The collection is strongest in holdings relating to the early gay liberation movement in Australian onwards (i.e.
1970-); however, the collection also includes earlier items such as a book of love poetry between two men from World War 1 and Monte Punshon's scrapbooks from the 1920s-1930s.
"Obviously not being able to get married in Australia is a roadblock.
Everybody should be able to marry the person they love.
The Archives' collection of over 200 archival collections includes many notable holdings, including the organisational records of the Daughters of Bilitis/Australasian Lesbian Movement (the first LGBT rights organisation in Australia); the Records of Society Five (Melbourne’s first ongoing gay rights organisation); the Records of the National Homosexual Conferences of the 1970s and 1980s; the Records of the Homosexual Law Reform Coalition (1975-1980); the records of publishers such as Sydney Star Observer, Wicked Women, Out Rage, Gay Community News, Gayzette, Black Wattle Press, Sydney Gay Writers Collective etc.; the records of religious groups such as Christ's Community Church, Uniting Network, Metropolitan Community Church, Acceptance etc.
The Archives also holds substantial collections of personal papers, including: entrepreneur Jan Hillier; HIV/AIDS activists and community workers Ian Goller and Bill Hathaway; academics Professor Dennis Altman; performers Noel Tovey; writers Bob Buckley, Dino Hodge, Sasha Soldatow, Lyn Palmer, and Barry Lowe; gay liberation activists such as Peter Mc Ewan, John Langworthy, Chris Johnston, and Mother Boats (Brian Traynor); transgender performers such as Rose Jackson; DJ's Stephen Allkins and Bill Morley; artists Eddy Hackenberg, Cayte Latta, Peter Tully; motor clubs members such as Ken Hocking, Colin Simson, Noel Lewington, Roger Mann, etc.
A faint haze of cigarette smoke hung around its dark interior, giving the air a distinctive smell, as well as acting like a kind of real life Photoshop, blurring out the imperfections on the face of the guy sitting across the bar.
There are always options, and if you’re new to the city or perhaps want to rediscover aspects of the iconic Brisbane gay dating landscape, then read on! The Beat Megaclub, 677 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley Those who are old enough to remember the times before our caring government banned smoking, well – pretty much everywhere, will remember The Beat as it used to be.But now, with the marriage equality debate and issues like Safe Schools in the news, it's never been a better time for a positive portrayal of a lesbian couple on primetime Aussie TV."[Getting married] is definitely something we talk about," Julia said.My friend is a lesbian (happily monogamous with her girlfriend), and she thinks it would be the perfect solution for me to try. No penis involved, just a pair of boobies to compete with mine. It looked so inviting, soft and comfortable, but vaguely like a pair of lips. If Nike or Adidas saw me in this gear I am sure I would get sued for making them look bad. Gay – I thought we covered this under lesbian, or is this asking if I’m happy? Genderqueer – Again I need Google to help me with this! I didn’t know there were so may sub-sets of women who dig women.She tries to sell the concept to me like a sales woman in the supermarket, tempting me to try a new brand of chocolate. I wondered if I would enjoy holding a pair of boobs in my hands as much as men appear to enjoy mine? I got sidetracked as I assessed the design concept behind the logo, wondering if it’s supposed to be a pair of facial lips or possibly, pink lady lips. Sporty is an expensive phase I go through about six weeks a year when I convince myself that new gym clothing and a Nike sports bottle will be all the motivation I need to actually go to the gym. As if coming out isn’t confronting enough, they now have to decide which sub-set or class of lesbian they are?