Articles and research

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Lesbian Spaces


Alt, Amber (2023), ‘Erasing Women from the Public Square,’ Kara Dansky’s Substack, 6 July, 

Work Security




Women’s Rights Network & LGB Alliance (2022), Queering Global Health: a Feminist and Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Perspective,’ Lancet Vol. 10, Issue 8, E1095, August,
Fish, Julie (2009), ‘Our Health, Our Say: Towards a Feminist Perspective of Lesbian Health
Psychology,’ Feminism & Psychology , November,
Kaminski, Elizabeth (2000), ‘Lesbian Health: Social Context, Sexual Identity, and Well-Being,’ Journal of Lesbian Studies, Vol. 4, Issue 3.

Grant, Ruby & Walker, Briohny (2021), ‘Place, Belonging, and More-Than-Human Community: A Visual Study of Older Lesbians in Rural Tasmania,’ Australian Geographer, Vol. 52, No. 4,pp.  357-372.



Gender Ideology

Clarsen, Georgine (2006), ‘“The Woman Who Does”: A Melbourne Motor Garage Proprietor’. in
Sapphic Modernities: Sexuality, Women and National Culture, Laura Doan and Jane Garrity (eds), 55‐71. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Chesser, Lucy. “What they were doing with their clothes off I don’t know”: Homophobia,
lesbian history and responses to ‘lesbian‐like’ relationships, 1860s‐1890s, in
Shirleene Robinson, ed, Homophobia: An Australian History, Federation Press,
Sydney, 2008, pp.39‐62.

Daniels, Kay. “The Flash Mob: Rebellion, Rough Culture and Sexuality in the Female Factories of Van Diemen’s Land,” Australian Feminist Studies, no. 18, 1993, pp. 133‐50.

Ford, Ruth (1996), ‘Disciplined, punished and resisting bodies: lesbian women and the Australian
armed services, , 1950s‐60s’, Lilith: a Feminist History Journal, no. 9, Autumn, pp.53‐77.

Ford, Ruth. “Lady friends and sexual deviationists: lesbians and the law in Australia, 1920s ‐ 1950s,” in Diane Kirkby, ed., Sex, Power and Justice: historical perspectives on the
law in Australia, 1788‐1990, Oxford University Press, 1995, pp.33‐49.

Ford, Ruth. “Sexuality and Madness: Regulating women’s gender ‘deviance’ through the
Asylum,” in Catharine Coleborne and Dolly MacKinnon, eds., Madness in
Australia: History, Heritage and the Asylum, UQP/API, 2003, pp.109‐120.

Newman, Sally (2002), “Silent Witness? Aileen Palmer and the Problem of Evidence in Lesbian History,”
Women’s History Review, Volume 11, Number 3, pp. 505.530.

Ion, Judith (1997), ‘Degrees of Separation: Lesbian Separatist Communities in Northern New South Wales,
1974‐95′ in Jill Julius Matthews (ed), Sex in Public, Allen and Unwin, St Leonards,
pp. 97‐113.

Reekie, Gail. “‘She was a Lovable man’: Marion/Bill Edwards and the Feminisation of Australian
Culture,” Journal of Australian Lesbian Feminist Studies, no. 4, 1994, pp. 43‐50.

Sitka, Chris (n,d,), A Radicalesbian Herstory.

Summers, Anne. “Marion/Bill Edwards,” Refractory Girl, Summer, 1974, pp. 21‐22.

Thompson, Denise (1985), ‘Lesbians and the Gay Movement,’ in Flaws in the Social Fabric: Homosexuals and Society in Sydney (Sydney: Allen and
Unwin, 1985): see Chapter 3, : 55‐71.

Wills, Sue  (1994), ‘Inside the CWA: The Other One, Journal of Australian Lesbian Feminist Studies 4 , pp. 43‐50, 6‐22

Wedgwood, Nikki. “Doin’ It for Themselves! A Case Study of the Development of a Women’s Australian
Rules Football Competition,” International Journal of the History of Sport, Vol. 22, No. 3, May 2005, 396 – 414.