GCN: New digital exhibition celebrates LGBTQ+ families in Ireland

GCN: New digital exhibition celebrates LGBTQ+ families in Ireland. “On Friday, July 14, the National Museum of Ireland, in collaboration with RIFNET (Reconstituting the Irish Family Network) unveiled a new digital exhibition entitled ReCollecting the Irish Family. The exhibition consists of items donated from five LGBTQ+ families throughout Ireland. Interviews with the families accompany the pieces, challenging the listener to examine their notions of what ‘the Irish family’ truly means.”

Inside the growing movement to digitize LGBTQ+ stories: ‘We’re reverse-engineering new memories’ of the past (Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles Times: Inside the growing movement to digitize LGBTQ+ stories: ‘We’re reverse-engineering new memories’ of the past. “ONE Foundation seeks to engage people with LGBTQ+ history through personal stories to foster empathy and human connection across generations. ‘Periodically Queer’ strives to bring the intimacy and bond associated with physical archives to a digital landscape.”

Jewish News of Northern California: From personal to profound, new digital archive traces queer Jewish history

Jewish News of Northern California: From personal to profound, new digital archive traces queer Jewish history. “A project of the GLBT Historical Society Museum and Archives, the collection is the culmination of a yearlong effort by the archives team to identify, curate and digitize Jewish materials. The team sifted through thousands of general items related to LGBTQ regional history, donated and gathered since the nonprofit’s 1985 founding in San Francisco.”

Sacramento Bee: Sacramento’s LGBT newspaper archive went missing. Here’s how the community brought it back

Sacramento Bee: Sacramento’s LGBT newspaper archive went missing. Here’s how the community brought it back . “The paper, Mom Guess What was founded Nov. 1, 1978 by Linda Birner and published until around the end of 2009. Birner approached the Center for Sacramento History around late 2021 to donate some copies of her publication and other items, telling staff not long thereafter that file cabinets with voluminous copies of the paper had been taken and destroyed.”

Team GCN: GCN unveils free Digital Archive giving access to first 10 years of Ireland’s national LGBTQ+ press

Team GCN: GCN unveils free Digital Archive giving access to first 10 years of Ireland’s national LGBTQ+ press. “As the nation’s queer paper of record, for the past 35 years, GCN has documented the lives of LGBTQ+ people in Ireland. Until now, the early days of the magazine have been unavailable to the public due to their existence in print form only; the delicate newspapers stored carefully away. Today, June 19, celebrating the start of Dublin Pride week, GCN launches an online archive of its first 10 years, making our community’s history accessible to the public for the very first time.”

Leiden University Libraries: Octogenarian underground poets, political language turned on its head, and more: unofficial poetry from China in Digital Collections

Leiden University Libraries: Octogenarian underground poets, political language turned on its head, and more: unofficial poetry from China in Digital Collections. “Over 30.000 pages of new material have been added to the online collection of unofficial poetry publications from China in the Leiden Digital Collections. Produced outside the system, these journals and books are hugely influential yet very hard to find. To address this paradox, Leiden University Libraries (UBL) is making its unique collection of this material freely accessible online.”

Pride Month 2023: See more than 1,000 rare Ballroom photos for the first time (Google Blog)

Google Blog: Pride Month 2023: See more than 1,000 rare Ballroom photos for the first time. “As we continue to celebrate Pride, we must understand the roots and impact of this culture that cultivated a Black and brown queer renaissance, which is why I’m so proud to share Ballroom in Focus on Google Arts & Culture: the largest collection of Ballroom archival material in one place. The project brings together never-before-digitized images with over 25 curated stories, coming directly from Ballroom’s leaders and icons themselves.”

41 Years of SGN now online at Washington Digital Newspapers; historic content available free to the public (Washington Secretary of State)

Washington Secretary of State: 41 Years of SGN now online at Washington Digital Newspapers; historic content available free to the public. “Washington State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, recently digitized 1,745 issues of the Seattle Gay News (now known as SGN), as part of the Washington Digital Newspapers (WDN) program.”

The State Press: Asu’s BJ Bud Archives Works To Preserve LGBTQ+ History

New-to-me, from The State Press: Asu’s BJ Bud Archives Works To Preserve LGBTQ+ History. “Phoenix Pride and Marshall Shore, Hip Historian, responded to the reality of vanishing queer history by launching a project called the Arizona LGBTQ+ History Project with the intent to preserve the under-documented history of the state’s LGBTQ community. They found a natural partner with ASU’s Bj Bud Archives, the largest LGBTQ+ collection in Arizona.”

ArtRabbit: The Personally Queer Archive is seeking submissions for a community archive of LGBTQIA+ stories

ArtRabbit: The Personally Queer Archive is seeking submissions for a community archive of LGBTQIA+ stories. “The Personally Queer Archive (PQA) is a new crowdsourced digital archive aiming to uplift the personal experiences of all queer people in the UK. This is an open call to all LGBTQIA+ identifying people in the UK to contribute to our growing archive of stories. By contributing, you will become a part of our archive, which will preserve the experiences, thoughts, and words of the UK’s queer population and share these stories on social media.”

DCist: See A Trove Of Historic Documents From D.C.’s First Latino LGBTQ+ Advocacy Group

DCist: See A Trove Of Historic Documents From D.C.’s First Latino LGBTQ+ Advocacy Group. “As president of ENLACE, D.C.’s first known Latino LGBTQ advocacy group, in the 1980s, Letitia ‘Leti’ Gomez knew she was part of something historic. So she began saving all sorts of memorabilia: newspaper clippings, meeting agendas, fliers for dance parties — including a ‘Dance for the Dead’ — and a pricing sheet for a beach trip. Now, her collection, made up of nearly 500 primary source documents, is part of the Rainbow History Project at the DC History Center.”

Erasing 76 Crimes: Activists launch website to document trans and intersex African history

Erasing 76 Crimes: Activists launch website to document trans and intersex African history. “A group of activists has launched an initiative to document and preserve the history of trans and intersex Africans and their struggle for equal rights. The web site Trans and Intersex History Africa is a labor of love for the four principal curators, who come from South Africa and Uganda.”

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.”