This project documents the very beginning of the Gay Liberation Movement in Melbourne. Through the manifestos, photographs, flyers and recollections of those who were part of the movement, this digital story explores the ways in which gay people found their voice in Melbourne, and refused to pass for straight anymore …
This Digital Story draws on material produced for the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives exhibition Out of the Closets, Into the Streets: Histories of Melbourne Gay Liberation, curated and written by Nick Henderson, drawing on the original research of Graham Willett. A complementary documentary film, additional interviews, and written curatorial and audio content was produced by documentary film makers Wind & Sky Productions. (from the blurb on the site)
Bringing the story forward from around 1970 and putting it in its international context, this is a new website put together by Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Wind & Sky Productions and Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive. Wind & Sky was also involved in this project about the Great War in Ballarat. Wind & Sky media release about Out of the Closets.
16 December 2016