- Sites with a Broad Range of Historical Content
- Sites with a Community History Focus
- Sites for Archives and On-Line Collections of Documents
- Sites with a Topical Focus
- Sites to Assist in Networking with Historians and in Researching and Writing History
I. Sites with a Broad Range of Historical Content
Equality forum. LGBT History Month.
Lists of people who made significant contributions to LGBT history worldwide.
GLBTQ: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Encyclopedia.
An extensive collaborative encyclopedia on LGBT topics and people.
The LGBT History Project
An LGBT online encyclopedia and wiki web site. Its aim is to record the knowledge and memories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people living in the United Kingdom
Norton, Rictor. Gay History and Literature.
Essays by Rictor Norton as well as many documents.
PBS. Out of the Past: 400 Years of Lesbian and Gay History in America.
An extensive timeline of events and people from 1600 to the present.
People with a History: An Online Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans History.
Covers a broad range of LGBT history. Last updated in 1997. Developed by Paul Halsall.
II. Sites with a Community History Focus
Boston History Project.
Documents the history of Boston-area LGBTQ communities including a range of different racial communities.
Chicago Gay History.
A website focused on Chicago LGBT history. Includes a large number of interviews with LGBT activists and community leaders.
Houston Area Rainbow Collective History (Houston ARCH).
A consortium that supports the collection and preservation of local LGBT community history and expands digital access to related historical materials.
Latino GLBT History Project.
An organization committed to collecting, preserving, and educating about the history of the Latino LGBT community in the greater Washington, DC area.
LGBT Milwaukee and Wisconsin History.
An online source of information about individuals, organizations, businesses, events in Milwaukee and Wisconsin LGBT history.
The Gay History Wiki.
Collects the histories of gay men and their allies in Philadelphia between 1960 and the present.
The Philadelphia Gayborhood Guru.
Stories of how Philadelphia’s Gayborhood came to be.
Rainbow History Project: Washington, DC.
An ever-growing online archive of documents, oral histories, timelines and other materials concerning the history of metropolitan Washington’s LGBT community.
St. Louis LGBT History Project
The Project’s goals are to promote and preserve the history of LGBT St. Louis
Southern California LGBT History.
Timelines as well as biographies primarily related to California LGBT history since 1940.
Stonewall National Museum and Archives, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Archival collections, both documents and artifacts, both on-line and on-site, primarily related to the Southeastern United States.
III. Sites for Archives and On-Line Collections of Documents
A huge collection of searchable digitized local newspapers from the 19th and early 20th centuries, made available by the Library of Congress.
DYKE: A Quarterly, 1975 – Summer 1978.
A lesbian-feminist publication of the 1970s, plus related materials.
GLBT Historical Society (San Francisco).
Site primarily provides information about the on-site archives of San Francisco’s GLBT Historical Society. Some online materials.
The Kameny Papers.
Papers and memorabilia of D.C.-based activist Frank Kameny.
Lesbian Herstory Archives.
Based in Brooklyn, NY, a large repository of archival materials related to lesbian history. Site provides information about the collection.
LGBT Religious Archive Network.
A guide to the location of archival materials related to LGBT people and religion, as well as an online collection of biographies, oral histories, and exhibits on particular topics.
Magnus Hirschfeld Archive for Sexology.
Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin. Large amount of material on the history of medicine and sexuality.
New York Public Library.
A guide to its LGBT and AIDS/HIV-related manuscript collections.
ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives.
Site provides a guide to the archival collections of ONE available in Los Angeles and has some historical materials and exhibits online as well.
Sophia Smith Collection, Women’s History Archives at Smith College.
A guide to a wide range of materials in the collection related to lesbian and bisexual women.
ACT-UP Oral History Project.
On-line oral histories of members of New York’s AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power.
All Frocked Up.
A history of male and female impersonation as entertainment in Saskatchewan.
Closeted/Out in the Quadrangles: A History of LGBTQ Life at the University of Chicago
A project documenting LGBTQ life at the University of Chicago from the early twentieth century through the present day
100 Years of Philadelphia Mummers: Drag, Trans and Gender Variance.
A history of the first, out LGBT theater company in the US.
John Lauritsen. Gay Liberation.
Includes essays by John Lauritsen as well as documents on a broad range of topics related to aspects of gay liberation politics.
Leaves of Grass.
Presents a theory of the historical forces that resulted in Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass
V. Sites to Assist in Networking with Historians and in Researching and Writing History
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.
Chicago Manual of Style – Citation Quick Guide.
A summary of preferred citation style for historical research.
Diane Hacker. Research and Documentation Online.
An online version of Hacker’s Research and Documentation in the Electronic Age. A vast array of helpful information on doing research in the digital age, including guides to doing historical research and documenting sources.