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Mourning Brooches & Blue Plaques: Celebrating Australia’s Hidden Queer Heritage

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Star Observer. “We think that kind of intimacy, without knowing who did what with their genitals, is part of what feeds into our sense of who we are (as queer people) and what we value in the past.”A History of LGBTIQ+ Victoria in 100 Places and Objects, prepared earlier this year by the Australian Queer Archives (AQuA) and commissioned by Heritage Victoria, is the first such report of its kind in Australia.

The report uncovered many hidden stories of places and objects, connecting them to Victoria’s queer heritage and history, like the story of the lady squatters.“We got as far back as colonisation.

We haven’t yet found anything from indigenous queer history before the 1830s in this part of the country,” said Willett, committee member of.

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