Annual General Meeting 2020

All ALGA members are invited to our Annual General Meeting to be held on Thursday 3 December 2020 at 6.30pm via Zoom. Further details of the meeting and zoom invite will be sent to members soon. This meeting will also include a special resolution to change the name of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives.

Vale Kendall (Ken) Lovett (6 October 1922 – 21 October 2020)

The Archives are saddened to hear of the death of Ken Lovett, a lifelong social justice and LGBTI activist, and close friend of the Archives. Ken is survived by his partner of almost 30 years Mannie de Saxe. Our love and condolences to Mannie. Ken’s tireless activism began in the mid-1960s when he joined the […]

2020 ALGA Thesis Prize winner announced

Congratulations to Robin Eames on being awarded the 2020 ALGA Thesis Prize! Robin’s thesis: ‘Harry Crawford v History: Problem Bodies, Queertrans Cosmogonies, and Historiographical Ethics in Cases of Gender Transgression in Late Nineteenth-Early Twentieth Century Australia’ was described by the judges as ‘a strong microhistory which shows just how complex queering or trans-ing one example […]

ALGA will move to the VPC

We are excited to announce that we have entered into the first step in our tenancy agreement with the Victorian Pride Centre and are looking forward to being part of this great initiative. The move to the VPC will provide us with a home for the collection, a dedicated reading room and opportunities to highlight […]

Coronavirus(COVID-19) update

Dear ALGA members and supporters   Just an update about our activity here at the Archives during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. For the safety of our volunteers, researchers and visitors we will not be able to facilitate visits to the ALGA Reading Room over the coming month, and potentially longer. We will of course monitor […]

ALGA Honours Thesis Prize: Call for nominations

Prize of $250 cash and 1-year membership of the Australian Lesbian & Gay Archives For many years now the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives has offered a prize for the best fourth year thesis (honours or equivalent — that is, of about 10,000 words) submitted at Australian University in the field of LGBTIQ studies. The […]

Happy 50th Birthday Australian Gay+ movement.

On July 27 1969, a public meeting in Canberra founded the Homosexual Law Reform Society, the first organisation in Australia to stand up for homosexual rights. Undoubtedly, the founding moment of a movement that was to transform Australia beyond anything anyone could have imagined at the time. On the 50th anniversary we remembered this event […]