A mug shot of Neville McQuade (aged 18) and Lewis Stanley Keith (aged 19), taken at North Sydney Police Station in June 1942.
Sydney Living Museums
From the “goo goo” boys mocked for their love of theatre to cross-dressing troops and “trouser women”, Australia has a rich queer history.
The Romans have been denounced for their reverie in ‘vice’ but their hedonistic approach to love and sexuality should be celebrated
Grecian love is often idealised as an respectable model for queer love. However, there’s more pleasure and reality to be found in ancient Rome’s dirtier version
Two women, one poet: Katherine Bradley and Edith Cooper.
Katherine Bradley and Edith Cooper were aunt and niece as well as lovers who published under a male pseudonym.
Homosexual women are mostly happier with their lives than heterosexual women.
Minority sexual identities are on average less satisfied with their lives — but being accepted is crucial to this.
Suranne Jones as Gentleman Jack.
BBC/Lookout Point/Jay Brooks
Often referred to as the first modern lesbian, Anne Lister had a lot of political ambition.
The High Court in Botswana is deliberating on a motion to legalise same-sex relationships.
Botswana’s High Court could finally decriminalise same-sex relations.
20th Century Fox
The hit film about a lesbian Queen Anne is the latest in a wave of films, TV series and books which make woman on woman sexuality a central theme.
Writer Solita Solano and Djuna Barnes in Paris, 1920s.
Unlike earlier lesbian and gay movements whose politics depended on visible identities, queer theory grew out of a critique of this – and perhaps that’s where Djuna Barnes sits.
BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival
The need for lesbian love stories that aren’t doomed is just as great now as it has ever been.
Carol and Therese in the store at Christmas time.
Carol doesn’t fall into any of the stereotypes we’ve come to expect from portrayals of lesbians on screen. Watch it.
Brooke Hemphill’s book Lesbian for a Year has stirred new conversations about what it means to be a lesbian today.
I recently found myself at a bookshop at Sydney’s domestic airport with less than ten minutes until my plane boarded. Scanning around frantically for something to read, my eyes were immediately drawn to…
It’s worth considering how seemingly open language can be exclusionary.
At first blush, the increased visibility of sexual minorities in popular culture would appear to reflect a growing openness and acceptance of non-heterosexual forms of sexuality. Since the late 1990s…