Fayette County

Initiative seeks documents, photos relating to pre-1980s LGBT life in Kentucky

Kentucky LGBT Heritage Initiative, a new statewide campaign underway to identify historic places of significance to LGBT Kentuckians, is looking for documents, photos or stories relating to any aspect of pre-1980s lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender history in Kentucky.

The public is asked to contribute or loan materials about both Lexington or Kentucky in general to the initiative.

The initiative seeking to discover hidden histories that characterized the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Kentuckians throughout most of the 20th century.

This project is a partnership between the Fairness Campaign, the University of Louisville’s Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, and the Williams-Nichols Collection, the Kentucky Heritage Council’s State Historic Preservation Office, and Preservation Louisville. It is one of only two of its kind in the nation.

Photos, documents and stories are needed by Jan. 4. Privacy concerns will be addressed. For more information, contact Cate Fosl at History@Fairness.org or 502-852-6142.