The Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives (ALGA) annual conference series, Australia’s Homosexual Histories, will be held at Brisbane’s Griffith University this Friday and Saturday, June 8 – 9.

The event brings together community members, academics, professional and independent scholars, researchers and students in the field of sexuality and gender studies.

Papers will address issues including the AIDS narratives of Gary Dunne, the gay press, gay liberation, the police and homophobia in South Australia, lesbians (not) in Australian film, William Yang, the queer geography of Sydney, and turn-of-the-century Queensland.

New Zealand’s Chris Brickell will speak about his new book, Manly Affections, and on Saturday, a panel of speakers, including Dennis Altman (pictured), will reflect on the 40th anniversary of Altman’s Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation.

Attendees can pay on arrival.

Books of selected conference papers were published in 2000 and 2011, and there were podcasts in 2010.

INFO: Email gwillett@unimelb.edu.au or visit www.alga.org.au

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