Arizona LGBT Storytelling Project

Arizona LGBT Storytelling Project: Community Stories

The Arizona LGBT Storytelling Project: Community Histories is the first collection of its kind of oral histories and digital documentation of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities in the state of Arizona. The project is directed and coordinated by Jamie A. Lee in collaboration with many volunteers throughout southern Arizona.

The purpose of the Arizona LGBT Storytelling Project: Community Histories is to record and commemorate the voices, images, and memories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people living in the state of Arizona. Our goal is to develop and build on the historical record of the diverse LGBT individuals and communities here in Arizona, capture memories of historical moments and movements; reveal our struggles, triumphs, healing, and beliefs; as well as share knowledge with future generations.

Funding for this project has come from the Alliance Fund of Southern Arizona and Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC). Major partners and ongoing supporters include the University of Arizona Institute for LGBT Studies and its Oral History Cluster, OSCR, Wingspan, Wingspan’s Senior Pride, Odyssey Storytelling, Eithne Luibheid, Adela C. Licona, Gregory Anderson, Penelope Starr, and all those who have volunteered to tell our stories and those who are learning to use the digital video camera equipment to gather our stories.

Please support the Arizona LGBT Storytelling Project: Community Histories by making a tax-deductible donation now. Thank you so much for your help and support.


If you would like to learn how to be included in this historical archive, to volunteer, and connect us to Arizona LGBT communities that we have overlooked, please email Jamie A. Lee.

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