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The Invisible Histories Project

Designed to be a repository for the preservation of the history of LGBTQ life first in the state of Alabama and then the entire Southeast.

A Virtual Reading of The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer

On May 8, 2021 5pm PT, join ONE Archives Foundation for a virtual reading of Larry Kramer’s groundbreaking autobiographical play, “The Normal Heart.” This one-time streaming of the virtual reading will be followed by a live Q+A with the director and cast. Tickets available on April 8, 2021.

2nd Annual

Queer History South

Network & Conference

Archives for All, Y’all

Best Practices for Digital Access & Community Networking
Sept 30 – Oct 2, 2022
Dallas, Texas


IHP works with individuals, organizations, and service providers to locate materials related to the LGBTQ history of the Deep South.  Working with our team, we locate letters, pictures, t-shirts, objects, and more to help tell the story of the Queer South through our physical histories.


IHP is working with professional and graduate student archivists to catalogue and make accessible collections.  Our repositories include public libraries, special collections archives at multiple universities, and state archives to make sure these items are accessible for future generations of community members and researchers.


IHP is working hard to put LGBTQ Southern history into the hands of the community.  Through community programming, student research, coursework, exhibits, and regional projects, IHP works to tell the complex and beautiful story of the Queer South.

Invisible Histories Needs Your Help

Every donation in any amount goes directly to preserving and making accessible Queer Southern history.  We rely on your help to make sure Southern LGBTQ survives for future generations. Please consider a one-time gift or an ongoing monthly gift to keep LGBTQ Southern history alive.

Check Out The Latest From Our Blog

SouthBound Replay: Josh Burford On Documenting The LGBTQ History Of The South

Joshua Burford, our Director of Community Outreach, was a guest on the SouthBound Replay podcast. Read the article and give it a listen HERE.

NYT – Queer People of Color Led the L.G.B.T.Q. Charge, but Were Denied the Rewards

Our Director of Outreach Josh Burford was interviewed for this important story about how Queer people of color and Trans folks have been excluded from our movement. Read this excellent article HERE.

A huge thank you to the LGBTQ Fund of Birmingham

A huge thank you to the LGBTQ Fund of Birmingham for providing a grant to help cover the first IHP Summer Fellow oral history project. The Fellow will be conducting oral histories of significant LGBTQ leaders and organizers in the Birmingham metropolitan...

Joshua Burford featured on NBC New’s #Pride50

Joshua Burford, founder and Director of Community Outreach here at the Invisible Histories Project, has been chosen as one of NBC's 50 contemporary change-makers, innovators, rising stars and veterans of the LGBTQ movement. You can read the Joshua's interview HERE,...

Donate Items to the Invisible History Archive

*Items of interest are those directly relating to LGBTQ history in the Southeastern United States. Click Here for a list of item we accept.

Special Thanks to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for Their Continued Support

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