A History of LGBTIQ+ Victoria in 100 Places & Objects

We are excited to launch the report – History of LGBTIQ+ Victoria in 100 Places and Objects. Commissioned by Heritage Victoria and prepared by the Australian Queer Archives (AQuA). It identifies 100 objects, places and collections of significance to Victoria’s LGBTIQ+ communities, bringing to life the experiences of queer and gender diverse people from the […]

ALGA to become AQuA

The Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives to become the Australian Queer Archives At the ALGA 2020 AGM held on Thursday 3rd December, 2020 members were asked to vote on a special resolution to change the name of the organisation from the ‘Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives’ to the ‘Australian Queer Archives’. The result from the […]

Michael Kelly talks to the media outside St. Pauls Cathedral, Melbourne, Vic. (photo: unidentified photographer)

Vale Michael Bernard Kelly 1954-2020

The Archives were saddened to hear of the recent death of Michael Bernard Kelly, best known, perhaps, for his activism with the Rainbow Sash movement, but whose work and calling reached far beyond, as an author, educator, retreat leader, and spiritual counsellor. The Rainbow Sash movement was founded in 1997, to expose and challenge the […]

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 AQuA Thesis Prize winner announced

Congratulations to Robin Eames on being awarded the 2020 AQuA 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 […]

AQuA 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 […]