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New Zealand Gay/Lesbian/Queer Community

Bibliography on Homosexuality in New Zealand
University of Waikato , Hamilton
Tony Millett's bibliography is hosted by the University of Waikato Library. It is one of several databases that can be searched at

Queer Resources Directory
Includes the Pink Pages which is a directory of sites in regions and cities in New Zealand and on several topics.  Not all the sites listed are current.
Major gay and lesbian community news website, based in Auckland.

Gay Line Wellington
Offers resources and a directory of useful sites, organisations and services for gays and lesbians in the Wellington region.

Lesbian Information, Library and Archives Centre
LILAC is a private library, membership of which is open to women who self-identify as lesbians. The Centre's online catalogue can be searched on their website. 

Lesbian Wellington
Listing of lesbian groups and events.

Out Takes: A Reel Queer Film Festival
New Zealand's major gay and lesbian film festival which takes place in May and June each year in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

Organisers of New Zealand's largest queer festival which takes place in February each year.

Queer Nation
Auckland-based TV magazine-style programme; screens on TV2.

Support organisation for transgendered people and their families.

The Arthur and Armstrong Trust for Lesbians
This Trust provides funding to assist lesbian community development in the Wellington region. Some research may be eligible for grants.

New Zealand Archives

National Register of Archives and Manuscripts (NRAM)
NRAM is used by archivists and researchers to signpost archival collections held in museums, local government bodies, libraries, historical societies, community repositories, and in-house business, educational, religious and sporting archives throughout New Zealand.

Archives New Zealand
New Zealand's government archives.  Website includes a useful Links page.

Gay and Lesbian Archives


Archives Gaies du Québec
Montreal, Canada
French language site of the Gay Archives of Quebec. Includes bibliographies e.g. “Bibliography of Homosexuality in Quebec before 1990” (in French).

Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives
Toronto, Canada
CLGA's large site includes lists resources that are available in an electronic format.

United Kingdom

Hall Carpenter Archives
Some of the most important collections relating to lesbian and gay histories. The collections previously held in the community, are now housed at the London School of Economics (LSE).

Lesbian Archive and Information Centre (LAIC).
Set up in London in 1984, the LAIC is now in Glasgow. It contains the largest and most significant collection about lesbian lives and organisations in the UK.

Women's Library (previously the Fawcett Library).
Held at the London Metropolitan University, the Women's Library collections include papers from women, some of whom were lesbian. However, you'll need the name(s) of the woman: there is no separate lesbian category.

Brighton Ourstory Archives
These collections include significant oral histories and written materials from the Brighton lesbian and gay communities.

United States

One Institute & Archives: The International Gay and Lesbian Heritage/Research Center
Los Angeles, CA. A significant collection housed in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California. The collections include One magazine, correspondence and holdings.

Gay and Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest
Portland, OR

James C. Hormel Research Gay and Lesbian Center
San Francisco, CA
Part of the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library. Visitors can search the SFPL catalogue for holdings in the Center collection. The Center at SFPL also houses archival collections of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society of Northern California which has its own website.

Human Sexuality Collection
Cornell University, NY
The Collection’s books are catalogued and searchable online using the Cornell University Library catalogue.

National Archive of Lesbian & Gay History, Lesbian and Gay Resources Center New York, NY

Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin
Holds significant LGBTTI collections, including the letters of Radclyffe Hall to her lover Souline, and papers from several LGBTTI organisations.

Lesbian Herstory Archives in New York is one of the oldest and most comprehensive archives. Founded by Joan Nestle and Deb Edel, the archives now own a building in Brooklyn, and runs regular events. Visit here for a comprehensive view of US lesbian herstory, and some international records.

Lesbian Legacy Collection.
A special lesbian collection, housed in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California, containing records from California.

June Mazer Archives.
A special lesbian collection, housed in Los Angeles, mainly containing records from California.


Homodok-Lesbian Archive
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Archive has an English version of its website which includes an ‘on-line book catalogue’.

Archive for Sexology
Berlin, Germany

South Africa

Gay and Lesbian Archives of South Africa (GALA)
Website has a number of useful resources and a detailed index to the archives.  Founded in 1997, the GALA collections are housed at the University of Witwaterstand, Johannesburg.


Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives (ALGA)
The Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives were founded in 1978, and are housed in Melbourne. Website includes a list of periodicals held in the archives and a bibliography.

Last updated: 12/06/08

Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand (LAGANZ) | Te Pūranga Takatāpui o Aotearoa
PO Box 11-695, Manners Street, Wellington
Alexander Turnbull Library, 58-78 Molesworth Street
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