Dickinson University: LGBT History Project Housed at Dickinson College Celebrates 10th Anniversary by Unveiling Digital Exhibit

Dickinson University: LGBT History Project Housed at Dickinson College Celebrates 10th Anniversary by Unveiling Digital Exhibit. “The LGBT Center of Central PA History Project is marking its 10th anniversary in August with the unveiling of an extensive digital archive for the public that opens a window on LGBTQ+ history in central Pennsylvania. The Project, which can be explored online, is a collaboration between Dickinson College’s Archives and Special Collections and the LGBT Center of Central PA.”

LGBTQ+ Rights: New Database Added to the Social Justice Suite (HeinOnline)

HeinOnline: LGBTQ+ Rights: New Database Added to the Social Justice Suite. “In honor of International Pride Day, we’re proud to present the LGBTQ+ Rights database, the newest addition to the perpetually free Social Justice Suite. This collection consists of materials relating to the gay rights movement in America from 1950 until present day, including an interactive timeline, as well as subject-coded court cases, scholarly articles, books, pamphlets, reports, and more.” I believe the “perpetually-free” refers to institutions and organizations, not individuals.

Current: How ‘This Way Out’ is preserving its collection of historic audio from the LGBTQ movement

New-to-me, from Current: How ‘This Way Out’ is preserving its collection of historic audio from the LGBTQ movement . “The collection reflects the technical evolution of radio production. It is divided between reel-to-reel tapes from 1988 to 2000 that are held in the Pacifica Radio Archives on-site and off-site storage facilities and digital files from 2000 to present, which have been saved on various digital storage devices, including Jaz discs and external hard drives sequestered in producer’s closets.”

Revolting Gays: new website documents the South London Gay Community Centre and the Brixton gay squatting scene, 1970s – early1980s (Brixton Buzz)

Brixton Buzz (no relation): Revolting Gays: new website documents the South London Gay Community Centre and the Brixton gay squatting scene, 1970s – early1980s. “Telling the story of the South London Gay Community Centre and the Brixton gay squatting community from the 1970s to the early 1980s, the website documents a seemingly disparate group of gay men and their attempts to live together communally. Containing written text, photographs, podcasts, videos and art works, the Revolting Gays website will go live on June 24th this year.”

NBC News: Photographer Naima Green is creating an archive of queer representation

NBC News: Photographer Naima Green is creating an archive of queer representation. “Green’s ongoing archival project, ‘Jewels From the Hinterland,’ features Black and brown people in urban green spaces. At work on the project since 2013, she wrote in a piece for The New York Times that she ‘wanted these photographs to assert and insert our presence in these tranquil landscapes, to interrupt the predominant narratives about people of color surrounded by urban decay. Beauty here is an entry point — it makes us stop and look, but it isn’t the whole story.’”

Google Blog: Personalize Chrome with themes from LGBTQ+ artists

Google Blog: Personalize Chrome with themes from LGBTQ+ artists. “To celebrate the next generation of LGBTQ+ artists this Pride month, Chrome commissioned five LGBTQ+ artists to create themes you can select to personalize your Chrome browser and Chromebook. Available globally starting today with more options coming soon, these themes reflect the unique points of view of each individual artist.”

MIC: These elderqueer influencers are showing me how to live my best life

MIC: These elderqueer influencers are showing me how to live my best life. “Since I am on my merry way to becoming an elderqueer myself, it seems more important to me than ever to have queer elders of my own. I am finding them in the absolute last place I thought I would — social media. Here are the elderqueer influencers that are helping find the hope and skills to survive and thrive in a world where it still doesn’t always feel safe to be out.”

Mashable: Want to know more about LGBTQ history? Follow these accounts.

Mashable: Want to know more about LGBTQ history? Follow these accounts.. ” Digital divides still exist for many, but it’s now easier than ever to access knowledge that would have been nearly impossible to find just a few decades ago. And that’s incredibly important to communities that have had their histories systematically ignored, especially LGBTQ people and LGBTQ people of color. So, on top of all the political organizing, nonprofit support, and social media engagement you put into bolstering LGBTQ communities, dive into the troves of LGBTQ history floating around the internet.”

New York Times: Hidden in a Fire Island House, the Soundtrack of Love and Loss

New York Times: Hidden in a Fire Island House, the Soundtrack of Love and Loss. “The tapes, which were accumulated from 1979 to 1999, capture the sonic evolution of disco into more modern house music — often on the very same night. More than a catalog, the tapes are the soundtrack to a critical juncture in gay history as the AIDS crisis emerged and a new generation of activists fought for their rights and survival.”

KCRW: SF disco is the sound of gay liberation. Historic reels go digital

New-to-me, from KCRW: SF disco is the sound of gay liberation. Historic reels go digital. “The SF Disco Preservation Society touts more than 2,000 records from when disco was the soundtrack of gay liberation, with queer men flocking to San Francisco, LA, and New York to dance, sing, and mingle. The archive is run singlehandedly by Jim Hopkins, who became a DJ at age 16 in 1981. He notes that many DJs in SF died of AIDS, and he wanted to preserve their legacies.” The archive is a Soundcloud collection of over 275 DJ sets of disco music. Most is from the 1970s or early 1980s, but there are few from the mid-90s.

Chicago Tribune: At 40, Gerber/Hart, the Midwest’s independent LGBTQ library and archive, is on the move — again

Chicago Tribune: At 40, Gerber/Hart, the Midwest’s independent LGBTQ library and archive, is on the move — again. “Gerber/Hart Library and Archives, an independent library and archive of LGBTQ materials incorporated here in 1981, hasn’t always operated in the most becoming environs. But it sure beats the alternative. Many of the materials Gerber/Hart collects, mostly from the 20th century American Midwest, narrowly escaped the furnace, where generations of queer people consigned their letters and diaries to avoid discovery.”

PR Newswise: Gale Primary Sources Release New Archives Dedicated to Underrepresented Histories (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Gale Primary Sources Release New Archives Dedicated to Underrepresented Histories (PRESS RELEASE). “Gale, part of Cengage Group, is supporting academic initiatives in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) with the release of six new archives on the Gale Primary Sources (GPS) platform. These archives explore the stories of LGBTQ+ communities worldwide, women, Native Americans and other underrepresented communities.”

The Global and Mail: What does ‘living with’ COVID-19 mean? HIV/AIDS activists offer lessons from pandemics past

The Globe and Mail: What does ‘living with’ COVID-19 mean? HIV/AIDS activists offer lessons from pandemics past. “What does it mean for a population to ‘live with’ COVID-19, in the long term? What can be done to temper the social divisions that persist around this virus? How do we deal with its lingering effects, including long COVID? Two years since the pandemic took hold, how do we calibrate risk and function alongside it? One population has significant experience with similar questions: gay men who either came of age during the height of the AIDS crisis in the 1990s or adapted in subsequent generations.”