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May bulletin

Read all the news from the Archives in our latest bulletin (pdf).

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Australia’s Homosexual Histories

The latest in ALGA’s (nearly) annual conference series, Australia’s Homosexual Histories, was held in Brisbane on Friday and Saturday 8-9 June 2012. The Australian Homosexual Histories Conference has generated some pioneering and innovative work on the histories of GLBTIQ life, politics and culture in Australia – with books of selected papers published in 2000 and […]

Speakers on stage at public meeting on AIDS, Melbourne 1983

VAC-GMHC history

The Victorian AIDS Council–Gay Men’s Health Centre is advertising for a historian to write and produce its 30th Anniversary History. It’s proposed that a website, a DVD and, if funds permit, a booklet of 30,000 to 40,000 words be completed by July 2013 to mark the anniversary. Expressions of interest are invited from people who […]

Altman at MFU

Dennis Altman speaks at Melbourne Free University, 6 March 2012: ‘Whatever Happened to Gay Liberation?’

After Homosexual: A Conversation

6pm, Thursday 2 February 2012 Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Federation Square, Melbourne This major event brings together several international figures in queer history and politics to discuss the impact of Dennis Altman’s book Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation and the legacies of gay liberation forty years on. Featuring Altman, leading UK gay historian […]

Photo of Margaret Taylor and Monte Punshon sitting together in the open door of a car. Photo: Murray Little.

Vale Margaret Taylor

We are sad to note the death recently of Margaret Taylor, aged 81. Margaret will be remembered for her work in many gay, lesbian and feminist organisations from the early 1980s onwards. As an organiser in groups for older lesbians (Golden Oldies, Evergreens), a founding member of Matrix Guild (in which she and partner Sue […]

Old photo of entrance to Val's Coffee Lounge, Swanston Street, Melbourne

Remember Val’s?

Author Barb Angell is writing a book about Val Eastwood (of Val’s Coffee Lounge fame) and would especially like to hear from people who have first hand recollections to share of Val or Val’s Swanston Street venue, or the flat above the Tivoli where Val lived. If you would like to contribute, please email Barb […]

Cartoon of man cutting arrow off gender symbol on cover of first issue of Camp Ink

Gay and lesbian media history

Former editor and publisher, Bill Calder, has launched a website for people interested in his Gay and Lesbian Media History Project at gaymediahistory.wordpress.com. The website includes a newsletter, a copy of a thesis that Bill has completed as the first stage of the project (The origins of gay and lesbian media in Australia 1969-1978) and […]

After Homosexual: The Legacies of Gay Liberation

An International Conference 2-4 February 2012 Melbourne, Australia Hosted by the Gender, Sexuality and Diversity Program at La Trobe University In conjunction with the Australian Lesbian & Gay Archives, Midsumma, Victoria University and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Keynote Speakers: Professor Jeffrey Weeks, London Southbank University Professor Alice Echols, University of Southern California […]

Vic Bears presenting giant cheque to the Archives

Thanks to VicBears

ALGA was fortunate to be nominated as Charity Partner for VicBears’ fundraising from Southern Hibearnation 2011. At a presentation at the Laird Hotel on Saturday 23 July, outgoing VicBears’ president, Rick Cooper (left in photograph), presented ALGA’s Mark Pendleton with a cheque for $10,000. We were a little overwhelmed by the size of the donation, […]