Queer Television in Australia: Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals on the Small Screen from 1970 to 2000

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

With the exception of a small number of contributions to the study of gay and lesbian representation in Australia, the queer history of Australian entertainment television has been left unexamined. This research project seeks to address this gap through a detailed analysis of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) characters in Australian entertainment television over a 30-year period from 1970 to 2000. The project examines the rise and fall of LGB representation on prime time Australian comedies and dramas from 1970 onwards in order to understand how key shifts in the politics of Australian cultural life come to influence Australian television broadcasting.
Short titleQueer TV in Australia
Effective start/end date11/02/1929/03/19


  • RMIT University: A$5,000.00