Creating Community in Melbourne’s West


Presented by Hobsons Bay Libraries

Since the 1970s LGBTIQA+ communities have been creating a home in Melbourne’s inner west.

From Gay-Skate in Footscray to the famous Sunshine ‘Gay’ Girl article, this exhibition tells the story of those communities’ journey for recognition and understanding from the 1970s until today.

Visit this unique exhibition, a celebration of LGBTIQA+ culture, history, and evolution, and its ongoing connection with the western suburbs.

Created in partnership with the Australian Queer Archives.           

For further information visit or call the Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre on 9932 3016.

Also presented as part of Midsumma Westside events in Hobsons Bay

Hobsons Bay City Council facilitates local activities and events each year as part of Midsumma Festival. View the full program here.

Midsumma Westside is a partnership with Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong and Wyndham LGAs that celebrates the LGBTIQA+ community in the context of Midsumma Festival, Australia’s premier queer arts and cultural festival.





  • Monday, 19 April 2021 | 09:00 AM - Wednesday, 19 May 2021 | 05:00 PM


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