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.

Google Blog: A Queer Eye on Art History with Google Arts & Culture

Google Blog: A Queer Eye on Art History with Google Arts & Culture. “In honor of Pride Month and beyond, and in collaboration with over 60 cultural institutions, Google Arts & Culture presents the “A Queer Eye on Art History” hub. It’s a place where you can explore archives and collections to celebrate LGBTQIA+ lives and art and dive into more than 20 newly curated stories, new collections from partners, and much more.”

Poz: Viewing the History of HIV Through AIDS Posters

Poz: Viewing the History of HIV Through AIDS Posters . “Three recent art exhibitions emphasize the pivotal role played by HIV and AIDS posters since the virus emerged in the early ’80s. Donald Albrecht drew from the poster collection of the University of Rochester’s River Campus Libraries’ Department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation to curate Up Against the Wall: Art, Activism, and the AIDS Poster, which was presented at the University’s Memorial Art Gallery. Andy Campbell worked with the ONE Archives and ONE Archives Foundation to curate Days of Rage, a multimedia online exhibition featuring activists and designers discussing their work. Theodore (ted) Kerr organized the online exhibition AIDS, Posters & Stories of Public Health: A People’s History of a Pandemic for the National Library of Medicine (NLM).”

UNC Libraries: “Queerolina” online exhibition presents oral histories of LGBTQIA+ Tar Heels

UNC Libraries: “Queerolina” online exhibition presents oral histories of LGBTQIA+ Tar Heels. “A new online oral history exhibition from the University Libraries shares the lived experiences of UNC-Chapel Hill community members who identify as LGBTQIA+. Queerolina: Experiences of Space and Place through Oral Histories is a collaboration among the University Libraries, the Carolina Pride Alum Network and the Southern Oral History Program.”

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.”

William & Mary: William & Mary Libraries announces new Archive of American LGBTQ Political and Legal History

William & Mary: William & Mary Libraries announces new Archive of American LGBTQ Political and Legal History. “Established in memory of William & Mary alumnus John Boswell, one of the most important scholars of LGBTQ history, the new archive will provide researchers and historians a foundational understanding of the political and legal advances and setbacks of LGBTQ Americans in the struggle for full citizenship.”

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.

Princeton University: New scholarly database documents the rise in publicly identifying LGBTQI+ elected officials across the globe

Princeton University: New scholarly database documents the rise in publicly identifying LGBTQI+ elected officials across the globe. “Ranging from the few ‘out’ officials in the time of San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk until now, the database in the new Queer Politics website shows the steady growth of people in office who publicly identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, non-binary, gender-non-conforming, queer and intersex. ”

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.”