Magic City Memories is an incomplete and living timeline of LGBTQ history in the Birmingham, AL metropolitan area. Information included in this timeline is primarily sourced by graduate student interns over two years directly from the Alabama Forum, the state’s longest running LGBTQ publication. The Forum developed from the SHOUT newsletter published by Lambda, Inc., the state’s first LGBTQ community center founded in 1977.

This timeline is a living history and you are invited to share what you know about LGBTQ history in Birmingham.