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

ALGA Name Change consultation 2019/2020

Name Change Update At our most recent AGM in October 2019 the results of the name change consultation were shared. Over 450 people responded to our on-line survey which asked a range of questions about our current name, what people liked, what they didn’t and suggestions for a new name. The majority of respondents support […]

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 […]

ALGA’s 40th AGM – special guests!

    Long-time supporter of ALGA – Mama Alto is a jazz singer, cabaret artiste & transgender diva. She is delighted to host and perform at the ALGA AGM, having studied history at Monash University and recently co-presented a paper on “Art as Archive” at the CIRN (Community Informatics Research Network) international archives & recordkeeping […]

Geraldine Fela wins ALGA Thesis Prize

We would like to congratulate Geraldine Fela for winning the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives (ALGA) Honours Thesis Prize for 2016/2017. Her accomplished study of nurses during the AIDS crises ‘Critical Care: Nurses, their unions and the AIDS crisis‘ demonstrated uncommon originality, insight, and depth of scholarship.  As one of our judges, Noah Riseman, states “this […]