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 […]

Opening Up to the World

At the 2019 ALMS (Archives, Libraries, Museums, Special Collections) Conference, committee member Richard Keeble presented a paper “Opening Up to the World – Moving to a Web-based Collection Management System” which explains the process that ALGA’s Project Monte is going through in order to create a new online catalogue system.   As a first time […]

ALGA Newsletter and suggestions for Midsumma 2019!

  Happy Midsumma! Please have a read through our latest newsletter with a few bits of recent news and our recommendations for events and exhibitions and other activities celebrating queer histories at Midsumma Festival 2019. ALGA newsletterDec2018:2019

Book Now! Queer Legacies, New Solidarities Conference 22-24 November – book tickets now!

A conference presented by Deakin Gender and Sexuality Studies, the Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Association & the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives. Deakin University and State Library of Victoria, 22-24 November 2018 The conference will be held at Deakin Downtown, Level 12, Tower 2, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne ( on Thursday and Friday, 22-23 […]