Overview

Help us reveal our history!

The Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives (ALGA), in partnership with Heritage Victoria, is undertaking a study of LGBTIQ heritage - places, objects and collections - across the state. We’re looking for suggestions which reflect the experiences of all sections of the LGBTIQ community and historical themes. The study will include places of gathering, punishment, ‘treatment’, political activism, social life and recreation, health, from different eras and regions of Victoria. We will also include significant objects, documents, photos and collections.

What are your memories of queer places? Which are most significant to you? Do you have a banner or other object representing a particular moment in LGBTIQ history? Do you know any places or objects relating to same sex love in the nineteenth century? Regardless of whether you’re from the Camp, Gay Liberation, Queer or more recent eras, we’d love to hear from you.

Please complete the survey or pin a site to the map below. Your submission will help inform the heritage study that will be released by Heritage Victoria mid 2020.

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Please note the study can only include physical buildings and objects that still exist, even if their use has changed.

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Collection Notice (privacy)

Heritage Victoria (and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning) is committed to protecting personal information provided by you in accordance with the principles of the Victorian privacy laws. The information you provide will be used to inform the heritage study ‘A History of LGBTIQ Victoria in 100 Places and Objects'. The information you provide will be made available to the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives (ALGA) Inc has been contracted to work with DELWP (Heritage Victoria) to undertake this study. Your contact details may be used by the department or its contracted service providers under confidentiality agreements to survey you about your experience with the department. You may access the information you have provided to the department at by contacting Marina Larsson, Principal, Heritage Assessments, Heritage Victoria, on 03 7702 6387.