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Launched January 2019, our community-based archive is supported primarily by volunteer labor and Blue Ridge Pride. We collect oral histories and physical artifacts related to LGBTQIA+ history in Western NC. To date, we've transcribed over 90 oral histories (interviewing many participants more than once), conducted multiple oral history training workshops, created a variety of educational media (K-12 lesson plans, youtube videos, historical walking tour, social media, and more). 

Our Lives. Our Stories. Our Way.


Access all our oral histories here.

Experience our YouTube channel here.

View our print archives here (digitization in process). 

Thanks to the Oral History Metadata Synchronizer from the Louie B. Nunn Center at the University of Kentucky for helping to make our oral histories keyword searchable and more user accessible. Images donated by oral historians and Starr Sariego.

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