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

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The History Project's Events Calendar

The "From the Archives" Series

THP's Drag Collection

NOTE: We are at capacity for this event!
Please email info@historyproject.org to be added to the waiting list.

6:00 to 8:00 pm, Thursday, January 28, 2016

Join THP board members Libby Bouvier and Mark Krone, along with star volunteer David White and others, as they discuss The History Project's drag collections. They'll talk about the difference between drag and "impersonation," and offer historical background on how Boston and the police interacted with drag performers. On display will be photos - and more fabulousness than you can imagine!

RSVPs are required!
Via email: info@historyproject.org
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Read more about the From the Archives Series.

THE 2015 HISTORYMAKER AWARDS were a smashing success! Many thanks to all who attended, especially our fabulous honorees Christine Hurley, Abe Rybeck, and Sandi Hammond and The Butterfly Music Transgender Chorus.

Christine Hurley, Abe Rybeck and Sandi Hammond at the awards
Honorees Christine M. Hurley, Abe Rybeck and Sandi Hammond at the awards

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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.

Coming soon: Interviews with deejay Anthony "Precious" Porter!

Boston deejay Wendy Hunt talks with Brian Halligan about working at
the 1270 & Metro, meeting Madonna, a mishap with the Village People,
other Boston deejays, and much, much more.


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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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