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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Religious Archives Network

The LGBT Religious Archives Network (LGBT-RAN) is an innovative venture in preserving history and encouraging scholarly study of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) religious movements around the world.  LGBT-RAN has a two-fold basic purpose.  First it assists LGBT religious leaders and groups in determining how best to preserve their records and papers in appropriate repositories.  Secondly, LGBT-RAN provides an electronic information clearinghouse for these archival collections and other historical data about LGBT religious history for the use of historians, researchers and other interested persons.  LGBT-RAN can best be understood as a "virtual" archive.  It is not a physical repository that collects and preserves papers and records.  Instead, LGBT-RAN is a resource center that enables the preservation of history and makes historical information easily accessible through this web site.  Initiated in 2001 as a project of the Chicago Theological Seminary, LGBT-RAN has been a program of the Center for Lesbian & Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry in Berkeley, California, since 2008 Recognizing that history is written from the perspective of those who preserve their records, LGBT-RAN's overarching purpose is to ensure the preservation and accessibility of the voices and experiences of a great diversity of LGBT religious leaders and groups.  The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Religious Archives Network (LGBT-RAN) coordinates and supports the identification, collection and preservation of personal papers and organizational records from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender religious movements. To encourage scholarly research and historical study of these important movements for social change, LGBT-RAN disseminates information about these records and provides and facilitates access to them, using digital technology when possible. ....

Out History - LGBTQIA Historical Archive is a website in development about gender and sexual history, a site that, at its best, should encourage us to think deeply and critically about historical evidence and what it means to understand LGBT and heterosexual life in the perspective of society and time. OutHistory should help us ask and begin to answer questions about the gendered and sexual actions and feelings of people within social structures over time. OutHistory includes elements of an almanac, archive, article, bibliography, book, encyclopedia, library, and museum, but it is not identical to any one of these. It's a history website -- on it, time is of the essence. What this history website is, and what it does, will become clearer as it develops its own historical life and identity over time. was produced in its first four years by The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS), located at the City University of New York Graduate Center. The site was founded and is co-directed by Jonathan Ned Katz and co-directed since September 2011 by John D'Emilio and Jennifer Brier at the University of Illinois, in Chicago...

Gay Art and History - LGBTQIA Cultural Archive

History is written by the victors. They choose what will be remembered, and what covered up. So it has been with male eros. Looking at any history textbook, one would think that never has a society praised love between men, never has a painter, a poet or a pope shared his bed and his heart with another male. Evidence of same-sex love has been either quietly suppressed, as with the ancient Greeks and Romans, and modern figures of all kinds, or quickly destroyed, as is still done with newly unearthed Inca and Mayan art. The result of this fraud has been a needless polarization of society and suffering for those people who happen to fall in love with others of their own sex.

Uncensored, the historical record reveals just the opposite: the male love instinct is universal. Death of Hyakinthos, Jean Broc, oil on canvas, 1801, Musée des Beaux-Arts,Only society’s attitude towards it has varied. Most cultures have regulated male love, integrating it by means of customs and traditions. Only a few have tried to deny it, repress it, and cover it up...

Worldwide and National Historical Archives and Resources on Sexual and Gender Minorities

  1. ArchiveGrid - a database of archives available worldwide, all subjects; use to determine the location of particular types of archives.

  2. Society of American Archivists' Lesbian and Gay Archives Roundtable Lavendar Legacies Guide -a guide to resources in North America.

  3. AIDS History Project (UCSF) - in 1987 as a collaboration of historians, archivists, AIDS activists, and others collaborating to promote the preservation of historically significant resources relating to the beginning of the AIDS Epidemic in San Francisco, focusing on the responses by community-based organizations (CBOs) within the city, as well as activists' coalitions

  4. GLBT Historical Society (San Francisco) - archives and manuscript collections consisting of letters, diaries, manuscripts, photographs, costumes, and other artifacts. These collections document the lives of both “average” people and community leaders. They also include the records of many community organizations, businesses, and political campaigns.

  5. James C. Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center (San Francisco Public Library) collections documenting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered history and culture, with a special emphasis on the San Francisco Bay Area

  6. LAMDA Archives of San Diego (formerly the Lesbian and Gay Archives of San Diego) -

  7. Lavender Library Archivces & Cultural Exchange of Sacramento

  8. Mazer Lesbain Archives (West Hollywood)

  9. ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives (Los Angeles) - international in scope, but the collection focus is on the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender history of Los Angeles; archives, subject files, audio visual materials; books, magazines and journals.

  10. Online Archive of California (OAC) - a collection of finding aids from California institutions.  Use the OAC to find LGBT archival materials in California.

  11. San Francisco Public Library James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center -book, periodicals and archival collections on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history and culture, with an emphasis of the Bay Area.

  12. Archives Gaies Du Quebec

  13. AIDS Library of Philadelphia

  14. Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives

  15. Gerber Hart Library Archives (Chicago)

  16. Human Sexuality Collection (Cornell University)

  17. John Cohen AIDS research Collection (Michigan)

  18. Lesbian Hestory Archive (New York)

  19. National Archive of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History (New York)

  20. National Deaf Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Archives

  21. St. Louis Gay Archives

  22. Stonewall Center Library (UMass-Amherst)


LAMBDA - Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Community Service

LAMBDA is a non-profit, gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender agency dedicated to reducing homophobia, inequality, hate crimes, and discrimination by encouraging self-acceptance, cooperation, and non-violence. In pursuit of its mission, LAMBDA focuses on support, education, and advocacy.....

NYC Public Library Gay and Lesbian Collections - AIDS/HIV Collections

The Manuscripts and Archives Division of the New York Public Library holds over 100 collections pertaining to the history and culture of gay men and lesbians, and to the history of the AIDS/HIV epidemic. Gay and lesbian history and AIDS history are not a single subject.  Despite the presence of large numbers of homosexuals in New York City and other urban centers in the United States and throughout the world, their history has often been neglected or marginalized, a testimony to the inhibiting factors of legal restrictions on certain forms of sexual conduct, the lack of organization among gay men and lesbians, and the unwillingness of the larger society to recognize the value and merit of different forms of erotic and affectional expression.
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