We hosted an exhibit and cocktail hour as part of the College of Charleston’s Fall Alumni Weekend on November 16. It was a great opportunity to share the progress our project has made so far.

We attended MUSC’s rescheduled National Coming Out Day table fair on October 19, 2018. We had a great time talking to students and community members about the project.

On October 3, we attended the Alliance for Full Acceptance’s candidate forum. We talked to candidates about our project and the importance of LGBTQ history, and then recorded the forum for our oral history project. You can listen to the recording here on SoundCloud.

October 3 was also #AskAnArchivist Day, sponsored by the Society of American Archivists. Our archivists answered questions and posted pictures of collections to spread awareness of our work. You can view our tweets at our Twitter handle @lgbtlowcountry.

October 2 was the first LGBTQ student welcome at the College of Charleston, titled “Being Me at CofC.” Special Collections was one of the sponsors of the event, and project director Harlan Greene spoke to attendees about the project. Read the article in CofC Today for more information.

On September 22, the Holy City celebrated diversity and equal rights for all during Charleston Pride. The College of Charleston Libraries joined the festival with information about its latest project, Documenting LGBTQ Life in the Lowcountry. Read more about our activities at Pride on the Library’s website.