Save the Date! Pride History Group will be heading to Parramatta again this year for the Pride Picnic. We will be holding a stall at the Picnic and sharing lots of LGBTIQ history info. Queer history books and bags for sale - with all proceeds going to support our work.
his year’s conference takes place shortly after the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Homosexual Law Reform Society of the ACT, the first organisation to campaign for homosexual rights in Australia. 2019-2020 also sees the anniversaries of the Daughters of Bilitis/Australasian Lesbian Movement (Melbourne, January 1970) and the Campaign Against Moral Persecution (Sydney, mid-1970).
UNSW is hosting the launch of Dr Kerryn Drysdale's new book, Intimate Investments in Drag King Cultures: The rise and fall of a lesbian social scene.
Kerryn will be joined on the night by legendary drag king producers and performers DJ Sveta, Jayvante Swing and D-Vinyl to talk about the emergence of Sydney's drag king scene, its eventual decline, and the future potential of drag.
This exhibition showcases the history of LGBTI military service in Australia since World War II. It brings together photographs, objects, and documents of current and former service personnel to explore how LGBTI Defence members navigated their lives in the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army, and Royal Australian Air Force.
In conjunction with the City of Sydney, Pride History Group is facilitating a LGBT Wikipeadia Editathon to improve coverage of LGBT history wiki pages.
The free online encyclopedia Wikipedia, is the 6th most visited site on the internet. The content is created and edited by volunteers all over the world.
But it has long been acknowledged that the there is a lack of diversity among contributors. Less than 10% of editors identify as female and 85% are university educated.
The session will be led by experienced Wikipedian Kathryn Barwick and the Pride History Group. With their help, participants will focus on improving LGBTIQ articles on Wikipedia.
City historian Dr Lisa Murray will also be on hand to show you how to use the city archives and general referencing.
Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary.
Image credit: City of Sydney
This year marks the 35th anniversary of the legislation of male same-sex activity in New South Wales. This landmark in the legalisation of male same-sex activity received assent on 8th June 1984. The achievement of this reform was far from easy and took enormous effort, strategic thinking and great courage on the part of LGBTIQ advocates. In a panel, advocates intimately involved in LGBTIQ rights and reform will discuss the struggle for reform, the community networks that proved so important and the relationships with government that mattered.
PHG President, Shirleene Robinson, will give the Peter Tyler Oration as part of the Professional Historians Association annual Public History event. She will be speaking about LGBTIQ oral histories.