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

Find out what we're doing...

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The "From the Archives" Series
  • The Queerzines of Papercut Zine Library

    6:00 to 8:00 pm, Thursday, April 16, 2015

    Anarchists, punks, angry grrrls, trans and LGBQ kids over the decades have created incredible zines in the spirit of self-representation. Papercut Zine Library is proud to look after, circulate, and care for over 15,000 zines, showcasing voices all too frequently drowned out by the dominant culture. Trans and queer zines form a rich and robust part of the collection.

    Join Papercut's gAydrienne for a show and tell of queerzines, from Infected Faggot Perspectives and HomoCore to TsRx and PussyGrazer.

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

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

Upcoming From the Archives
  • May 28, 2015: Boston's Gaylaxians

Read more about the From the Archives Series.

Zines from Papercut Zine Library

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


The History Project is thrilled to announce the launch of The White Party Exhibit, a thirty-year, multi media photo retrospective of this P'Town phenomenon.

Read more about the White Party History Project - and help us make it a reality!

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this exhibition and the work of The History Project.

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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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