Queer History South returns for Dallas conference
'Archives for ALL, Y'all!' brings together LGBQ+ archivists, historians, librarians, and community activists from across the South to Dallas College - El Centro Campus, Friday, September 30, through October 2
By: Invisible Histories Project
The biannual QHS conference is a vehicle for locating and sharing the rich, but often under-documented history of southern contributions to LGBTQ+ history and society. The conference provide's networking, professional development, and best practices for those directly working (formally or informally, professionally or communally) in this unique historical segnment.
"We are so excited to bring Queer History South to Dallas," said local event co-chair Carl Parker. "Events like 'Archives for ALL, Y'all!' are critically important to the LGBTQ+ community, especially in helping preserve, protect, and pronounce are unique history, especially from a southern perspective where the largest number of gay, lesbian, and transgender people live in the United States - not in San Francisco or New York, but across the South."
Dallas College - El Centro Campus hosts this year's event and includes a special historical and art installation entitled "The Dallas Way - faces of LGBTQ+ history." The exhibit, featuring panels with photos and documents from the University of North Texas Special Collections and self-protraits created by local LGBTQ+ artists, including Dallas College students, area actvities, and other friends of the LGBTQ+ community.
Although Archives for ALL, Y'all! is almost sold out, there still remains opportunities for scholars and community members to attend, volunteer, and support the event. Interested persons can visit https://bit.ly/
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