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To document and preserve the history of Boston's LGBT community, and to share that information with the public.

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Bearing Witness: Bostonians' Perspectives on the Early Years of HIV/AIDS

Join us as members of The History Project take part in a panel discussion and performance of SpeakEasy Stage Co.'s Mothers and Sons. Admission is free with the purchase of a ticket to this evening's performance.

Wednesday, June 3, 6:00 PM
Roberts Studio Theatre
Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts
539 Tremont Street, Boston

Tickets and more information here.




The History Project at Pride, 1980

LGBTQ Freedom Trail Tours

This June, The History Project is offering walking tours that follow the first Pride March's route and tell the stories of the community groups, individuals, and issues related to the route.

Tours meet at 79 Broadway, outside Jacques' Cabaret, take approximately 1.5 hours, and go on as scheduled, rain or shine.

Tickets available in person, but advance ticketing is suggested.

Tickets and more information here.



The "From the Archives" Series
  • Boston's Gaylaxians

    7:00 to 9:00 pm, Thursday, May 28, 2015

    Sherman, set the Wayback Machine for February 1986. We're going to hark back to the gay fandom suite at Boskone 23 where we will hear about the founding and history of the Gaylaxians Science Fiction Society from two early members.

  • Space is limited! RSVPs are required. Email info@historyproject.org

    Or connect with us on Facebook - to find out more!

Read more about the From the Archives Series.
 




The 2014 HistoryMaker Awards

Many thanks to all who came out to help us celebrate the history-making achievements of two outstanding individuals, Massachusetts Representative Byron Rushing, and Omar Thomas.


The Hon. Byron Rushing and Omar Thomas
Photo: Ray Rodriguez


See photos from this year's awards



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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 Val Bernasconi talks about drug use in 1970s gay clubs, the legendary Carol Mitro and her store, Vinyl Connection, his first reaction to It's Raining Men, and much more!



The History Project: Calendar




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
 

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