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SAVE THE DATE FOR THE
2016 HISTORYMAKER AWARDS



The History Project invites you to celebrate Boston's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) history and to join us as we recognize the community members and organizations who make history every day.

This year we will honor Susan Ryan-Vollmar
with the 2016 HistoryMaker Award




From her role in helping bring to light the Boston Archdiocese's coverup of the sexual abuse of children by priests, to her role as editor of Bay Windows during the public debates on marriage equality in Massachusetts, and her support of LGBTQ movements and issues, Susan displays a consistent dedication to advocacy for the LGBTQ community and a passion for uncovering and exposing the truth. The History Project celebrates the often unacknowledged lives of LGBTQ people throughout history. As the world celebrates those who built upon Susan's solid, quieter work, we are thrilled to honor Susan as a true HistoryMaker.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Club Cafe | 209 Columbus Ave | Boston, MA 02116

Tickets:
$75 each
Host level: $300 (1 ticket) or $500 (two tickets)

Purchase tickets online here

Or send a check to: The History Project
29 Stanhope Street, Boston, MA 02116

Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
Contact info@historyproject.org with any questions.



NOMINATE AN UP-AND-COMING ACTIVIST!


Help The History Project honor Boston's up-and-coming LGBTQ activists!


The Lavender Rhino is awarded to an emerging activist or organization whose impact on the local LGBTQ community over the past five years deserves recognition.

The 2016 Lavender Rhino Award will be presented at The History Project's HistoryMaker Awards Ceremony, October 5, 2016.


Christine Hurley, Abe Rybeck and Sandi Hammond at the awards
2015 honorees Christine M. Hurley (l) and Sandi Hammond of The Butterfly Music Transgender Chorus (r), flanking 2015 HistoryMaker honoree Abe Rybeck



VOLUNTEER WITH THE HISTORY PROJECT!

There are many ways to volunteer with The History Project. You can help us to plan events like our HistoryMaker Awards or From the Archives series, work on processing archives & new collections, or help us with fundraising.

We send out a monthly email with specific volunteer opportunities, including dates and times. To receive this volunteer-specific email, contact Tony Grima.

We hope you'll join us!
 



Watch clips from interviews in
the Boston Deejay Project
 
We're collecting oral histories from deejays in LGBT clubs in the Boston area, past and present. We put the full interviews into our archives and present parts of them on YouTube. If you are or were a DJ in Boston's gay clubs - at any point in time - and would like to sit down with The History Project, please email Tony.


Boston deejay Anthony Porter talks about his early years; going to clubs in early 70s to cruise tearooms and The Art Cinema; going to The Other Side at age 14 (1971); moving out to live on Beacon Hill at age 16; going to the 1270 in 1972 and noticing Jimmy Stuard's music.



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The History Project is a volunteer-driven organization focused on several important initiatives: 
  • Conducting research on lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgenders in Massachusetts
  • Preserving the documentary record of that community's social and historical contributions
  • Providing a forum for educating the general public
 

The History Project | 29 Stanhope Street, Boston MA 02116
617.266.7733 | info@historyproject.org