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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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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 "From the Archives" Series
  • "The longest four miles of our life..."
    GLiB and the St. Patrick's Day Parade of 1992

    6:00 to 8:00 pm, Thursday, March 19, 2015

    In 1992, members of the Irish-American Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Group of Boston (GLIB) received a court order to march in the South Boston St. Patrick's Day parade. The uproar that followed led to a three-year-long court battle that went all the way to the Supreme Court. Join members of GLIB as they recall marching in 1992 and the battles that followed.

    Note: GLiB member David O'Connor, in describing the 1992 parade to GLAD, said, "It was the longest four miles of our life, but we did it." Read GLAD's continuing coverage of the parade and its court cases.

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Read more about the From the Archives Series.


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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