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See also: Research Tools for LGBT and Heterosexual History

LGBTQ History Sites

Philadelphia Gayborhood Guru, The
Stories of how Philadelphia's Gayborhood came to be.
Deceptive Creatures
100 Years of Philadelphia Mummers Drag, Trans and Gender Variance
A website focused on Chicago LGBT history, initiated by Tracy Baim, editor and publisher of the Windy City Times, the long-lived Chicago LGBT newspaper.
Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History, an affiliated society of the American Historical Association
Organization of researchers of LGBT history and of people interested in LGBT history.
Equality Forum. GLBT History Month (October)
List of people who made significant contributions to GLBT history worldwide.
Gay History Wiki, The
This wiki collects the histories of gay men and their allies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA between 1960 and the present. It is intended to document the organizations, bars, culture and social networks created by these men. This site includes the stories of gay men and allies from Philadelphia who are both alive and dead, of all HIV serostatuses, sexual and gender identities, and cultures. No conclusions should be drawn about people listed on this site.
Halsal, Paul. People With A History: An Online Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans History
Lots of information on LGBT history. This site was apparently last updated in October 1997.
History Project: Boston
This site documents the history of Boston area's LGBTQ communities and is particularly strong in documenting a range of different racial communities.
Kameny, Frank. The Kameny Papers website
The correspondence and memorabilia of the activism of Frank Kameny, and appraisals of his work.
A website that houses the Sailor-Lover-Quaker (SLQ) theory of the historical forces that resulted in Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass. Curator, Mitchell Santine Gould.
Norton, Rictor. Gay History and Literature. Essays by Rictor Norton
Many major documents and Norton's informed essays.
Public Broadcasting System. Out of the Past – 400 years of Lesbian and Gay History in America
An extensive timeline of gay and lesbian related events and people from 1600 to the present.
Rainbow History Project: Washington, DC
A changing online archive of materials concerning the history of metropolitan Washington, DC's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered community. Includes reproductions of The Furies, the periodical produced by Washington, DC, lesbian feminists in the early 1970s.

Sites with Significant LGBTQ Historical Content

DYKE: A Quarterly, 1975-Summer 1978
Online archive of the six issues published by Liza Cowan and Penny House, plus collateral ephemera.
GLBTQ: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Encyclopedia
An extensive collaborative encyclopedia on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer issues, events, and people.
The History of Hot Peaches
This website describes the history of the first, out GLBT theater company in the US, Hot Peaches. It functioned from 1972 - 1999 and was based in NYC, although the company travelled in and gained considerable acclaim throughout Europe. This website was constructed primarily for the GLBT community, students and researchers.
Lauritsen, John. "Gay Liberation"
Data on gay liberation history, including the Gay Liberation Front, New York City, 1969. Material from GLF's first months: articles, photographs, and a facsimile reproduction of the first issue of ComeOut! (14 November 1969) -- the first publication of the post-Stonewall gay liberation movement.
Gay Activists Alliance, New York City, 1970-1974. Reproductions of two important pamphlets: "20 Questions" and "Repeal The New York Consensual Sodomy Statute." Photographs, GAA demonstrations.
Extensive lists of sources on Queer Culture, Queer Theory, Queer Studies, Gender Studies and related fields helpfully indexed by subject. Links are provided to purchase sources from various vendors.
Richards, Neil. “All Frocked Up: Glimpses of Cross-Dressing in Saskatchewan.”
Historical comment and photos about theatrical and other popular forms of cross-dressing in Saskatchewan, dating to the late-nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with some reference to homosexuality. Produced by the Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists with the support of the Canadian Council of Archives, the Library and Archives of Canada, and the Department of Canadian Heritage, 2003.
Sodomy laws domestic and international. Includes links to articles on the history of sodomy law as well as the listings of case law.

Archive Sites

The Black Gay and Lesbian Archive (BGLA)
The Black Gay and Lesbian Archive was created by Steven Fullwood for the express purpose of documenting black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, Same Gender Loving, queer, questioning and in the life cultures (LGBT/SGL/Q/Q/inthelife). The archive project is divided into two phases. The first phase of the BGLA project is to gather materials for a period of three to five years (2000-2005) in order to create a collection of materials, which would span a gamut of documented black LGBT/SGL/Q/Q/inthelife history. The second phase of this venture is to place the materials in one or more repositories for the expressed purpose of preservation and access to the public for research.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: 1841-1902
Search this Brooklyn, New York, newspaper for "sodomy", "Walt Whitman", and any term you choose.
GLBT Historical Society (San Francisco)
This site mainly provides information about the physical collection of San Francisco’s GLBT Historical Society but has a few online exhibits as well an online video archive.
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Magnus Hirschfeld Archive for Sexology.
Motto: The World’s Largest Web Site on Human Sexuality. Quote: “Worldwide, the best internet offer in sexual medicine” – German Central Library of Medicine, Cologne.
Lesbian Herstory Archives
Founded in 1974 by Joan Nestle and Deborah Edel, the Lesbian Herstory Archives is an established repository for archival material on lesbian history. This site is mainly dedicated to providing information about the physical archive housed in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York. It includes several online collections as well as finding tools and overviews of the archive collections.
LGBT Religious Archives Network
The LGBT Religious Archives Network (LGBT-RAN) is an innovative venture in preserving history and encouraging scholarly study of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) religious movements around the world.
New York City Government Website
Search for "gay", "homosexual", "homosexuality", "lesbian", "sodomy", etc.
New York City Municipal Archives: 1647-present
Except for some photographs, mostly not online as of November 1, 2010.
New York Public Library Research Division
Pointers to three sets of archives: International Gay Information Center Archives in the Manuscripts and Archives Division; Related Collections in the Manuscripts and Archives Division; Collections in Other Divisions.
Old Bailey On Line. The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London’s Central Criminal Court, 1674-1913
A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.
Rainbow History Project
The Rainbow History Project is a Washington, D.C.-based LGBT Historical Society dedicated to capturing the diverse history of the LGBT community in the Washington, D.C. area. The Rainbow History Project is digitizing as time and resources allow the holdings, which can be found at Rainbow History Project Digital Archives
Sophia Smith Collection, Women's History Archives at Smith College
This collection houses the personal papers and oral histories of many lesbians and bisexual women.
Southern California LGBT History
A joint project of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives and UCLA’s LGBT Campus Resource Center, this site provides useful timelines from 1940 to the present as well as biographical sketches of LGBT people.
Stonewall Library & Archives
The Stonewall Library & Archives, in Fort Lauderdale, FL, is a publicly accessible cultural and educational resource that preserves, interprets and shares the heritage of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. It has played a significant role in building bridges of cultural understanding in the LGBT community and beyond. Through its collections, programs, and services it honors and explores the past while striving to engage, inform and inspire the next generation of our community’s leaders.
U.S. Government. Federal Bureau of Investigation. "Gay Activists Alliance"
Investigation files, 1970s, New York City area and national, 534 pp.
Part 1:
Part 2:
U.S. Government. Federal Bureau of Investigation. "Gay Liberation Front."
Investigation files, 1,113 pp.; NOT ON LINE as of April 7, 2008.
U.S. Government. Library of Congress. Chronicling America. Newspapers
Searchable online newspaper archives, many states.

Researching History

Hacker, Diane. Research and Documentation Online
This online version of Hacker’s Research and Documentation in the Electronic Age offers an assortment of style guides, research tips, and helpful links for history, humanities, social science, and science scholars. Of particular interest are the links to History Finding Primary Sources and Documenting Sources.

Chicago Style Guide Examples encourages Chicago Style as it’s official style guide. These sites are useful for answering questions about correct formatting and citation.