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The LGBTQ History Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to preserving the lives and legacies of LGBTQ+ activists from the first wave of gay liberation.


At the heart of our work is the extensive archive of August Bernadicou, who began recording conversations and interviews with these pioneers when he was 13 years old. With thousands of hours of recorded audio and video materials, we aim to capture the LGBTQ+ community’s struggles, losses, and triumphs.


We are committed to preserving and providing access to this vital history. Through our efforts, we aim to shed light on the stories and experiences of those who fought for LGBTQ+ rights. A shared history fosters empathy, bridges divisions, and works towards a future where everyone can thrive regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. We aspire to create a society that embraces equality and justice. We seek to nurture empathy and compassion, contribute to a more inclusive world, and evolve with the community's needs.

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