Sex, Soldiers and the South Pacific 1939–45: Queer Identities in Australia in the Second World War

Yorick Smaal has just published Sex, Soldiers and the South Pacific 1939–45: Queer Identities in Australia in the Second World War (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). The book explores the lives and loves of men across Australia and forward bases in the south seas and the official responses that sought to regulate and contain expressions of homosexuality Read more …

Intimacy, Violence and Activism: Gay and Lesbian Perspectives on Australasian History and Society

In Intimacy, Violence and Activism (Monash University Press), the latest in the Gay and Lesbian Perspectives series, the contributors to this collection explore the rich history of queer Australasia, uncovering photographic records of small-town male intimacy, cases of police entrapment, the mysterious suicide pact of Charles Marks and Edward Feeny, ASIO attempts to grapple with Read more …

Out Here: Gay and Lesbian Perspectives VI

From homosexual law reform to drag kings; from HIV/AIDS to lesbian artists; from old age to movie-going — gay and lesbian life in Australia has always been a vibrant canvas. In Out Here (Monash University Press), the sixth in the Gay and Lesbian Perspectives series, established and newly emerging Australian historians cast an eye over Read more …