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Explore our history. Scroll through some of our major pieces of content.

Timelines

Investigate our history as we act through time.

Blog

Keep current with the latest news & conver­sation about queer history.

Book Shelf

Read about important books on LGBT history.

This Week in History

Happy Birthday!

Did you know?

Call for LGBTQ History Conference Papers


New York City, May 5-6, 2016
Click here for more information. 

If you would like to make a financial contribution 
to the conference click here or for volunteer inquiries 
please contact Daniel Marshall at daniel.marshall@deakin.edu.au

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Welcome to OutHistory

OutHistory tells stories about the queer past, about people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.  It uncovers histories of same-gender love and of gender crossing in the recent and distant past.  We believe that knowing about this history can inspire and excite people, can rouse us to action, and can help us make a different future.  We believe that history is an especially valuable resource for LGBT people and our allies, since most of us did not grow up in families or communities where this history was easily available and taught.

Using this site:

You can help us make history in more ways than one.  You can explore our site and learn about the past, so that you’re better equipped to make the future you want.  You can share your own research about the queer past.  And you can become part of a living archive of memories and experience by telling your own story about selected topics. Read More

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