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Carefully add your new title in the box below to create an original page on OutHistory.org:



If you have trouble creating a new page on OutHistory.org read the instructions below:

1 To create a new entry

you must first create an account on OutHistory.org.


To create an OutHistory account, click on "Log In/Create Account" on the top of the red bar.

Follow the instructions.


After you are logged in:


2 Carefully decide upon a title for your entry.

Example: Jane Doe: My Coming Out Story, June 1969-present


3 Type your title in the empty title box above.

Example: Jane Doe: My Coming Out Story, June 1969-present

4 Click on "Click here to add your new title"

5 Add your text and images in the blank area of the page.

6 Preview your entry by clicking on "Show preview" at the bottom of the screen.

7 Make necessary adjustments and click on "Show preview" again.

8 Fill in the "Summary" box near the bottom of the screen by briefly summarizing your entry.

9 When you are ready to publish your entry, save it by clicking on "Save page" at the bottom of the screen.

Open Entry

To create an open entry, produced by public collaboration with no named authors, add the following box to your entry. The code for an Open Entry box is: {{unprotected}}

OPEN ENTRY: This entry is open to collaborative creation by anyone with evidence, citations, and analysis to share, so no particular, named creator is responsible for the accuracy and cogency of its content. Please use this entry's Comment section at the bottom of the page to suggest improvements about which you are unsure. Thanks.

Protected Entry

A protected entry by a named author or authors will look like this:

PROTECTED ENTRY: This entry by a named creator or site administrator can be changed only by that creator and site administrators, so they are responsible for its accuracy, coverage, evidence, and clarity. Please do use this entry's Comment section at the bottom of the page to suggest improvements. Thanks.

To protect an entry by a named author email OutHistory@gc.cuny.edu


More on creating a new entry

For help in creating the best OutHistory titles see: Help:Titles


For more on uploading scans, photos, audio, and video see: Help:Uploading Files


Explore Help:Contents to create the best entries.



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