OutHistory.org is dedicated to the recovery and free, widespread distribution of reliable, well-sourced information on LGBTQ history and the history of sexuality. It relies on the support of foundations and private donors to meet its expenses.
Our content is created and edited by volunteers, but our ongoing expenses include site design, maintenance, and upgrading. In the future we would like to establish stipends for our student interns to put content on the site, publicize new content, respond to queries, and help research funding sources for this work.
We also hope to support special projects, including prizes for an annual LGBT history contest that highlights less-known aspects of this diverse story.
Currently, we are also raising money for a new project, The United States of AIDS. This teaching resource will integrate primary sources about the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power (ACT UP), and the AIDS epidemic itself, into the United States history curriculum. This feature will ultimately include oral histories, digitized documents, photographs, art, a map that locates an ACT UP activist in all fifty states, and an open access book with critical essays that link AIDS to major themes in U.S. history.
We are pleased to announce that The United States of AIDS received a seed grant from the Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation that has allowed us to begin the project.
We need your help to finish it, and to create other projects that bring LGBTQ history onto every computer in the world. Please be as generous as you can.
OutHistory.org is a project of the Fund for the City of New York, a not-for-profit corporation. All of your donations are tax-deductible. You can click on the link above, or send your check, made out to “Fund for the City of New York” (please write OutHistory.org in the memo line) to: