The Documenting LGBTQ Life in the Lowcountry Project focuses on the past, present and future of our community. All are invited to participate in as many ways as possible.

Resources documenting the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) community in the Lowcountry are largely lacking. Due to a long history of stigmatization of LGBTQ individuals, available archival materials are at risk of being hidden or otherwise neglected and are often destroyed during the LGBTQ person’s life or by their family after their death. Attempting to shed light on the experiences of the Lowcountry’s understudied LGBTQ population, this project involves the collecting, recording, organizing, cataloging, storing, and analysis of oral histories and related archival materials in the South Carolina Lowcountry. 

Help us to make history by preserving history! Click on the menu below to learn more about the different components of the project and how to sign up to participate.

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