IHP began in February 2018
The central administrative office of IHP is located at the AIDS Alabama campus, one of our community partners. After collecting for a year IHP received a $300,000 Andrew W Mellon Foundation grant with our fiscal sponsor The University of Alabama College of Arts & Sciences. The Mellon Foundation grant allows IHP to expand the work in Alabama to Mississippi and Georgia over two years.
Alabama IHP Collections can be found at the following repositories.
- Birmingham Public Library
- University of Alabama at Birmingham
- Alabama Department of Archives & History
There will be more repository partners added in the future. To learn more or to inquire about a collection, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are some Example Collections from Alabama
Druid City Pride
Located in Tuscaloosa Alabama, Druid City Pride is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community organization that serves and advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ+) members of the West Alabama community and their allies. We host several events, and fundraisers throughout the year culminating with our annual Druid City Pride festival in October!
For over 50 years Bronzie De’Marco has been a leading figure in the drag community in the South. She got inspired to do drag after growing up with an uncle who did female impersonation, and went on to support the drag careers of hundreds of Queens. Bronzie donated over 900 photos that include her own performances and those of many other drag Queens she worked with.
The Gay Student Union & the Auburn Gay & Lesbian Association
Students at the University of Alabama organized the first Gay and Lesbian student group in 1983 called the Gay Student Union. This organization was the 1st of its kind in the state of Alabama. Working collaboratively with other university student organizations this group helped inspire the Auburn Gay & Lesbian Association to start up in 1993. After many legal battles over the years, LGBTQ student organizations now exist on campuses all over the state.
Mobile Aids Support Services (MASS)
Begun in 1984 as a response to a large number of men returning to the Gulf Coast with HIV, Mobile Aids Support Services formed to make sure that vital access to healthcare and housing was available to people with HIV. This organization was grassroots and helped to build a stronger community of all LGBTQ people in Mobile Alabama
SHOUT Film Festival
Launched in 2006, SHOUT showcases features, documentaries, and short films that explore issues and situations involving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities. SHOUT is Alabama’s first queer film showcase and is proud to support the Magic City’s LGBTQ+ community by advocating for awareness, acceptance, and appreciation of diversity.
First Pride March in Alabama
June 24th, 1989. Over 250 people attended. Special thanks to director Bob Huff.