New Yorker: The Queer Past Gets Deleted on eBay

New Yorker: The Queer Past Gets Deleted on eBay. “In researching his book ‘Bound Together: Leather, Sex, Archives, and Contemporary Art,’ Andy Campbell, an associate professor of critical studies at the Roski School of Art and Design, used both eBay and the Johnson/Carter Library, in addition to other archives around the country. ‘Bound Together’ argues that queer archives are particularly precarious, as they often lack institutional support structures and their content is at odds with community guidelines.”

Calvert Journal: Follow @theneweastisqueer, the account celebrating past and present LGBTQ+ creatives from Eastern Europe

Calvert Journal: Follow @theneweastisqueer, the account celebrating past and present LGBTQ+ creatives from Eastern Europe. “The platform was created to show that ‘the New East is, and has always been, queer,’ through interviews and profiles of figures from a mix of generations. The artists featured include Lulla La Polaca, a Polish 82-year-old drag queen, and Admina, a non-binary techno artist and DJ who has been storming Romania’s clubbing scene.”

The Conversation: How the bulletin board systems, email lists and Geocities pages of the early internet created a place for trans youth to find one another and explore coming out

The Conversation: How the bulletin board systems, email lists and Geocities pages of the early internet created a place for trans youth to find one another and explore coming out. “As I’ve found in my research on early digital trans communities, trans youths have been online since the late 1980s. They weren’t seeking out information and community because their friends were all doing it. They were doing it of their own accord.”

NBC News: Colorado’s 1st LGBTQ curator is uncovering the state’s hidden queer history

NBC News: Colorado’s 1st LGBTQ curator is uncovering the state’s hidden queer history. “Since [Aaron Marcus] started the two-year position in October, he has collected more than 360 artifacts and other objects, as well as more than 24 hours of oral histories from LGBTQ Coloradans. His efforts — which are being funded by the Gill Foundation, a Denver-based LGBTQ fundraising organization — will culminate in a six-month exhibition scheduled to open next year at History Colorado’s main museum in Denver. A traveling version of the exhibit can be displayed throughout the state, Marcus said. And if the main exhibit proves popular enough, he said, it could become permanent.”

Iowa City Press-Citizen: ‘There’s some really interesting stories here:’ New archive chronicles Iowa’s LGBTQ community

Iowa City Press-Citizen: ‘There’s some really interesting stories here:’ New archive chronicles Iowa’s LGBTQ community. “Aiden Bettine, a community and student life archivist in the University of Iowa’s Department of Special Collections and an oral historian with the Transgender Oral History Project of Iowa, opened the LGBTQ Iowa Archives & Library in January in the basement of Iowa City’s Wesley Center at 120 N. Dubuque St. The project acts as a community resource, showcasing published texts alongside collected memories from older members of the community like [Craig] Esbeck.”

Boston Globe: Providence Public Library unveils R.I.’s first public archive of LGBTQ+ works

Boston Globe: Providence Public Library unveils R.I.’s first public archive of LGBTQ+ works. “This June marks 45 years since people started marching to celebrate Pride, taking to the streets of Providence to call for equality of those in the LGBTQ+ community. Now, the Providence Public Library has gathered the history of that struggle in the state’s first-ever public community archive dedicated to the cultural and political stories and history of LGBTQ+ people in Rhode Island.”

MissMalini: Instagram Announces Its Partnership With The Queer Muslim Project To Present The ‘Digital Pride Festival 2.0’

MissMalini: Instagram Announces Its Partnership With The Queer Muslim Project To Present The ‘Digital Pride Festival 2.0’. “We’ve watched the LGBTQIA+ community bloom slowly but wonderfully in the society and the month of June is to just celebrate each member of this community. Amidst all of this, popular social media giant, Instagram announced its partnership with The Queer Muslim Project for the second edition of the Digital Pride Festival. Not just that, it also announced a brand new Pride inspired sticker-pack, rainbow gradient hashtags and rainbow gradient story-ring. Here’s everything you need to know about this amazing digital festival, which you literally shouldn’t be missing out on!”

Queerness Is A Meme: Why All The Good Social Media Is Gay (Refinery29)

Refinery29: Queerness Is A Meme: Why All The Good Social Media Is Gay. “From newsgroups and chat rooms to LiveJournal and Tumblr, queer culture and humor has flourished online since the conception of the internet. But over the past several years, queer memes have morphed into their own world, community, and language full of hyper-specific references, trends, and tropes.” I try to avoid too many social media navel-gazing articles, but this was so richly-written I didn’t want you to miss it.

The Conversation: HIV survivors’ stories show the loss, resilience and activism of the early years of AIDS pandemic

The Conversation: HIV survivors’ stories show the loss, resilience and activism of the early years of AIDS pandemic. “As multidisciplinary HIV researchers, we know how important it is to continue learning from these histories to improve HIV treatment, support and prevention efforts today. So far, we have conducted 116 oral history interviews with long-term survivors of HIV and their caregivers in British Columbia between 2017 and 2020 as part of the community-based HIV In My Day project. These interviews will soon be available in a publicly accessible digital archive.”

The Irish Times: National Library announces year-long LGBTI+ programme

The Irish Times: National Library announces year-long LGBTI+ programme. “A year-long programme exploring Irish LGBTI+ identity and experiences over the last several decades to the present has been announced by the National Library of Ireland (NLI). It includes a physical and online exhibition of the work of activist Christopher Robson as well as a number of LGBTI+ online events.”

Fyne Times: Queer Heritage South Launches Digital Museum

Fyne Times: Queer Heritage South Launches Digital Museum. “As museums across the country await reopening, Queer Heritage South are thrilled to launch an extensive new Queer Heritage South Digital Museum this month. Queer Heritage South is where LGBTQ+ heritage can be preserved, sourced and celebrated. This is not just a collection of exhibits but a comprehensive LGBTQ+ archive that the community of Brighton and beyond are invited to contribute to, enjoy and share.”

From Newsletter to Scholarly Record: Unveiling the CLAGSNews Digital Archive (City University of New York)

City University of New York: From Newsletter to Scholarly Record: Unveiling the CLAGSNews Digital Archive . “Join members of CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies and the Mina Rees Library for an unveiling of 35 years of scholarship now publicly accessible, downloadable, and shareable across the world, in the CUNY Academic Works repository. The digital CLAGS Archive illustrates the impact of queer scholarship from the oldest LGBTQ Research Center in the United States, as well as its ongoing alliance with a university library.”