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.
Oral History Hub
LGBTQ digital oral history is an emerging field built by dedicated activists, historians, and archivists across the web. This hub acts as a growing resource for oral histories practitioners and the public.
Archives of Lesbian Oral History (ALOT) [ten audio collections (c. 100 interviews) of interviews and broadcasts concerning lesbian life, broadly defined; content mostly Canadian from 1990 to the present; searchable across tags and topics]
Country Queers [45 interviews about rural queers in the US from c. 2013-2014; some clips and transcripts on line]
Dragon Fruit Project
[The Dragon Fruit Project is an intergenerational oral history project that explores queer Asian and Pacific Islanders and their experiences with love and activism in the 1960s, 70s, 80s, and 90s.]
Georgia Transgender Oral History Project [beginning in spring 2021; to gather and preserve histories with trans people and activists who live/lived in Georgia; unclear how many interviews conducted; led by Morna Gerrard and AC Panella]
Philadelphia LGBT Oral History Project [24 aural/oral history interviews conducted by Dr. Marc Stein in the early 1990s for his first book, about Philadelphia’s lesbian and gay history from the 1940s through the 1970s; transcripts only, no audio]
Queer Appalachia Oral History Project [18 oral/aural interviews of LGBTQ people in the Central Appalachian Region/Eastern Kentucky from 2011; most interviews are on-line, without transcripts]
Queer in Brighton [two oral histories with LGBTQ people in Brighton, England; transcripts only on-line]
Queer Oral History Project [Utah-San Francisco community project began in 2009; video oral histories of 18 LGBTQ people on line, including 1 trans woman; no transcripts]