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Alabama Resources

Pflag State Chapters – PFLAG is working to make sure that all people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer are not only valued by society, but take pride in and value themselves. They do this through providing peer-to-peer support, educating people on the issues that are important to the community, and advocating for inclusive policies and laws. In Alabama, Pflag chapters can be found in Aniston, Auburn, Birmingham, Dothan, Florence/Shoals, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa.

National Resources

​Queer Zine Archive Project (QZAP) – The Queer Zine Archive Project (QZAP) was first launched in November 2003 in an effort to preserve queer zines and make them available to other queers, researchers, historians, punks, and anyone else who has an interest DIY publishing and underground queer communities.


GLBT Historical Society – collects, preserves, exhibits and makes accessible to the public materials and knowledge to support and promote understanding of LGBTQ history, culture and arts in all their diversity.Founded in 1985, we are recognized internationally as a leader in the field of LGBTQ public history. The GLBT Historical Society is a registered 501(c)3 educational nonprofit organization.


Queer Music Heritage Project -From January 2000 until March 2015 “Queer Music Heritage” was both a radio show and a website, and the goal of both was to preserve and share the music of our culture. It has become the resource on the net for the history of LGBT music. Each month’s page gives the playlist and additional pages of info, and you can stream or download every show; there’s over 580 hours of programming available.  The March QMH is a special four-hour romp with Camp Music. Thanks for your support over the years.


Leather Archives & Museum – The LA&M is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a charity under the 501(c)(3) provisions. This means that monetary donations as well as donations to the collections are tax deductible subject to IRS rules and regulations. While the LA&M is pursuing grant opportunities, we rely on the community whose history is being preserved for support. The LA&M operational expenses consist of archival and exhibit supplies, utility bills necessary to maintain appropriate environmental conditions, exhibit freight expenses, and administrative expenses.


ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives – the independent community partner that supports the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the University of Southern California (USC) Libraries, the largest repository of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) materials in the world. Founded in 1952 as ONE Inc., the publisher of ONE Magazine, the ONE Archives Foundation is the oldest active LGBTQ organization in the United States. In 2010, the ONE Archives Foundation deposited its vast collection of LGBTQ historical materials with the USC Libraries. Today, the organization is dedicated to promoting this important resource through diverse activities including educational initiatives, fundraising, and range of public programs.


Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America (GLAMA) – is made up of collections located in the LaBudde Special Collections Department at the Miller Nichols Library at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The mission of GLAMA is to collect, preserve, and make accessible the materials that reflect the histories of the LGBT communities of the Kansas City region.


Gerber/Hart Library And Archives – Gerber/Hart Library and Archives was founded in 1981 to be a depository for the records of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified (LGBTQ) individuals and organizations, and for other resources bearing upon their lives and experiences in American society. Gerber/Hart Library and Archives has since grown into being the Midwest’s largest LGBTQ circulating library with over 14,000 volumes, 800 periodical titles, and 100 archival collections.


The Stonewall National Museum & Archives – promotes understanding through preserving and sharing the proud culture of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their significant role in American society.

The History Project – To document and preserve the history of Boston’s LGBT community, and to share that information with the public.


LGBTQ History Digital Collaboratory – Connecting scholars, activists, and archives across Canada and the U.S. to produce a collaborative, digital history hub for gay, lesbian, queer, and trans* oral histories.​

International Resources

Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives – established to aid in the recovery and preservation of our histories. Its mandate is to acquire, preserve, organize, and give public access to information and materials in any medium, by and about LGBT people, primarily produced in or concerning Canada.


Australian Gay and Lesbian Archives – established in 1978 at the Fourth National Homosexual Conference. We are based in Melbourne and operate with the assistance of members and supporters interstate.The Archives is the only community group in Australia that actively collects and preserves LGBTIQ material from across the country, and makes it readily accessible. The collections include material of national or international scope, but the heart of the Archives’ work is the collection and preservation of the historical life of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities of Australia.

Higher Education Resources

Vassar LGBTQ Oral History Project – The Vassar LGBTQ Oral History Project was a partnership between the LGBTQ Center, the Women’s Studies Program and the Vassar College Archives that began in the fall of 2012 under the Director at that time, Judy Jarvis. The goal of the project was to capture the experiences, stories and reflections of LGBTQ and ally alumnae/i as well as former and current LGBTQA staff members. LGBTQ Center staff, faculty, alumnae/i, archivists and students recognize the need to expand Vassar’s LGBTQ holdings as a way to document our LGBTQ history for both posterity and for current and future students to use in their academic research.


University of South Florida LGBT Oral History Project – This USF Libraries Oral History Project provides primary source material that emphasizes sexuality and gender identity-based cultures. The oral histories include first-hand experiences, everyday life, community, and common use terminologies. This is an open collection that will continue to be added to over time.


​College of William and Mary Mattachine LGBTIQ Research Project – This student research project, under faculty guidance, and in collaboration with multiple community partners across Virginia, aims to better understand, chronical, and preserve the history of LGBTIQ people and cultures in the Commonwealth, and make these histories accessible through placing digitized materials and oral histories online.


Ozarks Lesbian & Gay Archives-Missouri State University – In October of 2003, Missouri State University professors Holly Baggett and Ralph Smith, in cooperation with the Missouri State University Libraries, Lambda Alliance, and BiGala, formally established the Ozarks Lesbian and Gay Archives (OLGA). The collection continues to grow through donations by various members of the community.