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LGBTQ People of Color-Centered Archives & Historical Projects


LGBTQ People of Color Centered Archives and Historical Projects          
  Black Gay and Lesbian Archive The Black Gay and Lesbian Archive (BGLA) was developed for the expressed purpose of documenting black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, Same Gender Loving, queer, questioning and in the life cultures (LGBT/SGL/Q/Q/inthelife). New York City, NY http://www.nypl.org/locations/schomburg
  Latino GLBT History Project The Latino GLBT History Project’s Archival Collection is among handful of repositories entirely dedicated to documenting the unique intersection of Latino activism and queer identity. We have the largest collection of materials covering over 25 years of Latino Activism in the Washington area’s LGBT Community. Our collection, which consists of records and other documentation concerning the work of local and national leaders, artists and performers, organizations and events in history such as historic marches, Pride activities and the AIDS epidemic. Washington, D.C. http://www.latinoglbthistory.org/  
  The Visibility Project A national portrait + video project dedicated to the Queer Asian American Women, Trans, and Gender non-conforming communities. The Visibility Project breaks barriers through powerful imagery and storytelling.   http://www.visibilityproject.org/  
  Mobile Homecoming Mobile Homecoming is an innovative and loving response to a deep craving for intergenerational connection. A craving that lives in the hearts of queer black same gender loving elders and visionaries. A craving that has taken over the minds of two young queer black women. Julia Wallace of Queer Renaissance and Alexis Pauline Gumbs ofBrokenBeautiful Press have decided to dedicate the next phase of their lives to collecting and amplifying the social organizing herstories of black women, trans men, and gender queer visionaries who have been refusing the limits of heteronormativity and opening the world up by being themselves in the second half of the 20th century.   http://www.mobilehomecoming.org/  
  The Untitled Black Lesbian Elder Project The Untitled Black Lesbian Elder Project (UBLEP)-{working title} is a feature-length documentary film highlighting interviews with black lesbian elders in their 60s, 70s and 80s from across the United States. UBLEP situates the elders’ stories within a range of historical movements, spanning the decades between the 1930s and the 1980s. Featuring 8-10 profiles of elders, UBLEP will reveal rare images of black lesbian life and history through the use of accompanying archival footage and personal ephemera. UBLEP will also bring to light a number of black lesbian underground movements, solidifying a black lesbian presence within overall American black history.   http://ubleproject.tumblr.com/