The Archives holds a small group of archival material relating to significant Melbourne entrepreneur Jan Hillier, who was recently featured in Rafaella McDonald’s Prahran Mural.
ALGA’s annual Midsumma Festival Queer History Walk in South Yarra, Sunday 24 January 2016.
Prize of $250 cash and one year membership of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives The 2015 ALGA thesis prize was awarded to Michael McDermott, for his Screen and Cultural Studies thesis, University of Melbourne: ‘Queerbaiting: Narrative, Fandom and Contests over the meaning of Supernatural’. McDermott’s thesis provides a sophisticated and insightful analysis of the […]
In 2015, South Australia celebrates the 40th anniversary of the decriminalisation of male homosexual acts. 2015 is also the United Nations’ Year of Evaluation. In this context, the 2015 Australia’s Homosexual Histories Conference aims to shed light on queer histories in order to inform future queer directions. Have LGBTI Australians changed from outlaws to in-laws, or do the two now exist side by side?
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