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Pink ink: the golden era for gay and lesbian magazines

This book traces the evolution of Australia’s gay and lesbian publications from smudgy porn sold in brown paper bags to glossy coffee-table magazines proudly on display; from gestetnered newsletters to an industry publishing millions of newspapers each year – that is, until the Internet changed it all.

Did you meet any malagas? A homosexual history of Australia’s tropical capital

‘These conversations with thirteen gay men from the Northern Territory — including a priest, a hustler, the owner of a wine bar, political activists and the first Territorian diagnosed with AIDS — provide a vivid portrait of gay life in Australia’s tropical Top End from the wild days of the Second World War to the present.’ Robert Aldrich

Intimacy, violence and activism: gay and lesbian perspectives on Australasian history and society

In this, the latest in the Gay and Lesbian Perspectives series, researchers explore the rich history of queer Australasia, uncovering photographic records of small-town male intimacy, cases of police entrapment, the mysterious suicide pact of Charles Marks and Edward Feeny, ASIO attempts to grapple with ‘persons with serious character defects’, and previously unexamined political and cultural expressions of gay/lesbian/queer activism over the last four decades.

Dare me! The life and work of Gerald Glaskin

This insightful biography probes the life and work of one of Australia’s most neglected writers, author of twenty major publications including No end to the way (1965), a groundbreaking portrayal of a homosexual relationship. ‘A grand story masterfully told…his management of detail is one of its strengths…quite an amazing accomplishment.’ Robert Dessaix

Free radical: a memoir of a gay political activist

‘Roderic Anderson had an interesting life, which he recalls with stunning and often insightful detail…As a slice of sociological history, his story is inspiring and compelling.’ Leonard Jacobs, Foreword magazine.

After Homosexual: the legacies of gay liberation

Forty years have passed since the publication of Dennis Altman’s crucial text, Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation. On this anniversary, Carolyn D’Cruz and Mark Pendleton have compiled an impressive band of writers, activists, historians and founders of the liberation movement.

Cover of book by Liz Ross, Revolution is for us: the left and gay liberation in Australia

Revolution Is for Us: The Left and Gay Liberation in Australia

“Liz Ross’s provocative book challenges conventional views about the origins of modern Lesbian and Gay movements. Her insights are sure to spark debate among fighters for equal rights and liberation.” – Ali Hogg, Victorian Convenor, Equal Love

Secret Histories of Queer Melbourne

Beyond the proud civic architecture, the boulevards, the parks and gardens, there is another Melbourne, less visible, less celebrated but no less marvellous. From the earliest days, men who loved men, and women who loved women – sodomites and spinsters, camps and gays and lesbians, queers of all kinds – have made the city their own, giving it a vibrant history. Secret Histories of Queer Melbourne reveals and celebrates some of their stories.

Out Here: Lesbian and Gay Perspectives 6

Out Here: Gay and Lesbian Perspectives VI

The sixth in the Gay and Lesbian Perspectives series, Out Here, is published by Monash University Publishing.

Most of the contributions were presented originally at ALGA’s 9th Australian Homosexual Histories conference in Melbourne in 2009.