Originally published June 26, 2019
Last updated January 22, 2020
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If you appreciated the Ballarat queer history display and tour, you’ll be pleased to know I’m doing more work on this subject! I’ve got a few things in the works, ranging from a blog post about how to do colonial-era queer history research in Trove, to digging deeper into Chinese-Australian queer history during the Gold Rush. Plus, a bunch of other projects that I’m not quite ready to talk about yet 😉

This is all work I do in my spare time, without any institutional support. Unlike a university academic, I don’t have the same access to academic libraries, journals, and the like. It costs me money to buy books, do photocopying and printing, travel around for research, and attend relevant workshops.

That’s why I’ve created an account on Patreon, where you can become a patron of my work for just $1 (or more if you wish). Patrons get access to my work in progress, and get to suggest and guide what they want me to work on next. My initial goal is to cover my expenses, but if I can make $500 a month that’ll help me take more time to work on research, writing, events, and community building.

Whether you want to be a patron or not, please take a moment to fill in the quick poll on my Patreon page, letting me know what areas of my work you’re most interested in!

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Alex Bayley is a tech industry refugee, independent researcher, writer, educator and community builder. They live in Ballarat, west of Melbourne, Australia.

Support my work

Hi, I'm Alex. I'm an independent researcher, writer, educator and activist based in Ballarat, Australia. If you appreciate my work, please consider becoming a patron on Patreon. Even $1 a month helps!

Not only will you help me do more work like this, but you'll also get regular updates and sneak peeks at my work in progress.