News

Australian Lesbian and Gay Life Stories

A new three-year project is to record the life stories of gay and lesbian Australians in the first comprehensive nation-wide documentation of changing attitudes to, and experiences of, homosexuality.

Open day

Come along to check out some of the materials the Archives holds in relation to queer indigenous histories and hear a report back from ALGA President, Daniel Marshall, on his recent trip to Darwin to celebrate the Archives’ 35th Anniversary with Darwin-based queer history lovers and to establish relationships focusing on preserving queer indigenous and Northern Territory histories.

New book

Liz Ross’s Revolution is for us shows the Left was involved from the beginning in the earliest gay rights movements.

May bulletin

Our latest news includes a fundraising drive to give the Archives a home of its own, volunteer work, recent acquisitions and more (pdf).

AIDS Council history

Way Back When is writing a history for the Victorian AIDS Council’s 30th anniversary and is looking for pictures. Can you help?

Thanks to the National Library

The National Library’s Community Heritage Grants program has funded new blinds to minimise harmful UV radiation in our working space.

Open Day

The Archives’ first Open Day for 2013 is celebrating the T in LGBTI – from the Seahorse Club through radical challenges to the male-female binary, via transvestites, transsesxuals, transgenders, trans* … We have been rummaging through the newsletters and zines, ephemera, posters and photos, so come and see what we have. And if you have […]

Melbourne Queer Film Festival

We hope you can join us for one or both of these ALGA events at Melbourne’s Queer Film Festival. Sunday 17 March: The Queer History Slideshow Are there histories of young queer people in Australia? What happened before there were any queer youth groups and when homosexuality was still illegal? What did queer young people […]

ALGA in San Francisco

We’ve contributed material about Monte Punshon and World War 2 solider ‘Len’ to a new exhibition, Migrating Archives, at the GLBT History Museum in San Francisco. Read more in Nick Henderson’s post on Facebook and Graham Willett’s post on OzHomoHist. There’s an online interview with curator E.G. Crichton. And read about Monte Punshon in her […]

Sydney Mardi Gras Museum

The history of the Sydney Mardi Gras is on show in Sydney from 30 January to 3 March 2013. Highlights include items from the ALGA collection.