ABC Open and the Archives would like to hear your stories of life in Victoria for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex people under the shadow of laws against homosexuality, before 1980, in both Melbourne and regional Victoria.
The Archives holds a small group of archival material relating to significant Melbourne entrepreneur Jan Hillier, who was recently featured in Rafaella McDonald’s Prahran Mural.
ALGA’s annual Midsumma Festival Queer History Walk in South Yarra, Sunday 24 January 2016.
Prize of $250 cash and one year membership of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives The 2015 ALGA thesis prize was awarded to Michael McDermott, for his Screen and Cultural Studies thesis, University of Melbourne: ‘Queerbaiting: Narrative, Fandom and Contests over the meaning of Supernatural’. McDermott’s thesis provides a sophisticated and insightful analysis of the […]
In 2015, South Australia celebrates the 40th anniversary of the decriminalisation of male homosexual acts. 2015 is also the United Nations’ Year of Evaluation. In this context, the 2015 Australia’s Homosexual Histories Conference aims to shed light on queer histories in order to inform future queer directions. Have LGBTI Australians changed from outlaws to in-laws, or do the two now exist side by side?
Our latest news bulletin includes coming events, recent research and publications, volunteer news, collection updates and more (pdf).
This scrapbook was compiled by photographer and filmmaker Digby Duncan. It documents the first Mardi Gras, a street festival turned riot, held on the evening of 24 June 1978 as part of the Day of International Gay Solidarity, organised by the Gay Solidarity Group. Also documented are the subsequent protests and arrests, and the eventual […]
Out of the closets, into the streets: histories of Melbourne gay liberation pictures the very beginning of the gay liberation movement in Melbourne, through photographs, archival material, film footage, objects and personal mementos. As gay people found their voice in the early 1970s, artists, often at the very beginning of their careers, were there to […]
ALGA is featuring in Midsumma Festival 2015 events at the Melbourne Library Service.
Bohemian Melbourne reveals Melbourne’s enduring counter-cultures (and features material from our collections). At the State Library of Victoria, 12 December 2014 – 22 February 2015.