“Since Stonewall” Local History Contest

12 Mar

Dear queers,

OutHistory is having a contest to commerorate the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. The Since Stonewall Local Histories Contest is looking for the best online exhibits of LGBTQ histories of villages, towns, counties, cities, or states in the US since June 1969. OutHistory is offering five prizes from $1,000 to $5,000, and right now there are only twenty-six entries. The deadline is March 31, 2010, so spend your spring break digging up some great local LGBT history and get some of that good gay money!

Even if you don’t plan to enter the contest, you should check out the exhibit’s entries so far. (If you see something neat from your home state, many of the projects are looking for help and submissions!)

I loved:

NYUers will also enjoy Old, Gay, and Fabulous, a New York Memoir, one of New York’s entries, and most of us can appreciate the page on gay activism in Washington D.C. and a gay history of Las Vegas.

Jack Baker, 1971. Baker served two terms as the University of Minnesota’s student body president.

A flier for the 1979 Reno Gay Rodeo (click for a close-up and read the “events” section, please).

“The Adventures of Transman” hero cartoon.

University of Nevada Gay Pride Week, 1984.

The online exhibits are a rare opportunity to check out local LGBT histories and some really unique primary-source documents. Highly recommended. Hope you enjoy, and have a terrific spring break.


One Response to ““Since Stonewall” Local History Contest”


  1. cute as a lesbian button. « BLoGT: NYU's Queer Blog - July 23, 2010

    […] 23 Jul Continuing on our queer history kick, a little gay historical gem can be found online at the Lesbian Herstory Archives Button Collection (brought to you by The Lesbian Herstory Archives and OutHistory). (We also loved their queer postcards and “Since Stonewall” local history exhibitions.) […]

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